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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 4:05 pm 
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hi all
this coming saturday i am showing my kitten for the first time and was wondering if anyone can share a bit of advice re preparation.
i know about the claws and clean ears. is it correct about not bathing?
have i missed anything?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 4:59 pm 
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Hi Filthy_gorgeous

We often bath our cats before a show...especially if they haven't been bathed within a couple of months. The rule of thumb is not to bath the cat within a few days of the show or you cat's fur will be really fluffy. We usually bath them the weekend before the show…however, in saying that we went to a show on Saturday and we only got round to bathing the cat on Tuesday evening...she must of looked OK as she won her Open and got a CC (Challenge Certificate)

It's not essential to bath them but if you do, remember to use proper cat/dog shampoo (not human shampoo)

Also, on the day, take a set of nail clippers (just in case you find a claw that needs clipping) and some ear-buds. If it's a GCCF show make sure before you leave the show hall that you check and clean the following:

Eyes - wipe any sleep away

Nose - If your cat eats meat the chances are (s)he'll have dried meat around her nose...if (s)he has, pick it off (Sounds gross but needs must :wink: )

Ears - Check inside the ears for wax and use cotton wool buds to clean them.

We have a show list that we print off before the show and tick things off the list as we pack them…I’ll post a copy of it later when I get home.

Hope that helps!

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 5:04 pm 
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No sure if you know but if it's a GCCF show, you mustn't advertise which one it is until after the event. You can email people privately but you shouldn't mention it on a public forum. The reason for this is that a judge may read it and could then be influenced by knowing that you are attending.

I know you haven't mentioned it, I just thought I'd say something just in case you didn't know the rule.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 1:33 pm 
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thanks a lot for the advice! greatly appreciated :D
i will let you know how i get on next week!


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2006 7:05 pm 
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GOOD LUCK :D :D :D

She will do well ,she is a cracker :wink:


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