These Cats Are Simply Purrrrfect

Cat fanciers show off their prized possession in Palm Springs

Judge Gary Powell gets to know a contestant during the Cat Fanciers' Association show June 8 at the Palm Springs Convention Center.

Jim Powers

Cat shows are not just about the judging.

It's a regular social scene. Cat owners applaud each other's feline when it receives a ribbon. There are kittens for sale, cat bling for sale, and that doesn't take into account the more than 100 cats in their respective cages who are resting between judgings, or getting their photo taken by the resident cat photographer.

The Cat Fanciers' Association Southern California region filled up a ballroom June 8 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. Breeds ranged from Abyssinian, Somali, Burmese, Siamese, Cornish Rex, Persian, Ocicat, Maine Coon, Himalayan and many more. One cat weighed 25 pounds.

For more on the Cat Fanciers' Association, visit

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