Sunday, August 23, 2009

all creatures great and small

i read a lot of james herriot this summer. he seemed to nestle easily into my themes of the past few months - our trip to the UK; so much time spent at the vet with little b; injections and medications and force-feeding. so when bryan asked if i'd be interested in attending the santa monica cat show - well. the week had been so hellish what with little's surgery and an upcoming move (more on that later), i needed to see some friends and cats.

the first thing you should know about the santa monica cat show? it was tiki themed:

Santa Monica Cat Show - Tiki Time!

also? peeps are REALLY into their cats.

Santa Monica Cat Show - Tiki Time!

Santa Monica Cat Show - Tiki Time!

Santa Monica Cat Show - Tiki Time!

Santa Monica Cat Show - Tiki Time!

as the five of us stood there among the throng of cat-lovers, we asked ourselves - how do you judge a cat?

-by its length?
Santa Monica Cat Show - Tiki Time!

-by its reflexes and agility?
Santa Monica Cat Show - Tiki Time!

-by the smooshiness of its face?
Santa Monica Cat Show - Tiki Time!

no. in casa subliminalrabbit, we select for that special something - that elusive "cuteness factor" - that makes you want to snorgle your nose into a furry tummy. because as pretty as this my-little-pony-of-a-cat might be -

Santa Monica Cat Show - Tiki Time!

he ain't got nothin' on this -

maeve gets comfy

p.s. - little b is recuperating. her surgery was long and tough and we don't know yet if it was successful. in the meantime, keep sending us those good thoughts our way and maybe her fur needn't be shaved yet again.

post-surgical bun


Mama Linda said...

I've been waiting all day for these.......Worth waiting for:) I'll have to go to these some day.........but I do have the Fairs soon:)Love ya,

Diane said...

I hope your bun feels better!

puffthemagicrabbit said...

I had a Maine Coon cat I used to show. Those shows could get pretty... intense. Love the kitty belly, and the face that Lil B and Cole are all snuggled together!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

What a fun event! I too love reading the stories by James Herriot ~ so nice that he shared part of his life.

Hope your bunny is doing well and the surgery will be a success.

walterknitty said...

Hope your little bunny feels better soon. The two of them are so cute together

beigeberry said...

I would be embarassed for Maeve if I didn't know how easy-going she is. A cat show? I don't even know you any more...

Reckless Glue said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just died and went to cuteness heaven **head explodes***
My favourite things: kitties/bunnies and TIKI. I really should have made a special trip for this.

Reckless Glue said...

also, I hope litle b is feelin' right as rain soon !

Nick said...

One of the odder things about the guy in the your second picture was that he had a little decoration on his cages that said he was a member of the LAPD, with 'Los Angeles Purr Department' written in. So -- smiley cat guy fantasizing about being a tough police officer? Real police officer with super-cute hobby? It blows my mind.

Celeste said...

8-) I think the "tiki" theme of the cat show was just...wrong. 8-)

Hope Lil B is feeling better.

And your cat was the best. Definitely.