Micabliss Natalya, a seven-month-old, tri-colour Persian kitten owned by Paula Falzon, secured the title of General Best and Best of Best Kitten at the first International Cat Show.
The show, organised by the Malta Feline Guardians Club, was held at the Radisson SAS Golden Sands Resort and Spa, Golden Bay.
Over 45 cats took part in the show, attended by more than 800 people, and were judged by two international professionals in their sphere.
Club president Kevin Charles Micallef thanked all those who helped make the event possible and said the second international cat show will be held over two days on December 2-3 at the Coastline Hotel, in Salina. The club might also consider holding a cat show/exhibition by popular demand in October.
The following are the winners of the first International Cat Show: Micabliss Koda, owned by Charmaine Fiorini, won the Best in Show Kitten, while the Micabliss Cattery, with their cat Emar Flash, won Best in Show and Best of Best in the category.
Hirani Silver Lady, owned by Mary Grace Micallef, won Best Subject and the Best Opposite Sex categories. Micabliss Love Lady Affection won the Best Variety and Micabliss Black Tie Affair, owned by Marvina Cecarelli Best Male Neutered and Best of Best Neutered. Micabliss Loony, owned by Nadette Mifsud, won the Best in Show Neutered.
In the category of Domestic Cats these were the first three winners in order: Dixy, owned by Joan Attard; Tigger, owned by Natasha Casha; and Trixy owned by Eleonor Saliba.
The title of Best Public Opinion was won by Hirani Silver Lady; Micabliss Gege, owned by Mary Rose Zammit Gege; and Trixy.
The title of Best Decorated Cage went to Rodianne Caligari, while Daniella Buhagiar placed second.
The following cats had to be given new categories since the judges recognised them as different breeds. Grigio, owned by Rodianne Caligari was nominated as Best in Show Siberian, while Maxi Tikka, owned by Diane Azzopardi, was nominated as a Thai Seal Point and Best in Show in his category.
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