Wow. When you count the year by show year calendar, time sure does fly! On April 30, the 2008-2009 show season ended. Exhibitors have put their feet up, their cats and kittens have a little well-deserved R&R, and then they start looking at the 2009-2010 show calendar which started on May 1!
Seriously though, exhibitors count a year by the weekend. I personally can remember each show, the judges, the rings, the hotel, oh, I can go on and on. And it feels like we just had the 2007-2008 Awards Banquet at our Annual Championship Show.
Now we’re just waiting for the Executive Office to finish compiling points, and then … TAH DAH!…the new 2008-2009 international winners and regional winners will be announced! At that time we’ll know who Cat of the Year is for TICA! Plus the Best of Breed (cat, kitten and alter) for each breed will also be announced for the show season.
What’s REALLY exciting this year is there will be 25 Top International winners this year. That means instead of a Top 20, TICA now will be recognizing the Top 25 Cats, Kittens, Alters, Household Pets and Household Pet Kittens from around the world! I can’t tell you who they are yet, but when I can just keep watching your RSS feeds for the big announcement!
This year the Top 25 International winners will receive their awards at the 2009 Awards Banquet held in conjuction with the Aquaticats Cat Show in Orlando, Florida.