On Sunday, the Feline Club of India hosted the Championship Cat Show, which featured over 200 cats of various breeds. The event drew cat parents from Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, and Gujarat. Mohammad Rajgole, a 25-year-old businessman from Maharashtra who has been a cat parent for over six years, believes cats make excellent companions. “We don’t have to go for a walk with them. I own eight cats, which include Persian and Maine Coon breeds. They take up little space and are affectionate creatures. We take care of their food, vaccinations, and grooming, and the cats regard themselves as owners rather than pets,” Rajgole explained.
Danish Khan, 31, an office manager in Ahmedabad’s Juhapura, has had a cat for generations. “My grandfather loved cats and so did my father and now I have carried forward the legacy. I have Bengals as well as Classic Longhairs. “It is critical to maintain them, including regularly trimming their nails and hair,” Khan explained.
Aditya Bhosale, a 26-year-old cat breeder from Karnataka, owns 14 cats, including five Bengals, four Persians, two Classic shorthairs, and one Exotic shorthair (3). Bhosale stated that cats are his passion and that he cannot imagine his life without them. He has a separate room in his home for Bengal cats and other breeds. “Each breed has unique characteristics. In comparison to other cats, classic and exotic shorthairs are cute, mild, and calm,” Bhosale said.
Uroosa Pathan, 21, of Ahmedabad’s Sarkhej district, has 95 cats at her bungalow, including 85 Persians and 10 Indi Maus. “It’s part of our routine to look after them. In the summer, we feed them yogurt and honey. We always have a bowl of dry biscuits for them, as well as ghee, butter, and cheese. We consider them fortunate. “We started with six cats and ended up with 95,” Pathan explained.
About the championship
The temperament, health, and hygiene of the participating cats were judged at the 42nd and 43rd Championships Cat Show. The car owners were praised for caring for the cats.
Michael Woods and Saquib Pathan, two judges, judged each cat twice. The judges selected the top ten cats from among the participating felines. Some of the breeds that took part were Persian, Classic Longhair, Classic Shorthair, Exotic Shorthair, Bengal, Maine Coon, Indi Mau, and Siamese.