CAT’S MEOW: Maureen Camarsh was judging the semi long kittens at the Maclean Cat Show at Maclean Showground on Saturday
CAT’S MEOW: Maureen Camarsh was judging the semi long kittens at the Maclean Cat Show at Maclean Showground on Saturday Debrah Novak

Maclean cat show is pure purr-fection

BENGAL, persian, silkerk rex - all manner of fancy felines were brought together for this year's Maclean Cat Show.

It is an event that Woolgoolga cat breeder and show judge Maureen Camarsh has been attending from the outset, and one that she was honoured to judge on Saturday.

"It was a very nice show, very well run, and full of nice people," she said.

Having been involved in cat judging across Australia and in New Zealand since 1988, it's safe to say Ms Camarsh has analysed hundreds, if not thousands, of feline 'pro-paw-tions'.

Maureen Camarsh was judging the semi long kittens at the Maclean Cat Show at Maclean Showground on Saturday, 16th April, 2016. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner
Maureen Camarsh was judging the semi long kittens at the Maclean Cat Show at Maclean Showground on Saturday, 16th April, 2016. Photo Debrah Novak / The Daily Examiner Debrah Novak

But even she is sometimes surprised by the breeds that show up.

"Each cat breed has different specifics standards and then of course have our opinions," she said.

"You're always learning though because there's something different coming out all the time.

"We had a very nice Selkirk Rex on the weekend, which has a curly coat, and some lovely long-haired cats like persians and exotics."

All together, there were a total of 95 exhibits, but unfortunately not all of them could be winners.

One of Ms Camarsh's own bed-warmers however, got best in show.

"They all did well and we had a lot of people interested," she said.

"It's great for the area too, to have all these people coming in."



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