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Feline Agility Comes to Alliance

By Karen Lawrence, Feline Historical Foundation Published: September 20, 2012
Tonkinese sails through a hoop on the Feline Agility course.

The latest craze to hit the cat show circuit – Feline Agility – is coming to the CFA Foundation’s Feline Historical Museum in Alliance, Ohio on October 2-6, 2012.

Jill Archibald, well-known feline agility ringmaster, will bring Mr. Brown Sugar, a bronze Egyptian Mau, and Ziva, a Japanese Bobtail, to the museum to show off their agility talents. Both Sugar and Ziva are an absolute whiz at agility! Literally, they leap over hurdles, jump through hoops, and weave through poles so quickly that you’ll miss them if you blink.

Many might be acquainted with dog agility, and the intricate course of stairs, hurdles, tunnels and hoops. It’s always challenging for the dogs and great fun to watch. One might think that cats aren’t very good at this type of activity – after all, who thinks you can teach cats to do tricks, right? We know you’ll be pleasantly surprised! It’s amazing how fast the cats adapt to the course and how quickly they can move through all the obstacles in their way.

Come and watch Sugar and Ziva run through their paces. You can even take a turn yourself to see if you can coax either one of them to complete the course for you. If you’re lucky, you’ll find a Maine Coon or two willing to test their speed on the agility course.

The CFA Foundation’s Feline Historical Museum is located at 260 E. Main Street in Alliance, OH, and is open 10am-4pm on Tuesday to Friday and 9am to 12pm on Saturday. Admission is free. Phone 330-680-4444 for more information or visit our web site at For group tours, please contact Karen Lawrence at 330-680-4444.


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