Several Maine Coon and Ragdoll cats will check in to the Feline Historical Museum during August to check out the historical artifacts on display. The Maine Coons are particularly interested in seeing the silver collar won by "Cosey", identified as a Maine Cat, at the 1895 cat show held at Madison Square Garden in New York City. It's expected that they'll be jealous.
The visiting Ragdolls include "Enzo", the Seal Point and White Bicolor, who is a popular CFA Ambassador Cat. Known officially in the cat fancy as Grand Premier, National Winner, Bordeaux LTD Enzo Purrari, the two-year old Enzo has recently completed a successful show season in the Premiership Class for neuters and spays. In late June, Enzo was awarded 10th Best Cat out of all the neutered and spayed cats shown worldwide during the last year! His award was proudly accepted by his owner, James Flanik of Ohio.
Enzo will bring along Grand Premier Bordeaux LTD's Carroll Shelby, another Seal Point and White Bicolor Ragdoll, to keep him company and also share all the attention.
The Maine Coons, owned by Joel & Camelle Chaney of Ohio, are prize winning cats and kittens that, besides competing for awards at local CFA cat shows, also participate in the CFA "Pet Me" program. The Maine Coon is one of North America's oldest breeds, and they are admired for their size and extremely gentle personality. You will be welcome to feel their shiny coats to see what all that fur really feels like. You're even welcome to flex your muscles and try to lift one!
The cats will be accompanied by their owners, who will be happy to answer any questions about the breeds and the care required to maintain the cats and their coats in a healthy condition.
Maine Coon adults and kittens will be in the museum from 10am to 4pm on Wednesday, August 1st. They will be joined by the Ragdolls on Thursday, August 9th; Friday, August 17th; Tuesday, August 21st; and, Wednesday, August 29th.
The Feline Historical Museum is located at 260 East Main Street in Alliance, and is open from 10am-4pm Tuesday through Friday, and 9am-12pm on Saturday. Admission is free.
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