Following is a slideshow of the 2010 Meet The Breeds which was held at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Meet the Breeds
was an absolutely wonderful way of showcasing our beautiful breed to
the general public. If there ever was an example of meet and
greet spectators this is such an event. The public loved the
opportunity to hold the different cats, pet them and learn about the
background.of each breed. We had several children and adults
sitting on the floor in our booth while the JBT's walked around the
floor on their leashes enjoying all the people attention. The
rest of the time they were on the table with a small cat tree which
gave them something to do while waiting for their public!
the breed booths on the cat side were done in a blue and white pipe and
drape with camel carpet. Jackie Pinto donated the Oriental fabric
for 5 sets of cage curtains and Mary Newmarch made the cage curtains
for the booth. Carol Schwartz donated the oriental lanterns which
we hung across the front of the booth and Allen Scruggs and Doug Myers
donated the burgundy wall hanging which is displayed on the right hand
side of the booth in the pictures.
year we had a digital picture frame slide program with Japanese music
playing showing pictures of the different colors of JBT's, different
tail styles, and pictures of LH and SH adults and kittens.
Doug, Lynn Search and I presented the Japanese Bobtails in the Breed
Booth for both days of the event. A Japanese
Bobtail was presented in the Parade of Breeds by Joan
Miller. An agility ring was set up for spectators to see how
agility and cats work. Jill Archibald organized this event and
had 4 Japanese Bobtail kittens who rotated during the weekend as
demonstration cats for the public when no exhibitors were competing
with other breeds of cats. At the end of the show on Sunday a
Japanese Bobtail kitten took 2nd place with a run of 8.4 seconds.
Japanese Bobtails were also represented in the Cat Idol competitionion
where several judges chose 10 cats from all of the cats at the
event. The Japanese Bobtail kitten was presented by Wayne
Trevethan on Sunday. The Idol winnner was a beautiful Maine
Coon from Texas.
Hope you enjoy the pictures and that this gives you a feel for the atmosphere created by our booth as part of this event.
Karen Bishop, Japanese Bobtail Breed Council Secretary