Today was the community yard sale in Newburg. Everyone was out including the Amish. We were out, too. As in Out Of Town! A good day not to be at home!
We traveled to York to the Lancaster chapter of the CFA sponsored cat show. There didn't seem to be as many participants as the last time, and fewer breeds were represented. I am shopping for a kitten.
The view as you walk in the door.
Here's a lovely little Himalayan kitten.
Several very fluffy Persians. VERY high maintenance!
I know this little guy has had more hairdresser experiences than I have!
A beautiful tall Maine coon.
This handsome one is either a Maine coon or a Norwegian forest cat. What a cute face!
This little Tonkinese came over to the bars and held a conversation with Zip. Then returned to his cat box to rest.
Two lovely silver tabby American shorthairs.
The judges doing their job. Cats are not judged against each other. They are compared to the written breed standard provided by the Cat Fancier's Association. The cats who best exemplify this standard are chosen as the champions. It's the search for the perfect cat.
After all the excitement, attention, and noise, it's a relief to take a cat nap.
My search for a new kitten ended well. After looking over all the available breeds, I decided on a Manx. They are the tailless cats from the Isle of Man off the coast of England. They are cute, round, sturdy cats, with open friendly faces.
Mine has not yet been born. The breeder had just bred her one female in the last few days, so had no idea yet if it was successful. I will be keeping in touch with her to see what develops. Meanwhile, here is a picture of one of their cats that they were showing at York. This little darling is six months old. I am hoping to get a kitten with similar markings.
Thank you for bearing with me through all the cat pictures. Or have you already gone running through the house screaming, "waaaah! too many cats"???
Yesterday Kami and I went to the 50% off sale at the PA Fabric Outlet. I got two really nice pieces of fabric. (they are magnified to show detail) LOL! You know, like on the box of packaged food how nice and big the portion looks, and then when you open it, the serving is about half the size of the picture! I burn tested them to make sure they were telling the truth about the fiber content.
This jacket fabric is 100% silk and only cost $3.50 per yard on sale!
This shirt fabric is 100% linen and it was less than $5 per yard. It is a very fine light weight linen that will make a nice tailored shirt.
After two busy days of traveling around, I think a quiet evening reading on the porch is in order.