Show Philosophy

Developing a healthy philosophy and goals with respect to showing cats will serve you well in the cat fancy. We hope the articles below will help you formulate your own show philosophy...

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  • Almost, Almost
    Every year there are people who campaign cats for a national win. Some make it, and some don't. Yet those people whose cats don't quite make their NW, are also winners. Kudos to the cats that "almost" made it . . .
    May 2017

  • * Cat Showing Philosophy
    Do you have a philosophy to help guide you through the experience of cat showing?
    February 2006

  • Food For Thought
    Treat other persons as you know they should be treated, and as you wish them to fairly treat you.
    April 2005

  • Homestretch
    With the end of the show season fast approaching, now is the time to pause and think about all that you have accomplished this past year.
    April 2018

  • I Resolve To Be a Better Cat Show Exhibitor
    In the spirit of making every minute count and enjoying life to the fullest, this year, I resolve to be a better cat show exhibitor.
    January 2016

  • It's Not Whether You Win Or Lose
    Is winning at all costs acceptable in the cat fancy? Let's look at some of the campaign tricks that were pulled during the 2005-2006 show season.
    May 2006

  • Learned Along The Way
    A HHP exhibitor shares the lessons learned along the way while campaigning her tabby to her first International Win in TICA
    December 2019

  • Looking Back, Looking Forward
    One season is past. Another season has begun. It is that unique time in the cat fancy when we all look back and look forward together . . .
    May 2018

  • New Show Season's Eve
    As we begin the New Season, and look back upon the old, let's pause a moment and make some resolutions
    May 2001

  • Newbie Lessons Learned
    Jodell shares the wisdom she has gained while showing her first kitten.
    January 2004

  • Plinko!
    An exhibitor shares her thoughts on campaigning during the last few weeks of the show season.
    May 2003

  • Thoughts About The New Show Season
    The first day of a new show season is similar in spirit to New Year's Eve. The last year is done. Before us stretches a new season filled with possibilities...
    May 2022

  • Twelve Days Left In The Season
    With just 12 days left in the cat show season, one campaigners invited you to join him in song...
    April 2007



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