Sunday, January 20, 2013

Baltard Feline Show

Samedi 19 Janvier Salon du Chat
Samedi 19 Janvier 2013 13emm Baltard Feline Show Nogent-sur-Marne
Yesterday's Baltard cat show was held in this wonderful Victorian pavillion in Nogent-sur-Marne just a few stops out of Paris on RER A2
The building alone is worth the trip..
Even more so...
The 750 chats/cats on display
With 300 elevage/cat breeders.
At this show every cat wins a prize.
And why not with every chat/cat a beaut like this Maine Coon, much favored by the French.
The cats were lounging casually unless you turned your camera on them then the squirming began...
Lounging, squirming and sleeping. That's it. Not much petting going on like at a dog show. In fact none at all. You could ruffle a prize winning cat's beautiful coat.
Look. But don't touch.
What to wear to show your cat?
Match your chat of course in a furry outfit.
This was my first cat show - barrels of fun, fur and cat toys.
Oh why didn't I get this catty dish towel for Vivian, owner of NINE cats...Oh woe is moi.
The proud owner of a winning cat!  


Barbara Lilian in France said...

I'm not a cat lover, for the reason you quoted, 'look but don't touch' & another we had a stray cat who'd had kittens on our terrace, & I succumbed (as a mother does) to feed them, never again. I went away & actually paid someone to come everyday to feed them, ungrateful little blighters, up & left. No sentiments, not like a dog. Enjoy your weekend.

Merisi in Vienna said...

Cheery post, mercy!

Too bad, the only fancy cat around here is me. ;-)

Merisi said...

Oh dear, my French, I wanted to say "merci" - dankeschön!
Pardon me, pleeease,

Anonymous said...

over and over again, bellissimo, bellissimo

Anonymous said...

It's about time you gave us cat lovers equal time! J'adore vos dessins au calendrier! Merci beaucoup.


Anonymous said...

J'adore vos chats! ,


Sue said...

cute, Carol--sounds like it was fun!

365 Dresses said...

Oh, what beautiful cats! It is a good thing I didn't go to the show---I'd have come home really wanting a cat. I especially love big, fluffy cats that leave fur all over.

Jeanette, Mistress of Longears said...


Anonymous said...

Cliff, our Maine Coon cat, really enjoyed your post today! As Maine Coons always do, he vocalized, waving his white paw with black pads: "Bon, bon..." (That needs to be in a demanding tone.)

Anonymous said...

Wonderful, Carol!!!! Thanks so much for doing this "special edition" for the feline lovers. I very much enjoyed looking at the chat beauties. I'll be content (and quiet) for a year, now, lol. I had my chat fix.

Unknown said...

cat heaven! though i find short-hairs more adorable. cats and dogs are totally different, and we should accept who they are.

Nikon said...

Great photos, Carol, I don't know how the people got their cats to stay put!
I love the lady in the white fur :)

French Heart said...

I was a lifelong dog person...who never understood the purpose of a cat. Then I got a cat a year ago, Lily. is ridiculous how much I love Lili, how sweet she is, but cats do take more time to warm up and become attached.

It would be a blast to go see the show. Great post Carol! You do have fun!

Elizabeth said...

Such fun!
Buster would have been terrified!


Anonymous said...

notice ; the pavillon Baltard is famous in France because it was home of many populars TV show.

Vivian Swift said...

Happy Birthday to me indeed -- French kitties! the perfect gift.

Wasn't Baltard the guy who designed the late great Les Halles? No wonder that pavillion looks so much like the old vegetable market in Paris, the one landmark that I most regret being born too late to see before it was torn down in 1970. But I love looking at old photos of that place -- now I must put Nogent-sur-Marne on my TO Do list for my next trip to Paree.

Vivian Swift said...

I just looked it up -- that pavillion is an actual remnant of the great old Les Halles!!! So exciting -- I didn't know there was a it of it left! You find the most remarkable things on your Paris journeys -- this is a REAL find (plus cats...Heaven).

Parisbreakfasts said...

Blimey...I had no idea!
Good for you though not sure I would treak out there to see it...not really a trek. Just 2 stops from Vincennes

Parisbreakfasts said...

Interesting about the Maine coon cat. Margaret has one called Ollie. I think I'd like one. Love your sketches.

Anonymous said...

Baltard build many halles in France
you can see La grande halle de la Villette Paris 19
it is a very big space for expo and concert.
in my city Besançon, we have a litle pavillon Baltard.
when a new halle was build, the Baltard building travel to Japon.

Désolé pour mon anglais très scolaire

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