December 27, 1871

On This Date in! in 1871, the world’s first cat show was held in the Crystal Palace, London, England. Several events were planned, such as “Dress Puss’ems in his Sunday Best”, “The Cat Drag” (which is similar to the Dog Walk, except the cat must refuse to walk and points are deducted for actually acting like a dog and walking), the “Lick Himself and Stare at His Owner Haughtily” and the “String Pounce”. The “Bring Your Owner a Small Dead Thing” was discontinued as every one of the cats refused to use a pre-dead small animal and insisted on killing their own.

About Joel Byers

Born in North Georgia and educated at some very fine public institutions. Real education started after graduating from college and then getting married and raising two boys. Has the ability to see the funny and absurd in most things and will always remark on it, even if it means getting the stink-eye from his victims.
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One Response to December 27, 1871

  1. Mr. Whiskers says:

    I’m quite amused by your bizarre characterisation of the world’s first human show (which, by the way was a rousing successes).

    The “See How Your Human Reacts to a Fresh Kill” event was a slight let down, but that was because the humans kept insisting on pre-killing the prey (silly humans!), in spite of our best efforts to teach them not to. Still, all in all, great success.

    Well, must dash. I have my humans trained to feed me now, so I really should put in an appearance.

    Mr. Whiskers

    PS. You really should do more feline-centric articles. I’m not saying that you have to, but you may want to keep in mind that the cat who owns you does know where you sleep. I’m just saying.

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