Cats segue to dogs on Cape Cod

Cats go to the dogs


    The white Oriental Shorthair was the Best in Show last week. All photos by Patricia Brooks

Last week's cat show segues into this weekend's dog show

By Patricia Brooks

This hairless kitty seemed sad last weekend.Last weekend Cats on the Beach held sway on Saturday, September 8 and Sunday, September 9, at Marstons Mills East Horace Mann Charter Public School.

For the past 15 years the school has been the site of the show, which this year saw 130 cats of 30 different breeds.

Cats on the Beach has a Facebook page you can befriend here.

The Best in Show last weekend was the white Oriental Shorthair shown above.

The Oriental Shorthaired combines the Siamese body with a diversity of colorings and patterns, and, like any of the Siamese type, have almond-shaped eyes and a wedge-shaped head with large ears that fit in the wedge of the head. Their bodies are very elegant yet muscular. When seeing an Oriental Shorthair, one would never guess them to be as solid as they are.

The white Oriental Shorthair is a Siamese cat. The breed was imported to Britain from Siam (now called Thailand) in the later half of the 1800s during the era when Britain controlled much of the area. 

Cats on the Beach host two shows per year, one on Cape Cod in September and another in the Rhode Island in March.

Next: The Dogs cometh

This weekend it is the Cranberry Cluster Dog Show on September 13-16, at the Barnstable County Fairgrounds, Route 151, 1220 Nathan S. Ellis Hwy., East Falmouth.

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