2000 through 2006

The first group of pictures is from Cat-N-Around's October 7-8, 2006, show, held in conjunction with the North Central Regional Awards Banquet. Click any of the pictures to see a larger copy of the picture. Note: Some of the larger pictures may take more than 30 seconds to download using a dial-up connection.

The show's cage and ring decorations and rosettes reflected the "Casino Cats" theme.
The sponsor board, displayed prominently near the entrance to the show hall, honored donors whose support helped make the show a success.
The Lucky Cat Riverboat Casino won the cage decoration contest.
Harriet Seehusen posed with some of the rosettes she created after buying all the miniature card decks in Des Moines.
Jan Benjamin brought a cat with a spade on its nose!
Theresa Buehler posed with the Jr. ACFA award competitors, all of whom were well-prepared.
Dr. Glen Newton was the emcee for the regional awards banquet. To hear excerpts from his performance of "Monster Cat Mash" at the banquet, click on the format you prefer: MP3 (342KB); Windows Media (184KB).

The August 5-6, 2006, Coulee Region show included a cat costume contest. Jo Newton's "Miss Daisy" was the winning entry.

The A-cat-emy Awards were featured at the May 13-14, 2006, Cat Tales Cat Fanciers show, whose theme was "Hooray FUR Hollywood." Local public access television producer Lynn Redlinger was the judge, and Glen Newton hosted the ceremony. The first place winners were Kat Doring's "Blues Brothers."
Lynn and Glen the Blues Brothers
The table decorations reflected the movie theme at Cat Tales 2006. The sponsor and ring rosettes echoed the tinsel and Oscar colors.
Each ring sponsor received a rosette and certificate. Lights! Camera! Cats! Action! Rosettes and mini-teasers

Yellow sock puppets posed in cardboard race cars at the April 1-2, 2006, Minn-kota Feline Club show, whose theme was "NASCATS."

The Easter Bunny made an early appearance at the Rock Valley Cat Club's "50 Purrfect Years" show, February 4-5, 2006.

Lunch break at the Gopher State Cat Club show April 23-24, 2005. North Central Regional Director Jim Nelson took a break from ring clerking as Heather Minter brought lunches to the judges and ring clerks, wearing a hat that reflected the show's "Catsablanca" theme.
The North Central Region and its director. Lunch is served!

Bev Speake and Wildfire dressed as members of the Red Hat Society for the costume contest at the Cat-N-Around Club's "Monster Magic" show, October 1-2, 2005.

At the Big Sioux Cat Fanciers show, October 29-30, 2005, James Mendenhall looked like a traditional courtroom judge.
Here come da judge!
Among the entries in the Halloween cat costume contest at Big Sioux 2005 were The Artist, The Tourist, and The Baby.
The artist

Dr. Osamu Yamamoto flew from Hiroshima to Wausau to judge in ring 1 at the Central Wisconsin show, March 19-20, 2005.
The Selkirk Rex breed section provided new rosettes that were awarded in the Selkirk Rex fun ring.
Meanwhile, in ring 3, Sue Sanderlin-Berry and Dan Lalley teamed up to fill in for Carol Barbee, who was unable to reach Wausau because of weather and airline mechanical problems.
Dr. Yamamoto ACFA Selkirk Rex Breed AwardsSue and Dan

Cats and people wore costumes at the Big Sioux show, October 30-31, 2004.
Click here to see pictures from the July 20-21, 2002, Big Sioux show.
John and BevBristol and PattiMitzi and KirbyChris Buck holds JoAnn Payfer's Maine Coon while JoAnn is busy costuming her Tonks.Norma and MacDuff

The Household Pet Show in Wausau, October 9, 2004, featured a best-decorated cage contest and a costume contest.
The people's choice winner for best-decorated cage

The 150-year-old Iowa State Fair had a butter cow, but the Cat-N-Around club had a butter cat at its October 2004 show.
The butter cat

Do these hats make Isabel, Linda, and Jo look like Sven at the 2004 Central Wisconsin Cat Club show? You bet!
Isabel ChristieLinda Hanna and Sven, Kat of SwedenJo Newton

Show visitors selected cats to play roles in a western melodrama at the 2003 Minn-kota show.
Norma Anderson made yellow sock dolls with a cowboy theme for household pet winners in Kay Hanvey's ring.
Steve Lawson and The Hero

While exhibitors competed for rosettes with teasers at the 2003 Cat Tales show, Nancy McMullen and other Caring for Cats volunteers helped find homes for cats.
Nancy with descriptions of cats ready for adoption

At the 2002 North Central Regional show in Madison, 4th best kitten was a ... hmm, what was that breed again?
Where did the cat go?

Kim Bailey showed Heather how to give a kitty massage at the 2001 Gopher State show.
Glen, Heather, and Jo with Snickers, Duke, and Spankee

Black-and-white cats dressed as members of the Mickey Mouse Club at the North Central Regional show in Onalaska. Can you guess which year it was? (For the answer, hold your mouse over the picture.)
Onalaska, 2001 - Glen Newton, Heather Minter, and Jo Newton with Snickers, Duke, and Spankee

It was man vs. Maine Coon at the Des Moines show in 2000.
Jim Mendenhall