Cats pampered and shown at Boxborough event

Show judge Russell Webb checks for subtle qualities.
Show judge Russell Webb checks for subtle qualities.

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Purebred cats were pampered and shown at the recent Damn Yankees and Cats Incredible show in Boxborough.

Much like the dogs of Westminster, the thousands of purebred felines that compete in shows across the world represent the pinnacle of their breeds: The best looking, the best built, the best behaved.

Judged on breed standards by the Cat Fanciers’ Association, they rack up points as they place in various shows throughout the year, with the premier event the World Championship Cat Show; this year’s event will convene in November in Michigan.

The most decorated eventually go on to earn titles of “grand champion” and “grand premier.”

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