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Pawsers of note: the show cats

Pawsers of note: the show cats
Cats are judged at the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy's Supreme Cat Show held in the NEC on November 20, 2010 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

With real life events cancelled for most of 2020, we looked into the Getty archives for a short and incomplete yet highly enjoyable gallery of cat shows.

David White, of Wayne, New Jersey, holds his Grand Champion sphynx, Good Golly Miss Molly, at a press preview for the 6th Annual CFA Iams Cat Championship at Madison Square Garden on October 15, 2008 in New York City.  (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

A steward hold s a Sphinx cat during the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy’s ‘Supreme Championship Cat Show’ at the NEC Arena on October 24, 2015 in Birmingham, England.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Rachel Anger judges a Persian cat during the 19th annual Cat Fanciers Association International Cat Show November 17, 2006 in San Mateo, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

A woman picks up her cat during the Supreme Cat Show on October 28, 2017 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

A cat is inspected by a judge during the Supreme Cat Show on October 28, 2017 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

An Exotic breed cat is shown during the “Meet The Breeds” show at the Jacob Javits Convention Center October 17, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Afton Almaraz/Getty Images)

Disco Nofurno, a Sphinx, yawns during a press preview of the Cat Fanciers’ Association Iams Cat Championship at Madison Square Garden October 11, 2006 in New York City.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

A Longhair Scottish Fold cat sleeps during the 5th TICA international cat show at the Aoshan Shiji Plaza on October 22, 2016 in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. (Photo by Wang He/Getty Images)

Bailey, a four-year-old Persian Red Colour Point, gets into the halloween theme during the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy’s ‘Supreme Championship Cat Show’ at the NEC Arena on October 24, 2015 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

A Sphynx cat sits with a toy on its head during the 18th Annual Cat Fanciers’ Association International Cat Show November 18, 2005 in San Mateo, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

A Sphynx cat named “Brazilian Wax” is spoon fed cat food during the 18th Annual Cat Fanciers’ Association International Cat Show November 18, 2005 in San Mateo, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Cats are judged at the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy’s ‘Supreme Championship Cat Show’ at the NEC Arena on November 22, 2014 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Rob Stothard/Getty Images)

A judge looks over a British Shorthair cat during the 5th TICA international cat show at the Aoshan Shiji Plaza on October 22, 2016 in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. (Photo by Wang He/Getty Images)

A British Shorthair cat is held during the TICA international cat show at the Aoshan Shiji Plaza on October 22, 2016 in Wuhan, Hubei province, China. (Photo by Wang He/Getty Images)

A cat owner tickles the stomach of his cat during the Supreme Cat Show on October 28, 2017 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

A cat snuggles up to its owner as he waits to be judged at the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy’s ‘Supreme Championship Cat Show’ at the NEC Arena on November 23, 2013 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

Molly Summerfield cuddles her cat Mister P during the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy’s ‘Supreme Championship Cat Show’ at the NEC Arena on October 24, 2015 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

A woman rests near a cat in a cage during the 18th Annual Cat Fanciers’ Association International Cat Show November 18, 2005 in San Mateo, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

A warm thank you to Kim McCarthy from Gallo Images for her generous help in the production of this image selection. DM/ ML

Missed the last edition of Our World in Pictures? Click below to watch the selection of images “Conventions, Conferences & Congresses: Bright lights, Bright colours, lot of hot air”

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