Usually when we really, really need a felines fix, we head over to Sherwood Plaza in Natick and see what the adorable residents at Kitty City are up to. Although that will always be a go-to outing for us, when we heard that over 100 cats representing 35 breeds were coming to The Verve as part of the New England Meow Outfit (NEMO) All Breed and Household Pet Cat Show, we were so there.
NEMO falls into the North Atlantic region of the global Cat Fanciers Association (CFA), which has seemingly conquered the world of cat fancying. The sprawling organization has divided the show-cat realm into seven regions in the United States, and assigned the rest of the world to a three other regions.
Sounds serious, and maybe there are some intense moments on the judging platform, but NEMO showed us a good time in a fun atmosphere at The Verve. When not the center of attention during judging, the kitties were lounging about in commodious cat carriers or crates that looked very cozy, indeed.
The large conference rooms set aside for the show were spotless, and it was easy to walk up and down the rows and see every, single cat. Good times.