Cat Agility Contests

150_catagilityAgility competitions for cats? It’s a growing trend, although some cats are more keen on finishing the obstacle courses than others are. The contests are fashioned after canine agility contests.
"Some of the cats finished in two minutes, some didn't finish at all, some got distracted in the middle and went off on their own adventures,' says Bengal cat breeder Ree Hertzson, who saw her first agility competition at The International Cat Association show in Syracuse. "And the Persians would stop after a few seconds and lie around looking pretty."

Participants say cats can be trained to compete, although you have to find a unique motivation suited to the cat’s personality. And they have to be in the mood on contest day. Link -via Geek Like Me

(image credit: Richard J. Carson/USA Today)

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Dogs I can understand. They want to please us, and will do anything if they think they'll get a treat or some praise. But cats? They probably couldn't care less.

I wonder how many of them stop in the middle of the course to bathe themselves?
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