31 July 2008

Best Decorated Cage...here we come!

If you've been reading my blog awhile, you may recall that last August, Daughter and I got the crazy idea to enter Lily in our state fair's Household Pet Cat Competition. Long story short (read the whole thing HERE), it was a complete DISASTER, but somehow Lily managed to win 10th place out of 17 cats (that was, in fact, last place, but we don't focus on that little detail). We actually won the Best Decorated Cage, and we didn't even know there was a contest for that!



This year, we've made the same misguided decision to enter Lily again in competition. We KNOW that our only hope is to win the Decorated Cage Contest, so we're putting most of our effort into that part of the competition. (I mean, we will groom Lily and hope for the best, but given her performance last year, we may well be thrown out of the ring as soon as the judges see her.) Too bad we couldn't JUST enter the cage competition and leave the cat at home...

Anyway, our fair has a 70's theme this year, so I created a "cage topper" in line with that. I matched the fair font and logo as best I could. I cut out die-cut flowers to coordinate with the cage cover that Daughter and my mom sewed last year, then I selected a few photos which show Lily in sweet and innocent (read: non-snarling) poses.

This is only one part of Lily's overall cage design. There will be more to come, playing on that 70's theme. You see, when it comes to the Best Decorated Cage Competition, we WILL prevail. :-) We're fierce. Umm...some of us more than others...


10 comments:

toners said...

You go, you super cage decorators!! Good luck! And your design is AWESOME :) Now Lily, just behave nicely for Mommy, okay?

denali said...

Whoa! Girl, you've got that cage decorating award nailed down! Oustanding work :)

Maybe Lily can borrow a bit of Tinsel's Prozac? ;)

Chanel said...

Oh my gosh! That is hilarious! Go Lily! She has an online cheering section over here...

I'm sure my cat would behave much the same way. We like to tell people she's fiesty and leave it at that... :o)

Charleen said...

cute! I miss having a kitty.

Linda said...

I love the decorations so far! I hope Lily is a little nicer to the judges this year. And your new light fixture looks great!

fluffy said...

Go Lily!! WIN, WIN, WIN!! Can't wait to hear how it goes, I think the cage topper is awesome!!

Also, the new light fixture looks great too!

Erika H. said...

Oh, wow! Your story about the cat and the fair is a riot! I love it! Good luck with both the cat and the decorated cage...I love your work.

Sarah C. said...

ROFL especially at this comment: Too bad we couldn't JUST enter the cage competition and leave the cat at home... :D What a hoot. Best of luck with the cage competition! Love the topper. Too cool.

Darcey said...

Good Luck!! Looks great:)

Heather said...

This is a riot! We have greyhound and each year there is a Greyfest. At this greyfest there are competitions for barking and costumes and such. But our grey doesn't do those things. So we entered him in the longest dog nose to tail contest... and WON! He's not really a doer, just a be-er!So good luck this year!