Newton and both Maura and Mikaela were awarded blue ribbons. Azeria was also given a blue ribbon for participation as a Mini 4-Her.
“This was a really hard decision to make,” Hasenour told the girls. “The scores were really close and it is hard to judge a kitten against an adult cat and it’s hard to judge an indoor cat against an outside one.”
Hasenour went on to explain to each of the girls what they did well with in showing their pet and what they could improve upon. In the end, Newton and Dutchess were awarded Reserve Grand Champion and Mikaela and Chopsticks were awarded Grand Champion.
“I like doing the cat show for a lot of reasons,” said Mikaela. “I like to get closer to my animal and I get to participate with something alive, not just a poster or other project I’ve completed.”
All three Ackerman girls can agree on one thing, they all said they enjoy working with their animals. “You can learn so much about your animal in this project,” said Maura.