Cat lovers in west London all think their feline friend is world class.
But they may be astonished to learn that the officially-ranked world’s number one kitten hails from the city - and is making a triumphant homecoming this month.
Mowgleaves Stonehenge, an American Shorthair, is the current highest-scoring all-breed kitten internationally this year, according to The International Cat Association (TICA).
Stone, as he is known by adoring fans, is also the world’s number two cat overall after stealing judges’ hearts at more than 20 TICA competitions in Europe and the USA.
The moggy heart-throb is now poised to become the first cat ever to win both categories at once, when he appears at the end-of-season International LondonCats show.
Fittingly, Stone will finish his competitive career in the UK with his bid for double glory and a place in TICA’s record books.
Fans can catch a glimpse of the cat world’s poster-boy working his magic at Leatherhead Leisure Centre in Surrey on April 22 and 23.
The International LondonCats show will feature more than 200 cats of more than 50 breeds, aiming to win championship titles or secure vital TICA points.
Judges will be flown in from USA, Netherlands, Italy, Brazil and France to award the titles of “best kitten”, “best cat”, “best alter” and “best household pet”.
As if Stone’s exploits weren’t exciting enough, LondonCats will also boast the UK debut of the Toybob, a Siamese-like bobbed-tail cat indigenous to Russia.
Making only its second public appearance will be the world’s only Marguerite, an African Sand Cat cross.
Entrants at the LondonCats shows include popular breeds such as Persian, British Shorthair and Maine Coons.
Visitors will also have a chance to see exotic and rare breeds such as Bengals, Sphynx and the only UK Lykoi or “werewolf cat”.
The show in Surrey will be open to the public from 10am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets cost £5 for adults and £2 for children under 10 (plus booking fee) and are available on the door or online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/londoncats.
For more details, go to www.londoncats.org.
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