BATH – There will be cats galore – coons and other breeds as well as household cats – Oct. 16 and 17 at the Bath Middle School when the United Maine Coon Cat Association holds its annual Championship and Household Pet Cat Show.

This year, a rare blue patch tabby male Maine coon will be shown.

Events will run from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for children 10 years old and younger.

Coons, known for their beautiful large eyes, bushy tails and different colored coats, were proclaimed Maine’s state cat in 1985.

Saturday, author Marilis Hornidge will sign her book, “That Yankee Cat, The Maine Coon,” from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lynda Bond of the Cape Elizabeth Veterinary Center will give an acupuncture demonstration at 2 p.m.

Sunday, Karen Campbell will be available to answer questions concerning behavioral problems in cats.

On both days, Carol Pedley will give a presentation on coon cats.

Many vendors will be on hand to sell various products and food will be available from the Men from Maine Cafe. There will also be a raffle both days.

Awards will be given Sunday to the highest scoring cat, kitten, alter and household pet and to the Best Maine coon in those same categories. For more information, call Marilyn Pouliot at 725-5745.

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