Sunday, July 9, 2017
On 8th and 9th July, at the Museum of Natural in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the annual Cast Fest was held. Entry was the normal price of admission to the museum. It was a well attended event - the best attendance of three years running. Tables were set up for venders, charities, and give away stuff. There was even a food truck parked outside. I was able to get my hands on a free book, Cat Care 101, which I may review on this blog at a future time. The tables were on the main level and the cats were housed on the lower level. I wanted to take my father-in law from the nearby hospital which is only a short distance away on foot, but we couldn't get a proper wheelchair - one with a belt. It was just as well that we didn't take him, because it would have been nearly impossible to maneuver the wheelchair through the crowds of people, especially on the lower level due to the narrow aisles between displays of cats in their carriers. All the cats were absolutely beautiful. Of special mention were the Bengal cats and a very pretty blue-grey long hair. The cats were being judged while I was there, but that part of it was not very observable at the time. Two improvements could be made: Wider aisles between the cats, and a way to better observe all the judging. Both of the improvements are hindered by the size of the rooms. All in all, I enjoyed the event very much, and I would like to go back next year. On Sunday, the Cat Fest was having adoptable cats on display. Just as well I missed that, I'm sure. I really don't want another cat at this time.