Cleburne Times-Review, Cleburne, TX

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March 15, 2013

Burleson woman to judge weekend cat show in Cleburne

 

Gen. George Patton, 17, a brown tabby Persian better known as Jeep, passed away recently leaving Burleson resident Carolyn Owen cat free for the first time since 1968.

“I got my first cat and the numbers just grew from there,” Owen said. “But we soon realized that anytime we wanted to go somewhere we had to find someone to care for the cats. Now that my husband and I are retired, it’s his turn, so that we can have the freedom to travel.”

Cats will nonetheless remain close to Owen’s heart.

“I’m biased I fully admit,” Owen said with a laugh. “I always say anyone who doesn’t like cats simply hasn’t had the opportunity to get to know one and doesn’t know what they’re missing. They’re have such dear personalities.”

Owen also said she has no plans to forego contact with cats anytime soon. 

For starters, she’s scheduled to judge Cleburne’s upcoming cat show from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Cleburne Conference Center, 1501 W. Henderson St.

The event marks the latest of several cat shows held at the center over the past two years, several of which Owen judged.

“It’s a very nice facility and a great place for cat shows,” Owen said of the conference center’s recent popularity as a cat show hot spot. “The people who work there have always been very nice and helpful, which makes a difference. It’s always nice to get a smile and an attitude of ‘How can we help you?’”

Marsha Ammons, Ozark Cat Fanciers Inc. secretary and treasurer, called Owen, who she’s known for 20-plus years, an asset to the cat world.

“She dearly loves cats and brings a great wealth of information on all the breeds and just cats in general,” Ammons said. “It’s funny, she’s one of the few judges I know who gives the cats a little massage when handling them, which helps a great deal because sometimes they can be uptight and that helps relax them.”

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