Clover Kids discover challenges, basics of showmanship
Ahlers makes purr-fect companion for Ahlers
August 8, 2019
Don't let the name fool you.
Toothless, a black farm cat with a hint of tuxedo white under his chin, has a mouth full of teeth. He didn't bare them to judges during the 4-H cat show at the Antelope County Fair, though.
That's because his presenter, 7-year-old Gabby Ahlers of Clearwater, spent time preparing the animal for competition.
A Clover Kid, Ahlers is growing accustomed to the ins and outs of showmanship.
"I give it a bath, brush him and clean his ears and eyes," she said.
The biggest challenge: bathing him.
"He doesn't like it."
Showing Toothless was easier. She used a collar.