Catholic pet show a suc­cess

Central and North Burnett Times - - FRONT PAGE - Noel Thomp­son noel.thomp­son@cnbtimes.com.au

Six-year-old Pearl Jenk­ins was con­fi­dent her two Eidsvold chooks in a pram would take some beat­ing.

ALL creatures un­usual and slith­ery have been ex­hib­ited at the Mun­dub­bera Catholic Women’s League Pet Show.

“There is some­thing here for every­one,” Belinda Clark said.

“I come to the show ev­ery year with my lit­tle girl and hus­band and we are hav­ing a ball.”

Hun­dreds of Mun­dub­bera res­i­dents flocked to the Catholic church ground on Satur­day to view the ex­tra­or­di­nary dis­play of an­i­mals some peo­ple call pets.

There was some­thing called a weimaraner that looked very much like a dog, and an an­i­mal that was def­i­nitely a snake but the owner, Ri­ley Cook, in­sisted it was an Am­bush.

“This is a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity for me to show every­one that Am­bush is a cool pet,” Ri­ley said.

“He won’t bite any­one, he just eats frozen rats.”

Two Eidsvold chooks in a pram would take some beat­ing in any com­pe­ti­tion.

“I am very con­fi­dent that Funny Face and Tin­ker Bell could win,” han­dler six-year-old Pearl Jenk­ins said be­fore go­ing into the ring for fi­nal judg­ing.

Ms Parmer’s 12-year-old cat was also in the mix.

“Isadora will go close here,” Ms Parmer said.

The ten­sion rose to un­speak­able heights, but Am­bush missed out on a grand prize of eight frozen rats. More than 40 pets were on dis­play, en­tered in no less than 149 cat­e­gories.

It made for a very suc­cess­ful day out.

The grand cham­pion prize was awarded to Funny Face and Tin­ker Bell, the chooks owned by Eidsvold’s Pearl Jenk­ins.

Am­bush won most adorable pet and Isadora won best looked af­ter cat.

Ms Parmer was later seen look­ing for Isadora and Am­bush was rushed home with a large lump in its belly. The CatholicWomen’s League would like next year’s 39th An­nual Va­ri­ety Pet Show to be big­ger and bet­ter than ever.

PHOTO: NOEL THOMP­SON

SNAKE AM­BUSH: Ri­ley Cook with his slith­er­ing pet that eats frozen rats.

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