CinderPaw and FirePaw, sisters. Background: Periwinkle.
CH Broadsway FirePaw of RoyalLions, seen above with CinderPaw, is a 1.5 year old Brown Classic Torbie Maine Coon Female, from Janie and Allen Harris of Royal Lions Cattery.
Lucky for us, Karen Frankenfield offered to help with the cats during shooting as well as helping to change out backgrounds, etc, so she would hold the cat with his front feet on the table, Ken would tease the cat across the table and at the right moment, get the cat to look at the camera while striding across. It's hard to get this pose but worth it. This is the one pose that shows the body conformation, head shape and actually ... everything about the cat!
The 2009 Annual was a good show for us. It was great seeing old friends as well as seeing breeders get awards for their winning cats. The Southeast really knows how to put on a good show!