A show this weekend will shine the spotlight on a range of furry felines, who will be on their best behaviour and looking their best.
The Rotorua Cat Show, hosted by the Geyserland Cat Club, is being held on Sunday, from 12.30pm to 3.30pm, at the Rotorua Racecourse.
In previous years, a small club team used to host cat shows, mostly at the Soundshell by the Lakefront.
Because of venues hire costs, the club has been moving its shows around the Bay of Plenty and the Waikato.
Geyserland Cat Club secretary Dianne Le Bas says since Rotorua is the club's home base it feels great the show is finally home where it all began.
She says the club hopes to continue to have their annual show in Rotorua for the foreseeable future.
Entries closed earlier this month and there are 135 cats entered in this year's show.
This is made up of 78 pedigree longhairs, 38 pedigree shorthairs, six domestics and 13 companion cats.
She says the show is an important annual event, as it brings in revenue the club needs for expenses such as upgrading cages, judges, travel, accommodation and meals.
"The annual show is also a way for friends to get together, who have a like-minded interest in cats."
Dianne says as club secretary she has not entered any shows for years, but recently her and her partner adopted three domestics as company for their 19-year-old Balinese.
One of them has gone on to attain three supreme domestic awards at various shows around the Bay of Plenty and Waikato.
She says his name is Wilson and he is a brown tabby and white domestic, with a classic pattern.
"You do not have to own a pedigree cat to be able to enjoy the company of other cat-minded people."
Entry into the show is $5 for adults, $3 for children 5 to 11-years-old, and free for under 5's.
The Geyserland Cat Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month, except January.