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Photos: Fabulous Felines Strike A Pose At The Santa Monica Cat Show

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This year Santa Monica hosted A Cat Fanciers' Association All Breed Cat Show, an annual show that allows the crazy passionate cat ladies and gents of Southern California to show off their fabulous felines.

The event promised more than 20 pedigreed cats—some of the breeds include Abyssinian, Somali, Burmese, Siamese, Cornish Rex, Persian, Ocicat, Maine Coon and Himalayan—but household pets and rescues have a chance to shine, too. We picked some of our favorite photos sent in by readers and from Twitter.

We enjoyed Natasha Vargas-Cooper's take on last year's show at The Awl:

Household pets are the most popular and beloved category among the cat fanciers. This is a category for rescued cats, shelter mutts, domesticated strays; the genetic riffraff of the feline world. (Of course no such category exists in the Westminster Dog Show.) The crowd gets rowdy for this lot and the owners take particular pride in being, pardon the phrase, the underdogs. The judge for the Households told the crowd that he picked his winners based on their health, their personality and if they seemed like the sort of cat who would "curl up on a Vermont night in a rocking chair and read a book with you."