Dakota takes Best in Show

Seventeen-year-old Dakota Tabler of Cochran and his chicken Goldilocks were among more than 30 entrants in the 56th annual Pet Show on Sunday afternoon at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon.

“It’s hard to pick between all of them because they’re all so sweet,” Tabler said as he held his chicken for some younger, curious children to pet. “But she’s cool. She’s just like a dog to me.”

His father, Tony Tabler, said the family also brought along to the show a rabbit and two miniature horses from their farm where they raise animals for pet therapy.

Impressed at the Jersey Show

JUDGES from the UK paid tribute to the very high standard of entries in The Jersey Cat Club’s Championship Cat Show on Saturday.

Held at the Royal Jersey Showground in Trinity, the show attracted 112 entries from Jersey, Guernsey and the UK, which came under the scrutiny of the eight judges from around Britain.

The cat judged to be best in show was a Jersey entry – Ms F Gallichan’s foreign white neuter Thairano Phoebe. The award for the best pedigree pet went to Mrs D Wherry’s semi-longhair tortoiseshell and white cat Pandora.