I discovered some really cool number plates on a visit to the New Zealand Cat Fancy’s National Show a few years ago and I wanted to share it again for newer readers. Welcome to cat licence plates New Zealand cat loving style!
The New Zealand Cat Show was hosted by Dominion Shorthair Inc. and provided me with a unique opportunity to capture cat love from a different perspective.
Apart from the superb selection of cats on display at this huge cat show, the love and commitment of the cat owners was evident in the personalised fun number plates. I think these are called ‘licence plates’ in the USA?
Exploring The Car Park!
I spotted an NZ licence plate as we drove into the car park and grabbed a moment to walk around and see if I could find some more imaginative feline themed plates. I knew you would all love seeing them. So, while this post is light on text it’s full of fun pictures I know you will appreciate.
I looked out for them after I spotted the Flurmonz Maine Coons (FB link) car and their pussy mover!
Their Maine Coons in the show were definitely amongst the most adorable pedigree breeds I saw! Substantial and commanding in size but with a calm grace in spite of the crowds who gathered to adore them.
New Zealand Cat Show Video
It always surprises me how calm and professional the cats are when they are handled by the judges. They take it all in their stride and the gentle handling by the white coated attendants is always impressive.
The video I shot of the 2018 National New Zealand Cat Fancy Show gives you a flavour of New Zealand’s most important annual show. The Wellington suburb of Berhampore, where it took place, has strong Indian infuences including the architecture of some public buildings. The suburb lies towards the south of the city, four kilometres (2.5 miles) from the city centre, and two kilometres from the coast of Cook Strait where you can often look out and see the coast of the South Island.
Birman Cat Number Plates
The Birman lovers were out in force with three splendid plates that made us smile. We think the image above one suggests that there may be more room for Birmans in this household,
The delicate fluffy grace of the Birman breed certainly caught the eye of many cat lovers eye! They are one of the most popular breeds here in New Zealand. I loved Belzicats Birmans number plate.
Our friends at Neko Ngeru Cat Cafe attended the show to publicise the cat cafe and sell some of their gorgeous merchandise. I adore their strollers and as our vet is close enough for a nice walk, my purchase was one I did not regret.
While their licence plate is not cat themed, I am including this as a cool example of great graphics and branding. Our friends at Neko Ngeru also sponsored a ribbon for Best Companion Cat.
We suspect that this car owner either comes from a multipet household, or runs a pet supply business further north of the Wellington area. This plate is eye catching and will make all pet lovers smile!
Our final cat number plate is the one we saw when we pulled in to park before the show. My first thought was our colleague Paula at Sweet Purrfections would have absolutely loved the by-line on this one. ‘Persians A Touch of Class’.
Do you see many personalised cat number plates where you come from? Maybe at cat shows or pet expos?
Did any company imporess you with their inventive number plate?