It's the age-old battle: Are you a dog person or a cat person?
Well, the good news is that this month, there are events that cater
to canine crusaders and feline fans alike. Here are all the details
to know before you pledge your allegiance.
Lincoln State Cat Club Feline Expo and CFA All Breed
Benefit Cat Show
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 22-23
Where: Harper College, Building M, 1200 W.
Algonquin Road, Palatine
Cost: $8, $6 seniors and kids 6-12, free kids 5
Highlights: A cat scavenger hunt, where kids
identify cat breeds throughout the show; The Education Ring hosts
sessions on everything from grooming to nutrition, all presented as
college courses in "Cat University"; Breed Booths let visitors meet
kitties from breeds from the American Bobtail to the Tonkinese. And
the Household Pet Competition means even Fluffy can compete on the
basis of condition, grooming and personality.
More Info: lscats.org
International Kennel Club Cluster of Dog
When: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 22-23
Where: McCormick Place, Lakeside Building, 2301
S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
Cost: $20, $15 seniors, free kids under 12
Highlights: The sure-to-be-adorable Puppy
Spectacular features dogs ages 4-6 months competing for Best Puppy
in Show; a unique "Chicago-style" format that allows guests to meet
and greet dogs from around the country; and a new Barn Hunt
demonstration, where dogs and handlers work as a team to locate
rats (in aerated tubes) hidden in a maze of hay bales. Plus, the
Kids Zone includes face painting and a coloring station, and kids
9-19 can take part in Junior Dog Judging.
More Info: ikcdogshow.com
Elizabeth Diffin is the associate editor at Chicago Parent. She lives in Wheaton.
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