Synopsis: Many cats are showcased at the National Championship Cat Show, Olympia in 1969.
Reality Cats: A newsreel segment from British Pathé shows many lovely cats featured in the show, which drew more entries that year than ever before. First shown is a Seal Point Siamese Champion named Redleaf Benni.
Two Devon Rex cats are then then showcased.
Champion White Persian Coylum Marcus is then seen. The cat was worth 2,000 pounds, winning a place in the Guinness Book of Records as the most expensive, and even had his own security guard.
Some Persian kittens are then seen being held and petted.
Finally a “well-preserved” nineteen year old cat is shown, the oldest cat at the show.
Final Mewsings: Every cat is a champion in their own way.
Synopsis: Newsreel footage shows a carrier pigeon named G.I. Joe who receives a medal for delivering a message through artillery bombardment in Italy during World War II.
Reality Cat: At the end of the newsreel segment a tabby cat (identified as the Tower of London’s tabby) sits watching the proceedings as the narrator explains, “For some folk he’s still just a pigeon.”
Final Mewsings: The cat was thinking just one word . . . “Squab!”