This is Curtis, a super tabby cat. He does not belong to a cat breed. You may know that you can show moggies at cat shows. They are rather condescendingly referred to as “household pets” by the cat associations. I don’t like the word “pets. Anyway, Helmi Flick who took the picture says that…
The standard for HHP [household pet] is that the cat is in excellent condition, well groomed and shows personality. Curtis achieved the highest [honor in this category].
The highest honor is International Best Household Pet of the Year. As Helmi photographs at TICA cat shows, I presume this award was made by TICA, one of the two major cat associations based in the USA. I believe that the award was made in 2007. The photo was taken at Jersey State Cat Show, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA
Curtis has a very confident demeanor. He is looking at the camera in a relaxed manner.