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GALLERY: Dogs, cats and bunnies compete with their humans at the Cottonwood County Fair

The 4-H Pet Show was followed by the Household Cat & Kitten Show on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Jesse Oleson Pavilion during the Cottonwood County Fair.

Chloe Snyder, 11, of Windom, shows Snuggles, a Jersey Wooly long-haired rabbit, to another contestant in the 4-H Pet Show Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Cottonwood County Fair in Windom.
Chloe Snyder, 11, of Windom, shows Snuggles, a Jersey Wooly long-haired rabbit, to another contestant in the 4-H Pet Show Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Cottonwood County Fair in Windom.
Kari Lucin / The Globe
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The 4-H Pet Show was followed by the Household Cat & Kitten Show on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Jesse Oleson Pavilion during the Cottonwood County Fair.

A participant in the 4-H Pet Show holds his rabbit Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Jesse Oleson Pavilion during the Cottonwood County Fair.
A participant in the 4-H Pet Show holds his rabbit Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Jesse Oleson Pavilion during the Cottonwood County Fair.
Kari Lucin / The Globe
Mareah Carlson, Windom, brought three cats to the competition to the Household Cat & Kitten Show on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, during the Cottonwood County Fair.
Mareah Carlson, Windom, brought three cats to the competition to the Household Cat & Kitten Show on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, during the Cottonwood County Fair.
Kari Lucin / The Globe
A contestant in the 4-H Pet Show sits patiently for a few minutes on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Jesse Oleson Pavilion at the Cottonwood County Fair.
A contestant in the 4-H Pet Show sits patiently for a few minutes on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Jesse Oleson Pavilion at the Cottonwood County Fair.
Kari Lucin / The Globe
Judge Autumn Hunter, left, speaks with Zaria Harrington, of Windom, about Percy, who earned second-place honors for Best Longhair at the Household Cat & Kitten Show on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Jesse Oleson Pavilion during the Cottonwood County Fair. Gucci earned Best Cat honors and was also named Best Longhair during the show.
Judge Autumn Hunter, left, speaks with Zaria Harrington, of Windom, about Percy, who earned second-place honors for Best Longhair at the Household Cat & Kitten Show on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Jesse Oleson Pavilion during the Cottonwood County Fair. Gucci earned Best Cat honors and was also named Best Longhair during the show.
Kari Lucin / The Globe
Chloe Snyder, 11, of Windom, shows Snuggles, a Jersey Wooly long-haired rabbit, to the judges in the 4-H Pet Show Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Cottonwood County Fair in Windom.
Kari Lucin / The Globe
Judge Autumn Hunter, left, examines a calico during the Household Cat & Kitten Show on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Jesse Oleson Pavilion during the Cottonwood County Fair.
Judge Autumn Hunter, left, examines a calico during the Household Cat & Kitten Show on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Jesse Oleson Pavilion during the Cottonwood County Fair.
Kari Lucin / The Globe
A participant in the 4-H Pet Show waits along with her dog Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Jesse Oleson Pavilion at the Cottonwood County Fair.
A participant in the 4-H Pet Show waits along with her dog Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Jesse Oleson Pavilion at the Cottonwood County Fair.
Kari Lucin / The Globe
Judge Autumn Hunter, left, examines a cat during the Household Cat & Kitten Show on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Jesse Oleson Pavilion during the Cottonwood County Fair.
Judge Autumn Hunter, left, examines a cat during the Household Cat & Kitten Show on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Jesse Oleson Pavilion during the Cottonwood County Fair.
Kari Lucin / The Globe
A participant in the 4-H Pet Show holds his rabbit Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Jesse Oleson Pavilion during the Cottonwood County Fair.
A participant in the 4-H Pet Show holds his rabbit Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Jesse Oleson Pavilion during the Cottonwood County Fair.
Kari Lucin / The Globe
Judge Autumn Hunter, left, speaks with Dakota Venberg, of Windom, center, about her Norwegian forest cat, Gucci, during the Household Cat & Kitten Show on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Jesse Oleson Pavilion during the Cottonwood County Fair. Gucci earned Best Cat honors and was also named Best Longhair during the show.
Judge Autumn Hunter, left, speaks with Dakota Venberg, of Windom, center, about her Norwegian forest cat, Gucci, during the Household Cat & Kitten Show on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Jesse Oleson Pavilion during the Cottonwood County Fair. Gucci earned Best Cat honors and was also named Best Longhair during the show.
Kari Lucin / The Globe
Ribbons are laid out in preparation for the Household Cat & Kitten Show to begin on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Jesse Oleson Pavilion during the Cottonwood County Fair.
Ribbons are laid out in preparation for the Household Cat & Kitten Show to begin on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Jesse Oleson Pavilion during the Cottonwood County Fair.
Kari Lucin / The Globe
A soft gray cat with brilliant golden eyes waits for the Household Cat & Kitten Show to begin on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Jesse Oleson Pavilion during the Cottonwood County Fair.
A soft gray cat with brilliant golden eyes waits for the Household Cat & Kitten Show to begin on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Jesse Oleson Pavilion during the Cottonwood County Fair.
Kari Lucin / The Globe
Judge Autumn Hunter holds a tiny kitten during the Household Cat & Kitten Show on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Jesse Oleson Pavilion during the Cottonwood County Fair.
Judge Autumn Hunter holds a tiny kitten during the Household Cat & Kitten Show on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Jesse Oleson Pavilion during the Cottonwood County Fair.<br/>
Kari Lucin / The Globe
Logan, brought to the Household Cat & Kitten Show by Diana and Rich Meaden of Slayton, showed no signs that he suffered from a touch of carsickness on the way to the show and eventually earned a second-place ribbon for Best Shorthair. Prior to the competition on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, he could be seen lounging on a leash with his humans, taking the heat and the crowds of the Cottonwood County Fair in stride.
Logan, brought to the Household Cat & Kitten Show by Diana and Rich Meaden of Slayton, showed no signs that he suffered from a touch of carsickness on the way to the show and eventually earned a second-place ribbon for Best Shorthair. Prior to the competition on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, he could be seen lounging on a leash with his humans, taking the heat and the crowds of the Cottonwood County Fair in stride.
Kari Lucin / The Globe
Mareah Carlson, of Windom, left, gets some help crowning King Satsuki from judge Autumn Hunter, as Abagail Nickel, of Mountain Lake, holds Queen Curls at right. The cats were crowned during the Household Cat & Kitten Show on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, during the Cottonwood County Fair.
Mareah Carlson, of Windom, left, gets some help crowning King Satsuki from judge Autumn Hunter, as Abagail Nickel, of Mountain Lake, holds Queen Curls at right. The cats were crowned during the Household Cat & Kitten Show on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, during the Cottonwood County Fair.
Kari Lucin / The Globe
Oliver Grunewald shows his kitten to judge Autumn Hunter during the Household Cat & Kitten Show on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, during the Cottonwood County Fair.
Oliver Grunewald shows his kitten to judge Autumn Hunter during the Household Cat & Kitten Show on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, during the Cottonwood County Fair.
Kari Lucin / The Globe
Abagail Nickel, of Mountain Lake, holds Curls, who was later crowned queen during the Household Cat & Kitten Show on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, during the Cottonwood County Fair.
Abagail Nickel, of Mountain Lake, holds Curls, who was later crowned queen during the Household Cat & Kitten Show on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, during the Cottonwood County Fair.
Kari Lucin / The Globe
Mareah Carlson, of Windom, left, holds King Satsuki, and Abagail Nickel, of Mountain Lake, holds Queen Curls, after the cats were crowned as royalty at the Household Cat & Kitten Show on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, during the Cottonwood County Fair.
Mareah Carlson, of Windom, left, holds King Satsuki, and Abagail Nickel, of Mountain Lake, holds Queen Curls, after the cats were crowned as royalty at the Household Cat & Kitten Show on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, during the Cottonwood County Fair.
Kari Lucin / The Globe
Abagail Nickel, of Mountain Lake, holds Curls shortly after the kitten was crowned queen of the Household Cat & Kitten Show on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Jesse Oleson Pavilion during the Cottonwood County Fair.
Abagail Nickel, of Mountain Lake, holds Curls shortly after the kitten was crowned queen of the Household Cat & Kitten Show on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2022, at the Jesse Oleson Pavilion during the Cottonwood County Fair.
Kari Lucin / The Globe

A 1999 graduate of Jackson County Central and a 2003 graduate of Augsburg College, Kari Lucin started writing for newspapers in Minnesota and North Dakota in 2006. During her time as a reporter, she covered beats including education, watershed, county and agriculture, and frequently wrote about health and science. She has also served as an online content coordinator and an engagement specialist at various Forum Communications properties. She was a marketing assistant at Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville for two years, where she did design work in addition to writing and social media management.

Lucin is currently a community editor with the Globe of Worthington.

Email: klucin@dglobe.com
Phone: (507) 376-7319
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