In 1947,  Greater St. Louis Cat Club Show was being held at the Hamilton Hotel. During a rainstorm, a stray cat wandered into the hotel and stayed for the cat show.

The cat wound up winning best color in the kittens class and first prize in the non-champion class. Miss Marcella Duffy, hostess at the hotel, decided to adopt the stray cat and named him Mr. Silver. That just goes to show that any cat is a winner depending on how you judge it.

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