Poor Orangey Tail! She sooooo wanted to win the Beauty Pageant. After all, she is Queen of Barn Cat Mansion and Beauty Queen of BCM would have been awesome.
Big Kitty doesn't care. He was cheering for her, but "not winning" won't change the way he feels about her. To him, she is the most beautiful cat in the world. He put a big old paw around her, and proceeded to lick tears away from her strong, soft shoulder. They sat quietly for at least 3 minutes while OT closed her eyes and gathered her feelings.
Yes, it was devastating, but she will survive!!