TICA’s World of Cats: All Kinds of Purrfect is a brand new coloring book for all ages presenting the diverse beauty of the cats of The International Cat Association (TICA), the world’s largest genetic registry of cats. “TICA recognizes the distinctive looks of pedigreed breeds and household pets of no breed at all. Cats are masterpieces of nature, each one is perfect or “purrfect”, notes TICA President Fate Mays.
The book contrasts the distinguishing characteristics of the cats with an array of people reinforcing beauty, like felines or humans, comes in different shapes, sizes and colors but all are “purrfect” to someone. Copies of the book will be available for free to spectators at The International Show at the Holiday Inn PDX January 29-31, 2016. The illustrator and author will be on hand for signings, with cats to pet from 12-1 PM Saturday & Sunday.
In honor of National Pet Month, we recently participated in the MediaplanetUSA Pet Wellness campaign in which the pet industry united to raise awareness of the many homeless animals and the millions of dogs and cats that enter US animal shelters each year that do not make it out alive. Within the campaign, readers can further seek information about preventing these tragedies as well as keeping their own furry friends happy, healthy and safe. The campaign was distributed through The Los Angeles Times on May 23rd and is published online. To read it in full, click here: http://bit.ly/1Amldt6
The great work of educating, engaging and advocating on behalf of cats and cat enthusiasts that TICA continues to play such an important role has had some super high points in recent years. AKC Meet The Breeds was one of them. I recently found out that Anthony Lane, Film Critic of the New Yorker, had a conversation with at the entrance to AKC Meet The Breeds with either Vickie Fisher or Bobbie Tullo about cats. He can’t remember which, but he bought a cat toy from one of them. Anthony Lane is the leading the defense of Cats in the New Yorker Festival’s You: The Jury, Cats.
Vs. Dogs event! This tongue and cheek approach to the age old debate will take place on Saturday, October 11 at the SIR Stage 37 just after Larry David’s (Seinfeld & Curb Your Enthusiasm) conversation and just before Mindy Kaling’s (The Office &The Mindy Project Q & A) on the very same stage.
Also on the panel for CATS are:
Jerry Coyne, Professor of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago, publisher of more than 100 academic papers.
Joyce Carol Oates, Professor of Humanities and Creative Writing at Princeton, National Humanities Medal recipient, Nation Book Award Winner, Pulitzer Prize Finalist and author of numerous books and story collections.
Ariel Levy, New Yorker staff writer, cat owner and author of “Female Chauvinist Pig”.
Jesse Eisenberg, Academy Award nominated actor from “The Social Network”, “The Double” and portrays Lex Luthor in the new “Batman Vs.
Superman”. Jesse also fosters homeless kittens.
Anthony Hutcherson, TICA Bengal Cat Breed Chairperson, with TICA’s own Bengal Cat as the only live feline representing the fairer species!
Representing Dogs are: Malcolm Glawell, Author of “Outliers”;, “Blink” and “Tipping Point” and is a New Yorker staff writer.
Jill Abramson, First Female Editor of the New York Times and author of “The Puppy Diaries”.
Alexandra Horowitz, Professor at Barnard College and author of Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell and Know”
Bill Berloni, reknowned dog trainer of “Sandy” for every Annie Broadway show and movie.
Tickets for the event are already SOLD OUT! I better think of something great to say.
This does provide an opportunity to thank Vickie Fisher, Bobbie Tullo, Cheryl Hogan and especially all of the TICA members and friends who support efforts like Meet The Breeds so many others to reach people, who even years later, help us spread our message of felines, friends and fun.
Wish me luck!
The New Aluminum Handle with Foam Grip is about 18″ long. Jan tried it and it works unbelievable! The Handle rotates 360 degrees plus sliding back & forth on the Scooper Handle. We both liked sitting in a chair and pulling the Scooper toward us. It was easy to reach the Litter Box. The Scooper slices thru the litter with ease! It would be good Scooping from a Wheelchair also…Bending over the box also worked good. I really expected the Scooper to pull ‘harder’ thru the litter, but it was more like a hot knife cutting thru a cube of butter.
Airlines have differing policies on if, where and how pets can travel on their planes. Some travelers believe pets should be banned from airline cabins because they pose health risks to people. We support keeping cats in airline cabins, and argue that placing cats in airplane cargo holds is inhumane.
Go online and vote NO to banning pets from airline cabins. Look for the CLICK HERE TO VOTE image on the right.
Precious Cat, Inc. is running a photo contest for their Touch of Outdoors™ cat litter product until the end of this month. The contest is for individuals and animal shelters; the company asks that fans submit a photo of any kind, and include a caption about the shelter the person is nominating. This participant could win a free pallet of litter for This is a great opportunity to support says Marketing Director, Gina Zaro.
The litter Precious Cat is giving away is specially made with natural prairie grasses to
enhance the lives of indoor cats by bringing a touch of the outdoors inside. The contest will end on Friday, June 27, 2014.
For more information on how to submit and vote in the Touch of Outdoors contest,
please visit the following link: http://bit.ly/1kRqCyk. Anyone with questions may contact Gina Zaro at (877) 311-2287 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paul Zucker, President of Zucker Systems have published a book authored by Dean Vietor called Cats, Dogs & Friends at the Office. It includes 82 cat cartoons by nationally recognized cartoonist Dean Vietor. Follow THIS LINK to buy the book!