Martha Stewart Meets the Bengal and Other Breeds of Cats

Martha Stewart finally got to meet a Bengal cat in person on her TV show (the Martha Stewart Show) which airs tomorrow December 1, 2011 on the Hallmark Channel at 10 a.m. EST.

Not only did she meet the Bengal, but also got to handle a Toyger, Cymric, Sphynx and Munchkin on the special show on “Pets”. The show also featured dogs and birds that people don’t get to see too often.

TICA was represented by Anthony Hutcherson, chairperson of the TICA Bengal Breed committee and President of The International Bengal Cat Society, Inc. The cats handled by Martha were provided by Anthony, Judy Sugden, Kay DeVilbiss, Emily Greene and Sherri and Samantha McConnell.

 

 

 

Everything Cats at Meet the Breeds

Meet over 40 breeds of cats at this weekend’s Meet the Breeds co-hosted by the American Kennel Club in NYC! Over 160 cats and dogs will be on hand on Saturday November 19 and Sunday November 20 at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC.

If you’re a cat lover, then you’ll need to come! Here’s what you’ll see at the Main Stage during the event:
Main Stage Schedule
Saturday
10am – Dr. Dr. Avi Deshmukh, DVM, MS, Ph. D. – Royal Canin – “The Beauty Of The Cat”
10:45am Kim Raisanen, President Professional Cat Groomers Assn – “When Is It Time To Call In The Professionals?”
11:15am Dr. Langston, DVM with The Animal Medical Center – “Bladder and Kidney Disease in Cats”
Noon – Anthony Hutcherson – Feline Power Demonstration with Bengals
12:30pm – Kitty CATure Fashion Show featuring Meow-Wear designs
1:30pm – Shirley Piper, originator of ICAT – “Feline Agility Demo and “How To Train Your Own Cat”
2:15 – Kim Raisanen, President Professional Cat Groomers Assn. “What Tools Do I Need? & “Special Care For Special/Senior Cats”
3pm – TICA Parade of Breeds

Sunday
10am – Kim Raisanen, President Professional Cat Groomers Assn “So You Want To Be A Groomer – Now What?”
10:30am – Dr. Heather Lorimer, Asst Genetics Prof, Youngstown State Univ. – “Origin and Variations of the Domestic Feline”
11:15am – Shirley Piper, originator of ICAT – “Feline Agility Demo and How To Train Your Own Cat”
12 Noon – Kitty CATure Fashion Show featuring Meow-Wear designs
12:45pm -Dr. Dr. Avi Deshmukh, DVM, MS, Ph. D. – Royal Canin – “The Beauty of The Cat”
1:30pm – Carole Wilbourn, The Cat Therapist – “I Adore My Cat, But….”
2:00 pm – Dr. Colin R, Parrish, PhD., Dir of Cornell Feline Health Ctr. – “Cornell Feline Health Center – An Overview”
2:30 pm Anthony Hutcherson – Feline Power Demonstration with Bengals
3:15pm – TICA Parade of Breeds

To reserve your tickets or learn more about Meet the Breeds visit www.meetthebreeds.com

Fashion Forward Felines Strut Their Stuff on the Runway

Cats will strut their stuff at the upcoming Meet the Breeds at Jacob Javits Center in New York City, November 19-20. The cats will work the runway at the “Kitty CATure” Feline Fashion Show featuring creations from Meow Wear designer Carla Reiss. 

 Catch Kitty CATure at 12:30pm on Saturday, November 19th and 12pm on Sunday November 20th!  Tickets for AKC Meet the Breeds are $12 for adults/$8 for kids in advance.  Save an additional 30% at www.MeetTheBreeds.com by entering the promo code “Friend” on the tickets page.

The Real Cats of New Jersey and New York City

The Real Housewives of New Jersey and New York City sure can’t beat those cats who resemble those famous ladies . What do you think “Real Housewives” fans?

The Real Housewives of New Jersey
Caroline Manzo – Is seen as the matriarch of the Housewives. Caroline is dedicated to, and protective of, her family famously proclaiming “You mess with my family, you mess with me.”
Cat Breed: The Maine Coon is serious, rugged and strong. A good natured cat they get along well with children and are not afraid of work.

Teresa Giudice – Outspoken and devoted to family, Teresa is not afraid to speak her mind, even if it sometimes means making a scene. She is also one of the flashiest housewives.
Cat Breed: The flashy coat of the Bengal surpasses none. Busy and vocal, the Bengal is never too shy to speak its mind. This cat is loyal to the family and always an active participant in whatever is going on.

Jacqueline Laurita- Quiet and bland, Jacqueline, a mother of three, struggles to keep her teenage daughter on the right track.
Cat Breed: The Ragdoll is a loving, quiet cat with a laidback disposition. They are known for their tolerant attitudes with other animals and especially children.

Melissa Gorga –While dedicated to her husband and their children, Melissa puts family first and will stop at nothing to defend her husband over her sister-in-law.
Cat Breed: The Korat is energetic, intelligent and affectionate. This cat loves to play but is very gentle when playing with children.

The Real Housewives of New York City

Jill Zarin – The devoted mom, wife and friend whose loud, combative antics and attention-seeking ego took her from the darling to villain in seasons past and now looks for balance somewhere in between. 

Cat Breed:  The Ocicat may look wild but is absolutely devoted to its family while also being confident and outgoing with visitors. Powerful cats, they look ready to stalk their prey (their toy mouse that is) at any second and can be possessive of their play things if you try to take them away.

 Kelly Killoren BensimonFinding respite in her world of unicorns and rainbows, Kelly is known for her playful and carefree personality.

Cat Breed:  The Singapura’s large eyes twinkle with mischief in their angelic face. This impish, intelligent cat is curious, extroverted and has to help you with everything you do.

 LuAnn de Lesseps - LuAnn likes being referred to by her aristocratic title the “Countess.” Devoted to her two children, she is energetic and versatile—whether she is relaxing in the Hamptons or lunching in Manhattan.

Cat Breed: Wearing four white gloves 24/7, the Birman was once revered by priests in Burma. This cat makes the greatest buddy, friend, confidant, and all around purrfect pet.

 Ramona Singer - Ramona is best known for her “crazy eyes” and her zeal for work, as she boldly proclaims that she loves making her own money and finds it “an aphrodisiac.

Cat Breed: Abyssinians are wonderful companions who are interested in everything around them and what everybody is doing.  While exceedingly social, they are not always content in large cat populations where they have to share attention.

 Alex McCord - Previously reserved, Alex took her claws out in the past two seasons and has found her voice.

Cat Breed: The Siamese is an elegant breed that is very vocal. Their eyes radiate intelligence and emotion. The legendary voice of the Siamese communicates like that of no other cat.

 Sonja MorganHas a taste for luxury and fun.  While staying out of drama last season, this year Sonja became a little bossy, informing new housewife Cindy of the “pecking order.”

Cat Breed: The glamorous Persian cat is one of the oldest breeds of cats, it’s known for its long, luxurious coat. This cat demands a quiet attention and when lavished with love, it will silently pay back with a soft purr.  

 Cindy BarshopIs proud of her independence as a single mom and her ownership of “Completely Bare,” a chain of hair-removal spas, but is suspicious of the intentions of others.

Cat Breed: – The Sphynx is one of a few hairless breeds. This cat is loyal and dedicated to their owner while also inquisitive and intelligent.

 

Simon van KempenHousehusband Simon is known for his outrageous fashion flair.

Cat Breed: The Egyptian Mau is a vocal and active breed with a happy nature that is often in the midst of trouble.  Grooming is important – after all, they have to show off all those spots on their coat!

All of these breeds will be on hand at Meet the Breeds at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, November 19-20. You can learn more at www.akcmeetthebreeds.org