Totem Cat to Host 2013 TICA Annual

Totem Cat, Spirit of the Northwest, invites you to the 2013 Annual Awards Banquet and International Cat Show where you can celebrate with friends and find your own spirit animal for you and your cats!

Next year’s event hosted by the Northwest Consortium will be held in Bellevue, Washington on August 31 through September 1.

Mark your calendars….and if you want to learn about the Totem Cat before you come to Washington, click here.

Meet the Ojos Azules

Ojos Azules is Spanish for “blue eyes”. And that’s what you notice first when you see an Ojos Azules no matter if it’s for the first time, or any time!

The deep blue of their eyes against coats of any color – but mostly with white patches typically on their feet and tail tip – creates a striking contrast that you won’t forget. The Ojos Azules, a medium-sized, shorthaired cat, originated in a New Mexico feral colony and a tortoiseshell female named Cornflower.

In 1992 only 10 Ojos Azules were counted for, and today a New Breed program and a group of dedicated breeders are working to expand the gene pool and help the breed compete for Championship status.

To learn more about Ojos Azules, click here.

Vicki Jo Harrison Honored as 2012 Judge of the Year

After breeding and showing Siamese and Oriental Shorthairs for thirty-one years, Vicki Jo Harrison entered TICA’s judging program in 1996. Now seventeen years  and thousands of cats judged around the world later, Vicki Jo has been named Judge of the Year for 2012.

“I am very honored and humbled to have received this award,” said Vicki Jo.

Vicki Jo and her husband John breed and show Oriental Shorthairs under their cattery, Radiance located in the South Central Region, and have produced numerous International, Regional and Breed winners.

She also sits as Chair of TICA’s Siamese and Oriental Shorthair Breed Committees.

Congratulations Vicki Jo!