Save $2 and Meet Merlin at Meet the Breeds

Come and give some love to Merlin in person at this year’s AKC Meet the Breeds co-hosted by TICA on October 20 and 21 at the Javits Center in NYC.

Tickets are on sale now at www.MeetTheBreeds.com.  Use promo code MEET ME and receive $2 off each ticket purchased.

Merlin is dubbed “the best hugger” and lives in West Monroe, LA. Visit Merlin at Meet the Breeds and find out for yourself if he’s the best hugger in town!

 

Bengals and Maine Coons … and Hundreds of Other Cats at Meet the Breeds

Cats are already “taking over New York City” with Meet the Breeds less than two weeks away! Over fifty breeds of cats will be on hand for cat lovers to meet in person. Even some breeds like the Bengal and Havana that they may have only seen in photos or on TV.

Meet the Breeds co-hosted by the American Kennel Club (AKC) will also have dogs from every breed represented at the two-day event on October 20-21 in New York City.

Buy your tickets online at www.meetthebreeds.com

 

 

Meow Wear Custom and Sturdi Products Presents the Feline Fashion Show at TICA Main Stage Catwalk

From Carmen Miranda to Captain Cat, don’t miss seeing fashionable felines strut their stuff on the TICA Main Stage Catwalk at Meet the Breeds. The fashions of Carla Reiss’  Meow Wear Custom will be worn by cats of all colors and sizes, when they walk the catwalk sponsored by  Sturdi Products during the 2012 Meow Wear Kitty CATure Fashion Show

Fashion shows will be held on Saturday October 20 and Sunday October 21 from noon – 1:30pm  both days. This year’s show will be bigger than last year’s show at Meet the Breeds that you can watch at http://meetthebreeds.wordpress.com/2012/10/04/cat-fashions-through-the-years/ and vote on your favorite fashion-forward kitty!

Meow Wear offers a large selection of fully adjustable collars, sweaters, coats, and dresses. All Meow Wear is custom made and built for quality and most of the clothing can be worn by small dogs as well.

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!

World’s Best Cat Will Land in Columbus Ohio This Week!

Columbus Ohio get ready because this coming weekend you’re going to have the world’s best Cat — a black Persian named IW SGC Nuit Magiques Ellington of Yvarie – in your town for TICA’s Internationa Cat Show and Annual Awards Banquet. Ellington will be joined by the world’s best Kitten, Alter, Household Pet Cat and Householld Pet Kitten when they are all honored at the Awards Banquet.
The “Best” for 2011-2012 are:

2012 Best Cat
IW SGC Nuit Magiques Ellington Of Yvarie
Black Persian
Marie Sarton – European South Region

2012 Best Kitten
IW Kelimcoons Don Cesar Of Sarajen
Brown (Black) Classic Tabby/White Maine Coon
Teri Matzkin – Mid-Atlantic Region

2012 Best Alter
IW SGCA Sunsoar Sambucca Of Bryndiar/Cf
Black Exotic Shorthair
Sandra Lopes – Northeast Region

2012 Best Household Pet
IW SGM Bashful Beryl Of Careycats
Red Classic Tabby/White
Tanya Carey – Southeast Region

2012 Best Household Pet Kitten
IW Soffiee
Brown (Black) Mackerel Torbie/White
Linda Swierczynski – Mid-Atlantic Region

More than 400 cats including other TICA International and Regional winners will be on display at TICA’s International Cat Show held in conjunction with its awards banquet. The Show will be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. To learn more visit www.columbuscatshow.com

Get Ready for Isaac and Other 2012 Storms

If you’re in the path of Isaac, and you haven’t already prepared for evacuation…or you live where hurricanes and storms can hit this season, then make sure you print off TICA’s Disaster Preparedness Checklist.

For all cat owners in Florida who are in the path of Isaac, here are some links you may need:

Pet-friendly Shelters

Pet-friendly Hotels/Motels

TICA cares about all cats and their families….and we want to keep you safe!

Felidae Parade of Breeds at Meet the Breeds to Feature Over 50 Breeds of Cats!

The International Cat Association (TICA) and FELIDAE Natural Cat Foods have partnered to bring the diverse world of cats to one stage as over 50 recognized breeds from TICA will be taking to the cat walk each day during the Parade of Breeds at AKC Meet the Breeds® in New York City on October 20 and 21 at Javits Center.

If you plan on attending Meet the Breeds, make sure to attend TICA’s Parade of Breeds on the main cat stage which Felidae Natural Cat Foods is sponsoring this year. More than 50 recognized breeds including the Korat, Bengal, Thai and Maine Coon will be presented by a TICA judge. You’ll learn about the diversity of type, shape, and personality as explained by an expert panel of distinguished TICA judges.

You’ll learn why the Abyssinian has an iridescent glow to the color of its coat, the history behind the Turkish Vans love of water, and if the Savannah cat “really does have an eye on the back of each ear”. And if you haven’t had the chance to travel the world, you’ll see cats representing felines from around the world including the Russian Federations Siberian, the Dalles Oregon LaPerm Cat, and Thailand’s blue cat, the Korat.

Reserve your tickets online for #MeettheBreeds at https://v2.interactiveticketing.com/tickets/t248_2012_akc_meet_the_breeds_1207116eb9/tickets1.php