Cats Convened From Around the World In Sunny Santa Clara

More than 350 cats from around the world were in sunny Santa Clara CA last week for TICA’s Annual Cat Show. It’s held each year in conjunction with the Annual Awards Banquet where they crowned the top cats for the 2009-2010 show season that ended April 30th.

Judges from around the world handled cats, kittens, alters, household pets and household pet kittens in 12 rings of non-stop judging. At the end on Sunday September 5th the Best of the Best were announced! That’s the top three of each category. Want to know who they were? Well, tah dah….here are the Best of the Best for the 2010 Annual Cat Show!

Best of the Best Cats

Minusdetails Night Hawk – Cymric                                                                                                                                                                  Dorwill Rachel A – Exotic Shorthair 
Luvpurrs Dream Weaver – Tonkinese

Best of the Best Kittens

Owhl Windup Toy of Moulinrouge
Broadsway Machias of Mtncats – Maine Coon 
RoyalLions Lunar Eclipse of MTNest – Maine Coon

Best of the Best Alters

Sha Yen Priceless of Sirpurrs – Persian                                                                                                                                                              LAPD Sex Pistol – Maine Coon
Tassam Klip Purr of St Valentine – Balinese 

Best of the Best Household Pet Kittens

Prada 
Benjamin Button of Dreamscape                                                                                                                                                                             Ali Macclaw

Best of the Best Household Pets

Elis Commin
Awwsome Amber of Careycats
Splatatoon

Congratulations to everyone!!!

Oh, and in addition to the 12 rings of judging, there was a clicker training demo led by (name); cats competed for a spot in the Guiness World Book of Records as the tallest cat; and Savannahs were on display for everyone to see in person.

Embrace Pet Insurance and TICA Join Forces for Healthy Cats and Kittens

TICA has found the perfect — or is it PURR-fect? — partner to promote the health and welfare of cats and kittens: Embrace Pet Insurance.

Embrace Pet Insurance is an online pet insurance provider built on a deep commitment to providing a higher standard of care and customization to pet parents. A policy from Embrace ensures that no pet parent will ever have to sacrifice the health and well-being of their pet for financial reasons.

What’s unique about Embrace is it’s  the only pet insurance provider that allows cat owners to design their own custom pet health insurance policy. 

“Responsible pet ownership, encouragement of the best possible health care for pets, and building a positive influence in the cat breeder community are foundational philosophies for TICA,” said Vickie Fisher, President of TICA. “Embrace Pet Insurance shares these goals. And, Embrace provides the most comprehensive coverage and services that TICA feels most benefit their members, cat breeders, and cat owners.”

TICA Cat Named Best Cat at World Cat Congress Show

Take windmills, tulips, 500 beautiful cats, people from all around the world, and sprinkle in some wonderful seminars and discussion. You now have the annual meeting and show of the World Cat Congress! Hosted by Fédération Internationale Féline (FiFe), with a cat show organized by Mundikat Cat Club, the 2009 World Cat Congress was held in Arnhem, Netherlands, April 11-14.

The World Cat Congress, in partnership with Royal Canin, was established in 1994 to promote harmony in the cat fancy. Nine registering bodies, from five continents, make up the Congress. While respecting our various differences, the Congress seeks to promote the health and welfare of cats, encourage the sharing of resources in the interest of cats, and educate people about the global cat fancy.

It was a treat for me to judge my very first FiFe show, along with many of the delegates from around the world. And, I was proud to find that, on the second day of the show, the Best Overall Cat was, SGC Yakimo of Shaggy-Coons, and one of TICA’s current Top 20 Cats!!!

Ragdoll Is Second Most Popular Cat

Is that cat REALLY that limp? That’s what I heard from a lady at a show one day…and when I turned around I had to laugh because one of TICA’s junior exhibitors was walking around with a Ragdollabout as large as her…and that cat looked like it was dead (asleep) in her arms. I told the lady it was a Ragdoll.

rd-psdMaybe it’s that easy-going manner that made the Ragdoll TICA’s second highest registered cat at the end of 2008. They’re beautiful blue-eyed, large, affectionate cats that get along with children and other animals. And they make the wonderful single-person cat, or apartment dweller. 

They are one of the largest breeds of cat surprisingly, and you’d never know it. Their fur is rabbit-like, medium length and believe or not, there’s very little shedding!  If you’ve never seen a Ragdoll, check our breeders list to see if there’s one near you…then contact them and find out when they’ll be at a show so you can go see one in person.

I know when you peer into those deep blue eyes that look like deep pools of water, you’ll fall in love!

Felines Take the Airwaves in Albuquerque

Koala (an Oriental Shorthair) and Amigo (a Bengal) took the airwaves this week when they were interviewed on Albuquerque’s country western station Big I 107.9 Morning Show to promote this weekend’s Feline Fiesta show!

3cats1Both boys were a hit with hosts Tony, Lynn and Myles, and did a pretty good job of promoting the 16-ring show that will be held this Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10 at the School Arts Building at the New Mexico State Fairgrounds (300 San Pedro Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM  87198).

If you’re a cat lover, you can’t miss it! come by and see the many other cats and kittens that will be at the show between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. both days. You can even get a $1 coupon off the gate by clicking here.

You can’t miss Amigo and Koala, now can you?

TICA Pride! Show Off TICA In Our New Logo Wear

bagTICA has a new, really cool online store. Yup, a grand opening of our line of logo wear, and other items (like computer bags, travel bags, and more).

If you’re an exhibitor…a member….or just a big cat lover like all of us….buy a TICA item. Show your support for TICA and the magnificent felines we love so much.

We’ll be adding new items — like mugs, pens and even custom t-shirts ballcapwith photos of cats — so create an account, and you’ll be added to our email alert list. That way you’ll know when new items are added to the TICA store, or if we have a sale.

Don’t delay….register today…start shopping and wear the TICA logo proudly.