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

TICA President Featured on Floppycats

Floppycats? Well, it’s a blog dedicated to the Ragdoll , and written by Jennifer Dean!

TICA's Best Ragdoll Cat of 2010-2011

TICA’s President Vickie Fisher was featured recently on Floppycats. No need to repeat what she had to share with cat lovers, visit Floppycats and read what Vickie has to share about cats, the cat fancy, showing cats and TICA.

The Ragdoll developed in the early 1960’s is a large affectionate, semi-longhaired cat with captivating blue eyes. One of the largest breeds in the cat fancy, the Ragdoll gets along well with children and other pets, including dogs, often living up to its name as it gets carried around the house in a child’s arms. These sturdy cats have no extreme features and blend easily in to the busy modern household

Bingo Helps Kids Learn About Cats and Dogs at Meet the Breeds

1,000 kids played AKC Meet the Breeds® BINGO at Meet the Breeds in New York City held November 19-20, 2011.

Created by The International Cat Association (TICA), American Kennel Club (AKC) and American Pet Products Association (APPA), AKC Meet the Breeds BINGO helped kids learn about the more than 200 dog and cat breeds at AKC Meet the Breeds®.

AKC Meet the Breeds Bingo encourages Responsible Pet Ownership with questions like True or False: “Dogs/cats need their teeth brushed?” and hints were provided to help kids answer each question. Upon completion, kids received a goody bag complements of the American Pet Products Association and the Pets Add Life Poetry Contest, filled with items donated by the AKC and TICA.

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.

Induna’s Fan Club in the Dallas Airport

This is the time of year when all of the regions hold their Annual Awards Banquets and recognize their winners from the previous season. TICA’s South Central Region held their banquet in Wichita Falls to honor the 2010-2011 winners and regional cat show one cat that was there was Induna, a Bengal.

On the way home they flew out of the DFW International Airport and Induna was a big hit with a local group of cheerleaders heading out of town for Cheerleading Camp!

Here, let’s Induna’s mom – Jan Harrell – tell the rest in her own words:
“Induna made the wait at the gate a little less boring for people of all ages. He mesmerized some small children that were on the floor playing with him and then he became ‘official mascot for the day’ for a group of cheerleaders heading off to Cheerleader Camp. They requested a photo with him to post on their Facebook page – he was happy to oblige (I was trying to not be in the photo).”

You can tell who is Jan — she’s the one with the TICA t-shirt on! Oh, and Induna is the one with the tail and spots!

Have A Cat? Have A Question? Then Go to TICAU

Are you a cat owner? Or just love cats?

Can you have a career working with cats? How do you know if your kitten is a male or a female?

What famous author had polydactyl cats? Want to bake homemade treats?

So how do you get answers to these questions? Go to TICA University … otherwise known as TICAU, the place to find everything about cats.

It’s the first-of-its-kind online university that is free to cat lovers and anyone else around the world. When you visit its “campus” you’ll find several different schools that you can find information about cats. Take a tour of the campus and visit each of these schools and just a few of the types of information you can learn:

Gym — exercises, how to keep your cat in tip-top shape, and more!

Cafe – bake your own treats, find restaurants to go to that love cats, what’s a good nutrition?

Nursing – what’s needed in an emergency kit? if my cat is stung, what should I do?

Science – are cats left pawed? can they see in color?

Admissions – register with TICAU and even test your knowledge about cats

History – from ancient history to modern day, cats have influenced many things….and were the focus of many myths!

Library – cats were a “muse” for what authors? what famous author loved cats so much he left his home to them in his will?

Art – tour the gallery and see famous artwork and learn about cats in the theatre and more

Business – is there really feline vets? how do I get to judge cats?

Psychology – what makes cats “tick”? can you train a cat to use the toilet?

Kids — color books! games! fun things to do! Interesting tips and facts!

Oh, and see if you can find Professor Purrsey. He’s quite a character, and you never know where he’ll be.

And if you register with TICAU, you’ll get updates on new information as its added to the site. It’s fun. It’s free. And it’s THE place to go for information on cats!

Two paws up according to all of the cats who have sat on their owners’ keyboards or laptops and looked at TICAU.

Here Come the Judge!

Approved Allbreed Judge Adriana Kajon judges a Bengal kitten

Okay, so it’s really judges. Plural. But we want to congratulate all of the judges that have advanced and to those who have entered the judging program. All were announced at TICA’s Spring 2010 Board Meeting held May 14-15, 2010.

  • Longhair / Shorthair Trainee in Judging Program

    Silivina Cases

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Probationary Speciality Judge

  • Toni Scarboro

 

Provisional Allbreed Judge

  • Theresa Kempton

Approved Allbreed Judge

  • Kitti Ruttan
  • Lynn Sherer

Mary-Lise de Landtsheer was advanced to Ring/School Instructor.

TICA has judges around the world. Congratulations to everyone!

The Bengal is Crowned Most Popular Cat in 2009

The Bengal is 2009's most popular cat

For two years in a row, the Bengal has been proclaimed the most popular cat based on registrations. At the end of 2009, 6,264 cats and 4,489 litters were registered around the world.

“Once again the Bengal has claimed the title of most popular cat!,” said Vickie Fisher, President of TICA. “Since their beginnings in 1986, the Bengal’s regal beauty and alluring charm have quickly made it one of the most popular breeds. Bengal breeders continue to develop these stunning cats with careful selection for temperament, health and beauty.”

Coming in second was the Ragdoll with 3,829 cats and 2,974 litters registered, while in third place the Maine Coon had 2,088 cats and 785 litters registered at year-end 2009.

Coming in as the second most popular cat is the Ragdoll

Rounding out the Top Ten most popular breed of cats for 2009 were the:
• Sphynx – 1,107 Cats, 681 Litters
• Siberian – 819 Cats, 563 Litters
• NFoundation Savannah – 580 Cats, 454 Litters
• Persian – 579 Cats, 252 Litters
• Norwegian Forest – 560 Cats, 234 Litters
• British Shorthair – 517 Cats, 195 Litters
• Abyssinian – 342 Cats, 213 Litters

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.”