TICA's World http://tica.org/blog Wherever you are, you're in TICA's world! Wed, 13 Apr 2016 17:21:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Feline Focused Coloring Book http://tica.org/blog/feline-focused-coloring-book/ Wed, 13 Apr 2016 17:20:51 +0000 http://tica.org/blog/?p=777 Continue reading ]]> bookTICA’s World of Cats: All Kinds of Purrfect is a brand new coloring book for all ages presenting the diverse beauty of the cats of The International Cat Association (TICA), the world’s largest genetic registry of cats. “TICA recognizes the distinctive looks of pedigreed breeds and household pets of no breed at all. Cats are masterpieces of nature, each one is perfect or “purrfect”, notes TICA President Fate Mays.

The book contrasts the distinguishing characteristics of the cats with an array of people reinforcing beauty, like felines or humans, comes in different shapes, sizes and colors but all are “purrfect” to someone. Copies of the book will be available for free to spectators at The International Show at the Holiday Inn PDX January 29-31, 2016. The illustrator and author will be on hand for signings, with cats to pet from 12-1 PM Saturday & Sunday.

Happy New Year from Dr. Elsey’s http://tica.org/blog/happy-new-year-from-dr-elseys/ Tue, 05 Jan 2016 22:44:44 +0000 http://tica.org/blog/?p=770 fcac2e11-4caa-429a-8d50-a3b60cb588fe

Dr Elsey http://tica.org/blog/dr-elsey/ Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:04:52 +0000 http://tica.org/blog/?p=761 Dr Elsey

National Pet Month http://tica.org/blog/national-pet-month/ Thu, 11 Jun 2015 15:58:17 +0000 http://tica.org/blog/?p=3 Continue reading ]]> In honor of National Pet Month, we recently participated in the MediaplanetUSA Pet Wellness campaign in which the pet industry united to raise awareness of the many homeless animals and the millions of dogs and cats that enter US animal shelters each year that do not make it out alive. Within the campaign, readers can further seek information about preventing these tragedies as well as keeping their own furry friends happy, healthy and safe. The campaign was distributed through The Los Angeles Times on May 23rd and is published online. To read it in full, click here: http://bit.ly/1Amldt6

New Yorker Festival’s You: The Jury, Cats. http://tica.org/blog/new-yorker-festivals-you-the-jury-cats/ Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:55:04 +0000 http://www.tica.org/blog/?p=638 Continue reading ]]> The great work of educating, engaging and advocating on behalf of cats and cat enthusiasts that TICA continues to play such an important role has had some super high points in recent years. AKC Meet The Breeds was one of them. I recently found out that Anthony Lane, Film Critic of the New Yorker, had a conversation with at the entrance to AKC Meet The Breeds with either Vickie Fisher or Bobbie Tullo about cats. He can’t remember which, but he bought a cat toy from one of them. Anthony Lane is the leading the defense of Cats in the New Yorker Festival’s You: The Jury, Cats.
Vs. Dogs event! This tongue and cheek approach to the age old debate will take place on Saturday, October 11 at the SIR Stage 37 just after Larry David’s (Seinfeld & Curb Your Enthusiasm) conversation and just before Mindy Kaling’s (The Office &The Mindy Project Q & A) on the very same stage.

Also on the panel for CATS are:
Jerry Coyne, Professor of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago, publisher of more than 100 academic papers.
Joyce Carol Oates, Professor of Humanities and Creative Writing at Princeton, National Humanities Medal recipient, Nation Book Award Winner, Pulitzer Prize Finalist and author of numerous books and story collections.
Ariel Levy, New Yorker staff writer, cat owner and author of “Female Chauvinist Pig”.
Jesse Eisenberg, Academy Award nominated actor from “The Social Network”, “The Double” and portrays Lex Luthor in the new “Batman Vs.
Superman”. Jesse also fosters homeless kittens.
Anthony Hutcherson, TICA Bengal Cat Breed Chairperson, with TICA’s own Bengal Cat as the only live feline representing the fairer species!
Representing Dogs are: Malcolm Glawell, Author of “Outliers”;, “Blink” and “Tipping Point” and is a New Yorker staff writer.
Jill Abramson, First Female Editor of the New York Times and author of “The Puppy Diaries”.
Alexandra Horowitz, Professor at Barnard College and author of Inside of a Dog: What Dogs See, Smell and Know”
Bill Berloni, reknowned dog trainer of “Sandy” for every Annie Broadway show and movie.

Tickets for the event are already SOLD OUT! I better think of something great to say.
This does provide an opportunity to thank Vickie Fisher, Bobbie Tullo, Cheryl Hogan and especially all of the TICA members and friends who support efforts like Meet The Breeds so many others to reach people, who even years later, help us spread our message of felines, friends and fun.
Wish me luck!

Anthony Hutcherson

The Real Scoop for Cleaning Your Cat’s Litter Box. http://tica.org/blog/the-real-scoop-for-cleaning-your-cats-litter-box/ Tue, 05 Aug 2014 21:03:47 +0000 http://www.tica.org/blog/?p=634 Continue reading ]]> Smart Scoop’r Features Pat. Pending Zero-Dust Technology™. Scooper Empties while it’s Inside the Litter. No Dropping Litter! No Dust!

The New Aluminum Handle with Foam Grip is about 18″ long. Jan tried it and it works unbelievable! The Handle rotates 360 degrees plus sliding back & forth on the Scooper Handle. We both liked sitting in a chair and pulling the Scooper toward us. It was easy to reach the Litter Box. The Scooper slices thru the litter with ease! It would be good Scooping from a Wheelchair also…Bending over the box also worked good. I really expected the Scooper to pull ‘harder’ thru the litter, but it was more like a hot knife cutting thru a cube of butter.

Learn more!

Should pets be banned from airline cabins? http://tica.org/blog/should-pets-be-banned-from-airline-cabins/ Wed, 02 Jul 2014 23:23:51 +0000 http://www.tica.org/blog/?p=631 Continue reading ]]> Airlines have differing policies on if, where and how pets can travel on their planes. Some travelers believe pets should be banned from airline cabins because they pose health risks to people. We support keeping cats in airline cabins, and argue that placing cats in airplane cargo holds is inhumane.

Go online and vote NO to banning pets from airline cabins. Look for the CLICK HERE TO VOTE image on the right.

Precious Cat, Inc. Hosts Touch of Outdoors Photo Contest http://tica.org/blog/precious-cat-inc-hosts-touch-of-outdoors-photo-contest/ Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:24:41 +0000 http://www.tica.org/blog/?p=628 Continue reading ]]> Precious Cat, Inc. is running a photo contest for their Touch of Outdoors™ cat litter product until the end of this month. The contest is for individuals and animal shelters; the company asks that fans submit a photo of any kind, and include a caption about the shelter the person is nominating. This participant could win a free pallet of litter for This is a great opportunity to support says Marketing Director, Gina Zaro.

The litter Precious Cat is giving away is specially made with natural prairie grasses to
enhance the lives of indoor cats by bringing a touch of the outdoors inside. The contest will end on Friday, June 27, 2014.

For more information on how to submit and vote in the Touch of Outdoors contest,
please visit the following link: http://bit.ly/1kRqCyk. Anyone with questions may contact Gina Zaro at (877) 311-2287 or by email: gina@preciouscat.com.

Cats, Dogs & Friends at the Office http://tica.org/blog/cats-dogs-friends-at-the-office/ Mon, 02 Jun 2014 22:46:22 +0000 http://www.tica.org/blog/?p=625 Continue reading ]]> Paul Zucker, President of Zucker Systems have published a book authored by Dean Vietor called Cats, Dogs & Friends at the Office. It includes 82 cat cartoons by nationally recognized cartoonist Dean Vietor. Follow THIS LINK to buy the book!




Make choices that are beneficial for your loved cat, your style and the earth! http://tica.org/blog/make-choices-that-are-beneficial-for-your-loved-cat-your-style-and-the-earth/ Mon, 19 May 2014 22:21:29 +0000 http://www.tica.org/blog/?p=620 Continue reading ]]> Have you thought about what your cat house are made of? Consider what goes into the manufacturing of most cat houses. Each cat house is made out of many different materials – one cat house alone can be made out of twenty different materials! Not only are these synthetic materials damaging to the environment, but the process of manufacturing them becomes very complex. Cat house manufacturing plants have a negative impact on the environment – not to mention all the synthetic materials that sit around in landfills after the cat house are use. Too many people just blindly consume these environmentally toxic products without thinking about the impact that it will have on our earth. What we use does matter, and it is possible to find products that not only look good but also help protect our earth!

Our felted wool cat house – bed are ecofriendly. All our products are made of natural, sustainable materials. The felt used for our cat house – bed is made from wool – an ecological alternative to the synthetic materials that make up the majority of other manufactured today. In addition, our wool cat house – bed are handmade – not manufactured in factories that produce more waste for our environment.

Felted wool is not only ecofriendly, but the look and feel of felted wool cat house – bed is a great fashion statement. The wool is felted by hand, so each piece is carefully crafted and unique. Such attention to detail produces a high quality product that compliments every style. The variety of colors available is due to natural, eco-friendly dyes. Find the perfect match for your loved cat, and rest in the knowledge that the materials and dyes are healthy and safe for the environment.
If you are trying to make positive changes in the types of products and materials that you purchase, a felted wool cat house is a step in the right direction. With so many large companies depleting clean water supplies and sending large amounts of pollution into the environment, why not take action by purchasing quality cat house made out of eco-friendly, sustainable materials? Cat house – bed can be both fashionable and environmentally friendly – don’t be a blind consumer, make choices that are beneficial for your loved cat, your style and the earth!