When her 12-year-old cat needed an antibiotic a year ago, Karen Sable went, of all places, to a grocery store. The Munhall, Pa., resident picked up Colby’s prescription at a Giant Eagle pharmacy for no charge — it was one of the grocer’s free antibiotics — and the ailing kitty unwittingly joined a marketing revolution.
Pet medications, once the domain of veterinarians, are increasingly available at grocers, chain pharmacies, specialty pet stores and retailers such as Wal-Mart and Target, all of which are finding the $7.6 billion-a-year pet-med market to be the cat’s meow.
Cat cafés are making the headlines for 2014. In Spain, London, California, Oakland and even in Los Angeles, cat cafés are becoming a famous enterprise.
The Gatoreca, Spain’s first cat café, celebrated International Cat Day on Feb. 20 calling the festival FESTIMIAU! According to globalpost.com, showing the friendly, loyal and loving side of felines is one of the festival’s goals. Read More
Check out TICA in this Infographic Top 100 Pet Blogs To Follow In 2013!
An infographic by the team at CouponAudit
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!
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
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.
Cat folks need a laugh once in a while when their kitty decides to shred a chair arm or drink your milk you forgot was on the table.
So what better way to do it but have a fresh “Ten Cats” comic strip delivered daily to your inbox!
To sign up go to www.GoComics.com/ten-cats Fun! Free! All-Feline!
TICA Kitty gives 10 toes up!
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.
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.
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!