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2016 TICA Annual in San Diego, CA USA

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America's Finest Felines, the San Diego Annual Team, is excited to be able to host this year's Annual and to welcome all of TICA to San Diego. Besides the beautiful weather and great things to see and do, we are planning a wonderful show full of great cats and activities.

We look forward to having all of TICA, "Sail in to San Diego" on Sept 3 and 4th!!!

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Dallas Expo and TICA Cat Show

The Ft. Worth Feline Fanciers hosted the Dallas Expo Show on May 21-22nd. Everyone seemed to have a super good time! Yes, there were dogs, yes, it was loud (but I am convinced it was no where near the sound level that Phoenix had to contend with as we had no Flyball excitement at this Expo) yes, it was 'new and different' for this region but everyone really seemed to have a good time in spite of it all. This core group of exhibitors was just awesome with the crowds of spectators. Everyone was friendly and had smiles on their faces and talked about TICA till every question was answered! I just could not be happier! Most cats simply took in stride the fact that there were all sizes of lizards (some in costume) on shoulders, a large Boa draped half on his carrier and half across his owner, dogs of every shape and size and even a good size pig in his stroller who came to visit the cat show area!

The only down side I could find was that our brand new, beautiful rosettes never showed up. They were overnighted back early in the week and it seems the entire shipment was held up by US Customs until just before the show and they simply did not make it in time. I am still sorting it all out. Turkish Van Cat Connection was kind enough to loan us rosettes on only a moment's notice!

Dr. Elsey's sponsorship was graciously acknowledged at the show. Each final plaque had Dr. E's logo on it so the rosettes were covered with his name. Where the show litter was located, there was another huge sign with his logo on it. Every ring had a ring sign on the judging table thanking him. He was well known and greatly appreciated at this show!!

The Amazing Pet Expo liked the way the crowds flowed too as folks went all the way to the back of the hall to see the cats! They were VERY pleased with the cat show this weekend in Dallas. Given the chance, there was very little I would change or do differently with this show.

So, that is my report to you all. A huge thank you to all the very brave and encouraging people who helped me with this event including the exhibitors without whom there would have been no show! TICA had a great showing this past weekend!

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Guinness crowns 30-year-old world's oldest living cat

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Guinness World Records has named a 30-year-old male Siamese cat called Scooter the oldest living cat in the world. Scooter was born on March 26, 1986, and still lives with the same owner in Texas. Scooter's veterinarians say the cat has a "strong will to live," and his owner says she has worked to keep him active, to which she credits his longevity.

At 30 years old, Scooter, a Siamese feline, has been declared the new world's oldest living cat by the Guinness Book of World Records.

Born on March 26, 1986, Scooter lives with his owner Gail Floyd in Mansfield, Texas. Gail was there the day Scooter was born and he's remained by her side since he was a kitten playing in her hair and riding on her shoulder, according to a press release from Guinness World Records. These days, Scooter wakes Gail up every morning at 6 a.m. and waits by the door when she arrives home from work.

On Scooter's longevity, Gail told Guinness World Records that she keeps her cat active. He enjoys being blow-dried after his bath and indulging in his favorite snack, chicken, which he's treated to every other day. Scooter has traveled to 45 of the 50 U.S. states with Gail and pays visits to the nursing home where her mom lives. "He likes to see new places and he likes people," Gail told Guinness World Records.

Unfortunately, Scooter has recently passed away. Dr. Tricia Latimer, a Mansfield veterinarian, says Scooter had lived to the equivalent of about 136 human years.

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Both TICA's Coloring Books in re-print again!!!

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The distributions of 1st and 2nd Edition Coloring Books have exhausted all our reserve at Executive Office and are now in the second and third printings. The 2015 Coloring Book is now available in Spanish too!!

The 2015 Visitor Guides are almost all gone from Executive Office and we expect will be gone by the time the new 2016 version arrives from the printers.

Ongoing requests for these items continue through the contacts made at the Veterinarian conferences. The new Breed posters are also being requested and shipped to many contacts made at the conferences.

From the Western Vet Conference alone we received well over 60 requests for coloring books and visitor guides to be sent to Animals Hospitals, teaching schools, groomers, and other locations where our items are used for education about felines.

Request your copy, email order@tica.org.

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Cats Sickened by Canine Influenza

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Four shelter cats in northwestern Indiana were diagnosed with H3N2 canine influenza, the same pathogen responsible for an outbreak of canine influenza that started in Chicago-area dogs and spread across the US. Prior to testing of the infected cats by the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine, the pathogen had been detected in only one US cat.

The testing also suggests the virus spread between the cats, whose symptoms included a persistent cough, runny nose, excessive salivation, malaise and "lip smacking" behavior.

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The fur-face parade

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By Qi Xijia Source:Global Times Published: 2016-5-3 17:48:01
Invasion of house cats, purebreds and the humans who adore them

Curious about purebred cats? Want to find a blind date for your cat? Cats Invading Earth, a cat show in Shanghai, promises to be a great party for cat lovers. And there's nearly 100 cats under the roof.

The main event is a competition held by The International Cat Association (TICA). The club maintains the world's largest genetic registry of pedigreed cats, and the largest registry of household pet cats and kittens.

Founded in 1979 by Georgia Morgan and a handful of cat enthusiasts in the US, it aims to promote the preservation of pedigreed cats and the health and welfare of all domestic cats.

The Texas-based association holds hundreds of cat shows annually in over 100 countries, allowing both household pet cats and pedigreed cats to compete for titles and international and regional awards. This is the second TICA competition to be held on the Chinese mainland.

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Cat owners aim for purr-fect scores at show

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Pedro Arrais / Times Colonist, June 23, 2016 06:00 AM
Tabbies will share the stage with Abyssinians and other pedigree breeds at the Mad Catter's Tea Party, an all-­‐breed International Cat Association show, on Saturday and Sunday.

The two-­‐day show, hosted by the Garden City Cat Club, has almost 100 confirmed entries and showcases many of the 63 breeds recognized by the association.

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CATS wants to fill a tube station with cats instead of ads

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In silly Kickstarter news of the week, there's a bunch of renegade creatives (a.k.a Glimpse who want to create positive social change) are attempting raise enough money to plaster a London tube stations with pictures of cats instead of ads. If you donate over £100 you can even feature your own cat in the cat-antiads. Cads? Meowertising? I don't know what to call non-ads with cats.

The Kickstarter is created by The Citizens Advertising Takeover Service, ie: (CATS) - they're confident that they can do ten posters with their £23,000 goal. If they get even more money, such as the lofty stretch goal sum of £75,000 "we could do Oxford Circus or something."

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Put the ZING back in your cat's life!

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Before LOL cats there was this guy

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with Phillip McCordall
Harrison Weir was the original crazy cat lady. In the late 19th century he founded the National Cat Club, wrote a book entitled Our Cats and All About Them, and created the first cat show. In other words, Weir earned his nickname of "The Father of the Cat Fancy."

Weir was a member of Victorian-era London high society. At the time, most people saw cats only as rodent deterrents, not house pets. But Weir identified in cats "an elegance and wit that useless dogs lacked."

In 1873, he founded the Crystal Palace Cat Show. Cats were graded on fur, color, shape, and build using Weir's "Standards of Excellence." Over 170 cats entered the competition. The event was a smash hit. Crowds were so massive that Weir scheduled a second event later that year. In between, four other competitions cropped up across London to cash in on the trend.

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Cat Bagz

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Dr. Elsey's Precious Cat

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State Fair Park was the site of the Thunderkatz Cat Show.

The International Cat Association show was on Saturday and Sunday and featured competitions both days. For more information about Thunderkatz, go to www.thunderkatz.org.

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Red Roof Inn

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Royal Canin

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TICA's corporate partner Dr. Elsey Precious Cat came to the rescue for the refugee cats of the recent Ft McMurray wildfires in Canada

TICA reached out to partner Dr. Elsey Precious Cat to help refugee cats from the recent Alberta, Canada, Ft. McMurray fires. Dr. Elsey's team immediately jumped in to deliver 6,000 pounds of litter to this area. Thanks to RD Ellen Crockett for bringing this to our attention and a huge thanks to our TICA member Bobbi Watson on the ground in that area.

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Young Again Pet Food

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Embrace

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CritterZone

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TICA has a new Special Events logo.

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The Board Approved a new TICA logo to be used for Special Events

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Motel 6

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PIJAC

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Recent Show Photos

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Ringo, a corgi from the neighboring Sturdi Products booth, hijacked The International Cat Association's cat kissing booth.

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TICA Agility Ring

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