April 24, 2020
TICA South Central Virtual Cat Shows Kick Off this Weekend: Region Raised More Than $3,700
Entries for the TICA South Central Region's Virtual cat show officially closed on April 19 with an impressive 392 entries. Moreover, the Region raised more than $3,700 in funds to help clubs in the Region who were forced to cancel shows due to the coronavirus.
The highly anticipated South Central TICA Virtual Cat Shows will take place this weekend, April 25, starting at 4PM CST and Sunday April 26 at 2 pm CST on the TICA Virtual Cat Shows 2020 Facebook page.
Entry pictures will be posted on the Facebook page on Friday, April 24 and available to view this week for everyone's viewing pleasure. Good Luck to all those who entered!
In This Issue
TICA South Central Virtual Cat Shows Kick Off this Weekend | TICA Essential Worker Spotlight | TICA Great Lakes Regional Director Liz Hansen to Discuss Virtual Cat Shows and Breeding on Radio Pet Lady Network | Enter TICA’s “If My Cat Were a Superhero” Photo Contest to Win Complimentary Five Year TICA Membership | Twenty-seven Funny Tweets About Quarantining With Pets | TICA Creative Corner | April 17 Contest Winners
TICA Essential Worker Spotlight:
TICA Thanks Southwest Regional Member Marion Yates for Her Dedication to Keeping Us Safe
TICA would like to Thank Southwest Regional member Marion Yates.
Marion is a Certified Critical Care Registered Nurse (CCRN). She is the House Supervisor at several hospitals, including Fountain Valley Medical Center (Fountain Valley, CA), St. Francis Medical Center (Compton, CA), Huntington Beach Hospital (Huntington Beach, CA), and Mt. Sinai Hospital (New York City).
She has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and will soon complete her Masters Degree in Nursing.
Marion is an AB Judge for TICA and member of Jazzy cats, Buckeye Ohio rollers, and glassciTICATs. She originally began breeding Sphynx cats and has had many internationally winning Sphynx. She was instrumental in the advancement of the Lykoi breed to TICA championship status. She has also bred Devon Rex cats and currently breeds Tonkinese and Lykoi breeds.
Join us in thanking Marion!
TICA Great Lakes Regional Director Liz Hansen to Discuss Virtual Cat Shows and Breeding on Radio Pet Lady Network
Tune in to Tracie Hotchner’s Radio Pet Lady Network this Saturday, April 25 to hear TICA Great Lakes Regional Director Liz Hansen discuss TICA’s Virtual Cat Shows and what it’s like to breed cats. Click here to watch.
Enter TICA’s “If My Cat Were a Superhero” Photo Contest to Win Complimentary Five Year TICA Membership
Two Finalists to Receive TICA Tote Bags
We all think of our cats as heroes, but if your cat was a superhero, what powers would he/she possess?
This week’s TICA Good News contest is looking for your best photo that show us why your cat is or thinks they are a superhero. Photos can be of your cat dressed as a superhero, your cat showing off a superpower, like saving a helpless doll, saving the world of (toy) mice, or anything related to this week’s theme. The sky’s the limit.
TICA members can enter by emailing a high resolution – 300 dpi preferred –photo along with a catchy caption, your name, your cats name, breed, TICA Region, and club name to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entries must be received by 11:59 PM ET on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.
One grand prize winner and two finalists will be chosen at random and featured with other top entries in the May 1 issue of TICA’s GOOD NEWSletter and on TICA social media pages. The grand prize winner will receive a complimentary five-year TICA membership, a $160 U.S. value. Two finalists will also be chosen and each receive a TICA tote bag.
CONTEST RULES: 1. Animals and humans in the photos and the photos themselves must be owned/taken by you. If the animals aren’t yours, you must have written and signed permission from the owners. You cannot enter the contest for someone else. 2. Send only previously non-published photos and photos that have not won previous photo contests. (Photos must not have appeared before in a print publication.) 3. All entries must include a caption, your name, email address, phone number, and the pets’ name and breed (if known). 4. Finalist photos will be judged based on production values (in focus, good lighting, high enough resolution — 300 dpi preferred), adherence to the themes and appeal. 5. You must be 18 or older to enter. Employees and relatives of The International Cat Association (TICA) are not eligible to enter. 6. Winners will be announced the following week in TICA’s GOOD NEWSletter. Winners will also be posted on our social media. TICA will have the rights to use all entry photos and winners’/pets’ names, city/state/country plus any text provided in all print media, websites or social media owned in perpetuity by TICA. 7. The photo contest is open to all TICA members. 8. Void where prohibited by law. 9. You must be a member of TICA.
TICA Creative Corner: DIY Cute Cat Bag
You’ll look PURRfect with this cute felt cat bag. Thanks to Anisenko DIY, this video will show you how to make this bag with just a few supplies. You can also substitute the material for any you have handy, even an old shirt!
Click here to visit TICA's Creative Corner to get started. Then end with Happy Crafting!
Twenty-seven Funny Tweets About Quarantining With Pets
The cat knocked over my coffee in the home office this morning and I’ve reported her to HR. In other news, HR has hired my cat.
That’s just one of the 27 hilarious tweets HuffPost gathered about quarantining with pets. Click here to read more.
April 17 Contest Winners “Glamour Guy/Gal”
We're excited to announce the winners of TICA’s April 17 “Glamour Guy/Gal” photo contest. Click here to see the adorable winning photos.
The grand prize winner will receive a Cat Grooming Care Package from PetKing Brands, complete with ZYMOX shampoo, leave-on conditioner, ear cleaner and brushless toothpaste gel, a $75 U.S. value. Two finalists will also be chosen and each receive a TICA tote bag.