Cats vs Dogs!


I am SO thrilled ... and utterly excited ... to announce that the American Kennel Club (AKC) has invited TICA to partner with them at this year's AKC Meet the Breeds®! The past two years, many of the more than 39,000 attendees of the event asked "where are the Bengals?" Well, this year, they'll be in full force with the many other breeds that TICA recognizes for registration and competition.

This is THE event of the year that gives the public a chance to not only meet all breeds of dogs that AKC registers, but for TICA to showcase the many breeds that only we register worldwide.

You won't have to worry about me NOT keeping you informed, because it's going to be hard NOT to share every step of the planning and what fun events we'll be doing along the way to promote Meet the Breeds.

This is an exciting time to promote cats, the cat fancy and TICA and build an ongoing relationship with the world's largest registry of purebred dogs!

See you in Philly for the Annual,

Vickie Fisher

TICA President

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Cats Take On the Dogs at Meet the Breeds


TICA has been invited to the American Kennel Club's (AKC) third annual AKC Meet the Breeds® event in New York City later this year. More than 160 breeds of dogs and 50 breeds of cats will be on hand on November 19-20 2011 at the one-of-kind event held at the Jacob K Javits Center.

"We are excited to join forces with the AKC this year and offer animal lovers in the tri-state area the rare opportunity to meet more than 50 breeds of cats including the Bengal, the most popular breed in TICA's world, during the 2011 AKC Meet the Breeds event," said TICA President Vickie Fisher. "This year kids can pretend they're in the wild and pet a Toyger cat that resembles a tiger but has the same sweet nature as a domestic kitten or play with a Cymric cat, the bunny rabbit of the feline world."

We'll keep you posted as TICA's team works on the event. In the meantime read more about the event here or to find out about attending the event visit MeettheBreeds.com.

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It's Yearbook Time!


The 2010-2011 show season has ended ... and now it's time to think about advertising your cattery or sending in your winning cat(s) photos for the TICA Yearbook. Our new editor, Brigitte McMinn (who is also editor of The TICA Trend) will soon be taking submissions of ads and photographs, plus orders for your copy of the 2010-2011 Yearbook. Watch for more emails regarding how to order your copy, and when ads and photographs are due for submission. For a sneak peek, you can download the new Yearbook Brochure.

If you have any questions, contact chris.unangst@gmail.com

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TICA Cats Wowed the Audience at the London Pet Show


More than 13,000 people (8,000 in the first three hours of the first day of the event!) attended the UK's prestigious London Pet Show where TICA was invited to exhibit at the show held at the National Hall in Olympia, London on May 7 and 8. Our Western Europe region led by Regional Director Martin Wood was on hand in the Cat Zone along with the Governing Council of the Cat fancy (GCCF) to discuss the more than 50 breeds of cats recognized by TICA.


The agility team led by Valerie Davidson and Sue Hart-Jones not only ran their cats - Fly and four-month-old Whitie - through the course several times during the two-day show, but they also landed an hour-long interview on the BBC "The One Show" on May 6th. Fly and Whitie both completed the course on numerous occasions without incident and other cats from various exhibitors also tried the course during the second day of the show. "Poor Whitie was so tired in the afternoon he just went to bed leaving Fly to do the afternoon. We finished at 4.30pm went home and both Fly and Whitie went to sleep," said Valerie.

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TICA Partners Offers You Don't Want to Forget!

PetMed Card - Did you know that you can purchase most of your cat - and other pets' - medications at your local pharmacy? And with the PetMed Card you can save up to 70% off the cost. It's free.
Download your card and start saving today.


Embrace Pet Insurance - TICA members can get two months of full coverage for only $1 for kittens up to one year of age. Coverage includes an annual maximum of $2,000 in veterinary bills for unexpected accidents and illnesses, with 80% reimbursement. Take advantage of this for your own pets or for kittens you sell to new owners.
Learn more in Embrace Pet Insurance's flyer.

Note: Both offers are only available in the United States.

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And the Winner Is ...


Congratulations to the winner of Embrace Pet Insurance's Facebook Photo Contest: Carol Goodall (Carol Conger). Carol is the proud owner of a new Petmate Pet Porter.

You can learn more about Embrace Pet Insurance at their Facebook page.

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Meet the ... Bombay


Sleek. Shiny. Like a highly polished patent leather shoe. Want to take a guess? If you said the Bombay, you're correct! This compact cat with round, copper penny gold eyes resembles the mini-panther that the late Nikki Horner had in mind when she began developing the breed in 1953.

The Bombay is a man-made breed developed from crossing a black American Shorthair with a sable Burmese. Sweet, loving, and inquisitive, this medium-sized cat is easy to care for and perfect for the family who wants a cat that will want to be with them.

To learn more about the Bombay, click here.

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Each month we're going to ask a question and then next month you'll find out the results of the previous month's survey.

In honor of TICA being invited to "take on New York City" at Meet the Breeds, which famous author and their cat(s) lived in NYC?


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Last month's response?

In honor of the upcoming wedding of Prince William and Kate, which famous Brit owned a cat named Mimi in memory of their cat-loving aunt?

The correct answer is, JOHN LENNON!

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  • Sir Winston Churchill: 40%
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber: 10%
  • Queen Victoria: 10%
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