Letter from Vickie


New York City ... here comes TICA and our many fabulous felines.

Yes everyone, it feels like it was only yesterday that the AKC called us and said they wanted to partner with us as co-hosts of the third Annual Meet the Breeds. It's an honor that they asked TICA to join them this year, and allow us to show off our wonderful breeds, including the Bengal, to the cat lovers in the tri-state area!

And even though Meet the Breeds is in just a few days, I want to give a resounding 'THANK YOU' to everyone who will have traveled from far and near ... and brought kitties! ... to the event. And a big BRAVO goes out to our team who made this happen:

  • Cheryl Hogan
  • Bobbie Tullo
  • Francine Hicks
  • Jackie Rose
  • Deb Decker
  • Jamie Christian (for Stage Schedules and Master of Ceremonies duties)
  • Anthony Hutcherson (who traveled to NYC with cats to be interviewed and represent TICA!)
  • Julia Munde (for designing our gorgeous spectator guide!)
  • Marty Young (who wrangled up advertisers for the spectator guide)
  • And many others working behind the scenes

If you live in the tri-state area, come and visit us! Support TICA and your fellow breeders, exhibitors and members! Or if you have friends, family or even people who own one of your kitties, tell them to come! It will be a lot of fun!

On another note, this is the beginning of the holiday season around the world starting this month. Please remember that while you can imbibe on luscious foods and drinks, keep kitty safe by not feeding them rich foods, and keeping them safe when you have visitors at the house.

Until next month,

Vickie Fisher

TICA President

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Get to Know TICA's Best Kitten 2010-2011


TICA's Best Kitten for the 2010-2011 season was the gorgeous brown (black) classic tabby/white Maine Coon, IW MTNest Prince William.

This handsome boy was bred and is owned by Judy and David Bernbaum from the Mid Atlantic region.

He also was the Best Kitten in their region last show season.

Prince William has continued on with his show career and is now being shown in the championship cat division in TICA.

Congratulations to the Bernbaum's for Prince William's win as Best Kitten last show season!

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Send In Your News About TICA Around the World!


TICA cats compete in shows around the world, and not many of our members or exhibitors get the chance to travel abroad to go to shows out of region or country! But all of us cat lovers really enjoy seeing photos and reading stories about shows in other places ... so please send in stories for upcoming issues of our newsletter and TICA's blog so we can share it with other members and exhibitors.

It also helps promote TICA's global presence through our blog TICA World which also posts through a link on Facebookand Twitter!

You can send your photos and copy to Marketing at marketing@tica.org. Please make sure to include the name of the club, location of the show, dates of the show and other information (name of cat, owner, judge, etc in a photo; best of show cat names, etc).

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Fashion Forward Felines Strut Their Stuff in NYC


Cats will strut their stuff at the upcoming Meet the Breeds at Jacob Javits Center in New York City, November 19-20.

Cats will work the runway at the "Kitty CATure" Feline Fashion Show featuring creations from Meow Wear designer Carla Reiss.

To read more click here.

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The Real Cats of New Jersey and New York City

It's always said that certain breeds of cats represent different person's personalities.

Well, we've taken the ladies from the hit TV shows The Real Housewives of New Jersey and The Real Housewives of New York City and matched them with their "feline alter ego".

If you watch the show, then you'll probably give two paws up for the cats we think match them.

Click here to find out which cats are which ladies!

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A Safe Holiday with Your Cats

Holidays are filled with good food, fun and laughter with family and friends ... and felines! To make your holidays safer and more special for your cats, here are a few things you can do:

Keep kitty safe with a collar and pet tags. Even if your cat does not wear a collar, and is chipped, to prevent losing kitty if he/she escapes out the house, put a collar with a tag on it! ReturnMoi Pets is a global database. If kitty gets lost, you can offer a reward and include instructions in the database on returning the cat, and also any medical issues! You can order your tags online and get them delivered to you before the holidays! To order click here and enter code CAT543.

Give kitty a comfy place to hang out when people are in the house. It's the holidays, so buy your cat a new cat tree! Not only will that give them someplace to climb up on and "get out of the way" in case someone comes in the room they're in. It'll also give them something new to explore and be entertained by! Check out The Refined Feline for trees and towers that kitty will enjoy for years to come!

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Talking Turkey with Kitty


Holidays mean cooking really good meals, like turkeys, roasts and hams! Well, kitty will be enamored with those delicious smells that fill the house, just like you are. So, don't let kitty not enjoy some of the great food!

Here's a quick recipe for some "Turkey Nibblers" that you can give your feline friend to enjoy. You can create these treats using a dehydrator if you happen to have one. Simply adjust the drying time to suit your unit. However, you can still make really terrific jerky treats using a conventional oven. The key to success lies in keeping a close eye on the meat during the process.


  • 12 thinly sliced strips of dark turkey meat


  1. Pre-heat oven to 300 degrees
  2. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray
  3. Remove any fat and skin from the turkey meat
  4. With a very sharp knife, cut turkey into ½ to 1 inch slices
  5. Place turkey strips on a baking sheet in a 300 degree oven, for about three hours. This is something you will want to keep an eye on so the meat doesn't char or burn. We are making jerky, so you basically just want the meat to dry, and this will result in some natural shrinkage.
  6. After about 2 and 1/2 to 3 hours, turn your oven off, leaving the turkey inside
  7. The turkey will continue to dry as the oven cools. I like to let the strips remain in the oven anywhere from six to eight hours until they are completely dry and cool.

After cooling, you should place the strips in an air-tight container. You can keep them fresh even longer by placing the container in your freezer and just pulling out treats as you need them.

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Meet the ... Peterbald


Long legged. Refined. A Russian gem as beautiful as a Faberge egg. What breed is this? The smooth, bald Peterbald!

The slim, elegant lines, the love and trust shining from its eyes and its hypnotizing movements make this cat a piece of living art that mesmerizes all who meet it.

Gently taking your face in their slender paws, these bat-wing-eared cats steal your heart as they favor you with caresses and non-stop purrs.

The Peterbald developed from a cross between the Donskoy and the Oriental Shorthair and its history is entwined with that of the two parent breeds.

In February 1986, a woman named Elena Kovaleva rescued a tiny fluffy tortoiseshell kitten from some boys and it home with her, naming it Varvara.

To learn more click here.

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Holistic Care for Kitty Covered by Pet Insurance

Many cat owners are turning to holistic care to support their cats' health, including chiropractic, acupuncture, homeopathy and more. Embrace Pet Insurance recognizes that holistic care is important for healthy cats and kittens, and they cover it! A sponsor of TICA's, Embrace Pet Insurance includes the holistic care as part of the health insurance packages that you can purchase for kittens and cats. To learn more click here.


Feedback Comments

Tue 10/18/2011 9:38 AM

TICA's Newest Partner ... Motel 6
Hi, happy to see that US-Members get another benefit, since Motel 6 is part of Accor Hotels. Accor Hotels is serving world wide see: accorhotels.com, here you will all the brands served by Accor. Could you please check into this in order to get some discount for international Members. Suggestion is either or all of the following: Mercure, Ibis, Etap, Novotel. This would than be great for all International Members. Thanks for letting me share our thoughts.
~ Ursula & Reinhard

Mon 10/17/2011 11:08 PM

TICA's Newest Partner ... Motel 6
bravo Vicky and all the board members for all this work and motel 6 good news
~ Aline

Mon 10/17/2011 5:42 PM

Cats Got You Puzzled?
The puzzle was fun! Nice reprieve after work.
~ Lori

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