TICA will be an exhibitor at the prestigious London Pet Show scheduled for May 7 and 8, 2011. The show will be held at the National Hall, in Olympia, London, United Kingdom.
TICA will be in the Cat Zone along with the Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF). The GCCF will bring many of the popular breeds of cats including the Persian, Semi Long Hair British, Foreign, Siamese, Oriental and Burmese. Other breeds on hand will include Ragamuffins, Household Pets, Sphynx Cats, Snowshoes, Traditional Ragdolls and Siberians. Cat lovers will also be able to talk to trainers and breeders, watch cat agility demonstrations, and meet Blue Peter’s cats Socks and Cookie.
“We’re thrilled to be invited to exhibit at this prestigious event and one that is attended by cat lovers from across the United Kingdom,” said Vickie Fisher, President of The International Cat Association. “This is a great opportunity to introduce TICA to cat lovers plus breeders, exhibitors, veterinarians and other professionals who work with cats.”
Valentine’s Day is when you say I Love You.
Now you can show your love to your cat, Mom, Dad, friend, sister, brother or anyone with a cat Valentine. TICA has a fun, free ebook full of Valentine’s cards to print out. And coloring pages you can make your own card with!
Happy Valentine’s Day from TICA!
Harlingen, Texas – Cat coloring pages. Holiday cat ecards. Easy-to-make cat crafts. Fun cat toys to make at home. Recipes for yummy cat treats.
The International Cat Association (TICA) offers cat lovers around the world the free ebook “Happy Holiday Ideas for You and Your Cat” that contains all of this information plus more great ideas for cat lovers of all ages.
The free ebook available on TICA University for easy download from includes:
• Tasty homemade treat recipes that you can whip up in little time and have wrapped for kitty to enjoy over the Holidays.
• Great sources for ecards so you can send out cards quickly and with no postage!
• Templates for cat gifts you can make for holiday gifts
• Decoration ideas that anyone can make! They’re great family projects and things to stuff in that cat lover’s box or stocking.
• Coloring pages for the kids to enjoy and even frame for mom, dad or any other cat lover they want to give a gift to.
• Christmas cat books that are great to read to kids, or even for yourself.
“There’s so much to do around the Holidays, so TICA has made it simple by putting the “best cat Holiday ideas” in one ebook,” said Vickie Fisher, President of TICA. “These ideas are great for the holidays, but also all year round.”
The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF), the premier registration body for breeding and showing cats in the United Kingdom, celebrates 100 years of working with cat fancy this month.
TICA is proud to be represented at this weekend’s Supreme Show held on Saturday, November 20 in Birmingham, England. For more show information visit http://www.supremecatshow.org/
Thanksgiving Day a time for family to gather, eat huge turkeys and watch football. Oh, and don’t forget your pets. No, not that they want to eat turkey (you know they do!) or watch football, but you need to be careful because there are many “hidden holiday hazards” that can hurt cats and your other pets.
Here are a few tips to keep kitty safe:
NO BONES FOR ME THANKS!
While turkey bones may be a tempting treat for your cat, don’t give to them! They can splinter off and puncture their stomach or intestinal tract. Make sure that the bones on your plates, and the picked-clean carcass are wrapped in a plastic bag, and properly disposed of out of kitty’s way.
HMMM….CHOCOLATE AND OTHER TREATS SOUND GREAT…….
But can take you and kitty to the emergency room. Don’t let your cat eat any sweets. Don’t sit sweets out where they can get to them. Make sure children visiting know NOT to give treats (ie sweets) to your cats. And pick up any plates with leftover desserts to ensure your fab feline dosen’t eat something he/she shouldn’t!
KEEP ME SAFE IN A ROOM OR CRATE.
Although your cat probably would love wandering around the house and visiting family and friends, the best thing to do is put them in a room that no one will enter or in a crate. If you put them in a crate, make sure they have room for water , food and a pan. Make it a comfy, safe environment for them. You don’t want a visitor opening the front door or garage and out goes kitty!
OH, ARE THOSE FLOWERS FOR ME?
You’d be surprised how many cats love to nibble on fresh flowers. The equate it to grass so if you decide to have fresh bouquets at your dinner table, please make sure that kitty isn’t able to get to them. And if you MUST have flowers, research flowers that are non-toxic and make a bouquet out of those pretty plants. Also, if you have fresh flowers, don’t use the packet of “flower fresh” in the water. It’s toxic to your cat. A little sugar in the water will keep the flowers fresh.
NO, I DON’T KNOW HOW TO COOK…
But I sure love being in the kitchen with you. Uh huh. Well, hot stoves are dangerous for kitty. Candles are dangerous. Boiling water is dangerous. Bones (like we’ve discussed) is dangerous. Do I need to go on? In other words, don’t let your cat in the kitchen the entire day. Make sure you have some nice turkey canned food (or some fresh turkey minced up) to give him/her so they don’t feel left out.
BUT I REALLY DIDN’T MEAN TO EAT THAT…………
Geez. Well, you never know what a cat will do. So if you DO have an emergency, make sure you have the closest emergency clinic’s phone number handy, and the Poison hotline. If you do everything listed above, you won’t need it!
Have a HAPPY and SAFE holiday…you and your cat(s)!