Induna’s Fan Club in the Dallas Airport

This is the time of year when all of the regions hold their Annual Awards Banquets and recognize their winners from the previous season. TICA’s South Central Region held their banquet in Wichita Falls to honor the 2010-2011 winners and regional cat show one cat that was there was Induna, a Bengal.

On the way home they flew out of the DFW International Airport and Induna was a big hit with a local group of cheerleaders heading out of town for Cheerleading Camp!

Here, let’s Induna’s mom – Jan Harrell – tell the rest in her own words:
“Induna made the wait at the gate a little less boring for people of all ages. He mesmerized some small children that were on the floor playing with him and then he became ‘official mascot for the day’ for a group of cheerleaders heading off to Cheerleader Camp. They requested a photo with him to post on their Facebook page – he was happy to oblige (I was trying to not be in the photo).”

You can tell who is Jan — she’s the one with the TICA t-shirt on! Oh, and Induna is the one with the tail and spots!

TICA Cats Join AKC Dogs at Meet the Breeds

TICA has been invited by the American Kennel Club® (AKC) to join forces when they return to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City on November 19th & 20th to host the third annual AKC Meet the Breeds® event. It’s the world’s largest gathering of dogs and cats, with more than 160 breeds of dogs and 50 breeds of cats on hand for animal lovers to see in person.
Cat lovers who attend AKC Meet the Breeds will have the rare opportunity to see most of the breeds of cats TICA recognizes including the world’s most popular breed of cat, the Bengal, in person.

Kids can pretend to be in the wild and pet a Toyger cat that resembles a tiger but has the sweet personality of a domestic kitten, the “bunny rabbit” of the feline world-the Cymric-and many more breeds including the Maine Coon, Persian, Sphynx, Havana Brown and more!

AKC Meet the Breeds is sponsored by PetPartners, Inc. a leading pet healthcare provider. Not only is it the world’s largest showcase of dogs and cats but AKC Meet the Breeds offers pet lovers a unique opportunity to play with some of the country’s rarest dog and cat breeds while educating themselves about responsible pet ownership and choosing the right pet for their lifestyle.

Dogs and cats. What more can you want? How about top experts in every pet-related field on hand to answer your questions about breeding, training, grooming, nutrition and first aid. Or shop for your feline or canine friend from more than 100 vendors. Watch cat agility – and dog agility plus other events – at the demonstration rings. And kids won’t come out empty handed when they visit the breed booths and vendor booths to collect goodies to take home.

You can find out more information about Meet the Breeds at www.meetthebreeds.com

Have A Cat? Have A Question? Then Go to TICAU

Are you a cat owner? Or just love cats?

Can you have a career working with cats? How do you know if your kitten is a male or a female?

What famous author had polydactyl cats? Want to bake homemade treats?

So how do you get answers to these questions? Go to TICA University … otherwise known as TICAU, the place to find everything about cats.

It’s the first-of-its-kind online university that is free to cat lovers and anyone else around the world. When you visit its “campus” you’ll find several different schools that you can find information about cats. Take a tour of the campus and visit each of these schools and just a few of the types of information you can learn:

Gym — exercises, how to keep your cat in tip-top shape, and more!

Cafe – bake your own treats, find restaurants to go to that love cats, what’s a good nutrition?

Nursing – what’s needed in an emergency kit? if my cat is stung, what should I do?

Science – are cats left pawed? can they see in color?

Admissions – register with TICAU and even test your knowledge about cats

History – from ancient history to modern day, cats have influenced many things….and were the focus of many myths!

Library – cats were a “muse” for what authors? what famous author loved cats so much he left his home to them in his will?

Art – tour the gallery and see famous artwork and learn about cats in the theatre and more

Business – is there really feline vets? how do I get to judge cats?

Psychology – what makes cats “tick”? can you train a cat to use the toilet?

Kids — color books! games! fun things to do! Interesting tips and facts!

Oh, and see if you can find Professor Purrsey. He’s quite a character, and you never know where he’ll be.

And if you register with TICAU, you’ll get updates on new information as its added to the site. It’s fun. It’s free. And it’s THE place to go for information on cats!

Two paws up according to all of the cats who have sat on their owners’ keyboards or laptops and looked at TICAU.