Another Season Ends With Record Number of Winners

Another season has come and gone and The International Cat Association (TICA) is ready to crown new winners around the world! The 2011-2012 season that ended April 30th, saw many new champions crowned….new breeds capturing regional and international titles…and more cats from around the world taking top honors in the cat, kitten, alter, household pet or household pet kitten divisions!

TICA’s regions will be holding their regional awards banquets soon around the world to honor the top cats in each of the divisions, plus breed winners. The Annual Cat Show and Awards Banquet where the International winners from around the world will be celebrated in¬†Columbus, Ohio¬†on September 1-2, 2012.

Watch for more information on TICA’s Facebook or TICA web site when we announced the cats, kittens, alters, household pet cats and household pet kittens take top honors!

 

Go Green and Recycle Cat Litter Containers

Nowadays we all try to do our part for the planet and “go green” by sorting out plastics, metal and paper products from our trash. Well, now you can find even more creative ways to reuse your cat litter containers. Take a few minutes to watch this quick video!

And if you’re wondering how to reuse kitty litter, if you use one of the natural litters made from newspaper, corn, wheat or wood, then you can recycle them too!

  • Spread unsoiled litter on oil spots in your garage or driveway!
  • Fill holes in your yard with the natural wood litter
  • Add to your compost pile – but make sure you take any solids out before you do that!
  • Spread the wood litter as compost directly on your yard

And don’t forget the litter pail or container: use them to store stuff in (what about bird seed?), carry water in, or, drill a hole in the bottom and plant some cat grass or catnip!

Here’s to a Lucky Cat: the Maneki Neko

If you’ve ever visited a Chinese restaurant I’m sure you’ve seen the white or gold cat with a paw raised up in the air, greeting you as you enter.

Well, that happy faced cat is claimed to bring good luck and its name is the Maneki Neko.

In TICA, the Neko brings good luck to our junior exhibitors as their mascot! Next time you’re at a show, look closely at a Japanese Bobtail and you’ll see that the Neko is fashioned after these sweet cats with curly or stubby tails.

To learn the Neko’s history, click here.