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!
- 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!
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.
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.
Interim Regional Directors who will hold the position until elections take place later this year have been named by TICA:
Mike Vasquez has been appointed as interim Regional Director and Board member for the Great Lakes Region. He will serve until elections are held next year. The Great Lakes Region encompasses 12 locations: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and Ontario. He has served as the region’s show reporter.
Jay Bangle will act as interim Regional Director and Board member for the Mid Pacific Region this year. The Mid Pacific region includes four states: Nevada, Northern California, Oregon and Utah. Jay is a Provisional All-Breed Judge and Chair of TICA’s Legislative Committee. Under her cattery Bangles, Jay has bred and shown many winning Bengals.
TICA has accepted a Preliminary New Breed: the Khaomanee. Effective May 1st, as a Preliminary New Breed, the Khaomanee is eligible to be shown at TICA sanctioned shows but do not earn titles or points towards Annual Awards and must follow specific rules to be eligible for the next step in achieving championship status.
The Khaomanee, also known as the Diamond Eye cat, is a rare breed of cat originating in Thailand. Its ancestry dates back hundreds of years, and is even mentioned in the Tamra Maew, or Cat Book Poems.
Its short, white, close-lying coat, and its blue, gold or odd eyed colored eyes makes it attractive to cat lovers. The Khaomanee is a moderate build but very muscular, and has a very active and intelligent personality.