Join the Cats (and Dogs) Who Will Take A Bite Out of the Big Apple

The American Kennel Club (AKC) just announced TICKETS ARE ON SALE!!! for Meet the Breeds. The International Cat Association (TICA) will be at Meet the Breeds this year on November 19 and 20 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, and we are excited!!

We’ll have more than fifty breeds of cats — including the world’s most popular breed the Bengal! — in addition to the AKC having over 100 breeds of dogs on hand for you to see close up and in person. To be exact, we’ll have over 160 breeds of dogs and cats total under the same roof!

But Meet the Breeds isn’t just about meeting in person the cats and dogs you’ve only seen on TV, on the web or in pictures. You’ll also get to see demos of dog AND cat agility (yes cat agility!), cat “haute couture” on the runway, visit vendors….oh, and to just focus on cats, we’ll also have presentations on cat grooming, a parade of breeds, junior exhibitor information and even a place where you can register your household pet cat for free.

So what are you waiting for? Circle November 19 or 20 on your calendar, and buy your tickets at

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!

Bengal Kittens From Around The World Featured In Bengals Illustrated

If you’re enamored with the slinky, spotted Bengals,

Bengals captivate their owner's attention and gain their love

Bengals captivate their owner's attention and gain their love

then you need to check out Bengals Illustrated, the world’s largest Bengal cat magazine. It’s current issue features kittens from around the world in the current issue. It’s a quarterly publication, dedicated to the Bengal cat and its owners, appeals to the pet owner, prospective owner and breeder alike.

The International Bengal Cat Connection

The International Bengal Cat Connection

No, it’s not related to Sports Illustrated, but Bengals Illustrated is the largest and most popular Bengal cat magazine around the world! Not only does it feature photos of Bengals, Bengals and more Bengals, but each issue features articles on nutrition, health care, breed advancement, feline research and other topics. And know what’s really special about Bengals Illustrated? When you subscribe to this fantastic publication, a portion of your subscription will be used for Bengal rescue, feline research and breed advancement!

Bengals Illustrated is published by Brigitte McMinn, who makes sure that each magazine is filled with full-color photos, heart-warming real-life stories and articles.

If you want to receive Bengals Illustrated in print format, or if you’d like to receive it in digital format or on CD, you can do that too. You’ll also get to create a special blog about your Bengals, and have access to a one-stop shop of Bengal-related products. There’s also a Subscribers Only Forum allowing you to connect with other Bengal cat enthusiasts. If you want to purchase the current Kitten issue, or subscribe to Bengals Illustrated visit