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Martha Stewart finally got to meet a Bengal cat in person on her TV show (the Martha Stewart Show) which airs tomorrow December 1, 2011 on the Hallmark Channel at 10 a.m. EST.
Not only did she meet the Bengal, but also got to handle a Toyger, Cymric, Sphynx and Munchkin on the special show on “Pets”. The show also featured dogs and birds that people don’t get to see too often.
TICA was represented by Anthony Hutcherson, chairperson of the TICA Bengal Breed committee and President of The International Bengal Cat Society, Inc. The cats handled by Martha were provided by Anthony, Judy Sugden, Kay DeVilbiss, Emily Greene and Sherri and Samantha McConnell.
For two years in a row, the Bengal has been proclaimed the most popular cat based on registrations. At the end of 2009, 6,264 cats and 4,489 litters were registered around the world.
“Once again the Bengal has claimed the title of most popular cat!,” said Vickie Fisher, President of TICA. “Since their beginnings in 1986, the Bengal’s regal beauty and alluring charm have quickly made it one of the most popular breeds. Bengal breeders continue to develop these stunning cats with careful selection for temperament, health and beauty.”
Rounding out the Top Ten most popular breed of cats for 2009 were the:
• Sphynx – 1,107 Cats, 681 Litters
• Siberian – 819 Cats, 563 Litters
• NFoundation Savannah – 580 Cats, 454 Litters
• Persian – 579 Cats, 252 Litters
• Norwegian Forest – 560 Cats, 234 Litters
• British Shorthair – 517 Cats, 195 Litters
• Abyssinian – 342 Cats, 213 Litters