Posts Tagged ‘showing cats’
Floppycats? Well, it’s a blog dedicated to the Ragdoll , and written by Jennifer Dean!
TICA’s President Vickie Fisher was featured recently on Floppycats. No need to repeat what she had to share with cat lovers, visit Floppycats and read what Vickie has to share about cats, the cat fancy, showing cats and TICA.
The Ragdoll developed in the early 1960′s is a large affectionate, semi-longhaired cat with captivating blue eyes. One of the largest breeds in the cat fancy, the Ragdoll gets along well with children and other pets, including dogs, often living up to its name as it gets carried around the house in a child’s arms. These sturdy cats have no extreme features and blend easily in to the busy modern household
June is Adopt A Cat Month, and in celebration local rescue groups will have kittens and cats for adoption at local TICA cat shows.
Many cats and kittens adopted from shelters and rescue groups have enjoyed the “spotlight” at cat shows and become winning household pet cats and kittens. Last show season that ended April 30, 2010, there were 506 household pet cats and 186 household pet kittens that competed at local shows around the world.
TICA was the first cat registry that allowed registration of household pets. Cats and kittens can also compete for the same regional and international awards as pedigreed cats. Household pet cats can also earn the same titles as pedigreed cats registered with TICA.
If you can’t adopt a new cat or kitten, you can help promote June Is Adopt A Cat Month by:
But what if you can’t adopt? Here are some easy ways you can still help:
- paste this message into the “What’s on your mind?” box at the top of your Facebook page: “June is Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month. Save a life: Adopt a cat or kitten!”
- Tweet, retweet and repeat the following (or your own brilliant message): “June is Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month. Save a life: Adopt a cat or kitten!”
- Contact your local shelter or rescue group to see if you can (1) foster a cat or kitten (2) make a donation of towels, food, and other items they can use or (3) make a cash donation.
Okay, so it’s really judges. Plural. But we want to congratulate all of the judges that have advanced and to those who have entered the judging program. All were announced at TICA’s Spring 2010 Board Meeting held May 14-15, 2010.
Longhair / Shorthair Trainee in Judging Program
Probationary Speciality Judge
- Toni Scarboro
Provisional Allbreed Judge
- Theresa Kempton
Approved Allbreed Judge
- Kitti Ruttan
- Lynn Sherer
Mary-Lise de Landtsheer was advanced to Ring/School Instructor.
TICA has judges around the world. Congratulations to everyone!
Each year millions of cats end up in shelters, with rescue groups or on the streets. And spring of course means many little kittens born and needing homes. So, to spread the word about cats and kittens who need a forever loving home, June is Adopt A Cat Month.
Shelters and rescue groups across the country can use your help — either getting the word out to other cat lovers who are looking for a new feline friend to join their family….who can help out by fostering a cat, kitten or mom with litter…who can make donations in funds or items…or even better, who can give a forever home to a new cat, kitten or pair!
Visit your local shelter, contact your local rescue groups, visit your pet store that has cats for adoption…and share your home, your heart and your love with a new cat or kitten!
Take windmills, tulips, 500 beautiful cats, people from all around the world, and sprinkle in some wonderful seminars and discussion. You now have the annual meeting and show of the World Cat Congress! Hosted by Fédération Internationale Féline (FiFe), with a cat show organized by Mundikat Cat Club, the 2009 World Cat Congress was held in Arnhem, Netherlands, April 11-14.
The World Cat Congress, in partnership with Royal Canin, was established in 1994 to promote harmony in the cat fancy. Nine registering bodies, from five continents, make up the Congress. While respecting our various differences, the Congress seeks to promote the health and welfare of cats, encourage the sharing of resources in the interest of cats, and educate people about the global cat fancy.
It was a treat for me to judge my very first FiFe show, along with many of the delegates from around the world. And, I was proud to find that, on the second day of the show, the Best Overall Cat was, SGC Yakimo of Shaggy-Coons, and one of TICA’s current Top 20 Cats!!!