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If you’re a cat lover and you’re not following TICA’s Facebook…and even worse, are not a friend of TICA’s that “likes” our site….well, here’s a chance for you to “like” us and be automatically entered to win a TICA branded polo shirt!
Take a few minutes and visit our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/TheInternationalCatAssociation – and “like” us. Once we hit 1000 friends, we’ll randomly select one of our friends who will win a polo shirt emblazened with a TICA logo!
Win a shirt and you’ll be envy of all cat lovers!
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
1,000 kids played AKC Meet the Breeds® BINGO at Meet the Breeds in New York City held November 19-20, 2011.
Created by The International Cat Association (TICA), American Kennel Club (AKC) and American Pet Products Association (APPA), AKC Meet the Breeds BINGO helped kids learn about the more than 200 dog and cat breeds at AKC Meet the Breeds®.
AKC Meet the Breeds Bingo encourages Responsible Pet Ownership with questions like True or False: “Dogs/cats need their teeth brushed?” and hints were provided to help kids answer each question. Upon completion, kids received a goody bag complements of the American Pet Products Association and the Pets Add Life Poetry Contest, filled with items donated by the AKC and TICA.
The Real Housewives of New Jersey and New York City sure can’t beat those cats who resemble those famous ladies . What do you think “Real Housewives” fans?
The Real Housewives of New Jersey
Caroline Manzo – Is seen as the matriarch of the Housewives. Caroline is dedicated to, and protective of, her family famously proclaiming “You mess with my family, you mess with me.”
Cat Breed: The Maine Coon is serious, rugged and strong. A good natured cat they get along well with children and are not afraid of work.
Teresa Giudice – Outspoken and devoted to family, Teresa is not afraid to speak her mind, even if it sometimes means making a scene. She is also one of the flashiest housewives.
Cat Breed: The flashy coat of the Bengal surpasses none. Busy and vocal, the Bengal is never too shy to speak its mind. This cat is loyal to the family and always an active participant in whatever is going on.
Jacqueline Laurita- Quiet and bland, Jacqueline, a mother of three, struggles to keep her teenage daughter on the right track.
Cat Breed: The Ragdoll is a loving, quiet cat with a laidback disposition. They are known for their tolerant attitudes with other animals and especially children.
Melissa Gorga –While dedicated to her husband and their children, Melissa puts family first and will stop at nothing to defend her husband over her sister-in-law.
Cat Breed: The Korat is energetic, intelligent and affectionate. This cat loves to play but is very gentle when playing with children.
The Real Housewives of New York City
Jill Zarin – The devoted mom, wife and friend whose loud, combative antics and attention-seeking ego took her from the darling to villain in seasons past and now looks for balance somewhere in between.
Cat Breed: The Ocicat may look wild but is absolutely devoted to its family while also being confident and outgoing with visitors. Powerful cats, they look ready to stalk their prey (their toy mouse that is) at any second and can be possessive of their play things if you try to take them away.
Kelly Killoren Bensimon – Finding respite in her world of unicorns and rainbows, Kelly is known for her playful and carefree personality.
Cat Breed: The Singapura’s large eyes twinkle with mischief in their angelic face. This impish, intelligent cat is curious, extroverted and has to help you with everything you do.
LuAnn de Lesseps - LuAnn likes being referred to by her aristocratic title the “Countess.” Devoted to her two children, she is energetic and versatile—whether she is relaxing in the Hamptons or lunching in Manhattan.
Cat Breed: Wearing four white gloves 24/7, the Birman was once revered by priests in Burma. This cat makes the greatest buddy, friend, confidant, and all around purrfect pet.
Ramona Singer - Ramona is best known for her “crazy eyes” and her zeal for work, as she boldly proclaims that she loves making her own money and finds it “an aphrodisiac.”
Cat Breed: Abyssinians are wonderful companions who are interested in everything around them and what everybody is doing. While exceedingly social, they are not always content in large cat populations where they have to share attention.
Alex McCord - Previously reserved, Alex took her claws out in the past two seasons and has found her voice.
Cat Breed: The Siamese is an elegant breed that is very vocal. Their eyes radiate intelligence and emotion. The legendary voice of the Siamese communicates like that of no other cat.
Sonja Morgan –Has a taste for luxury and fun. While staying out of drama last season, this year Sonja became a little bossy, informing new housewife Cindy of the “pecking order.”
Cat Breed: The glamorous Persian cat is one of the oldest breeds of cats, it’s known for its long, luxurious coat. This cat demands a quiet attention and when lavished with love, it will silently pay back with a soft purr.
Cindy Barshop – Is proud of her independence as a single mom and her ownership of “Completely Bare,” a chain of hair-removal spas, but is suspicious of the intentions of others.
Cat Breed: – The Sphynx is one of a few hairless breeds. This cat is loyal and dedicated to their owner while also inquisitive and intelligent.
Simon van Kempen – Househusband Simon is known for his outrageous fashion flair.
Cat Breed: The Egyptian Mau is a vocal and active breed with a happy nature that is often in the midst of trouble. Grooming is important – after all, they have to show off all those spots on their coat!
All of these breeds will be on hand at Meet the Breeds at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City, November 19-20. You can learn more at www.akcmeetthebreeds.org
TICA has been invited by the American Kennel Club® (AKC) to join forces when they return to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City on November 19th & 20th to host the third annual AKC Meet the Breeds® event. It’s the world’s largest gathering of dogs and cats, with more than 160 breeds of dogs and 50 breeds of cats on hand for animal lovers to see in person.
Cat lovers who attend AKC Meet the Breeds will have the rare opportunity to see most of the breeds of cats TICA recognizes including the world’s most popular breed of cat, the Bengal, in person.
Kids can pretend to be in the wild and pet a Toyger cat that resembles a tiger but has the sweet personality of a domestic kitten, the “bunny rabbit” of the feline world-the Cymric-and many more breeds including the Maine Coon, Persian, Sphynx, Havana Brown and more!
AKC Meet the Breeds is sponsored by PetPartners, Inc. a leading pet healthcare provider. Not only is it the world’s largest showcase of dogs and cats but AKC Meet the Breeds offers pet lovers a unique opportunity to play with some of the country’s rarest dog and cat breeds while educating themselves about responsible pet ownership and choosing the right pet for their lifestyle.
Dogs and cats. What more can you want? How about top experts in every pet-related field on hand to answer your questions about breeding, training, grooming, nutrition and first aid. Or shop for your feline or canine friend from more than 100 vendors. Watch cat agility – and dog agility plus other events – at the demonstration rings. And kids won’t come out empty handed when they visit the breed booths and vendor booths to collect goodies to take home.
You can find out more information about Meet the Breeds at www.meetthebreeds.com