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Friday, August 27, 2010

It's Time to Celebrate!

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Yes, it's time to celebrate all of our international winners at the upcoming TICA Annual Banquet and Championship Show. Hosted by Jazzy Cats, this year's banquet and show will be held at the fabulously beautiful Hyatt Regency Hotel/Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.

Okay, so we can't say there's "romance in the air" but we can certainly proclaim that TICA will be celebrating last season's top winning cats, kittens, alters, household pets and household pet kittens from around the world!

Just for grins, we looked at the top 25 international winners for the five divisions, and then sorted them by each region.

Regions With Most International Wins:
Mid Atlantic: 24 Mid Pacific: 15
Northeast: 15 Great Lakes: 14
Southeast: 11 Southwest: 11
Northwest: 10 South Central: 8
Southern Europe: 7 Western Europe: 5
Northern Europe: 4 Asia: 1

A few more 2009-2010 facts that are kinda neat:
523 shows were held around the world
Shows were held in 26 countries (see list below)

Congratulations to the Mid Atlantic region for the most international winners: a total of 24 fabulous cats! But most of all, CONGRATULATIONS TO EACH CAT, ITS OWNER...and of course your regions!

I hope to see you at the Awards Banquet and Show next week. If you can't make it, we'll be announcing the Best Cat, Kitten, Alter, Household Pet and Household Pet Kitten in our next newsletter. Plus Judge of the Year (hope you got your votes in!).

Enjoy the rest of your summer...hope you're having a great 2010-2011 show season so far...and peruse the rest of this newsletter for even more exciting TICA news!

Purr-sonally yours,
Vickie Fisher
President
TICA

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Where WAS TICA Last Season?

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No, it's not "Where is Waldo?" but "Where WAS TICA?" last year.

The 2009-2010 season showed no signs of slowing down with 523 shows held in 26 countries.

Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, England, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Norway, Panama, Russia, South Korea, Spain, The Netherlands, Uruguay, United States

TICA is proud to have a great presence around the world, and helping with the welfare of cats while educating persons in countries from every region of the world!

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Drum Roll Please!

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Congratulations to Nikki Crandall-Seibert, Cheryl Leigh Chamberlin, and Rene (Irene) Knapp for being our lucky winners for advertising in the 2010 TICA Yearbook!

Nikki, our first place winner and will receive a TICA computer bag. Cheryl, our second winner will receive a Yearbook, year of choice. Rene, our third winner will go to baseball games in style with a TICA ball cap.

And THANK YOU to EVERYONE who helped support TICA by placing ads or submitting photographs of your Supreme Grand Champions, Regional winners or cats for other purposes.

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Welcome Ask A Vet Question!

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TICA is excited to welcome Dr. Marie Haynes, DVM who owns the web site Ask a Vet Question as a source of information to not only TICA members, but all cat lovers around the world.

Dr. Marie has been practicing small animal medicine for over 10 years now. She is compassionate and cares for the animals and the wonderful people who own them. She is experienced in treating cats, dogs, guinea pigs, hamsters, rats and mice. She is skilled in surgery, dermatology, ophthalmology, dentistry, behavior and medicine. Dr. Marie has taken courses in Orthopedic Surgery as well.

She also has an interest in oncology and gives compassionate and knowledgeable advice whether you are interested in chemotherapy, radiation or simply palliative care.

Many people have veterinary questions and need to ask a vet a question and get a response quickly! Need to ask an online vet?

Click here to visit her site.

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Meet the Singapura

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The Singapura, whose name is Malaysian for Singapore, originates from Singapore in South East Asia where the ticked coat pattern and dark brown color are a common local combination recognized as the original gene pool for ticked tabbies.

Hal and Tommy Meadow (USAF) brought the ticked cats home with them when they returned to the U.S. in the early 1970s.

These delightful delicate-looking cats dressed in the colors of the old sepia photographs are into everything looking up at you with big innocent eyes when you find them engaged in some mischief.

The Singapura is the smallest breed of cat but is an energy-packed companion that wants to help you with everything you do.

In 1991, the government of Singapore recognized the cats as a living national treasure.

Click here to read more.

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Litter 101

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Cat litter comes in a variety of styles.

From clumping to flushable and clay-based or corn-based there is a feline litter that suits the preferences of any cat or kitten and of course, you, as its owner.

But choosing the best cat litter for your cat and household can be confusing.

Click here to learn more about how to choose the litter that is right for you...and your cat!

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Ever Wonder...

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Do Cats See in Color?

The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles not only did some research on this question, but actually demonstrated through images how cats see the world around them.

Per their "results" they have determined that "Cats are not color blind - they have the ability to distinguish between blues and greens, but lack the ability to pick out shades of red."

To read more click here.

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TICA Promotional Materials

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Imagine this: you're at a TICA show, sitting in the benching area in front of your cat's cage.

A couple comes up interested in your breed, and after talking for a while they ask "Do you have any additional information on your breed?"

Well, now you don't have to say "No". Say "YES" and hand them a copy of your breed's profile now available in printable format on TICA's web site.

All you have to do is go to the TICA Breed Page, select the breed you are interested in, and when you're on that breed's page you'll see in the upper right hand corner the words PRINTABLE VERSION.

Click on that and it will open up into a PDF document that you can save to your computer and print out.

And don't forget! TICA also has brochures available that you can print off HERE.

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Share Your Opinion!

Survey

It's always fun finding out what TICA members and exhibitors and breeders enjoy, do and want to do! So this month's question is:

What sound does your cat make most of the time?

VOTE NOW

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Last month's response?

How do you like to travel with your cat:

30% Staying at a new hotel/motel is fun...because it's exploration time!

22% Route 66 here we come (We like to travel by car)

10% It's good my friends and family love cats, because we like to stay with them.

3% We fly the friendly skies

34% Flying, driving, hotels and staying with family and friends helps us have a fun time traveling together.

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Also This Month

TICA Best of Breed Photos

Did your cat win a Best of Breed? If so, then your fabulous feline is now part of the Best of 2009-2010 Breeds. We would like to include your cat's photo on TICA's Website. Submit your photo! Read More

Did your cat earn a new title?

Getting the title isn't automatic! Your cat will not show an earned title unless the title has been paid for through the TICA Executive Office Read More

Pedigree/Progeny Reports

Do you know the difference between a pedigree and a progeny report? Have you ever heard of a vertical pedigree? TICA offers all these and more!
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Royal Canin Rescue!

Royal Canin to the Rescue, a special program for select feline rescue organizations, offers exclusive delivery options and savings. Read More

Advertising Opportunities

Promote your cattery, product or services to cat lovers around the world!
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Download & Show off the 30th Anniversary Logo

TICA's marketing program adheres to consistent branding and messaging.
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Check the EO Status

In an effort to keep you informed of the current status of the work in the Executive Office, you will be seeing the processing dates for each department. Read More

Member Discounts

TICA Members now get discounts from Hertz Car Rental! Read More

Order a previous TICA Yearbook

Every year at the end of the show season, TICA is proud to showcase its winners from around the world in the TICA Yearbook. Learn more about TICA's history by ordering a previous TICA yearbook. Read More

New Blogs

No matter where you live, you can keep up with TICA through our new blog: TICA World. Read More

2010 Candidates

If you are a TICA Member and would like to file to run as Regional Director, you may do so through July 31 of this year. Read More

2011 Standings 08/19/10

Official Standings from the TICA Executive Office. Read More

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