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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Letter from Vickie

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It's time for gathering with your family, friends and other loved ones (and that includes your cats!) for Thanksgiving. That scrumptious smell of turkey...the marshmallows browned to that perfect golden crisp on top of your sweet potatoes...and the sound of family having fun watching football, playing games or just visiting.


While this is a holiday observed only in the United States, the meaning behind Thanksgiving is global. And with that, I want to wish everyone no matter where you live a HAPPY THANKSGIVING.


Don't forget your cats during this joyful time. They love turkey, so instead of feeding them off your plate, why not cook them up something the day after Thanksgiving? After you've had a few turkey sandwiches, I'm sure you'll have plenty left to make these tasty nibblers. We've included some other fun Thanksgiving things for you to do with your family (see below).


And please remember that HAPPY can turn into SAD if your feline friends are not watched during the holiday. We've included a very good article on how to keep your kitties safe...and happy!


I wish everyone-around the world-happiness as we enter the holiday season.


Vickie Fisher

TICA President

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Recipe for Thanksgiving Turkey Nibblers

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How many times has your cat watched as you enjoyed that tasty turkey on Thanksgiving? Well now you can turn turkey into a treat for your feline friends.


You can turn dark turkey meat into jerky treats really easy. All you have to do is use a conventional oven and let it slowly dry out.


Now you don't have to feel like your cats are being left out of the Thanksgiving celebration!


To see the full recipe click here.

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Thanksgiving Cat Clip Art

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Want to decorate your holiday invitation to Grandma's house (okay, your house!) for Thanksgiving?


You can find some really neat clip art of cats and pumpkins by visiting these two sites:


To read more, click here.


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Thanksgiving Kitty Ecards to Send Family and Friends

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With the price of postage, sending an ecard not only gets it delivered quicker but is less expensive. Here are a few web sites that are great for cat, dog and other pet ecards. You can customize them with your own message, and easily upload your emails for your friends, families, neighbors and anyone else you want to send a Thanksgiving message to.


To read more, click here.

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Keep Your Cat Safe During Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving Day a time for family to gather, eat huge turkeys and watch football. Oh, and don't forget your pets. No, not that they want to eat turkey (you know they do!) or watch football, but you need to be careful because there are many "hidden holiday hazards" that can hurt cats and your other pets.


To read more, click here.


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TICA Helps GCCF Celebrate 100 Years

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The Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF), the premier registration body for breeding and showing cats in the United Kingdom, celebrates 100 years of working with cat fancy this month.


TICA is proud to be represented at this weekend's Supreme Show held on Saturday, November 20 in Birmingham, England. For more show information visit http://www.supremecatshow.org/

Congratulations GCCF!


To read more, click here.

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Meet the...American Shorthair

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As it's Thanksgiving time, it's befitting to celebrate a breed founded in the United States: the American Shorthair. The American Shorthair is one of the most adaptable breeds for any type of household from a single owner to a family. Calm and affectionate, the American Shorthair is great for a senior citizen that wants a lap cap to hold and cuddle. Non-demanding, the American keeps itself entertained. A natural breed, the American Shorthair is a medium-sized cat, muscular with a firm, well-balanced body. They have easy care short, lustrous coat in a range of colors and patterns.


To read more, click here.

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Each month we're going to ask a question and then next month you'll find out the results of the previous month's survey.

What "treat" does your cat(s) love during Thanksgiving?

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Last month's response?

What infamous author is famous for not only his novels, but cats?

  • 96% chose Ernest Hemingway - which is correct!
  • 4% selected John Grisham

And what are his cats famous for?

  • 88% thought polydactyl - which is correct!
  • 8% chose lived on his boats
  • 4% selected blue eyes
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