Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Letter from Vickie
Another year has flown by. It's the time for Giving.
Rejoicing. And looking forward to a prosperous New Year.
2011 will be a fun year for you and your kitties. Don't
forget to visit TICAU. We have a lot of content (and especially
for the Holidays!!) that you need to read.
Take advantage of the great trading cards that you can
buy at a great price. What a better way to promote your
cat, your cattery and your breed! Oh, and don't forget
promoting TICA. Download the free ebook with fun Holiday
ideas for you and your cat (and send it to your family and
Just like during the Holiday season...there's SO
much to do and enjoy thanks to TICA.
So, let me keep my note short.
Have a great Holiday. And HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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Trading Cards to Promote Your Cats and Cattery
When you were a kid, bet you collected some type of trading
card. Baseball? The Beatles? Football? Elvis? Or some other
person, team, musician or sport that you enjoyed?
Well, as a cat owner wouldn't you LOVE to have a
trading card of your cat (or cats)? Now you can and just
for the low price of $79. For just $79 you'll get 500
cards but for ONLY $10 more you can get 1000 cards for $89
plus $14 S&H! You can also order an additional 1000
cards for just $52.
The front has your cat's photo and name. On the back,
you add a short message that tells about your cat (write
it in your cat's "voice" and let him/her tell
the story! Kids and cat lovers enjoy reading it!) and add
a short message that helps promote cat welfare.
The cards are produced by
The Card Connection, and normal turnaround is 4-6 weeks.
Don't wait. You can start handing out your cards at
local shows...promote your cat...your cattery...and TICA!
Pricing is good through March 31, 2011.
To read more,
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Fun Holiday Cat Ebook
The Holidays are about cooking. Cards. Decorations. Homemade
gifts. Great books to read. And more...but, for, cats?
Yes! Now TICA has gathered great Holiday ideas that you
can make, bake or take to ensure your cat has a joyful,
TICA's Happy Holiday Ideas for You and Your Cat ebook
is the perfect thing to send to cat lovers that you know.
- There are tasty homemade treat recipes that you
can whip up in little time and have wrapped for kitty
to enjoy over the Holidays.
- Great sources for ecards so you can send out cards
quickly and with no postage!
- Decoration ideas that anyone can make! They're
great family projects and things to stuff in that cat
lover's box or stocking.
- Coloring pages for the kids to enjoy and even frame
for mom, dad or any other cat lover they want to give
a gift to.
- Christmas cat books that are great to read to kids,
or even for yourself.
There's so much to do around the Holidays, so TICA
has made it simple by putting the "best cat Holiday
ideas" in one ebook. You can download your copy by
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Top Three Christmas Cat Books to Read for 2010
Dewey's Christmas at the Library - Dewey has been
the resident library cat for many years now. And even he
knows how to celebrate Christmas! This is the # 1 book to
read your kids - or even yourself - to get into the "Holiday
The other top two books are:
- Christmas Cats by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
- Merry Christmas, Splat (Splat the Cat) by Rob Scotton
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Holiday Ecards to Send Family and Friends
Need to send a card for Hannukah? Christmas? Kwanza?
New Years? Here are some really great sites that have ecards
that you can quickly send to your friends, family and other
cat lovers in your email address book.
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Holiday Travel: Does Kitty Go With You or Stay Home?
So, curiosity has it WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU GO ON VACATION
DURING THE HOLIDAY?
A recent survey conducted of pet owners showed that nowadays
more than 30% of owners take their pets with them. And travel
is "not just for the dogs". Cats and even birds
enjoy road trips, and even flying, to get to another family
member or friends' home, or even a nice hotel or resort
where the owners can relax and have fun (in the sun or snow).
Other options that pet owners take include:
Leaving kitty (or other pets) home for pet sitters, friends,
neighbors or family to take care of Boarding kitty at a
vet, cat posh hotel or other facility
Just remember if kitty is traveling with you, staying
home or being boarded, there are a few things you need to
- Write out instructions if your kitty isn't boarded
at the vet that includes who your vet is, how to get
hold of them. Also include the local emergency clinic
information for after-hour emergencies.
- Leave copies of all shot records, tags and other
pertinent information about diet, medicines, etc
- Leave litter and clean pans out along with scoop,
and bags for disposal of used litter and waste
- Leave out canned and dry food with instructions
on how much to feed and when.
- Leave all medicines and supplements out with instructions
on who gets what, when and the dosage.
- Clean bowls for water and dry food are good too.
To make it easier if someone is pet sitting kitty, leave
plastic spoons and forks plus paper plates to make it
easier for them to clean up after kitty eats.
- Leave toys that your cat loves to play with ...
but make sure they're hidden if you don't want
kitty to chew on feathers, etc.
- Always leave some towels and a clean bed or pad
available in case of accidents.
- And don't forget to leave your cell phone #,
where you're staying and another number for someone
else locally that your pet sitter, vet or boarding facility
can get hold of if they can't get hold of you.
- And if you can't be reached, make sure you have
someone else in the family designated as the person
to call if something happened to you during your trip.
- Keep a note on the refrigerator with the Poison
Hotline too ... You never know when your pet sitter
will need it if kitty stays home.
- Keep kitty in its favorite room with its bed, pan
and food/water. It's better to keep him/her in one
room so the cat does not escape out the door when your
pet sitter leaves.
- Leave your itinerary if you're flying so they
know when you'll be home.
- Make sure YOU have the contact information for your
pet sitter, boarding facility or vet so you can call
if needed to check in on your beloved feline.
If you're cat is being watched at home, make sure
you go over everything with your cat sitter. And if kitty
is boarded, make sure you also go over the contact information
and other pertinent information they need to know to make
your cat's stay as happy and stress free as possible.
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Do Cats Celebrate Holidays?
Do cats celebrate Hanukkah? Absolutely! Ever wonder if
the cat was present at Jesus' birth in Bethlehem? Well,
now you can learn the story of The Legend of the Cat. Or,
how DO cats decorate trees? And what do they do after they
finish decorating the tree for the Holidays? What about
New Years? Do they imbibe in the celebrations and write
resolutions? See for yourself...cats DO enjoy the Holidays
just like you and me.
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