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Letter from Vickie

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Tick tick tick. Do you hear that?


It's time counting down until we can celebrate all of our winners at our upcoming regional awards banquets and the annual awards in Columbus, Ohio. The Executive Office will mail out International award letters and certificates on July 10th.


Don't miss out on the fun, and attend the awards banquets ... celebrate your cats and support your fellow breeders' and friends wins ... and reserve your space, submit your photos and order a copy of the 2011-2012 Yearbook. You can't pass up the opportunity to have your cats "making history" and being featured in TICA's Yearbook.


Tick tick tick can also be heard with the number of cats and kittens who are sadly living in our local shelters. Time is precious to these fabulous felines who are simply looking for a loving home! June is Adopt a Shelter Cat month, and we're proud to work with our local shelters and rescue groups by helping cats who need new homes meet potential new families at our local shows.


Even though June is the "official month", helping cats and kittens find new loving homes is really a year-round thing! Please support your local shelters and rescue groups by inviting them to have adoptable cats at your shows, promoting them on your regional web sites and working closely with them when they need help through donations, fostering or adoptions. All cats are important to us at TICA!


Congratulations to everyone!


Feline-ly Yours,

Vickie Fisher

TICA President

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2011-2012 Winners Around the World

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The results are in, and a hearty congratulation goes to all of the TICA's Regional and International winners around the world!


The Executive Office will send out letters for the Top 25 International winners and Best of Breed Cat winners. Letters and certificates will be sent to kitten breed winners, 2nd & 3rd cat breed winners and Best of Color award winners.


Don't forget to register for your Regional Awards Banquet (check on your regional web site for more information on your awards banquet) and the International Awards Banquet this year hosted by the Great Lakes Region in Columbus, Ohio.


Also, don't forget to reserve your space in the 2011-2012 TICA Yearbook for a half-or full-page ad (here's an idea! Split it with other breeders from your breed to celebrate all of your winners!). Plus check on the submission due dates for your winners' photos. You don't want to miss out on this! You can email the yearbook editor for more information: chris.unangst@gmail.com

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Celebrate Your New Winners at Meet the Breeds!

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You have a new breed, regional or international winner ... that is WAY EXCITING! Wouldn't you like to show how proud you are of your cat or kitten, and also your breed?


Well, there couldn't be a better way to recognize your cat and breed then advertising in the Visitor Guide at Meet the Breeds.


Over 10,000 copies were handed out at last year's event in New York City. Can you imagine 10,000 cat lovers having your cat's or cattery's information?!


Contact Marty Young to find out how you can advertise for a low cost!


If you can come to Meet the Breeds that TICA is co-hosting with the American Kennel Club (AKC) at the Jacob Javitts Center in New York City on October 20-21, 2012, contact your Breed Committee Chair or Francine Hicks at bellaken@roadrunner.com.


Your cat or kitten could be the "feline spokesperson" for your breed at one of the largest pet-related events in the world.

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Get A Free Kitten Scale

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Offer Expired July 13, 2012

Calling all Royal Canin® Crown Partner™ breeder program members! Buy any three bags of Royal Canin food you can purchase through the Royal Canin® Crown Partner™ breeder program and receive a free kitten scale!


If you're not a member of the Royal Canin® Crown Partner™ breeder program, call 1-888-213-4486 to get started! It's kitten season and a new scale sure will come in handy. As Royal Canin says: pound for pound, this is a pretty good deal!

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Meet the ... Norwegian Forest Cat

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Centuries ago when the Vikings sailed the seas in their ornately decorated boats, they traveled with cats that helped keep the rodent population down, and their food safe from being eaten by unwanted guests.


Fast forward and today the Norwegian Forest Cat has found a place in many households as a loving family member around the world.


A natural breed, the Norwegian Forest Cat also referred to as "Wegies" was referred to as the Skogkatt by the Vikings.


Big, gentle and robust, the Wegie is the perfect cat for a single person or for a lively household that wants a cat that wants to snuggle one minute, but play the next.


To learn more about the Norwegian Forest Cat, click here.

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Award Banquet Gift Ideas

Do you remember the first time you went to a Regional or International Awards banquet and saw piles of "gifts" at your table? Fun huh? What a great way to celebrate your cat's win with your fellow exhibitors and breeders. But, what should you buy or make?

Here's a few little things to take into consideration to turn your gift into something memorable:

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Have a neat cattery name? For example if your cattery was "Rosebud" why not think about a silk rose with your cattery card? Or a real rose?

What's your cat's name? For example, if it's Lady Gaga-find something really crazy that evokes Lady Gaga. Colorful M&Ms in a bag ... gold candy coins ... glittery cat toys.

What breed do you show? For example, the Havana is perfect for a little bag of chocolates or a chocolate bar with your cattery name on it.

But remember, you can always buy some bulk cat toys and put your cattery card or your cat's photo on it! Remember, it's because of those fabulous felines in our life we're at the banquets celebrating and having fun! Do a search on Google for "bulk cat toys".

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