Letter from Vickie
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!
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2011-2012 Winners Around the World
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
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,
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:
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Celebrate Your New Winners at Meet the Breeds!
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
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
Offer Expired July 13, 2012
Crown Partner™ breeder program members! Buy any
three bags of Royal Canin food you can purchase through
Canin® Crown Partner™ breeder program and
receive a free kitten scale!
If you're not a member of the
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
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
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,
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