Letter from Vickie
What a great time we had in Columbus, Ohio and hearty
congratulations for a job well done needs to go out to the
Great Lakes Region and its clubs for hosting this year's
Awards Banquet and International Cat Show. If you didn't
get to go to this year's event, you missed a fun time. There
were over 400 cats entered in this year's show, and cat
lovers from around the area came in to watch the judging,
meet our International winners and learn more about their
Most importantly, A hearty congratulations to our 2011-2012
Best Cat, Kitten, Alter, Household Pet and Household Pet
Kitten plus our other International and Breed winners who
represented TICA from around the world. You can read more
about our 2011-2012 International winners in this issue.
After judging thousands of cats around with world during
the past 17 years at TICA shows, Vicki Jo Harrison, from
the South Central Region was named Judge of the Year. Congratulations
And boy! The Columbian Feline Club created one of the
most beautiful show catalogs I've ever seen. Their catalog
for the XVIII Y XIX Exposicion Internacional Felina Una
Aventura Fantasmagorica won the coveted "Catalog of the
Year" award for the 2011-2012 show season.
I can't say enough about this year's event. Well done
... a lot of fun ... and a great way to celebrate the 2011-2012
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2011-2012 International Winners Announced in Columbus
A black Persian named IW SGC Nuit Magiques Ellington
of Yvarie was proclaimed TICA's 2011-2012 Best Cat at the
Annual Awards Banquet. Ellington was joined by the world's
best Kitten, Alter, Household Pet Cat and Household Pet
Kitten when they are all honored on September 1 in Columbus,
Ellington, owned by Marie Sarton from TICA's European
South Region, earned Best Cat with a record-setting total
of 13,678 points. More than 3,100 cats competed around the
world in the Championship Cat division. Ellington and Marie
traveled from France to pick up his awards in Ohio.
International Winners were:
|2012 Best Kitten
A Brown (Black) Classic Tabby/White Maine Coon
kitten - IW Kelimcoons Don Cesar Of Sarajen - was
named Best Kitten. Owned by Teri Matzkin of TICA's
Mid-Atlantic Region, Cesar competed against 2,072
kittens worldwide and finished the season with 7,760
|2012 Best Alter
IW SGCA Sunsoar Sambucca Of Bryndiar/Cf, Black
Exotic Shorthair owned by Sandra Lopes of TICA's
Northeast Region. Sambucca finished the 2011-2012
show season with a whopping 11,759 points and competed
against 1,139 alters around the world.
|2012 Best Household Pet
IW SGM Bashful Beryl Of Careycats, a Red Classic
Tabby/White domestic shorthair, competed against
465 household pets to take home the title of Best
Household Pet. Shown by Tanya Carey from TICA's
Southeast Region, Beryl earned 11,056 points by
the end of the season.
|2012 Best Household Pet Kitten
A Brown (Black) Mackerel Torbie/White domestic
shorthair kitten captured the hearts of judges,
and beat 167 other kittens from around the world
to earn the title of Best Household Pet Kitten.
IW Soffiee, owned by Linda Swierczynski from TICA's
Mid-Atlantic Region, finished the season with 6,440
Congratulations to all of the other cats, kittens, alters,
household pet cats and kittens who earned a Top 25 International
award; plus all of the Breed winners for the 2011-2012 show
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Vicki Jo Harrison Named Judge of the Year
After breeding and showing Siamese and Oriental Shorthairs
for thirty-one years, Vicki Jo Harrison entered TICA's judging
program in 1996. Now seventeen years and thousands of cats
judged around the world later, Vicki Jo has been named Judge
of the Year for 2012.
"I am very honored and humbled to have received this
award," said Vicki Jo.
Vicki Jo and her husband John breed and show Oriental
Shorthairs under their cattery, Radiance located in the
South Central Region, and have produced numerous International,
Regional and Breed winners. She also sits as Chair of TICA's
Siamese and Oriental Shorthair Breed Committees.
Congratulations Vicki Jo!
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Totem Cat Invites You to Washington Next Year
Totem Cat, Spirit of the Northwest, invites you to the
2013 Annual Awards Banquet and International Cat Show where
you can celebrate with friends and find your own spirit
animal for you and your cats!
Next year's event hosted by the Northwest Consortium
will be held in Bellevue, Washington on August 31 through
Mark your calendars ... and if you want to learn about
the Totem Cat before you come to Washington,
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TICA Kitty Goes on Safari ... To A Fiesta ... And Paints
Now you can go on Safari, to a Fiesta or paint the town
with your own TICA Kitty t-shirt.
Available in Youth M, Adult S M L XL 2XL for $20 each
plus shipping, each t-shirt comes in two colors.
Check out the TICA Kitty t-shirts by
clicking here. To order your t-shirt (or t-shirts!)
with the t-shirt you want to order, color and size.
All funds will benefit Meet the Breeds co-hosted by TICA
and the American Kennel Club (AKC) in NYC on Oct 19-21.
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