Letter from Vickie
Happy Valentine's Day! Here we are in the middle of February
already. Over the months we have experienced glad and sad
times. As we approach the end of the show season in April,
I want to personally thank everyone for their continued
support of the TICA shows throughout the entire world. Without
you, TICA would not be such a great organization. From staff
to judges, clubs to exhibitors, volunteers to spectators,
the success of TICA is never a question. And of course that
success is due to our wonderful cats whom all of you share
with each other.
Our hearts always go out to the friends and felines we
have lost. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families
during this time of bereavement. Even though they are not
with us, they remain in our hearts forever.
How exciting that we have won another small step for
the cat. Yes, the cat won as the new token in the Monopoly
Our clubs have been doing a spectacular job during these
rough times, and each one deserves a big thank you for their
Just as a reminder to all, our eNewsletters and the TICA
Trend are available online for your reading pleasure. And
the great part of that is they are free!
And while you are surfing the net, don't forget to check
out all the great things that the TICA website offers. And
to keep track of all your cats and awards, get your TDS
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Stewie The Maine Coon
Supreme Grand Champion Alter Mymains Stewart Gilligan
(Stewie) 2010 World Record World's Longest Cat and Cat Tail
went to Rainbow Bridge. Stewie's owner, Robin Henderson,
said the record-holding cat died after battling cancer.
He was 8 years old.
World Records listed Stewie as the record-holder in
August 2010, measuring 48.5 inches from the tip of his nose
to the tip of his tail.
Maine Coon cat was a certified therapy animal that frequently
visited a Reno senior center and helped promote animal welfare
awareness with the
Last month, he attended the International Cat Show in
Portland, Oregon. "He did really well at the show, even
though he wasn't feeling totally perfect," said Valerie
Horton, the show's entry clerk. "He loved being there because
he loved the public. He always did."
Henderson stated that, "Stewie was always very social
and loved meeting new people. He has touched many lives,
and for that I am grateful."
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Monopoly Cat Purred Its Way To The Top
Well, the cat is out of the bag and the vote is in. After
fans from all over the voted, the cat became the new token
to the almost 80 year old game. The Monopoly game will no
longer have the iron which is replaced by the cat.
Did you know that during WWII metal tokens were replaced
by wooden ones? Even in this age of electronics, I still
enjoy a board game and so do the cats.
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International Cat Show And Food Drive For The Oregon
Food Bank TNCC "The New Culture Club"
Portland, Oregon. The counts were in. The four legged
fur balls were everywhere. Friday boasted 234 entries, and
Saturday and Sunday at 245 entries. Along with all those
entries, 13.5 55 gallon drums of food for the Oregon Food
Bank were collected which makes 3,634 lbs of food - making
us the 3rd largest food drive in January 2013 for OFB.
The gate was fantastic. Over the three days, 3, 075 paid
admissions and 1,425 children under 12 were free. And no
one went hungry. Nineteen cakes were eaten and 15 lbs of
coffee was consumed.
I think I won a raffle item
Judging a household pets
Five Rescue Groups were featured/sponsored - Community
Cat Coalition, Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals, Cascade
Animal Protection Society, West Columbia Gorge Humane Society,
Hervey Foundation for Cats. TNCC sponsored 25 shelter entries
- (no entry fee). And the wonderful ending to this was that16
Cats were adopted!
And what would a show be without a Spectator Choice Winner.
A shelter cat from Community Cat Coalition, Hampton Blue
Boy (Kathleen Shaw) was chosen for this award on Saturday.
On Sunday, Magnacatta iBruser, a Selkirk Rex Alter (Brenda
Fraser) was chosen.
Beautiful Awards for Beautiful Kitten
What great support by the
Brownie Girl Scouts Troop 4007
Scooper Bowl III: Litter boxing skills
There was a lot of great sponsors for the show - Felidae,
City Kitty, Sturdi Products, Kitty Cat Litter, plus 15 additional
vendors were there to sell their wares.
Club members made their own rosettes - including streamers
to help with expenses. And what would a show be without
the Scooper Bowl III - Celebrating Competent Litter Boxing
Skills & The Joy of Litter Boxing. WOW!
Another beautiful ribbon for a beautiful feline
Roll out the barrel. We'll have a barrel of
Our judge from Russian Federation - first time in the
USA was Vlada Beninya. Also judges from Great Britain, Austria,
Mexico, Canada, USA presided over18 rings.
And we don't want to forget our young people. The Junior
Exhibitor Ring on Sunday, made sure every child got a rosette
and even the spectator kids could participate using stuffed
TNCC Show Manager
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