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Who's Smarter, Cat or Dog Owners?

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A recent study by Carol University found that cat owners scored higher on an intelligence test than dog owners, which has started an internet war. After reading this study I told our assistant editor, Jason, that this study was ridiculous, there is no doubt that dog owners are smarter and that this study made no sense. Read More

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Notes from the Executive Office

  • Please dont forget to renew your TICA membership, the deadline is June 30th! Login with your TDS Online Account to renew without waiting!
  • There are several sponsorships still available for the Annual Awards. If you've been cheering on a winner from your region ... or a cat or kitten that represents your breed and made the Top International Winners ... or you just want to say "congratulations" to a friend and their cat ... now you have the chance to sponsor their International Award!
  • We are currently accepting applications for this year's membership ballot. This year's election will include President, Vice President, and Breed Committees. Also, at the end of this month, 2 more elections will open. A Maine Coon Breed Poll, and voting for Judge of the Year. Look for updates here!
  • It is a new show year already, and the standings for 2015 are now posted! Take a look!
  • Want to know more about what TICA is doing? Read the minutes from the past board meeting here.
  • ATTENTION TOP WINNERS!! This year we will be including your cat's photo in the annual program and on the Breed pages of the TICA Website. Please visit these pages to see if your cat is included and for instuctions on submitting your photos:

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Royal Canin

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Feline Enrichment

The Ohio State University has been doing extensive Feline Enrichment studies. Dr. Buffington is a leader in feline behavior.

  • To enrich the lives of indoor cats, we have developed this "resource checklist" and some suggestions for making changes.
  • A Purrrfect Start. Listed here are things an "ideal" house for cats might include. Your cat(s) might not need all these features to get along, but making your house more "cat friendly" will ensure that you and your cat enjoy each other's company for years to come.
  • Feline Focus Environmental Enrichment for Indoor Cats is a five page detailed super great article.

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Artists Mews: Fat Cat Becomes a Work of Art

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View more works of art!

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Cats, Dogs & Friends

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Paul Zucker, President of Zucker Systems have published a book authored by Dean Vietor called Cats, Dogs & Friends at the Office.

It includes 82 cat cartoons by nationally recognized cartoonist Dean Vietor. Follow THIS LINK to buy the book!

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Pet food wars: David v. Goliath Edition

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Pet food giant Purina has filed a lawsuit against industry upstart Blue Buffalo, claiming the smaller firm has engaged in false advertising.


At first glance, pet food might appear to be an enviably sedate industry. Although it was plunged into turmoil seven years ago with the discovery of contaminated ingredients, the market regrouped and has grown steadily as more people treat — and feed — dogs and cats like members of the family. Read More.

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Catz Nail Wraps!

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Espionage Cosmetics: The internet / humanity is obsessed with cats and the silly, fantastical things that they choose to do. Keep some cuteness close by at all times with these matte wraps! All the kitties pictured here are from team members of Espionage Cosmetics.

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