Best In Show winner!!

Congratulations to our Best-In-Show winner from the Dr. Elseys CFA International Cat Show this past weekend….

One cat from each show (Red and Purple) was chosen in Championship and Premiership along with one Kitten from each show. Selection was based on total points earned. The six cats were then judged by CFA All Breed Judges Kathy Black of Duncan, OK; Wain Harding of Ukiah, CA; and Yaeko Takano of Tokyo, Japan. They selected their first and second runners up, along with the Best Cat in Show.

Best In Show

BEST IN SHOW

GP, NW CINEMA’S LIBERACE OF CALCAT
Copper-Eyed White Persian Neuter
Breeder: Blake Mayes-Dennis Adler
Owner: Joseph Deutsch-Joanne Hardeman-Kerry Ury-Cynthia A Lewis-Constance W Wardlaw

FIRST RUNNER-UP

GC CACAO WHISKEY IN THE WATER
Brown Tabby & White Persian Male
Breeder/Owner: Janet & Carissa Altschul

SECOND RUNNER-UP

GC, RW VELVETKIST DESIGNER GENES
Cream & White Persian Male
Breeder/Owner: Noralyn Heisig

 

Dr Elseys CFA International Cat Show

Coming this weekend, November 19 and 20!

If you are in the Novi, Michigan area this weekend, be sure to come see the CFA International Cat Show, being held at the Suburban Collection Showplace, 46100 Grand River Ave in Novi, MI.

CISIn addition to the judging rings, the show offers a variety of activities for the entire family. Spectators can enjoy watching the feline agility competition. And for those wanting more in-depth information about the different breeds of cats, there is an education ring.

The first 250 adult attendees purchasing a ticket at the show will receive a coupon good for a free sample of Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat Litter, redeemable only at Dr. Elsey’s show booth the days of the show.

The show is open to the public on Saturday from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm and on Sunday from 8:30 am until 4:00 pm.

View our Press Release for a link to a coupon good for $1 off the price of admission!

Meet the Bombay

BombayThe Bombay originated in the mid-1960s as a hybrid between the Burmese and the American Shorthair.

With its jet black, gleaming coat, gold to copper eyes, solid body and sweet facial expression, the ideal Bombay has an unmistakable look of its own. The Bombay is a medium-size cat, well-balanced, friendly, alert, and outgoing; muscular and having a surprising weight for its size.

BombayBombays are wonderful companions and will sit on your lap hour after hour; they love to be around people. They will follow you wherever you go changing rooms whenever you move. They want to be the center of attention and in the middle of everything.  They are highly intelligent cats that love to play and are easy to train.

The Bombay is one of the easiest breeds to groom and bathe. Since their coats are so short and satiny there is very little shedding. If given a monthly bath, their shedding is almost nonexistent.

Learn more about the Bombay…

National Cat Day

October 29th is National Cat Day!!!  (Although really, isn’t EVERY day “cat day”?)

KittensThe holiday was first started in 2005, to both celebrate our feline friends, and encourage their adoption.

So, give your feline friends a special treat today, or some extra cuddles…. Because life just isn’t the same without a cat in it!!

Meet the Birman

BirmanThe ideal Birman is a large, long stocky cat. It has long, silky hair, not as thick as the Persian, and does not mat.

The color of the coat is light, preferably with a golden cast, as if misted with gold. The “points” are darker, similar to the Siamese and colorpointed Persian. The very distinctive white feet are ideally symmetrical.

BirmanThe unique white color of the feet and up the back of the hind legs are probably what draw the most attention from spectators at cat shows. They are referred to as “gloves” and “laces.”  The “gloves” on the front feet, if perfect, go across in an even line, and the “laces” on the hind feet end in a point up the back of the leg.

Birmans are often referred to as “middle of the road” cats. Of course, there are variations among the breed, but they do not tend to be as active as shorthaired breeds such as Abyssinians, nor as laid back as some of the other longhaired cats such as Persians.

Birmans have semi-long, silky hair that is not inclined to mat because of its texture. Consequently, frequent grooming is not necessary. However, it is a good idea to comb out the coat a few minutes a day as part of the attention your cat receives on a regular basis.

Learn more about the Birman…

Pet Obesity Awareness

Today is Pet Obesity Awareness day!

As you can see from the infographic below, provided by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP), obesity is a serious concern for our furry friends.

You can help out by participating in their annual survey – visit http://petobesityprevention.org/2016-national-pet-obesity-awareness-day/ for all the details.

Pet Obesity

Meet the Balinese

sept28-2The first look at the Balinese brings to mind a Siamese cat except for the length of its coat. Under that long, silky ermine coat he wears so proudly, this beautiful cat is all Siamese, and that includes his personality. The Balinese has a long, fine, silky coat, covering its long, hard tubular body.

Balinese cats come in the four colors: seal point (dark brown), chocolate point (a warmer, milk-chocolate brown), blue point (slate grey), and lilac point (rosy grey). These colors are restricted to the points of the cat, which are the tail, the feet, the mask (entire face) and the ears.

Very little is known about when or how sept28-1the first Balinese appeared, although it is generally accepted that the breed originated as a spontaneous mutation of the Siamese cat. Siamese kittens with longer hair began appearing in Siamese litters in the early 1900’s. Because their longer coats were not acceptable for cat shows or desirable for breeding show cats, breeders would place them in pet homes . It was not until the 1940’s that serious efforts were made to promote them as a recognized breed.

Balinese cats are active, intelligent, social and vocal. They want to be an everyday part of the lives of their human family. This includes “helping” you with your everyday chores, sleeping under the covers at night, and enjoying energetic play.

Because the long, fine silky coat of the Balinese does not have an undercoat, they shed very little hair. This also means that the coat will not mat and consequently little grooming is required for the pet Balinese except for occasional brushing and a bath when it appears to be necessary.

Learn more about the Balinese …

Catios

sept21Catios – short for Cat Patios – are one of the latest home trends.

Catios are a great way to give your feline friends some fresh air and time in the outdoors, while keeping them safe from harm.  They’re also a great way to keep the wildlife and birds safe from being hunted by your kitty while outside.

Several companies have started offering catios commercially (for example, “Catio Spaces” in Seattle, WA), but if you’re handy, it’s a great DIY project as well.  You can find plans available for sale (for example, at Catio Spaces – https://www.catiospaces.com/diy-catio-plans-overview.html), or on various blogs (for example https://catioblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/10/portable-catio-idea/)

Some communities have gotten into the spirit and put together home tours featuring catios, such as the partnership between the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon and the Portland Audobon Society, which featured a tour on Sept 10 of Portland, OR area home catios.

To help you get started, as part of the September “Happy Cat Month”, EasyPetFence.com is offering 5% off their Kitty Corral Cat Fencing Systems until September 30, 2016 with discount code “HCM16” at checkout.

Here, Kitty, Kitty

Here Kitty KittyHere’s a cute game from Fireside Games – Here, Kitty, Kitty!

In this game, you have to outwit your fellow feline fanatics as you lure cats onto your property, move cats into your house, and steal cats from your neighbors. All’s fair in love and cat collecting!

Use your “Catlike Reflexes” to avoid “Stray Dogs” and “Hairballs,” and you might just “Land on Your Feet!”
3-6 players can participate, and it’s designed for ages 10 and up.

Check it out!  https://firesidegames.com/games/here-kitty-kitty/