The Exotic Breed Takes Over Top Spot from Persian Breed for the First Time
The Cat Fanciers’ Association Announces Most Popular Cats!
Pictured: CFA’s Best Exotic for 2014, GC, BW, NW Dandys Hey Jude of Ivy Cat, a cream spotted tabby male, bred by Natalie Blakeley and P & R Degolyer and owned by Natalie Blakeley and Pam Degolyer.
Busy cat owners who like the look of a Persian, but don’t have time for daily grooming sessions, have made the Exotic the most popular cat breed according to the Cat Fanciers’ Association (CFA) 2014 registration statistics. The Exotic is bred to meet the Persian standard in every way with one very special exception: the coat. The thick, plush, short coat gives the Exotic a soft, rounded, teddy bear look. Based on registration statistics, the Exotic took over the top spot from the Persian breed.
Take a look at the ranking of all of CFA’s breeds here.
Well, here’s an interesting tidbit to note. Tokyo-based publisher Kadokawa Magazine will publish a photo book dedicated entirely to 100 photographs of flying cats diving, jumping and leaping from wall to wall, roof to roof and even between two floating boats.
(C) Kenta Igarashi
The book, titled Tobi-Neko,which can be roughly translated as “flying cats,” features images by photographer Kenta Igarashi. Mr. Igarashi’s artwork has become popular after his images were featured on TV programs in Japan in 2014. The book will sell for $11.
Owners of Pedigreed cats, Penn Veterinary Medicine would like your input on your cat’s temperament. The CaTs temperament survey is only for registered, pedigreed cats. You must have your cat’s pedigree available for color and pattern identification. Go to Penn State’s site to take the survey.
Great news! We just got word that CFA’s 2009-2010’s Best Household Pet in the North Atlantic Region was on Animal Planet’s Kitty Half-time Show on Sunday, February 1, 2015. BamBam, owned by Diane Bove starred as Katty Furry on the show. Congratulations to BamBam! Take a look at this talented feline! Photo: Courtesy Diane Bove
The Catdance Film Festival celebrates the best cat in cinema in Park City and features the best in original, scripted, cat-inspired shorts.
In its third year, the Catdance Film Festival* was presented by Fresh Step® litter and hosted by actress and animal activist Nikki Reed, returned to famed Park City, Utah, home of the Sundance Film Festival at the heart of the independent film scene on Jan. 24 and presented its golden litter scoop to the best original feline short film titled CATastrophe by Alana Grelyak.
Catdance is sponsored by Fresh Step as part of its Million Meow Mission, a campaign to help shelters and rescues find more forever homes for cats. For the first time, feline film fans mingled with adoptable kittens on the red carpet. Six featured films starring shelter cats will debut at the festival along with a custom 14-karat gold and diamond cat dome ring worn by Reed.
The feline bling went to auction beginning Jan. 24 via FreshStep.com and 80 percent of the auction price will benefit the ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®).
Peter Cohen, a home builder, has found a creative way to keep his cats occupied by constructing an elaborate course with catwalks, tunnels, platforms and perches throughout his California home. Take a look at how this creative builder built a fun and safe home for their rescue cats. While most of us cannot go to this extent, it is important to create our own version of a kitty playground to keep our cats occupied.
We cannot wait to show you this great video which shows what is involved in feline agility competition which is just like the one coming up and will be hosted by the CFA’s San Diego Cat Club this weekend !
The excitement of the two day event came to a colorful end on Sunday with the selection of Best-of-the-Best in Show Winner, a 4 year and seven month old Bi-Color Persian Male Cream and White Neuter was named Best in Show of 1,000 cats at the 2014 CFA/Dr. Elsey’s Precious Cat Litter World Championship Cat Show on November 23, 2014. One cat from each show (Red and Purple) was chosen in each of the three categories in Kitten, Championship and Premiership. Selection was based on total points earned. The six cats were judged by CFA All Breed Judges Larry Adkison of Springfield, MO; Diana Doernberg of Akron, OH; and Kathy Black of Duncan, OK who selected their first and second runners up along with the Best Cat in Show.
BEST IN SHOW
GC, GP, NW VELVETKIST PACK’N HEAT OF KRIMPURRS
Cream and White Persian Male Neuter
B: Noralyn Heisig
O: Noralyn Heisig, Beth Holly
GC, NW WYNTERWYND CLAIR DE LUNE
Blue Russian Blue Female
B/O: Annette Wilson
GC TOMBROCK’S CHOPIN
Black Exotic Male
B: Salvatore Cuccu, Giovanni Giordano
O: Salvatore Cuccu, Maria Christina Bertello, Giovanni Giordano