From Favor to Favorite
I met my first cat doing a favor for a friend. In 2007, I met Connie Wardlaw on an African safari. We became friends so I was introduced to her cats and then, cat shows. I have always loved animals so fell for the cats and found the shows intriguing. At that time, I had a Lhasa Apso, but lost her in September 2008. I was feeling lonely and intended to get another dog. About that same time, Connie’s national winner Lola gave birth to three adorable kittens. Over Thanksgiving weekend, Connie and Bob were taking two of the kittens to a breeder in Virginia, but they needed someone to take care of the third. She asked if she could bring that kitten, Opie, to stay with me. I informed her I knew nothing about keeping cats inside, as I grew up on a farm in Nebraska and all my pet cats lived outside in the barn. I finally agreed to keep him for the weekend after she assured me that she would bring everything needed.
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“Take Two Kittens and Call Me In the Morning”
Can Cats Help Humans Be Healthier?
What You Don't Know About Somalis
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Most dedicated animal breeders have more than a passing knowledge of basic genetics and will carefully screen their breeding stock for genetic defects and phenotypic traits.
Up Close and Purr-sonal
Welcome to the new Cat Talk series "Up Close and Purr-sonal." While we might know what someone breeds and shows, we often have no idea about what their life and interests are outside of the show hall. And we are surprised at what we are learning about them as well! Do you have a recommendation for someone to interview? Let us know! Email Teresa Keiger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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My Special Cat
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Names. Oh, what an important choice in the life of cat! It is how a cat will be known in the show rings and in daily life. A name can alternate between words of delight or new forms of cursing (especially in this case!). Each name tells a story and this is the story of Toxicate Holy $#&@*
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NO cone No shame just use your noodle
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