Having a philosophy and a good attitude can make all the difference in how much you will enjoy your cat 'hobby'... these articles provide some food for thought
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- Animal Rights Agenda
Understanding the difference between Animal Welfare and Animal Rights is a critical distinction that all people need to make in order to choose the philosophy that best represents their hopes and wishes for the future of both domesticated and wild animals
- Cat Adopted Me Today
A cat adopted me today, and for ten minutes I felt alive?
- Cat Lover's Things To look For When Searching For A Soul-Mate
So, what are some of the signs you should look for in a potential spouse? Here are the top seven tips to help you in your search for the purr-fect cat-friendly guy...
- Cherokee Wisdom
A cat breeder shares a story...
A story to tug at your heart strings...
- * Consider The Source
The internet makes it easier then it has ever been for people to share suggestions regarding problems from the most basic to the most complex. It is now even more important to consider the experience, wisdom and personal agenda of the person giving you the advice.
- Corn Farmer
The cat fancy can learn a lesson from a successful farmer or corn.
A pet owner muses over the difference her cats have made in her life...
- Different Breeds are Different
What is true for one breed, may not be true for another. When we talk about a breed other than our own we need to understand that different breeds are just that... different!
- Different Opinions
Do you know how to have a lively discussion with someone with the opposite opinion to yours—without it getting nasty?
- Do you have what it takes to be a HERO?
It takes a special commitment to help save our feline friends in distress. This is a tribute to people involved in feline rescue. Included is a large list of links to rescue organizations.
- * Fancy Friends
In the cat fancy, what is a true friend?
- If I Didn't Have A Cat
My house could be carpeted instead of tiled and laminated...
- Just A Cat
From time to time, people tell me, "lighten up, it's just a cat,"
- Lesson Of The Goose
Whenever a goose falls out of the formation, it suddenly feels the drag and resistance of trying to fly alone and quickly gets back into formation to take advantage of the lifting power of the bird in front... Are you as smart as a goose?
- Lessons Learned Living With Kittens
A breeder reveals the sometimes painful lessons his kittens have taught him....
- Love At First Sight
A chance meeting at a vet`s office is the beginning of a love affair
- Man At The Dog Show
This is true tale about the favorite exhibitor at the Rough Collie Club of Ireland Championship show held on St. Patrick`s Day.
- My Philosophies
The editor of ShowCatsOnline.com, shares her personal life philosophies and illustrates how she has applied them to her involvement in the cat fancy.
- New Year...
As we enter 2006, take time to think about your goals and hopes for the new year...
- New Year`s Resolutions 2003
At a `Recovering From Too Much Holiday Eating` brunch, a group of friends gathered together and made a list of resolutions for the New Year.
A dog breeder shares her observation of the code of silence in the fancy regarding undesirable genes in bloodlines
- Play Nice
A breeder remembers her first `show` cat and encourages exhibitor`s to welcome newbies, regardless of the quality of their cat.
- Practice Makes It Easier
Are you afraid of giving your cat an injection? Does tube-feeding intimidate you? How about giving a cat a pill? Learning new skills can seem overwhelming to the new cat breeder. The good news is that if you can muster up the courage (and knowledge) to try, almost everything is easier to do with just a bit of practice.
- Run In The Rain
A story to remind you to not forget the little joys of life...
Making a difference begins with small steps... perhaps with something as simple as saving a starfish on a beach...
- * Ten Rules To Being A Successful Cat Breeder
Learn 10 simple rules to becoming a successful cat breeder...
- The Ten Commandments of Pet Ownership
If your cat could talk...
- This Old Cat
I have shared with you your laughter, you have wet my fur with tears...
- Three Filters Test
Use this test next time someone at a cat show starts to share the latest gossip with you.
- Top Breeders Are Not Measured By Wins Alone
Havana Brown breeder, Candice Massey, shares her vision of what makes a "Top Breeder" in the cat fancy . . .
- Trust Your Instincts
A Somali breeder learns to listen to her instincts..
- What Cats Do For Us
Taking a look at what our cats do to enrich our lives
- Words of Wisdom
A cat lover muses on the words of Mark Twain, "the cat would have the rare grace of never saying a word too much."