Hello Cat Lover!

Here's what's in this issue:

How to make $25 million...
Cat agility competition?
Pet food seminar, on the Internet!
Cat videos from Cornell...
Cat trivia...

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NEWS FOR CAT LOVERS
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How to make a cool $25 million:
Just come up with a fast, cheap way to spay and neuter animals.

This retired physician, who happens to be filthy rich and is a
devoted animal lover, has put a tantalizing offer on the table. The
total offer is $75 million, but most of that will go toward the
implementation of the new technique.

http://tinyurl.com/5nyhjk

I did hear about a chemical sterilization technique that was
developed several years ago, but I don't know who, or what
agency, did it. All I remember is that they said it was
too expensive to implement. We'll soon see how well this
guy's money talks!

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Well, agility competitions aren't just for dogs anymore.
Now there is the Annual CFA Iams Cat Championship, a two-day
event held in New York City, and they've been doing this for six
years already! Who knew? I didn't.

The photos from this past weekend's event are endearing and fun,
and the writer has a sense of humor that belies his less than wholly
enthusiastic opinion of cats. But it's a fun read... take a look:

http://tinyurl.com/66tcwx

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PET FOOD NEWS
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Have you ever attended a seminar on the Internet?
If not, here's your chance to see what it's like and learn something
about how petfood is manufactured.

There is no charge for this event, presented by Petfood Industry,
on November 18, 2008. Find out what's new in the petfood arena.
Presentation time is 2 p.m. Eastern.

You do have to register first, so they can figure out how much
"space" they need to accommodate everyone:

http://www.petfoodindustry.com/ViewWebinar.aspx?id=22710

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WEB SITES to explore
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Download videos on cat care from Cornell University, College of
Veterinary Medicine:

http://partnersah.vet.cornell.edu/pet/cats

If you can't see their videos, feel free to explore the web site
anyway, as they have plenty of great information about cats.

They are famed for their ground-breaking studies in feline health,
and lead the scientific community with their findings.

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USEFUL PRODUCTS AND SITES
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Get Dr. Jones' new ebook on Pet First Aid: http://tinyurl.com/6s7tfw

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A SMILE FOR YOU ;-)
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Some cat trivia:

The first White House cat was Tabby, a feline belonging to the family
of Abraham Lincoln. The 16th U.S. president was said to be such a
feline fancier that, when first lady Mary Todd Lincoln was asked,
"What is your husband's hobby?" she replied, "Cats." President Lincoln
also rescued several cats during his lifetime. Although he couldn't bring
them all to the White House, he reportedly followed up with other people
to ensure that the kitties went to good, loving homes.

In France, black cats are considered lucky... but only if they have a small
tuft of white in their coats. Thus, if you come into some quick money,
people would say "you have a black cat."

The original Cinderella was called Cinders-Cat. As the tale spread
around the world over time, the name eventually became Cinderella, and
the cat in the story has disappeared, too.

A very old legend says that if you see a one-eyed cat, make a wish,
spit on your thumb and stamp it into the palm of your other hand.
Your wish will come true.

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Check out the video on my website, at the bottom of the page:
http://www.theproblemcat.com
I try to change it out every couple of weeks.
This is a good one... shows a cat who can leap 7 feet into the air!

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A cheery thanks goes out to Paul DeCeglie in Thailand
for his contribution of some cute cat jokes, which I'll put
in here one at a time until we run out of them! Paul is an
American writer based in Thailand and does a newspaper
column called Pattaya Today. He can be reached at
mrwritepdc @ yahoo.com.

Today's joke:

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs
should relax and get used to the idea.
-- Robert A. Heinlein

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Do you have any interesting stories to share about your
cats? Send them in and I'll put them here in
this newsletter. (Include your name and website
if you have one, and I'll give you a "plug" for
your website. Or, anonymous is OK, too. It's
up to you.)

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