6 Cat Care Basics
These independent pets still need their owners’ loving care.
By Dusty Rainbolt
14 Cats of Different Colors
Whether you prefer the elegance of a regal blue cat or the flash of a spotted cat, you’re sure to find a breed that suits you.
By Stacy M. Hackett
44 Your Breed Guide
46 A Tale of Two Breeders
Abyssinian breeder Carolyn Osier of Wil-o-glen and Jane Thompson of Celtic Ragdolls
By Janiss Garza
50 Two for the Show
Exotic breeder Amber Lea Morgan of Rarebreed Cattery and Kristine Alessio of Gottabello Savannahs
By Audrey Pavia
54 Breed Rescues
Resources for adopting a rescued purebred cat
58 Grooming the Next Generation
Cat organizations work to encourage young people to show cats.
By Sandy Robins
66 Sharing the Show Ring
Cat shows aren’t for pedigrees only — household pets can compete, too.
By Andrea Dorn
72 Unlocking the Code
A new genetic tool promises to boost feline medical knowledge.
By Rebecca Sweat
82 Asia’s Last Big Cats
The most powerful animals on the planet need our help to survive.
By Susan Logan and Brad Kollus
92 Purr Therapy
Cats deliver peace and purrs to those who need them most. Does your cat have what it takes?
By Wendy Bedwell-Wilson
98 Purrfect Pitch
Do cats hear music differently from the way we do?
By Eve Adamson
104 The Mythical Feline
Cats appear throughout world mythology as deities, guardians and monsters.
By Ramona D. Marek
108 Feline Fantasies
Four artists working in different media take inspiration from cats.
By Susan Chaney
114 Confessions of a Cat Collector
Instead of a real feline, this cat lover has dozens of figurines from around the world.
By Lee Arnold
120 Buyers’ Guide
126 2011 Photo Contest Results
Click here for information on entering the next Cats USA photo contest.
134 Cat Calls
Wonderful stories and practical advice from a veteran cat sitter
By Jeanne Adlon and Susan Logan
140 Kitty Directory
If you want information, you’ll find it here.
208 End Note
||146 Ad Index|
146 Shopper Ads
147 Breeder Directory
167 Championship Section
168 Gallery of Breeds
206 Breeder Ad Index
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