|Queen cat Matahari on the gallery ledge with a cat memento i had purchased from Tokyo in 1995.When will India have its first "CAT CLUB" akin to other Asian Country's ?(Tuesday 18-12-2012)|
Hello Mr. Rudolph,
I was given to understand that you are looking for a cat club in India. I am Shree Nair - VP of the Middle East Cat Society (based in Dubai), member of the World Cat Society (WCF- Germany) and Publisher of PETME magazine. I am currently in the process of registering the Indian Cat Federation at Banglore. I will be in Banglore from 19 till 22 Sept. If you would like to be a part of this organisation, please contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or via my indian mobile no: 0 9790 761735.
Looking forward to hear from you.
Pets Middle East Magazine
Po.Box: 37288, Dubai, UAE.
Phones: +971 50 5851394 - +971 55 2180540Web: www.petmeonline.com
M y reply to Mr Shree .Nair after doing the necessary correspondence on the internet and not receiving any feedback from cat owners and fanciers. Dear Sheree Nair,
I put up a complete detail of our correspondence on my websites and no response as yet.Another aspect that i want to clarify is regarding the enrollment fees. I personally feel Rs 5000 /year membership fees are extremely high.Is it a one time registration fee of Rs 5000 and the a minimum membership rate of a reduced sum yearly. I feel paying Rs 5000 every year just to be a member is very high fees for a "CAT CLUB". I am not in touch with either the "I.N.K.C" or "K.C.I" dog clubs of Mumbai but was for many years a member of "I.N.K.C" and my dachshund bitch won numerous prizes. I remember the membership fees being modest in 1980's and the same could be today. Rs 5000/yearly fees for a "CAT CLUB" could be intimidating to many ordinary cat members, especially unemployed youngsters depending on their parents income as "Pocket Money".For me personally ,Rs 5000/Year is o.k as i am actively involved in wild-life and pet issues, now owning 2 traditional Persian Cats.Till today i make it a habit to visit "Dog Shows" in Mumbai and hence decided to get cat-owners to start a cat club, surprised that none existed in India, let alone Mumbai.Regarding "Pam Persians", i have been corresponding with them but they have never replied back nor suggested anything about the "Bangalore Cat fancy".It would be better if you write to her to correspond or speak to me.Check this video i produced in 2010 when attending the "I.N.K.C" dog show in Mumbai.http://www.youtube.com/
|"Radhe" the pet cat of "Worli Fish Market" in Mumbai.Isn't this beautiful cat worthy of being represented in a "CAT SHOW".The local "Mumbai Cat".(Friday 4-1-2013)|
"RADHE(Rajesh)" :-This cat was named after "Rajesh Khanna" , one of India's most popular romantic film stars in the Hindi movie Industry.."RADHE" responds and is recognized by all the fisher-women and shop-keepers in Worli fish market in Mumbai, the markets mascot pet, owned by none!.This cat is the "KingKong" among all the stray cats in the Worli fish market which has a gang os resident cats.He is huge in size and towers over the other cats like a basketball player, also a bit obese.This could be the aftereffects of "Castration" as well as medical treatment that this lucky cat underwent, rescued by a local cat enthusiast from an almost fatal disease a few years ago. Mr Wadhwani, Worli markets cat philanthropist daily feeds all the stray cats in the market with his own money, a princely sum considering that fish is expensive"Radhi" responds by name to all the fisherwomen in the market akin to a dog, unbelievably docile and a aristocrat amongst the stray cats.To defecate he goes outside the market onto the road pavement akin to a dog.All other cats defecate in the fish market itself, not Radhe as shown in the Photo.A freak of a cat and the star attraction of the "Worli Fish Market" in Mumbai.This photo is a candid photo that i took on Friday (4-1-2013) in the Worli fish-market of Mumbai.Thought of capturing memories of this unique cat, one of the thousands of stray cats on Mumbai's streets and markets.Only difference, "RADHE(RAJESH)" is the king amongst the stray cats that i have observed as a cat owner and writer .Sadly "Radhe" expired sometime in March 2014 and his presence is surely missed in the "Worli fish market".This majestic cat could have definitely been a candidate for any cat show under the "Pet house-cat" category.He was not a house-cat but owned by the entire market! WHEN WILL INDIA HAVE ITS FIRST "CAT CLUB" ?
HAPPY TO READ IN THE NEWSPAPERS THAT THE FIRST CAT SHOW IN INDIA WILL BE HELD IN BANGALORE ON SATURDAY/SUNDAY (27/28) OF APRIL-2013 CONDUCTED BY " INDIAN CAT FEDERATION"
WRITE UP ON "INTERNATIONAL CAT SHOW" at Bangalore in "Hindu Newspaper" :- You don’t own a cat, the cat owns you, or so the saying goes. But for those who want to show off their feline companions, an international cat show will be held here in the city.
Organised by the newly formed Indian Cat Federation, the International Cat Show of India will be on April 27 and 28.
Apart from the certification of pedigree that is gained by participating in the show, cat lovers can also clarify their doubts about their pets and network with other owners and breeders, founder of the federation Shree Nayar said here on Monday.
Various contest categories are: long hair, short hair, semi-long hair, Siam/Orient short hair), Persian and exotic. Among house cats, the categories are — novices: 6–10 months, male and female; kitten: male and female, 3–6 months; whelp: minimum three kittens, 10 weeks– 3 months.
The show will be held at the Chancery Pavilion. Registration is Rs. 500, with a separate fee per cat of Rs. 150. There will be a maximum of 120 cats a day.
To register, visit www.indiancatfederation.org or call +91-9845031073.
The event is sponsored by pet food brand Whiskas.SO FINALLY MY PERSONAL BLOGS AND AWARENESS OF CREATING A "CAT CLUB" IN INDIA HAS PROVED EFFECTIVE AND Mr SHREE.NAIR HAS FOUNDED THE "INDIAN CAT FEDERATION" IN BANGALORE.NOW ONLY HOPE THAT CAT SHOWS ARE HELD IN OTHER INDIAN CITY'S INCLUDING MUMBAI, AKIN TO DOG SHOWS.
http://indiancatfederation.org/ :- CHECK THIS LINK.