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  1. Michael, your “Cat Intelligence” in India seem to be better than me! Excellent news on the “Cat Show” held in India which was unavailable in the Indian media. .Now i will give you a bit of “INSIDE INFORMATION” regarding the organization and formation of the “Indian Cat Federation” in Bangalore. Through “P.O.C” you were instrumental in creating a awareness and i progressed as a “Personal Relationship Blogger” connecting and meeting different people in the “Cat World” through “Internet Correspondence”.

    The first prominent person i corresponded with was Vickie Fisher, the President of “T.I.C.A”. Next i corresponded with Shree Nair (Vice-President of Middle East Cat Society) based in Dubai. He is affiliated to the “World Cat federation” of Germany and he told me that he was forming a “Cat Club” in Bangalore the charges being Rs 5000/Year for membership, very exorbitant compared to the Indian cost of living.

    I had also spoken to him on the phone and also to a prominent breeder in Bangalore , a lady whose cattery goes under the name “Pamys Persians” (pamyspersians@gmail.com). We discussed and finally my opinion was that at Rs5000/year membership charges it would be difficult to form the cat club in Mumbai.

    The correspondence ceased after that until i recently read about a “cat show” being held in Bangalore with Mr Shree Nair being the President of the newly formed “Indian Cat Federation”. Strangely, a section of the Cat fraternity in Bangalore have not become members of the newly formed “Indian Cat Federation”, the most prominent being “Pamys Persians”.

    I don’t know the reasons for “Pamys Persians” boycotting the “Indian Cat Federation” and the “Cat Show” since she personally knows Mr Shree Nair and was actively involved in starting the Bangalore club in its infancy. Now I only hope a rival “cat Club” affiliated to either “T.I.C.A” or “W.F.A” is not in the progress of being created as personal ego’s and sponsorship money-power plays a big role in the formation of dog and cat clubs. Hope the “Indian Cat federation” spreads to other city’s and conducts pet shows, most importantly in my home city of Mumbai.

    Check my blog on the correspondence to Vickie.Fisher(T.I.C.A President) as well as Mr Shree.Nair(President Indian Cat Federation):-http://howtostartacatclubinindia.blogspot.in/

    • Fantastic work Rudolph. I found that interesting. You did good work.

      personal ego’s and sponsorship money-power plays a big role in the formation of dog and cat clubs

      This is the biggest obstacle to progress 😉 In the cat and dog fancy world egos and internal wars are, it seems, a common feature. I guess it is human nature. However, it would be nice if the cat fancy in India ended up better than the cat fancy in America! It should be the premier cat fancy in Asia one day if people build it for the cats and the public and put their egos aside.

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