Ocicats International


Volume 2011, Number 7

Ocicats International is a CFA affiliated breed club dedicated to the  Ocicat breed. We strive to increase public awareness of the Ocicat breed and promote the responsible breeding, registration and exhibition of the Ocicat


In This Issue:

1.        Ocicat earns Best in Show.

2.        Ocicats International launches a new web page.

3.        CFA Sponsor Dr Elsey’s offers CFA Breed Council Sponsorship

4.        Ocicats International teams up with Maine Street Cat Club for our annual labor day show

5.        Oci’s in the Spot Light

6.        Feline Health Corner – Blood Panels as part of your cats routine health

7.        CFA’s Newest Breed will be on Exhibition at the Ocicats International – Maine Street Cat Club Show September 3-4 2011

8.        Follow us on Facebook

9.        Membership Application



Ocicats International New Electronic Newsletter

Beginning July 2011, Ocicats International is pleased to add a monthly electronic newsletter for our members.  This will include Show announcements, breed information and informative articles for the ocicat breeder, exhibitor and fancier.

Ocicat Earns Best in Show at
Garden State

The Garden State cat show is often considered one of CFA’s premier shows!  Held July 16 and 17th this year, Ocicats were definitely “In the Spot Light”. Congratulations to Wildtracks Bootlegger, a chocolate spotted ocicat grand champion for being awarded Best in Show!!! Bootlegger was bred by Sue Riley and Mark Henrichs of Wildtracks Ocicats and is owned and loved by Sue Riley, Karen Hess and Russ Haller.

Way to Go Bootlegger!!!!

Ocicats International will soon be launching a New Web Site

Check back soon to visit Ocicats International’s New Website at:


Designed to provide the history and achievements of our wonderful breed, this site is for the casual ocicat fan as well as the dedicated breeder.

Ocicats International is pleased to partner with Sue Blevins of Designs by SKB to develop and maintain our website.


CFA Sponsor Dr Elsey’s Precious Cat Litter continues support of CFA Breed Councils

CFA Sponsor Dr Elsey’s Precious Cat litter continues its generous sponsorship of CFA’s breed councils.  For 2011 Dr Elsey’s has decided to award all participating Breed Councils with $450. This is the third year of continuing financial support from Dr. Elsey's Precious Cat Litters.  It is CFA’s hope to strengthen our relationship with our Corporate PartnersThe Ocicat Breed Council will proudly display the breed booth sponsored in part by this generous donation at:


·          Ocicats International – Maine Street Cat Club All Breed Show in Simpsonville SC. September 2011

·          National Capitol All Breed Show in Chantilly VA September 2011

·          CFA National Show in Indianapolis IN. November 2011.


Ocicats International and Maine Street Cat Club invite you to attend BEAR NECESSITIES!!! A CFA All Breed Cat show in Simpsonville SC September 3 and 4, 2011

This year Ocicats International is teaming up with Maine Street Cat Club (A Maine Coon Breed Club) to bring you a CFA 10 ring, 2 day all breed cat show.  For more information see our flier at http://www.catshows.us/ocicatsinternational/

Interested in sponsoring a ring?  Ring sponsorships are available for this years show.  Please contact our show manager Daedra Marshall for more information

Ocicat in the Spot Light!!!

Congratulations to CFA’s newest Ocicat Grand Champions













Chocolate Spotted



GC, GP, RW Pikespeak Daniel

GC Pikespeak Dona Isabel

Dian Darr

Dian Darr



Chocolate Spotted



GC Saga Moonshine of Wildtracks

Wildtracks Cherry Garcia

Sue Riley-Mark Henrichs

Sue Riley-Karen Hess




The Chinese Li Hua (also known as the Dragon Li, Li Hua Mao or simply Li Mao) is a breed of cat native to China, originating from nascent Chinese folklore and dynastic culture. The name Dragon Li has been utilized internationally to reflect the symbolic nature of China relevant to the mythical Chinese dragon. The Chinese Li Hua was recognized by CFA in February 2010 and is shown in the Miscellaneous Class.

To date, four Chinese Li Hua cats have come to America. Two cats were imported into the USA in October 2010 (Zhong Guo and Nao Nao). Two more arrived in March 2011 (San Hu and Dee Dee). Living in Palm Springs CA is "Zhong Guo." The breeders who imported the cat call him "China." Living in South Dakota are "Dee Dee" and "Nao Nao."

"Sam" (The cat you will see at the CFA-sanctioned Ocicats International Cat Show) is our youngest Chinese Li Hua. His official name is “JIA JI SAN HU OF LOW COUNTRY” and he lives with his family just north of Atlanta, Georgia.


Feline Health Corner – Blood Panels as part of your cats routine

Reprinted with Permission


Blood screening for disease is a routine procedure in both human and veterinary medicine.

A blood screen is the chemical and physical analysis of a small sample of blood. This analysis gives us a good overview of your cat's overall health status.

With many disease processes, we will see subtle changes in the blood screen even before symptoms of disease become evident.

When these changes can be detected early, we can often make changes in the diet or institute medications that will yield a longer, healthier life for your cat.

Periodic blood screens are recommended, especially for older cats, as part of a routine health check.

A pre-anesthetic blood screen may also be suggested by your veterinarian for any cat who will be undergoing anesthesia and/or sedation. This allows your veterinarian to more completely insure that your cat is healthy and can safely undergo his/her procedure.

Blood screening can frequently detect problems that would make anesthesia or sedation dangerous for your cat. Abnormal results may indicate a need to change the anesthetic protocol or even delay anesthesia or sedation until the problem is resolved.

Problems can be and are detected in animals of all ages, even young cats. However, as your cat ages, the chance of organ dysfunction increases also.

  Ocicats International is now on Facebook!!!

Did you know you could follow Ocicats International on Facebook?

Do you know someone who might enjoy joining our club?

Use this link to fill out a membership application!



Ocicats International is a CFA affiliated breed club dedicated to the Ocicat breed. We strive to increase public awareness of our breed and promote the responsible breeding, registration and exhibition of the Ocicat


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