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1CatCon 2017 It’s back! The third annual two-day, weekend confer- ence showcasing all things feline will be held Aug. 12-13. This year, CatCon moves to a bigger space at he Pasadena Convention Center.
You’ll find cool cat stuff (like art, clothing and jewelry as
well as fun stuff for your feline friends) AND cool cat people,
too. Catster.com’s Keith Bowers will repeat his role as MC.
Speakers include Moshow the Cat Rapper, Ian Somerhalder,
Julie Newmar and Hannah Shaw (the Kitten Lady). Check out
the website for the full list of speakers.
Feline internet stars Lil BUB, Nala Cat and Pudge the Cat
will be making special appearances for Meet & Greet sessions.
And once again, you just might be able to find your new
best friend. The Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA will help
facilitate on-site adoptions at the Furever Home Adoption
Lounge, in partnership with CatCon’s presenting sponsor,
Rachael Ray Nutrish.
Some fun new things this year include yoga for cat lovers;
CatCon After Dark (nighttime activities for those 21 and older);
and the first ever CatCon Awards, which takes place on Sunday.
It’s like the Oscars but for cats and their people. Categories
include Freshest Loaf, Biggest Newcomer and Advocate of the
Year. And the new Pasadena venue has a 3,000-seat theater,
where all the seminars will be held.
The Catster team has gone to the both of the previous
events, and we had such an amazing time. We’ll be there again
this year and hope to see you!
For more information, check out CatCon on Facebook,
Twitter, Instagram and at catconworldwide.com. — Annie
2My Cat George When I first saw George, I immediately had to know more. The first part of this celebri-kitty’s tory is not pretty. But don’t worry, it gets a lot better. “George was a homeless kitten, who was attacked by an animal,” explained his adoring owner Kaitlin
Zezeski. The belief is it may have
been a raccoon. “He is missing
a part of lip so his teeth and
tongue are always seen — extra
handsome in my opinion,” Kaitlin
said. “He is also completely
cross-eyed. Health wise, he’s
perfect! He breathes a little
heavy, has very goopy eyes and
has limited depth perception
but lives a normal kitty life. George bounced
around a few local rescues before ending up at the shelter where
I found him. He was approximately 1 year old and never had a
home.” George is now one of Kaitlin’s five cats — all considered
Kaitlin decided that George should have an Instagram page,
because “Frankly, I am in love with his face!” After a couple of
weeks she entered George into a Meowbox contest and won,
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