May 2001    Newsletter Archives Home 
Greetings, Persian Fans!

The contents of this newletter are inspired by the visitors of PERSIAN-CATS.COM. The following tips and information come primarily from bulletin board postings and particularly useful discussions in the chat room. Please feel free to submit suggestions for future newsletters here!

Lindsay Richman
Site Owner

This Month's Features:
Another New Feature at
Computer-Age Cats
Feline Associations Site Statistics

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Another New Feature at

I am very pleased to roll out a new feature here at You can now send Private Messages to registered users of the site. While viewing bulletin board posts, you will see "Private Reply" next to the person's name. Click it to send that person a private message.

To check for messages sent to you, you can click on "My Private Messages" under the Members Only section. You can also check your messages via your start page. Enjoy!

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Computer-Age Cats
(This information came from Birgit F., Myriam G., Lana E., Mary B., Cara B., Nina K., Line C., Viki R., & Janette C.)

Have you ever thought about what you would do if your Persian got out of the house? These days, advances in technology can really improve the odds of finding your lost or stolen cat. Pet microchips are becoming increasingly popular around the world. In fact, they are required now in some countries.

The microchip consists of a tiny tube (the size of a large grain of rice) that is inserted under the skin always on the left side at shoulder height. The process is a very quick, cheap, and painless. It carries a number in it that will identify the owner by name and address. The database also contains other relevant information, such as the cat's health problems. For example, if your lost diabetic cat got picked up, her condition could be treated. All veteranarian offices and animal shelters are supposed to have a reading device for the microchip so animals can be easily identified.

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Feline Associations
(This information came from Mary B.)

There are 4 major associations in the United States:

Cat Fanciers' Association (CFA)
American Cat Fanciers Association (ACFA)
The International Cat Association (TICA)
United Feline Organization (UFO)

There are several other smaller groups as well. You can register your cattery and cats in any or all of them. There are pros and cons in each association, the basics are pretty much the same. CFA is the largest and most widely accepted. The biggest advantage of CFA is that it has the most shows each year.

It is said that the smaller organizations are sometimes friendlier. They also accept other breeds, colors, and standards that CFA does not. Of course, quality and competition are equal in all of the associations.

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I thought it would be fun to share with you some statistics on this site. Here are some interesting tidbits as of May 2001:

1752 posts currently in the bulletin boards!
66 people have added a total of 315 Persian friends to their Start Pages!
274 pages for your own cats!
1657 greetings sent!
4356 fortunes told!
658 referrals to friends!
2403 shopping clicks!

Registered Users' Favorite Breeds:

Solid 23%
Himalayan 19%
Silver/Golden 15%
Bicolor/Calico 13%
Shaded/Smoke 12%
Tabby 7%
No favorite 7%
Particolor 4% Home Newsletter Archives 

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