The Malibu Cat Club
Join in the Fun of Showing
CFA newbee programDoes showing your cat and meeting fellow cat lovers seem like fun? Did you know that you can show your non-pedigreed cat in the Household Pet division?. You probably have LOTS of questions. Good news – The Cat Fanciers’ Association NewBee Program was created just for new exhibitors like you. Please visit the link below for more information to help guide you through the hobby that we love – and hope that you’ll love too!
- Malibu Cat Club proudly donates
space at our show to Cat Rescue and Shelter Groups.
We also proudly support the Winn Foundation.
Have additional questions, please contact
Linda Hornberger, Southwest Region New Bee Coordinator
Crufts 2020: Best In Show winner Maisie took a toilet break during victory lap
The Best In Show winner at this year’s Crufts made sure to make their mark on the competition by defecating on the premises.
On Sunday 8 March, Maisie the wire-haired Dachshund, was awarded the coveted top prize at the annual dog show.
Her victory followed four days of events at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre, where canine competitors demonstrated their skills in categories including heelwork and agility.
On the final day of the competition, after being announced as the Best In Show winner, Maisie and her owner, Kim McCalmont, participated in a victory lap.
However, Maisie and Ms McCalmont’s lap of the arena did not go quite according to plan, as it was disrupted when Maisie stopped in her tracks to do a poo in front of all the spectators.
Maisie’s sudden need to excuse herself amid the flashing lights and pomp of Crufts sparked an enormous reaction online.
“This year’s Crufts winner bringing proper ‘if you’re coming for the champ you better not miss’ energy by laying a big poo in the middle of the arena immediately after her victory. Go on Maisie,” one person tweeted.
“Omg Maisie doing a poo in the lap of honour if the most Dachshund thing I’ve ever seen,” another said.
Television presenter Clare Balding, who hosted the live coverage of the show, expressed her admiration for Maisie.
“I admire #Maisie so much to have been able to move well enough to win Best In Show at #Crufts with such a big load inside her little tummy. What a star!” Balding remarked.
Reference: THE INDEPENDENT; Sabrina Barr-@fabsab5-Monday 9 March 2020 10:26
Carrot Seed-Daucus carota
History and Character
White carrot has a graceful white flower growing from a succulent root similar to the yellow carrot we know so well, but smaller and paler. The finest carrot seed essential oil is wild harvested in France where the plant can be found in the fields and hedgerows or rural areas.
The oil is well accepted by all types of dogs and is nourishing both physically and emotionally. Carrot seed regenerates liver cells, helps repair damaged skin, rebuilds poor quality coats and nails, and encourages the production of healthy tissue in smooth muscles.
This is the oil to use if there is any history of physical or emotional neglect, abandonment or starvation. Because of its connection to nourishment, it is a good oil for loss of appetite for food and life itself. Like a true earth mother, it responds to our needs and helps regenerate the system from inside out.
- Principal Uses
Loss of appetite
Malnutrition (past or present}
Poor skin and nails
Slow healing wounds
Emotional neglect or abandonment
Loss or will to live
I Most Often Use Carrot Seed for:
Past or present, emotional or physical abandonment or neglect.
An inability to give or receive nurture, especially if dogs are underweight, heal slowly or have poor quality coats or nails.
Extraction and Characteristics: Steam distilled from the dried seeds.
Fragrance: Damp earth, sweet, musty, warm.
Actions: Anthelmintic, antiseptic, carminative, detoxicant, diuretic, emmenagogue, hepatic, regenerative, smooth muscle relaxant, stimulant, tonic, vasodilator.
Safety & Cautions: Generally non-toxic, non-sensitizing. Can be harsh on the skin and mucous membranes, dilute well.
Maximum dilution: 3 drops in 5 ml/1 tsp.
Reference: The Aromatic Dog: Nayana Morag
Coronavirus: Can your dog or cat get Covid-19 and can you catch it from your pet?
A pet dog in Hong Kong has tested ‘weak positive‘ for coronavirus and has been quarantined, it was announced on Thursday.
The Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) in Hong Kong confirmed that repeated tests suggest the dog in question has a “low-level” of the virus and that it is likely to be the case of human-to-animal transmission.
The dog, a Pomeranian, has not yet shown any symptoms for the illness but its owner was confirmed as being infected with Covid-19.
The number of confirmed cases in the UK has risen to 87, with over 95,300 global cases reported and more than 3,200 deaths.
Now pet owners are becoming increasingly concerned they could catch the deadly disease from their animals - but is that scientifically possible?
Can I catch coronavirus from my pet?
Several global health organisations have issued advisories saying there is not yet any evidence that pet animals can spread coronavirus or indeed be infected with it in the same way as humans.
“Therefore, there is no justification in taking measures against companion animals which may compromise their welfare,” the World Organisation for Animal Health has said.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concurred that “there is no reason to think that any animals including pets in the United States might be a source of infection with this new coronavirus”.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation states: “At present, there is no evidence that companion animals/pets such as dogs or cats can be infected with the new coronavirus."
Raymond R.R. Rowland, a veterinarian who specialises in swine viruses at Kansas State University, said that “weak positives” frequently show up in testing pigs, where a farmer’s livelihood can be at stake.
I’ll tell you what I tell them,” he told The New York Times. “Wait and see.”
Even if the Pomeranian has a low-level infection, he said: “that doesn’t say the animal is sufficiently infected that it can spread the virus.”
The dog could simply be a host for the illness that neither becomes unwell or infects other people or animals.
Should I change my behaviour with my pet?
The World Health Organisation says: "It is always a good idea to wash your hands with soap and water after contact with pets.
“This protects you against various common bacteria such as E.coli and Salmonella that can pass between pets and humans.”
To protect yourself from catching coronavirus, the WHO advises the following:
Cover your mouth and nose while sneezing, with a tissue or your elbow
Put the tissue straight into a closed bin
Wash your hands afterwards, and then frequently, with soap or sanitiser
Keep your distance from people who are coughing and sneezing (at least one metre)
You can read more about the WHO’s advice on coronavirus here.
Reference: Independent Digital News
Cajeput (Mlaleuca Cajeputi Powell)
History and Character
Cajeput is a native to Indonesia, Malaysia, Southeast Asia and tropical Australia. It is a tall evergreen tree with thick, pointed leaves and white flowers. Traditionally, it has been used for joint pains, earache, respiratory problems and for repelling head lice and fleas. Cajeput is also known as white tea tree and it is from the same family as tea tree and rosalina.
It shares the energetic sharpness and disinfectant properties of these oils. As with many of the Metal oils, cajeput focuses and cleanses energetic space. It can be useful in cutting through obsessive behaviour by sharpening the mind and freeing it from a sense of entrapment.
- Principal Uses
Circulatory problems and arthritis
Coughs and viral infections of the lungs
general immune tonic
Obsessive compulsive behaviour
Obsessive behaviour, such as tail chasing, especially if dogs have breathing problems or a tendency toward lung infections.
Camphoraceous, "Medicinal", with a slightly fruity edge.
Antirheumatic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, expectorant, febrifuge, insecticide, pulmonary, disinfectant, tonic and stimulant.
- Safety & Cautions:
Non-toxic, non-sensitizing but can irritate skin in high concentrations. For topical application dilute well. Avoid contact with mucous membranes.
- Maximum dilution
3 drops in 5ml/1 teaspoon.