Campaigning Your Cat

Articles all about campaigning your special kitty

Titles marked with a red asterisk * are for members only.

  • * Analyzing The E-Points
    Analyzing E-Points can tell you much more than just the standings of the cats - they can tell you what is and isn`t possible - and which cats to look out for.
    November 2003

  • * Analyzing Your Cat`s Shows
    Analyzing your cat`s show record is the basis for a successful and smart campaign. Learn how to use the records of show results to build a campaign strategy.
    November 2003

  • Awards Presentations
    The campaign may be over however if your cat has earned a show title or award in this past show season, there are things you will need to do before you attend the awards dinner.
    June 2016

  • * Calculating Regional & National Points in CFA
    Learn how to calculate your cat`s Regional/National points accurately - a necessary skill for anyone planning a show campaign.
    February 2002

  • * Campaign Goals
    Campaign goals should remain flexible -- and you may have more options than you might think.
    June 2022

  • Campaign Myths
    If this is your first national campaign, you will want to know about the dreaded "Campaign Myths". . .
    July 2022

  • * Campaign Show
    What exactly is a campaign show anyway?
    September 2016

  • * Campaigning 101
    This is the first in a series of articles designed to help the exhibitor who would like to campaign their cat, or increase the possibility of a successful campaign while maximizing their enjoyment of the process.
    June 2001

  • * Campaigning A Kitten
    There is nothing quite like campaigning a kitten...
    June 2003

  • * Campaigning in Championship
    Perhaps the most prestigious National titles are those earned in Championship.
    June 2003

  • * Campaigning In Premiership
    The people who choose to campaign in Premiership are a very special breed of exhibitor.
    June 2003

  • * Campaigning: Choosing The Show
    One of the most vital skills a smart campaigner develops is choosing the `right` show for their cat.
    May 2003

  • * Campaigning: It`s A Numbers Game
    Campaiging is a numbers game. To be successful, it helps if you understand how to `read` the numbers.
    May 2003

  • * Campaigning: Making The Decision
    With your heart in your throat and stars in your eyes - you`ve made the big decision - You`re about to start on the campaign trail with your kitty... so now you need a PLAN!
    May 2003

  • * CFA Show Count Search
    Have you ever wondered what the counts were for a show last year? Or the year before that? Or before that? Now you can find the counts for a specific show for all shows it has held since May 2002!
    September 2008

  • * CFA Show Count Search By Weekend
    Have you ever wondered what the counts were for all the shows held on a certain weekend last year? Or the year before that? Or before that? Now you can find the counts for all the CFA shows for any specific weekend held since May 2002 by just clicking once!
    October 2008

  • * Double Entering
    Entering two shows on the same weekend may be a tool you wish to employ to maximize the success of your cat`s show campaign.
    September 2017

  • * Grumpy Campaign Cat
    As we enter the last few months of campaign season and spring is just around the corner, it isn`t unusual to see the occasional grumpy campaign cat. Here are some tips for sweetening the kitty`s attitude.
    February 2004

  • Litter Options
    Eenie-meenie-minie-mo? Things about litter you really should know!
    October 2019

  • * Momentum
    A cat gains momentum at the shows when it begins winning... and winning consistently. The more it wins, the more it seems to win.
    June 2019

  • Point Charts & E-Points
    Essential Tools for Your Campaign or just granding your cat.
    June 2003

  • * Record Keeping During The Campaign
    Get organized! Keeping a record of your cat`s show results will help you campaign better. See why.
    November 2003

  • Should Judges Campaign Cats?
    Increasingly, the average exhibitor in CFA is questioning the fairness of competing against cats owned and campaigned by judges
    June 2006

  • * Show Momentum
    The cat show season is almost one-third done. For most exhibitors, this marks the time when campaigns heat up and things become more serious. Now is the time you want your cat to be gaining momentum in the show ring. . . but how? This article answers that question . . .
    August 2015

  • * Showing For Less
    Here are a few tips for reducing show campaign expenses.
    July 2022

  • * Start Your Campaign Now
    Getting out on the campaign show trail early in the show season has distinct advantages - especially for the first time campaigner. Learn why and how you maximize your chances of a successful campaign by showing your cat in May, June and July.
    May 2022

  • Stuffing - Let`s Stop It!
    The time has come when the leadership of CFA must accept the challenge to end stuffing or risk having the determination of their national winners deteriorate into a contest of who stuff shows the best...
    May 2006

  • Stuffing - What Is it?
    Stuffing is a tactic used by national campaigners to artificially enhance the count of cat shows - in effect `buying` extra points for their cats.
    May 2006

  • * Tools To Make Campaigning Easier
    The show season is in full swing; the competition is heating up. There are several handy online tools that will help make your campaign easier...
    October 2012

  • * Understanding E-Points
    E-Points are a monthly list of the show standings of cats in CFA.
    November 2003

  • Using Your Point Charts Wisely
    Point charts are not only used to calculate the points your cat earns - Learn how they are used to help you choose the best show to enter in the first place!
    November 2003

  • You Know You`re A Campaigner If...
    You know you`re a campaigner if your brand-new shiny SUV has over 100K miles on it and it`s only 7 months old.
    May 2006

  • * You May Be A Campaigner If:
    a bit of humor, a dash of truth
    May 2001

  • * Your Campaign Book
    One of the things you will find very helpful to your campaign is having a method of keeping track of information.
    March 2001

  • * Your First Regional Campaign
    Your first campaign is exciting and maybe even slightly intimidating - but it may be easier than you think!
    November 2003

  • * Your Goals For The New Show Season
    The start of a new show season is an exciting time. Last season's slate is wiped clean and all things are now possible. It is a time for goal-setting.
    May 2017



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