Meow Meetup: A Cat Convention Coming to Chicago


The Meow Meetup is a convention for cat lovers! The fun feline celebration comes to the Rosemont Convention, Rosemont, IL on July 21 and 22.

Lauren Mieli and Dr. Kendall Houlihan of the AVMA at WGN Radio

I talk HERE on WGN Radio with Lauren Mieli, publisher of the Catnip Times and Dr. Kendall Houlihan of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

Cole and Marmalade

Included will be lots of cat videos, many hosted by Cole and Marmalade.

Lots of celebrity cats will be there, including Chuck the Duck and Chicago’s own Sinbad the Survivor.

Lil Bub will be there with her “dude” and there will be meet and greets of this famous social media cat.

Lil Bub

There will be kitty yoga and cat BINGO. In the adoption lounge, cats available for adoption from Almost Home Foundation.

In addition, there will real education for people who care about cats. For example, one of the greatest Cubs fans on earth, Veterinary behaviorist Dr. Melissa Bain of the University of California, Davis will talk about meeting the environmental needs of cats. Other speakers will be supported by the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP).  I talk with Dr. Houlihan about how many cat owners, millennials and others, are actually seeking to learn more about cats. Here’s a website created by AAFP which has tons of great content.

Cat agility demo at Meow Meetup from the International Cat Association

The keynote on Sunday morning will be Becky Robinson, co-founder of Alley Cat Allies who will talk about unowned community cats, and why they matter too! And trap-neuter-return-vaccinate.

On Saturday morning I am the keynote speaker with a talk I call “Cats: The Rodney Dangerfield of Pets.” I am also speaking about how to encourage cats to scratch in all the right places both how to use behavior modification and a new pheromone product called Feliscratch  And I will participate in an event called “Love Letters to Cats.”

Type in my name Steve Dale HERE as a magical discount code, and you’ll save five dollars on your registration.




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