CWAA 2013 Certificate of Excellence Recipients Announced

The Cat Writer’s Association of America has announced the 2013 Certificate of Excellence recipients. Individual winners for each category will be announced at the organization’s annual awards banquet in November.

Monthly Magazine " National
Ellen Price, ed. Pet Sitter’s World
Susan Logan, ed. Cat Fancy

Magazine Article " Health & General Care
Dusty Rainbolt “Warning Signs”
Helen Jablonski “Healthy Teeth for Life”
Fran Pennock Shaw “No Two Alike”
Fran Pennock Shaw “Life-saving Science”
Sharon Eisen, DVM “What’s Bugging Your Cat?”
Arna Cohen " “Junk in the Trunk: Help Your Fat Cat Dump His Spare Tire”
Andrea Dorn “Harder Than it Looks”
Arnold Plotnick, DVM “Keeping Kittens Healthy”
Gary Norsworthy, DVM “A New Look at Vaccines and Sarcomas”

Magazine Article " Behavior & Training
Fran Pennock Shaw “More Than Fun”
Ramona Marek “Body Talk”
Arna Cohen “Litter-ly Speaking”
Debbie Swanson “Your Cat’s Amazing Senses”
Susan Ewing “The Power of Play”
Thomas Mahoney “Mysterious Slumber”

Magazine Article " Rescue
Cimeron Morrissey “What’s One Week? Confessions of a reluctant foster parent”
Jim Baker “Life in the Fast Lane”
Jacqueline Munera “Set Up Cats in the Shelter for Success”
Jacqueline Munera “Enrichment for Cats in the Shelter: What the heck does thatactually mean?”
Helen Jablonski “Last Chance for Love”
Janiss Garza “TNR Super Star”
Nancy Peterson “Better With Age”
Nancy Peterson “Talking TNR”
Nancy Peterson “Yes, In Our Backyard”

Magazine Article " Any Other Topic
Dusty Rainbolt “Finding Your Purr-fect Love”
Helen Jablonski “Loaded with Personality”
Kim Thornton “A Green Solution for Cheetahs”
Ingrid King “Healing Purrs”
Sandy Robins “Nurture True Nature”
Arna Cohen “Anything But Ordinary: The dazzling spectrum of feline colors and patterns”

Magazine Column
Cimeron Morrissey " “Cat Champions”
Cimeron Morrissey " “Foster Focus”
Nancy Peterson “Catty Corner”
Steve Dale “The CATalyst”

Newspaper Article " Health & General Care
Fran Pennock Shaw “Just More of Me to Love?”
Fran Pennock Shaw “Mosquitoes and Ticks and Fleas Oh My!”

Newspaper Column
Marci Kladnik “Catalyst for Cats”

Newsletter " Regional or Membership Circulation
Cimeron Morrissey Cat Tales
Kyle Riser Alley Cat Mews

Newsletter Article " Health & General Care
Kim Thornton “Is It Normal Shedding or Hair Loss?”
Arnold Plotnick “Research for Cats with CKD”

Newsletter Article " Any Other Topic
Nancy Marano “TNR Is a Success in Albuquerque”
Nancy Marano “Samantha Martin: The Making of an Animal Trainer”
Allie Phillips “The Hierarchy of Anti-Cruelty Laws: Prosecuting the Abuse of Stray and Feral Cats”
Cecelia Martinez “Life Lessons From a Feline Perspective”
Mary Kolencik “Chestnuts Roasting at an Open Show”

Newsletter Column
Lauri Henry “Excruciatingly Correct”
Lyn Garson “Technically Speaking”
Nancy Marano “Cat Chat”

Short Story
Beverly Freed “A Cat Out of Time”

Susan Easterly “B. Notes”
Betsy Stowe “Empty Nest”

Lisa-Maria Padilla “A New Wool Toy”
Lisa-Maria Padilla “Abyssinian Corporate Promotional Service”

Opinion Piece, Essay or Editorial
Marci Kladnik “What Should You Believe About Feral Cats?”
Marci Kladnik “Your Cat, Your Responsibility”
Bernadette Kazmarski “My First Litter”

Books " Fiction
David Michie The Dalai Lama’s Cat
Dusty Rainbolt Death Under the Crescent Moon
Shirley Rousseau Murphy Cat Bearing Gifts

Books " Behavior & Training
Amy Shojai ComPETability: Solving Behavior problems in Your Multi-Cat Household

Books " Other
Patricia Barey Julia’s Cats: Julia Child’s Life in the Company of Cats
Catherine Holm Driving with Cats: Ours for a Short Time

Online Article " Health & General Care
Dusty Rainbolt “Have a Little Heart(worm)”
Dusty Rainbolt “Grayson the Great”
Dusty Rainbolt “Jabba the Cat”
Ingrid King “Finding a Cat-friendly Vet”
Ingrid King “A Team Approach to Caring for Cats With Cancer”
Sandy Robins “Dealing with Post-Holiday Cat Stress”
Jane A Kelley “8 Ways to Make Your Senior Cat’s Golden Years Comfortable”
Marci Kladnik “Cat Math: 10 Reasons to Spay or Neuter Your Cat Now”

Online Article " Behavior & Training
Dusty Rainbolt “Cat Carrier”
Angie Bailey “6 Ways to Prepare Your Cat for a New Baby”
Sandy Robins “Ask the Cat Expert: Morning Mealtime Behavior”

Online Article " Rescue
Cimeron Morrissey “Project Bay Cat Helps San Francisco Bay’s Rock-Dwelling Kitties”
Jane A Kelley “You’ve Probably Adopted a Cat; Has a Cat Ever Adopted You?”
Jane A Kelley “Sara Goldenthal Turns Fearful Cats into Adoptable Pets”
Stacey Ritz “A Bit of Hope”
Elizabeth Jarrell “Thinking Inside the Box”

Online Article " Any Other Topic
Dusty Rainbolt “Kitten Typos & Other Hazards of Being a Cat Writer”
Angie Bailey “5 Ways to Help Your Kids Cope with the Death of a Family Pet”
Angie Bailey “I Don’t Care What You Say: Cat Guys Make the Best Husbands”
Deborah Barnes “Kizmet the Rescue Kitten Gets a New Home” (series)
Christine Michaels “Lion King and the Circle of Love”
Sandy Robins “Paws for a Cause: Feral Cats”
Jane A Kelley “Blogger Peter Wolf Traps and Neuters Feral Cat Myths”
Stephanie Harwin “A 20th Birthday Party to Remember for Wolfie the Cat”
Nancy Boyd “How to Build a Feral Cat Shelter”

Online Column
Angie Bailey “Kids, Cats, Chaos!”
Amy Shojai “Kitty’s Corner”

Blog: Educational
JaneA Kelley “Paws and Effect” "

Blog: Entertainment
Bernadette Kazmarski “The Creative Cat” "

Black & White Photograph (Single)
Layla Morgan Wilde “Snow Cat”

Black & White Photography (Series)
Debbie Glovatsky “Kitty Love for our US Marines”

Color Photograph (Single)
Lisa Richman “Beautiful Dreamer”
BJ Bangs “Baby Kitty Lenny”
Marci Kladnik “Ready to Strike”
Debbie Glovatsky “Waffles is More Than Half in the Bag”
Larry Johnson “Looking at You”

Color Photograph (Series)
Layla Morgan Wilde “The Fog Comes in on Little Cat Feet”
Robin Olson “George and Oh Yeah Others”
Debbie Glovatsky “Cat-in-the-Bag Recipe”

Stephanie Piro " “Mistake”
Stephanie Piro " “Quiet”
Stephanie Piro " “Volunteer”
Stephanie Piro “Foster Mom”

Illustration (Series)
Bernadette Kazmarski " “Cats After Van Gogh”
Bernadette Kazmarski " “Cranberry Goes to the Block Party”


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