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  1. lovinsphynx

    lovinsphynxSenior Lairian Senior Lairian

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    I'm thinking about trying to start a 4-H club for cats and was wondering if anyone had any ideas on the best way to do this? i know the first step is to contact my local 4-H extension office but i need to have a plan down before hand so any advice would be helpful i'm thinking about following these guidelines let me know what you think

    http://www.4hfair.org/pdf/4h pdf/4-H Cat Club2009_Layout 1.pdf

    this is an example of a 4-h cat club so i would imagine the one here would have about the same rules.
     

  2. Maggies mommy

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    What is a 4 h club???
     
  3. silly4lilly

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    4-h stands for health, head heart and hands......... i know every summer in NJ there is a 4-h fair, and there are like different tents set up with different animals and you can go to each tent and learn about them (i think) i havent been to one in a few years
     
  4. abbyknitter

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    I was in the 4-H for a while...it was soooo fun! I think this is a great idea! :ThumbsUp: What kind of activities would you be doing? like cat shows?
     
  5. lovinsphynx

    lovinsphynxSenior Lairian Senior Lairian

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    Yes like the kids would learn about the anatomy of cats and learn how to properly take care of their breed of cat and do project books that require them to keep track of medical and regular maintence of their pet and at the fair they would do a cat show of sorts and win ribbons.
     
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    harleySenior Lairian Senior Lairian

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    I think that is a lovely idea.. I have no idea how to get one started.. But you could volentere as a mentor for the pet program they are always looking for adults to help out..
     
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    abbyknitterSenior Lairian Senior Lairian

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    That is a great idea! Have you written any of your ideas down...I think that would be a first step. Sort of like a business plan of sorts...
     
  8. lovinsphynx

    lovinsphynxSenior Lairian Senior Lairian

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    Yep i got a notebook and i'm writing it all down i even have people who are more than willing to help and a list of kids that would be interested in the program.
     
  9. abbyknitter

    abbyknitterSenior Lairian Senior Lairian

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    Sweet, that is so cool! I would do a kid/kitty sleepover...and train the kittys to fetch (= (lol Abby knows how to go get her mouse, but she doesn't get that she is spos to bring it back)
     
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    Check with your extention agent, they should have some kind of books for you to use. I have been a 4H leader for the horse group in our town. It was fun. But alot of work. I know they have dog books, I think they also have cat books. I just never looked into it because the kids in my group didn't want to do anything but horses.


    Good luck!!!