On the front page of today's New York Times, there is a piece about Cat Agility Training and Competition. It is called "The Next Best Thing to Herding Cats." Well, trying to train your cat for competition (for almost anything) might be the close to herding cats. At Brooklyn Bark, we actually do herd cats. The International Cat Association and the Cat Fancier's Association give awards for the next best thing to herding, we decided to give awards to cats we have actually herded.