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Vet 101:Cats Just Wanna Have Fun

Cats just wanna have fun and adventure but at what cost? Not all cats are as intrepid but cleverly cautious as Gris Gris. He’s never taken a misstep on his outdoor jungle-gym. But cats are curious and known to tread where they shouldn’t. This brings us to this week’s Vet 101 reader question from our Read More

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The Empty Nest Cure & Sniff Test

It’s that time of the year when kids go back to school, leaving some parents with an empty nest. Many of our friends have collage-aged kids (including us) and Odin has this suggestion. We of course will never have an empty nest.¬† Merlin and me like sleeping in the classic face buried in fur position. Read More

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The Fine Art of Capturing Felines.

It’s no secret that cats are my passion and creative muse. They amuse and inspire with every twitch of their tail and blink of their eyes. As as intuitive cat behavior consultant, I’ve found one of the best ways to understand cats is to closely observe them doing what they do naturally. For me, photography Read More

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Cha Cha Cha Changes

Welcome to Mondays with Merlin, when I shoot the breeze about life. We’ve weathered the storm after Hurricane Irene, and I was thinking about the winds of change. Humans often resist change until they’re forced to. Cats, being creatures of habit, don’t care for change either, except maybe having their kitty litter changed. Change can Read More

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A Whirl of Awards

With Hurricane Irene hovering, we’ve decided to take a blog break tomorrow. We’ve battened down the hatches north of NYC and taken all precautions. But, hang on to your hats, nothing can deter our excitement. The Oscars of the pet blogging world held their awards today called the Petties at the Blogpaws conference in Virginia. Read More

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Top 10 Weather Emergency Tips For Pets

Given the projected weather forecast, I decided to get Friday’s post out early. We’re gearing up for a tropical storm in the NYC area this weekend and hope all of our readers and their pets stay safe. With hurricane Irene bearing down on most the U.S. East Coast, many humans and their pets are in Read More

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What to Expect From a Vet

Every Thursday our resident cat expert and vet, Dr. Richard Goldstein from  Mobile Vet Squad does a vet Q & A. We invite readers to submit questions to Layla@laylamorganwilde.com This week is Take Your Cat to the Vet Week. Valuable info at http://www.petfinder.com/pet-health/take-your-cat-to-the-vet.html A poll from Cat Channel.com posed this question: What challenges keep your Read More

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Cats Predict Earthquakes

This is Gris Gris two minutes after the quake hit the East Coast. He trotted down our long driveway north of NYC, very excited to greet me driving up. Normally, he never goes anywhere near a moving vehicle and fortunately hubby was there to escort everyone safely indoors. While Gris Gris was clearly impacted by Read More

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The Road of Life With Merlin

It’s another Mondays with Merlin. That would be me, the head honcho in these parts. You may not be able to teach and old dog new tricks, but sometimes, you can teach an old cat new wisdom. There I was trudging forward with Gris Gris at my heels, hellbent on getting to my goal, the Read More

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A Dog’s Purpose

Let’s make one thing clear. We are 100% cat-centric here but we loved this book by W. Bruce Cameron. Well, the humans did. Odin had another opinion. Never mind him. He’s a cat. To be frank, I didn’t expect to like this N.Y Times best-selling book as much as I did. It’s all about a Read More

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Every Day is Cat Saturday

It’s settled: I’m coming back as a pampered cat in my next life. Everything revolves around my fur gang directly or indirectly and they don’t have to lift a paw. Their advice to me? If only it were that easy. How can I when their friends want to know what’s going on? Until cats get Read More