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An Extraordinary Cat Book & Giveaway

We’re thrilled to be the first blog to review The Chronicles Of Zee & Zoey by Deborah Barnes. I first came across Deb’s beautiful website when she was nominated for a Pettie Award for Best Designed Blog. Everything about her site appealed to me and she graciously agreed to be interviewed. Click here to view Read More

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National Cat Day & Our Gotcha Day

The sound you hear is our tails flicking with excitement. Today is an extra special Cat Saturday. Today is National Cat Day  AND our Gotcha Day for Odin and Gris Gris. Maybe Hemingway was right. Does one cat lead to another? We can hardly believe it’s been a year (and thousands of photos later) since Read More

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A Special Guest

We’re excited to have a special guest blogger today from CatLadyland. Angie Bailey who blogs about her three cats: Saffy, Cosmo and Phoebe won a Pettie award this year for Funniest Cat Blog. Her cat Cosmo channeled his inner Lady Gaga to get us in the mood for Halloween. We’re thrilled Angie approached us to Read More

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Fortune Telling Cat Tells All

Merlin The Magnificent, the feline fortune teller says… your future is very bright if you love cats. He also says… your cat needs more treats, toys but no Halloween tricks. He’d like to announce the winners of two giveaways. Drum-roll please! The winner of some fantastic temporary cat tattoos from CattooDesign.com is FuzzyTales and the Read More

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Halloween Safety Tips For Cats

Halloween Safety Tips For Cats   Many years ago, a friend of mine let her two cats out on Halloween. One returned but her black cat never did. It still haunts her. It’s always easier to be safe than sorry. Superstitions about cats especially black ones sadly continue, as does cruelty. While Halloween is fun Read More

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Cat’s Cure For Decision Fatigue

Wherever in the world you’re visiting from, I wish you a good morning, a good afternoon or good evening. It’s Mondays With Merlin and you’ve made a good choice by landing here. I can’t say the same for my choices of Halloween costumes. I can’t decide. What do you think I should go as? In Read More

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Where’s Odin?

We’re taking a blogging break today or trying to. Layla is working on her new cat calendar but there’s always so many distractions like: where’s Odin? He was on the roof of the barn yesterday admiring the fiery maple tree, but today he’s moonlighting at another blog, poking his curious nose, well, go and see Read More

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Feral Fun and Games

It’s been a lovely autumn week and we’re getting in the mood for Halloween. The cooler temps mean more indoor afternoon naps unless there happens to be a sun puddle on the porch. Merlin sulked in a foul mood the moment it clouded over or dare I say, a deadly mood. Odin, whose middle name Read More

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Win a Fresh & Light Prize Pack

A large box arrived the other day from Cat’s Pride containing a new litter called Fresh & Light. Odin and Gris Gris (who have never met a box they didn’t like) wasted no time sniffing it out. Open it! Open it! There were treats from Temptations… and other goodies… but the real treat was the Read More

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Vet Test Results Demystified

This is week’s Q & A question for our cat expert Dr. Richard Goldstein. have a question for him? Email it to Layla@laylamorganwilde.com. Q: Can you please explain or demystify blood panels? It’s all Greek to me. When something is marked high, should I be worried? My vet wasn’t that alarmed about these elevated results: Read More

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Come Kitty Kitty…Cat Training/Coaching 101

In my experience, certain breeds like the Siamese, are more easily trained to come when they’re called, but all cats can be trained. When Odin, (pictured above) a wildly rambunctious one-eyed kitten came into my life, I knew he needed to learn basic training for his own safety. He dashed outside at every opportunity and Read More

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How High Can A Cat Jump?

We have a baby gate to keep Merlin from wandering off the porch. His leaping days are long over. Odin, however bypassed Merlin (napping) and without any effort gracefully jumped over railing yesterday. How high can a cat jump? A young, healthy, average-sized cat can jump about six times their length or over eight feet Read More