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Petties, Gris Gris & Purrs

The loud whew sound is knowing today is the last day to vote for the Pettie Awards. Are you as relieved as we are? We are truly feeling the love these days. After an amazing birthday, see where I celebrated I’m honored and humbled by all the kindness and good wishes. I’m also grateful for Read More

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Mondays with Merlin: Birthday Surprise

No, it’s not my Birthday but it is a holiday edition of Mondays With Merlin with your host, Merlin plus big news! It’s a certain someone’s birthday today and I even put on a silly hat just because I love her. Apparently she’s turning 39, again! Well, we know who the mama’s boys are and Read More

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Julia Child’s Cats Book & Giveaway

I fell in love all over again with Julia Child after reading a new book, Julia’s Cats: Julia Child’s Life in the Company of Cats about her love of cats. Long before the spate of celebrity chefs and cooking shows, Julia Child ruled kitchens around the world with her TV shows and cookbooks. The gentle Read More

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Caturday News & Mews + Contest

We have a special Olympic-sized Caturday New & Mews edition. Someone’s birthday is coming up and Odin came bearing gifts. This vole rescued and will hopefully to see its next birthday. Odin is more interested hunting than killing and announces his success with a trill, “Look mom, just for you!” I don’t normally have a Read More

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Bergan Turbo Teaser Cat Toy Giveaway +

The nice people from Bergan sent us their latest Turbo Scratcher with two new inserts: The Turbo Treat Ballâ„¢ and the Turbo Teaser Toy to try out. Odin, our official tester was immediately game to sniff out the goods. The Turbo Scratcher has a cardboard insert for scratching and is replaceable if your cat is Read More

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Rent-A-Cat New York Film Premiere Is The Cat’s Meow

Our Thursday regular feature Vet 101 will return next week. It was heaven for  some cat people in New York last night, myself included. I love foreign films, Japanese culture and of course cats. Add a bunch a cat lady friends like Tamar Arslanian of I Have Cat to the meow mix and you know Read More

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Scratch This Not That

Cats need to scratch surfaces to keep their nails sharp and in good condition. It’s nature’s way of helping cats shed their claw’s older, outer layers but scratching is also good exercise and feels good. Scratching acts as vital means of communication. Every time a cat scratches a piece of carpet, furniture, tree trunk or Read More

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Cat Blog Giveaway Winning Made Easy

We’ve had so many questions lately about commenting and giveaways, we decided to do a tutorial. Odin will be your instructor. Seriously, first scroll down to the end of any post. Explore. Are you subscriber via email? Like us on Facebook? Follow us on Twitter? Pinterest? Click and a new page opens. Every giveaway has Read More

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Cat Walk With Merlin

Mondays with Merlin is wordless today except to say, nothing is better than a good walk followed by a nap and a cuddle. Have great start to the week! Tell me which pic you like best and I’ll post a hi-res version on Facebook. We’d love you to vote for us. It’s the homestretch, finally. Read More

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Cat Girl Before and After

The winner of last week’s book giveaway is Tammy R. Congratulations! Look for an email from Layla Morgan Wilde. We have a departure this week from our usual book review/giveaway. I have deep love of history, antiques and ephemera of all kinds. My current home is the third antique house I’ve owned. I often wonder Read More

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Caturday Rain or Shine

Our kitty friends Oui Oui and Mica Minnie Moo from TwinkleToetail blog awarded us with The Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Cats inspire us every day. We’d like pass this on to any blogger who makes the blogosphere a more beautiful place. If that’s you, we invite you to take this black and white image, add Read More

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Clean + Green Review/ Giveaway +

We love capping the week with fun giveaways and make it easy to win. We have three winners from last week’s FurCodes giveaway Congratulations to: Tina B., Christine Connallon and Joanne Gregory! Look for an email from Layla Morgan Wilde. At Cat Wisdom 101, we believe in using only the best quality products for our Read More