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Unique Natural Pet Products Giveaway

At Cat Wisdom 101 we believe in using “green” products for the health of our cats and our planet.  We like trying new green products because let’s face it, having pets can be messy at times. The nice people at Unique Natural Products sent us some products to try and we used to clean up Read More

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Astro-Kitty:The Sagittarius Cat

Your cat’s personality can be influenced by the stars. This month, the ninth astrological sign of the zodiac is in Sagittarius. Cats born between Nov 23 to Dec. 21 are Sagittarians, ruled by Jupiter, the planet of luck and abundance. The color of Sagittarians is blue. Their element is fire. If you aren’t certain of your cat’s Read More

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Time Spent With Cats Is Never Wasted

So, it’s another Monday with your feline friend Merlin. Where does the time go? Did you know cats and all other animals don’t mark, measure or fret about time? They don’t meow about having too little or too much time on their paws. It’s one of the reasons why humans find looking at cats doing Read More

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A Purrfect Giveaway From Kidz Entertainment

The next generation of cat lovers are here. If you know a child ages 3 to 8 who loves cats, dress-up, sing-a-longs, coloring books and picture books, I have the purrfect gift for you! The Show Cat: I Wanna Be Purr-fect is the whole kit and caboodle in one package. Odin, our always curious products Read More

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Cat Wisdom 101 Top 10 Cat Books of 2012

We are thrilled to announce the first annual Cat Wisdom 101 Editor’s Choice, Top 10 Cat Book Award. In 2012, I reviewed over 100 books (at two blogs) and easily read twice that number. About half were cat books and of those, half were very good. My choices for the top 10 include fiction and nonfiction and are listed Read More

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Turkey Times and Cats Playing Chicken

Caturday News & Mews This week we enjoyed turkey. Some more than others like Odin. Merlin and Domino have resumed a close relationship on our cat daddy’s lap after Merlin repeatedly shooed Domino away. When a cat who normally loves the companionship of another cat suddenly doesn’t, it can signal illness or pain. Merlin is feeling better after a Read More

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Who’s That Kitty Girl?

Does Odin have a new girlfriend? He favors a special wild corner of our next door neighbor’s property. There’s a network of burrows and tunnels flanking a tall fence of another neighbor’s pool and tennis court, in what I call the kitty highway. There used to be feral cats living there but not in years. Read More

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Monday With Merlin On Memory Lane

Don’t look, dear friends. It’s my wall of shame. My mom, Layla found an old photo of me while organizing her office. See what happens when you start decluttering and doing all that feng shui stuff? I say, the past is dead and buried. Leave it alone. This was taken 12 years ago when I was Read More

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Animals Are Welcome Book Review & Giveaway

Odin (seen above) enjoying Animals Welcome, a memoir by noted children’s author and life long animal lover Peg Kehret. This book, her 47th, chronicles the joys and unexpected drama when a big heart, indomitable spirit and wild assortment of animals meet. The book is a collection of heart warming snapshots centered on animals from feral Read More

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Musing on The Muse Medallion

Last year, at the Cat Writers’ Association awards banquet, I won a Muse Medallion for Best Color Photography, but this year I couldn’t attend. While winning is always a momentary thrill and a lasting honor, it doesn’t define me. There will always be awards I won’t win, and winners who won’t win next year. There are Read More

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One-of-a-Kind Kitty Bowl Giveaway

We routinely receive parcels from our giveaway sponsors but one parcel made my heart flutter. I knew it contained a bowl made just for us by artist, Libet Henze from Far Ridge Ceramics who makes original, handmade ceramics in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. When she suggested inscribing the names of our four kitties, I Read More