It’s St. Patrick’s Day. Whether you’re Irish or want to be, you can have the luck of the Irish today. We believe that cats are lucky and our Wilde gang wants to share some with you. Merlin Wilde thinks he’s lucky just to be seventeen and living the good life. It was a good week of balmy weather, brisk walks and being doted on by two humans and three cat brothers 24/7. He’s a walking testament to life after loss. Who would have thought after losing his best friend and sister Coco after 16 years, he’d be snuggling day and night with his new pals who adore the old boy? He’s more demanding if that’s possible!
Odin Wilde being the youngest is too young to appreciate youth. He has romance, tree-climbing, wrestling and eating on his mind (not necessarily in that order). His girlfriend Mystery Miss remains a mystery and while I haven’t found her owners, I did find two neighbors with dogs that I didn’t previously know about. Perhaps MM’s real purpose is to introduce a sense of community to a neighborhood where no one talks to each other. Odin is thrilled a photo of her went viral on Facebook yesterday garnering more appreciation for her “love is blind” brand of beauty. Odin sends lucky kisses to you!
Domino, now officially formerly feral, may be the luckiest of us all. It’s been six months since he decided he’d had enough of cold winters and snuggles, snorgles and grooms anything that moves within ten feet of him. He now jumps on the bed promptly at bedtime settles into the duvet and is a fan of of Animal Planet. Last week during a show with cute kittens squealing he walked straight towards them and tried clawing his way into the TV screen to save them? Nurture them? Contrary to old superstitions of aloofness, cats do appreciate being rescued, loved and healed.
Last but not least is Gris Gris (pronounced gree gree) who is more engaged lately during play and affectionate. He’s a keen observer of the social pecking order. While I observe him observing the scene, let’s say watching television, he sees lavish attention: talk, play, cuddles bestowed on the others and usually hangs back.
Something shifted for him recently and he decided he wants what they’re having. He knows, like all cats when he’s being spoken about and is making a effort to receive his over-due attention, rubbing against me indicating whether he wants a brushing, treats or praise. What remains the same is his autonomy. He calls the shots and no, lap-sitting is not on the menu. He extends this wish to you…
It must be his lucky day since he won this from a photo contest the wonderful cat blogger Brian’s Home You’ll have to visit to see who won top prize!