Surprise, Surprise!

If you live with cats, then you know they are full of surprises. But cats aren’t the only ones with a surprise today. It’s Mancat Monday and Mondays with Merlin. Take your pick. This is your host, Merlin the meezer geezer, but you can call me anything as long as you don’t call me late for dinner. In my younger days, I could catch dinner with a flick of my paw. These days, I couldn’t catch a fly. No matter, that’s what the youngsters are for.

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Layla screamed when she saw it. Yup, Odin and Domino decided to give the humans an Easter bunny as a gift. A real one. No, we won’t post a pic. Don’t kid yourself; even your sweet, little purr face puddy would kill if given half the chance. It’s in our DNA. It’s why we need lots of predator/prey playtime to drain that excess killer energy. We get lots of both kinds of play and the humans intercept the real “hunt” as often as possible. Some diehard indoor-only cat lovers might disagree, but we think we have the best of both worlds.

Look at Odin mid-pounce on an unsuspecting Domino. Odin has been honing his pouncing skills lately on anything that moves. All cats are natural born killers. Cats are instinctive but they also enhance their killing ability with training from other cats like their mother or other cats in their clan. Odin has learned from the best: Domino. He may be a lap cat now but he was feral for many years and that instinct will never disappear. We respect it and allow him to be a natural cat.

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I think older cats are the best and older cat lovers are too. It’s one special cat lover’s birthday today and we’d like to say a BIG HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Marg from Marg’s Animals. She is tireless animal rescuer and beloved amongst the cat blogosphere. Thank-you to Ann from Zoolatry for making this photo collage.

Happy Birthday, Marg

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