Feline Aggression 101

Layla Morgan Wilde/ September 30, 2011/ Cat Behavior 101, Secrets of Cats/ 8 comments

This is Ling Ling checking out Merlin on the day before she was adopted. Her tail is beginning to swish back and forth in agitation, her ears pricked forward and head low. A few seconds later, I prevented yet another attack. On the previous two days we’d made a big breakthrough, and Ling Ling slept on my chest while I

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Vet 101: Q & A – Antibiotics

Layla Morgan Wilde/ September 29, 2011/ Vet 101/ 15 comments

Q: My cat is impossible to pill and liquids aren’t much better. The last time she needed two weeks of antibiotics was murder. Is it possible to give a one shot injection instead and are there any downsides? A: Cats could give master classes on how to avoid being medicated.  Hissing, spitting, growling, clawing — and that’s just when they

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47 Remarkable Animal Friendships

Layla Morgan Wilde/ September 25, 2011/ cat photo quotes, Cats, Reviews & interviews/ 8 comments

We all need friends, but the new New York Times best seller Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from The Animal Kingdom takes friendship to new heights. Charmingly compiled and written by National Geographic writer Jennifer Holland failed to woo Ling Ling into an inter-species friendship but… never mind, I was enchanted.  Cats and rats? Yes. Cats and iguanas? Why not?

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Hooked On Cat Tails

Layla Morgan Wilde/ September 22, 2011/ Cat Behavior 101, Cats, Odin/ 14 comments

Since I study and photograph cats every day, I thought I’d begin sharing their unique ways of communicating via photos of their body language. These will be posted under the Cat Behavior 101 category for future reference. In the case of cats, a photograph can often tell more than a thousand words. I generally subscribe to most cat behaviorist’s opinions

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You Are An Inspiration Award

Layla Morgan Wilde/ September 20, 2011/ Cats, Contests & Giveaways/ 8 comments

When Cat Wisdom 101 launched almost four months ago, I couldn’t imagine how many amazing fans, friends and fellow cats bloggers have cheered us on. One such blogger is Brian from Brian’s Home http://www.brianshomeblog.com/ who gave us this award, and who in turn received one from Hilary from http://feelingbeachie.com I love everyone on Brian’s list and I’m all for sharing the

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Cushioning Joints: 5 Steps to Happier Cats

Layla Morgan Wilde/ September 20, 2011/ Cat Behavior 101, Cats/ 13 comments

Young cats can leap with acrobatic agility. Hello, tops of bookcases, refrigerators and shelves. But, by the time most cats become seniors, their leaping days are over. According to a study from the University of Glasgow, 30% of cats over the age of eight showed signs of osteo-arthritis, the degenerative joint disease. If stiffness and joint pain have set in,

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Wisdom’s Kiss: Book Review

Layla Morgan Wilde/ September 18, 2011/ Reviews & interviews/ 9 comments

Wisdom’s Kiss by Catherine Gilbert Murdock is not technically a cat book but it has a one wise black cat named Felis el Gato as a character. In times of stress, this is a delightful escape into a fairy tale world. In this case, eight characters  take turns narrating the clever love story full of wit and double entendres in

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Diary of an Animal Communicator: Lost and Found

Layla Morgan Wilde/ September 17, 2011/ Cat Behavior 101, Feline Fine Art, Secrets of Cats/ 19 comments

Our usual Cat Saturday will resume next week. We are trying to make the process of leaving a comment easier. In the meantime, if you unable leave a comment, please Tweet, share on Facebook etc. Thanks so much! Your support is much appreciated. Not all who wander are lost. The Bengal cat we found on September 2, 2011 was reunited

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Caturday On Friday & Other Surprises

Layla Morgan Wilde/ September 16, 2011/ Cats, Contests & Giveaways, Feline Fine Art, Feline Funnies/ 10 comments

We have big news and mews! The Bengal cat we found was reunited with his owner on Wednesday night under unusual circumstances. Please visit us tomorrow in lieu of our usual Cat Saturday for the whole story in an extended post on my hand’s on experience with intuitive animal communication. Avast Mateys! Monday, September 19th is Meow Like A Pirate

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Contagious Cats

Layla Morgan Wilde/ September 15, 2011/ Cats, Vet 101/ 8 comments

If it’s Thursday, it must be Vet 101 Q & A with our vet Dr, Richard Goldstein of Mobile Vet Squad If you have a question for him, please email the editor at Layla@laylamorganwilde.com Q: I read about Layla isolating sick cats who might be contagious. This is fine if you have lots of room, but what do you advise

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My Meezer Muse

Layla Morgan Wilde/ September 11, 2011/ Merlin, Mondays With Merlin/ 7 comments

This “Mondays with Merlin” is dedicated to my sister Coco who died last year on September 14. She was my best and only live-in feline friend for almost sixteen years. I guess you could call her my meezer muse. If you didn’t read yesterday’s post, there are links to all the details surrounding her death and beautiful funeral. Death is

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