Our Cat Black Cat Awareness Holiday Is Official

Layla Morgan Wilde/ October 1, 2018/ Black Cats Tell All Monday, Cat Behavior 101, Cats, Feline Fine Art, Holidays/ 13 comments

Happy October dear cat lovers. Hello from your feline editor Clyde. Oh happy days! Our Black Cat Awareness Holiday Is Official. What began as a blog post in 2013 turned into a deeper effort with Black Cat Awareness Month in 2016.  Several websites that chronicle holidays have added ours this year including Days Of The Year who added a nice

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Your Cat Deserves To Be This Happy

Layla Morgan Wilde/ September 24, 2018/ Cat Behavior 101, Cats, Feline Fine Art, Feline Funnies, Holidays/ 14 comments

September is Happy Cat Month, an awareness holiday from the Catalyst Council. They are a wonderful resource about cats. When I think of what makes a cat happy, I know it’s not about social media media cuteness like our graphic. Despite millions of adorable cat videos, we don’t always know what really makes cats happy. Cats are anthropomorphized, dressed in

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PAWS Adorable Adoptable Treasure Has Pillow Foot

Layla Morgan Wilde/ September 17, 2018/ #AdorableAdoptables & Shelter Stories, Black Cats Tell All Monday, Holistic cat care, Shelter Cats/ 10 comments

Hello there, it’s feline editor Clyde here with another Black Cats Tell All Monday. This week I tell all about Pillow Foot. No, it’s not the name of a cat but our adorable adoptable featured cat Treasure has it. Plus I’m sharing some love for Pet Animal Welfare Society or PAWS, a shelter in Norwalk, Conn. It’s where I was adopted

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Pet Emergency Preparedness & Memories of 9/11

Layla Morgan Wilde/ September 11, 2018/ Cat Behavior 101, Cats, Holidays, Holistic cat care, Vet 101/ 24 comments

UPDATE: 2018 with new emergency checklist graphics. When the Twin Towers tumbled on this day 17 years ago, I watched the TV in horror with my cats on my lap. I’d moved a few weeks earlier from Canada to a safe and leafy suburb 20 miles north of Manhattan. My concept of safety changed that day forever. Many pets perished

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Sweet And Lucky Black Rosh Hashanah Cats

Layla Morgan Wilde/ September 10, 2018/ Cats, Feline Fine Art, Holidays/ 10 comments

Shana Tovah to our Jewish friends and readers. My hubby is Jewish and we’re celebrating a black cat Rosh Hashanah with three shareable cards sized for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram and a nice vertical for Pinterest. Read everything you need to know about the Jewish New Year especially if you’re not Jewish or want to share our unique kitty cards. Plus

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Pre-Internet Cats and Our Last Cat On Pet Memorial Day

Layla Morgan Wilde/ September 9, 2018/ #AdorableAdoptables & Shelter Stories, Cat Behavior 101, Cats, Holidays/ 12 comments

Every year we honor the memories and celebrate our Cat Wisdom 101 cats on National Pet Memorial Day. We’re late but ended up creating two posts today for Rosh Hashanah Cats. This year I thought it would be meaningful to include a few of my pre-internet cats from a treasure trove of old photos. I’m also sharing a graphic I

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Hard Working Purrfessional Cats On Labor Day

Layla Morgan Wilde/ September 3, 2018/ Black Cats Tell All Monday, Cats, Feline Fine Art, Feline Funnies, Holidays/ 10 comments

Hard Working Purrfessional Cats on Labor Day Cats may sound like an oxymoron, but our cats insist they work hard. So much so, I had to give the day off to Clyde who usually blogs on Monday. Maybe your cats work too? Lap warming, Internet assisting, bed testing takes effort. Some cats purrfessional careers like our friends at Furball Fables who

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9 Secrets About The Funny Polish Professor Cat Video

Layla Morgan Wilde/ August 31, 2018/ Cats, Feline Funnies, Reviews & interviews/ 9 comments

You may have seen the funny Polish Professor cat video but here’s 9 secrets you may not know about it. If not secrets, exclusive details not widely shared until now. Includes photos of Professor Targalski’s other cats. pic.twitter.com/4dLi16Pq1H — Rudy Bouma (@rudybouma) July 7, 2018 The professor, Dr. Jerzy Targalski, age 66, is a serious cat man with a goofy

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Cats Get Ready For Key September Pet Holidays

Layla Morgan Wilde/ August 29, 2018/ Cat Behavior 101, Cats, Feline Fine Art, Feline Funnies, Holidays/ 25 comments

We’re having another heatwave in New York but no complaints. It’s a great way to ease into the last weekend of summer and Labor Day weekend. How are you celebrating?  Our Cats Get Ready For Key September Pet Holidays. This graphic is September from our 2018 Cat Holiday calendar and it includes some of our favorite holidays like Happy Cat

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Funny Cats Gone Fishing For Catnip

Layla Morgan Wilde/ August 22, 2018/ Cats, Contests & Giveaways, Feline Fine Art, Feline Funnies, Holidays/ 12 comments

We’ve gone fishing so to speak which is why we’re late posting. One reason is the primo catnip which arrived from our friends Picardo and Coco. @picardotheprayingmantis advocates for feral and community cats in Indiana and Palm Beach Island. Oh, boy, it inspired some wild photos and art. All their catnip is donated to rescue organizations and benefits the feral cats

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Wildly Happy Black Cat Appreciation Day And Week

Layla Morgan Wilde/ August 13, 2018/ Black Cats Tell All Monday, Cats, Feline Fine Art, Holidays/ 17 comments

Hello, it’s feline blogger Clyde at your service *wildly waving* with a special edition of Black Cats Tell All Monday. Black Cat Appreciation Day is Friday, August 17th but I couldn’t wait. Every black cat holiday is a reason to celebrate, coo over mini-panthers and squish lingering superstitions. Every day we get closer to our goal and of course, every

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Rare Feline Book Plates & Writers And Their Cats on International Cat Day

Layla Morgan Wilde/ August 8, 2018/ Book Reviews/giveaways/ Q + A, Cats, Feline Fine Art, Reviews & interviews/ 12 comments

We’re celebrating International Cat Day by sharing our rare collection of antique feline-themed bookplates. Plus we believe nothing beats a purring cat on your lap except reading a cat book with a cat purring on your lap. May I demonstrate, your truly, Clyde with a copy of Writers And Their Cats with you know who. The new book by Alison Nastasi showcases

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Tommy: From Animal Cruelty Survivor to Sir Thomas Trueheart CatCon Star & Advocate

Layla Morgan Wilde/ August 2, 2018/ Cats, Reviews & interviews/ 26 comments

Tommy: from animal cruelty survivor to Sir Thomas Trueheart CatCon Star and advocate By Layla Morgan Wilde. One of the most inspiring cat tales I’ve ever come across is about Tommy a.ka. Sir Thomas Trueheart. Over the past year I’ve learned the inside scoop about him from my friend Connie Cunningham. Connie volunteers at Milo’s Sanctuary the rescue organization that saved

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Cat Mom Birthday Portrait Fiasco With Matisse And Bob Ross

Layla Morgan Wilde/ July 30, 2018/ Black Cats Tell All Monday, Cats, Feline Fine Art, Holidays, Reviews & interviews/ 49 comments

Welcome to a birthday edition of cat wisdom with feline editor Clyde. So, last night my mom Layla thought it would be fun to paint a portrait of me. It’s her birthday today so please indulge me. A friend of hers Leslie goes every month to a “paint your pet” event. Every month for the past year, Leslie kept asking and

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Cute Cat Art From Around The Globe

Layla Morgan Wilde/ July 23, 2018/ Black Cats Tell All Monday, Cats, Feline Fine Art/ 28 comments

Hello, cat lovers and a special welcome to all our new subscribers. We’re sharing something different from our usual Monday blog with Clyde: Cute Cat Art From Around The Globe. As many of you know, we have two Instagram communities @catwisdom101 and a feature account @blackcatsofIG where we feature followers daily. On Mondays we feature black cat art in a

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Best Summer Cat Care Tips For Cats By Adventure Cat Odin

Layla Morgan Wilde/ July 16, 2018/ Cat Behavior 101, Cats, Feline Fine Art, Holidays, Mondays With Merlin, Reviews & interviews/ 32 comments

We’ve taken our own advice about summer cat care to heart. Hello, dear ones. It’s Adventure Cat Odin here today with the best summer cat care tips and bonus cat wisdom for you humans. My #1 tip is to not work too hard. Follow the photos on my adventures outdoors. Clyde, our hard-working editor agrees and is taking a break

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Does Your Cat Hate July 4th Fireworks Or Not?

Layla Morgan Wilde/ July 2, 2018/ Black Cats Tell All Monday, Contests & Giveaways, Feline Fine Art, Holidays/ 15 comments

By Clyde, feline editor and author with quirky Independence Day/July 4th cat art and practical safety advice from a straight-shooting old black cat. You’d think a hard of hearing cat like me would not mind fireworks, but I hate them. They go off here and there in the neighborhood and startle me because my world is calm and quiet.  I’m

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Cat Wisdom 101 Wins Book Awards For Black Cats Tell All: A Global Awareness Win for Every Black Cat.

Layla Morgan Wilde/ June 25, 2018/ Black Cats Tell All Monday, Book Reviews/giveaways/ Q + A, Cats, Contests & Giveaways, Mondays With Merlin, Reviews & interviews/ 31 comments

by feline editor Clyde and contributor to Black Cats Tell All. Welcome to my first blog post of summer 2018. It’s Clyde and if I was younger or more athletic, I’d be jumping for joy. I have several reasons to celebrate. First and foremost, I’m feeling pretty darn good for 18 and a half. I think all cats should celebrate

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We Visit The Cat Cafe Lounge in L.A. And Reveal How It’s Purrfectly Different

Layla Morgan Wilde/ June 23, 2018/ Cat Saturday, Cats, Reviews & interviews/ 16 comments

Have you ever dreamed of owning a cat cafe? Many cat lovers find the idea irresistible but it’s not all cute kitties and cappuccino. As cat cafes keep popping up in record numbers, there is a downside. We update our extensive cat cafe directory monthly and for the first time, we are noticing closures due to lack of customers or

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