Black Cats Tell All Book Awarded Certificate of Excellence by feline editor Clyde and other Monday Mews.
What’s this? Sniff sniff. Fancy paper for me from the Cat Writers’ Association? Who knew such an organization existed, but it does and there are many best-selling and notable members.My mom and fellow writer/editor has been a member since 2011 and has won numerous certificates of excellence and their top prize, the Muse Medallion, three times. I might only be a cat but but why isn’t my name on it?
It’s a victory for panther power. Layla wrote an amusing post for Cole And Marmalade about black cats and it’s been already shared over 5000 times. Go Panfurs!
My furbro, Odin meowdeling one of our past Muse awards. He’s not black but we are colorblind around here. We also don’t need awards since we live for instant gratification in the now.
Hello, catnip, my reward. It tastes so much better than paper.
I’m proud to be a part of this labor of love to benefit black cats. It’s ironic that my story in our nonprofit book is called, “The Catnip Made Me Do It” since I wasn’t really into catnip then. You might say, I’m a late adopter, having acquired a taste for catnip as an old man of 17!
I must also acknowledge my fur angel in crime, the late, great Merlin. He was and continues to be our Muse-in-residence. Layla has known many cats in her life but Merlin was her everything for twenty-one years. Black Cats Tell All: True Tales And Inspiring Images is dedicated to Merlin. After our dear Gris Gris died in 2014, a beautiful burial mound in our garden was created. Odin and Domino but especially Merlin, adored Gris Gris and would visit. The plan was to expand the mound but the root ball of the tree flattened and other locations were considered. As it turned out, the very spot Merlin in buried is under his name in this photo taken two years before he died.
Last week, I shared the horrible state of his grave. It did not winter well. The angel cat sculpture was missing an ear and a part of a wing. Broken ceramics, empty votives, cracked terracotta and dried debris littered the mossy memorial mound and graves of all our cats. A spring cleaning was needed and to honor Merlin’s death anniversary on May 11, I will post weekly updates of the changes. Yesterday, a nasty storm blew in and this was as far as we got in phase one of the clean up. Mother Nature will pitch in soon I hope. Everything is in a continual cycle of transition and there is beauty in every season. Make your days and dashes count.
Should you feel like purchasing our book in memory a beloved cat, please order directly and message Layla with their name.
If it’s Monday, it must mean coffee for many folks.
Other news or mews. Check out our NEW Cat Cafe Directory tab in our menu/header. It’s an updated directory of cat cafes in the U.S. Canada,U.K. Australia,NZ and Europe. If you know of a new cafe in the works or would like us to post sponsored images of an existing cafe, please email Layla at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lots of furry, glossy, black cat love,
Clyde and the rest of the gang.
We love you, no matter what color your fur is.
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