Layla Morgan Wilde/ October 17, 2016/ Cats, Feline Fine Art, Mondays With Merlin/ 19 comments


Merlin here for a quick lesson and Monday Motivation Cat Photo Quotes.tempus fugit.

They say time flies or Tempus fugit but the original Latin phrase by Virgil is Tempus irreparabile fugit “irrevocable time runs”. Fugit is from fugere “to run”. But whether time is flying as fast as a 747 or running like mice away from cats, the message is clear my dear. Time may fly when you’re having fun but you also need to make time for fun because time is so f__ing fleeting, excuse my Latin.

To quote my Jewish grandmother on my dad’s side who said, “You can sleep when you’re dead.” She probably heard from her mother and other wagging tongues all the way back to Ben Franklin who said, “There will be sleeping enough in the grave.”

That’s true unless you’re like me and have a life after life. Timeless, ageless wisdom is my motto. And while we’re at it, remember to carpe diem, seize the day while you can BECA– USE YOU CAN.

cat photo quote carpe diem

We’re heading towards my favorite holiday of the year, Halloween and its festive mix of magic and merriment. October seems to be a primo time for animal shelter fundraisers. Layla has been donating like mad to several in our area. It must have been the full moon, but the Paw It Forward NYC fundraiser on Saturday was a howling success. Make no mistake, cat lovers can be a wild bunch especially when there is an open bar, but if it helps cats, arrrrroooooooo!


The lady of the house, Layla Morgan Wilde. We let her out sometimes from her almost 24/7 service to cats.


Have a good week. Be good to cats and to yourself.

Love always,



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  1. I can’t believe you let your human off cat service! I would never let me human do that!

  2. Both Merlin and Layla are looking magical.
    Don’t forget to seize the night too.

    1. Thanks Maggie and considering we’re night owls, yes!

  3. Time does indeed fly, and the older you get, the faster it flies. Beautiful photos, all of them.

  4. Excellent quote. That’s what I tell TW when she complains that I won’t come to bed with her at 2 a.m. She can sleep when she’s dead. I want to play.

    1. 2 am is our favorite time!

  5. We love your quotes, Merlin.

  6. I love that quote Merlin, I even pined it 🙂

  7. fab photos and you look amazing!!

    1. thanks, and do you mean me or Layla 😉

  8. Congratulations on your howling success! Merlin, we’re going to take your good sayings to heart!

    1. Thanks dear Colhaus cats xo

  9. Thank you dear Merlin! We will most definitely try to seize every day!
    The pics and quotes are just marvy! We are also glad to hear that the event was a smashing(or smashed MOL) success!
    Skeeter and Izzy & the Feral Gang + Twig & Peanut & Romeo And the Angels >^..^^..^<~

    1. You can call me Marvy Merlin xoxoxo

  10. Awesome photos this week. Is your human coming to the Better With Pets Summit? Mine will be there.

    1. Thanks, sorry to miss you. I had to cancel but did you get my invite for the party tonight?

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