Layla Morgan Wilde/ May 28, 2015/ Cats, Feline Fine Art, Holidays, Layla Morgan Wilde, Shelter Cats/ 60 comments

They say times flies when you’re doing what you love. Well, time has flown by, four years to be exact since launching Cat Wisdom 101. After 1288 posts, thousands of images, comments, follows and 2 million views, we’re still here to enlighten and entertain cat lovers. It’s what we do and we love you for having been a part of the journey. Thank-you for very single comment, follow and like. Thank-you for the incredible friendships and support on and offline. Purrs of thanks too to our sponsors and guest bloggers. We created this special graphic to share because we can always do something.

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Together, we have helped make a difference in the lives of cats, one purr at the time.

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There is a 10,000 hour rule that purports that we achieve mastery with a deliberate focus on any skillset for 10,000 hours. When I started this blog as an off-shoot of Cat Saturday from my other blog Boomer Muse, I’d already worked with cats for years, and thought I knew cats and cat lovers pretty well. I was wrong. After spending over 10,000 hours over the past 4 years devoted to all things cat, I’m beginning to feel I know a little bit more and yet the only thing I know for sure is: cats defy being wholly known. I’ve experienced exceptions to every rule and remain more in awe than ever of the feline world.

It would be foolish to predict where I’ll be in another four years but blogging is responsible for the alchemy that fired my soul towards my life purpose of helping cats and those who love them.

Peace, love and purrs of gratitude,

Layla (and feline friends Angel Coco, Angel Gris Gris, Domino, Odin, Nou Nou and forever, Merlin.)

Join us for short trip down memory lane. Our Cat Wisdom 101 journey began on May 27, 2011 with a series of teasers. Odin was and still is the master tree climber.

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Odin and his prize

Our garden remains a refuge when stress rears its unruly head. And who knew wise, old Merlin would grow even older and wiser?

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May, 30, 2011.

A year later in 2012, we took stock about the effort it took pumping out a staggering amount of original content. In those days we blogged 7 days a week plus 5 days a week at Boomer Muse. Serious blogging is not for the feint of heart. It requires passion bordering on madness. It also takes wisdom to know when to back off, re-prioritize and do less. We streamlined last year but added new responsibilities like editing the CWA blog and writing for new channels.

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On our 2nd blogoversery it was still, all cats, all the time.

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For some reason we celebrated out 3rd blogoversery on June 1, 2014. It also marked Odin’s birthday and the day first day I got serious about helping hoarder cats at the shelter. Their plight inspired me to dig deeper into the roots of compassion and not judgement in the face of cruelty.

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This rescued hoarder cat had suffered the most horrifically and was fostered soon after the rescue. Even today, I’m can’t stomach writing down the details of what this cat endured. All I can do is educate and share the message of animal advocacy. Blogging and social media is a powerful tool to make a difference in the lives of cats and all animals. The weekly adoption PSAs I create are proof of that.

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We are continuing to fundraise for our emergency veterinary fund for shelter cat Radish. See our post last week for details. Thank-you for loving cats and supporting the Cat Wisdom 101 community in any way from subscribing, to sharing to volunteering in your neighborhood. Every positive thought and maction helps. We can’t save every cat but we can save one. UPDATE: Radish is having a complete diagnostic exam today!

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  1. Happy 4th Blogoversary!

  2. Belated Happy 4th Blogoversary to you! I hope there will be many more.

  3. Happy 4th Blogoversary! Iys always fun to visit and of course see the kitty adventures.
    Hoping for good news on Mr Radish he is such a lovely ginger boy.
    Purrs to you.

  4. Happy Blogoversary!
    Mes shall sings!
    Mee!!
    Meeee!!!!
    Meeeeee!!!!!!!
    *•.¸¸♪♫•Happy Blogoversary to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•¸¸.•*
    ¨*•♫♪ Happy Blogoversary to you ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Blogoversary Dear Layla!!!!! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
    ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Blogoversary to you! ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•
    Mes did not knows me had been online longer than yous guys!
    Loves the pictures of yous Merlin!!!!
    Kisses
    Nellie

    1. Thanks and purrs dearest Nellie and extra smoochie from Merlin!

    1. Thanks so much Laila and Minchie

  5. HAPPY FOURTH BLOGAVERSARY!!!! You all have always been one of our favorite blogs…..for information, for suggestions and advice, for beautiful photography, for your sincere LOVE of cats and a million other reasons. Thank you for being friends of ours too………we hope you go on and on and on…….

    Love, Sammy and Pam

    1. Thanks Sam and Pam, you’re the best!

  6. Happy Blogoversary!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

    1. Thanks kindly Athena and Marie!

  7. Happy blogoversary! My human says she had a great time being on the panel with you today.

    1. Thanks and it was so fun doing the presentation. See you tomorrow!

  8. Happy 4th Blogoversary and wishing you many more!..I always enjoy your lovely, informative and fun posts…xo…J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

    1. Thanks so much Jacqueline and kitties :-0

  9. Happy blogoversary, Layla! We are so thankful for all you do, and for your friendship. Here’s wishing you many, many more blogoversaries still to come. 🙂

    Love, hugs, and purrs,

    Kevin, Tracey, Moosey, Gracie and Zoe

    1. Thanks so much dear friends. Hugs to you!

  10. Thank you for being a Voice for the Voiceless!

    1. Thanks so much Joanne. It’s an honor.

  11. Happy Blogoversary ! We wish you many many more ! Thank you for all you do for cats ! Purrs

  12. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary to you. Well done.

    1. Thanks so much Katie Isabella

  13. A huge and happy wish for your 4th blogoversary! You do such amazing graphic work and your posts are always professional and well done. All the work you’ve done to help cats in need is priceless. I hope you can continue to follow your passion.

    1. Thanks so much dear friends (kitty and human) for your kind words.

  14. Happy 4th Blogoversary Guys!!!!
    We thank you for all of the wonderful mews and news and help. We thank you for sharing your lives with us.
    We continue to Purr and Pray for every little soul out there. There is so much wrong in the world that it sometimes becomes hard for those of us that care to see the right. You help us do that.

    Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!
    Purrs and Kitty Kisses to you all!
    Luvs From Our House To Yours,
    Skeeter and Izzy and the Feral Gang + Twig & Peanut & Romeo

    1. Thanks so much dear friends. I’m humbled that you think that.

  15. Happy 4th blogoversary Layla! It’s been great getting to know you 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Austin and mum. Ditto!

  16. Congratulations on your 4th Blogiversary, Layla—wishing you many, many more! I love visiting your site and appreciate all that you do for kitties and the humans who love them!

  17. *cat-er-walling*
    “Happy blog-o-versary to you…
    Happy blog-o-versary to you…
    Happy BLOG-O-VER-SARY dear MissLaylaMerlinOdinDominoNouNouAngelCocoand AngelGris-GRIS…..
    Happy Blog-o-versary to YOU – OOOOOOOOOOOOO!”

    Love from your Michigan pals in the North
    Harry, Dexter, Tipp and Willow, Mom Carolyn and Dad Mark

    1. I can hear you loud and clear dear ones.xoxoxo

  18. Happy 4th Blogoversary! Thank you for all the fun, informative, inspiring posts you deliver!
    I love the image of Merlin in a frame. He is so handsome and regal 🙂

    1. Thanks so much! That’s an old fave of mine in Merlin’s younger days.

  19. Happy blogoversary and wishing you many, many more!

  20. Happy Blogoversary from all of us! Have fun at BlogPaws!!!

    1. Thanks so much Brian. We’re missing you!

  21. Happy Blogoversary!!!I plan to donate to Radish, I just don’t have any available funds at the moment.

  22. Happy anniversary and thanks for all you do here.

  23. Happy Blogoversary!
    I’ll be holding good thoughts for Radish today.
    Hope you have fun at Blogpaws.
    xxoo

    1. Blogpaws is fun but exhausting and Radish is under the best care.

  24. happee annie fursarree guys….happee 4th N heerz ta 44,444 mor 🙂 heerz ta dirt diggin, tree climbin, & for evers homes two everee single one kneadin it….blessings frum R rockin pal Frank two ewe radish ~~~~~ ♥♥♥

    1. Those are the best wishes, thanks!

  25. Hope things go positively for Radish today!

    1. It’s not great but coud be worse.

  26. Happy Blogoversary!!! Oh I will wait, maybe then a good thing will happen and I can climb like you, Odin :o)

    1. Thanks, that I’d love to see!

  27. Congratulations on your 4th blogoversary. We wish you many more blogging years ahead!

    Purrs and peace.

  28. Lovely beautiful post and I am very happy Radish is having a complete exam today!

    1. Thank-you Kathryn. It was complete and he’s got a number if issues 🙁

  29. Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for all you do to help the cats and to inspire we humans.

  30. Happy Happy 4th Blogoversary to you!!!!!!

    Heard you arrived late yesterday…miss you ALL already!!!

    Have a blast!
    xoxo

    1. Thanks. Everyone was late. So diff from last year

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