The week passed in a blur, not unlike the blur when Odin (seen above) pounces after prey. He caught a large chipmunk but we’re trying encourage “catch and release” style of hunting. He’s not too keen on it but it makes me and the other animals happier.
One of Odin’s favorite commands is “jump” when we play outdoors. He’ll jump from one log or chair to another but I couldn’t resist teasing him a bit during the rain. In this video he calculates whether to jump off the porch railing. It’s only about three feet high but it was raining. He loves the rain but hesitated. It’s only a minute, but if you’re impatient zoom to the end.
News & Mews
- I had the honor of interviewing Lil BUB and her dad Mike in New York this week. We met in a conference room at Penguin, Lil Bub’s book publisher. I walked away with a few secrets and new appreciation of this rare creature and the human-animal bond.
- I will be writing about it for another publication but tomorrow we will have a fun author Q & A and Lil BUB book giveaway!
- If you haven’t entered yet or want to enter again, click on The Purr-fect Twitching Tales book Giveaway or the Driving With Cats book giveaway to win copies.
- We did not win the Pettie Award for Best Cat Blog. I know it’s shocking but ce’st la vie. Our congrats go out to the winner Itty Bitty Kitty Committee
- We’re thrilled our good friends at Animal Shelter Volunteer Life won the Pettie for Best Cause Blog. They do awesome work on behalf of shelter kitties.
- Beloved blogger cat, Dash from DashKitten has suddenly died. Our friend Debbie from Glogirly made a lovely tribute.
- Petco has a huge nationwide pet adoption event this weekend. For info about an event near you, visit National Adoption Weekend
- Our newest addition to our Cat Wisdom Etsy shop is a nostalgic look at autumn with a September quote featuring a younger Merlin. We’re donating 100% of this limited edition print to the ASPCA. The signed and numbered edition is limited to 25. It is also available without the quote. For more info or to order, visit The Art of Cat Wisdom101
- How are you and your cats loving September so far?