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Happy 2020: Cat Wisdom 101 Top Posts of the Decade

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Cat Wisdom 101 Top Posts of the Decade. Happy New Year 2020!

Can you believe it’s Mew Year’s Eve?

black cat new year party 2020

We’ve been blogging for over a decade but only 9 years at Cat Wisdom 101 and it’s been an adventure beyond my wildest dreams. If you’ve joined the ride at the beginning or recently came aboard, thank you and welcome. Blogging is hard work. In hindsight, I think it takes a slightly obsessive personality to continue year after year. At the heart is you dear reader and I’ll let Odin share my thoughts.


As you may know, I haven’t been blogging as doggedly (bad pun) as the early years of daily posts but I haven’t quit either. My crystal ball is foggy so who knows what 2020 will bring but, I wish you laughter, strength, quiet joys and inner peace. Oh and the love of a cat or three or more.

We enjoyed a whole lotta love and likes (over 90,000!) at our @BlackcatsofIG account on Instagram. Aren’t they stunning?

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If you’re curious as a cat, do purrrrruse our all-time top 10 popular posts in terms of views with a couple of my personal favorites.

In no particular order but with some new images :

1. How High Can A Cat Jump? This old post from 2011 has been shared a crazy amount of times at numerous other websites. It was inspired by and features our athletic boy, Odin who continues to leap to almost record highs.


2. Burma and Other Adventure Cats from 2015 features the amazing Burma who is still living the adventure cat lifestyle plus other vagabond cats from around the globe.

3.Top 10 Tips For Easier Vet Visits Popular for good reason. A practical and much-needed post since who likes going to the vet.

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4.Cats, Souls and Shamans I had to choose one with the cat that inspired Cat Wisdom 101, the magnificent, magical Merlin but this popped up as most views exactly three years ago and a few months before he died. Who would have ever guessed? And it contains a prescient clue to my new direction.

Merlin cat angels-heart

5. Why Cat’s Do The Social Roll One of our many cat behavior classics. Does your cat do it?

6. 10 Ways To Beat the Feline Winter Blues Another classic that I’m thinking of updating because I have a feeling we’ll need it in winter 2020. People and cats seem to be more stressed since I originally wrote it.

7. Tomcat Tomfoolery Inspired by our former feral Domino and explores secondary sexual features. cat-domino-cheeks-former feral

8. Top 10 Tips For Finding Lost Cats Again sadly popular for a reason with a ton of comments. I hope you never have need of the list but save it.

9.Cats In Fog Photos Of the 10,000+ photos posted since launching, this apparently is the most popular. The model is Odin and I can’t wait to share some recent pics both indoors and outdoor adventures.

10. Nine Cat Behavior Lessons Last but not least, I include this because it had huge views because it landed on the front page of Reddit. And the info by a veterinarian is valuable. The photo is


See you next year in 2020!

Much peace, love and purrs,

Layla, Clyde, Odin and Nou Nou


  • meowmeowmans

    How neat to see which of your posts were tops for for the decade, Layla. We always love your thoughtful and informative posts, and look forward to more in 2020. Big hugs to you, Clydie and the gang.

  • Skeeter and Izzy

    you know without doubt how we feel about your posts!!!!
    We learn from and enjoy them all!
    Happy New Year/Decade!!!
    Thank you for all of the work/time that you put into this undertaking, we do appreciate it more than you will ever know.
    Thank you,
    Skeeter and Izzy and the Feral Gang >^..^<

    • Layla Morgan Wilde

      Infinite purrs and thanks for always being there with the best comments ever. May 2020 brings all good things xoxo

  • Gail Bond

    This is my first time posting and I just wanted to say I love all your posts and to wish you a Happy New Year. Thank you x

    • Layla Morgan Wilde

      Gail, it’s always a joy to hear from someone posting for the first time! Thank you and hope to see your words again😻

  • ellen beck

    Always wonderful posts. My favorites are many but I love Cat Souls and Shamans. For so many years Mondays was Merlins Day and I always looked forward to it. I hope you all are doing well and have lots of laughter. May 2020 be blessed for you and yours!

  • Cindy Hall

    Your posts are always informative and interesting. I had missed a few of these so I was happy to read them. My favorites are 3 – Top Ten Tips for Easier Vet Visits, and 8 – Top Ten Tips for Finding Lost Cats. We thought we lost one once because our sun room door wasn’t completely closed, but he had managed to squeeze through bi-fold closet doors held shut by a heavy coffee table! Three hours after we had looked everywhere in the house (except that closet) and around the yard, I made a flyer, posted it on Facebook, then walked back through the sun room to start dropping off flyers in the neighborhood. I paused for a few seconds because I heard a teeny meow. I couldn’t believe he was in that closet! Happy New Year, and thank you for your cat wisdom, and the beautiful photos you take of your felines!

  • Kathryn

    Thank you dearest Layla. I have always enjoyed and loved your cat posts – so that I could get a happy, loving, and gorgeous assembly of cat wisdom, to supplement Cheddar and Mao, but..,. they are now both chewing heavenly grass, chasing heavenly mice, finding nice warm spots in the clouds and having a purrfectly heavenly time. In a few months, I will get an orange Cheese boy I will name Colby.

  • Roxanne

    I luv all your posts and often find useful suggestions on behavior…Have a wonderful and safe New Year and looking forward to your 2020 posts!

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