Mondays with Merlin pauses today to honor a beloved cat. Homer the blind cat died last week at age sixteen. He was a soulmate and muse to his mom, writer Gwen Cooper, a fearless advocate for special needs cats and an inspiration to millions of cat lovers. Rest in peace my friend. We’ll meet you on the Rainbow Bridge.
Peace, love and purrs,
Merlin the blind cat, Odin the one-eyed cat, Gris Gris,Domino and our mom, Layla
Homer’s Heroes Fund
Gwen donates 10% of her royalties from Homer’s Odyssey to organizations that serve abused, abandoned, and disabled animals. To keep Homer’s memory alive—and to give chances to other animals like Homer, who are so frequently overlooked simply because they aren’t “perfect”—she is creating the Homer’s Heroes Fund. Every year, she will make a donation in Homer’s name to a shelter or rescue group that does outstanding work with “special needs” animals. Her newest book, Love Saves the Day, will come out in paperback on October 22nd. For every copy of the paperback that is pre-ordered or bought in-store or online between now and Sunday, October 27th, she will donate 100% of the royalties to a shelter/rescue group through the Homer’s Heroes Fund.
Please send Gwen and her husband Laurence purrrrrs at this difficult time. They are also moving on September first and Gwen’s mom is having health issues. For the latest updates, visit Gwen’s blog at Gwen Cooper