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The biggest feline birthday we’ve ever celebrated is Merlin’s 21st. What is there to say about a cat who for 20 years has behaved more human than many humans? He’s my soulmate cat and when my husband asked me to marry me I told him, “You do understand that Merlin will always come first?” He agreed and that’s the way it’s been. Our 15th wedding anniversary is at the end of the month and I often think Joe loves Merlin more than I do.
If I had to imagine Merlin as a human it would be like this or as a movie star. He’s been an old boy for as long as I’ve been blogging so no one knows just how charismatic he was in his younger years. He could command a room of students or dinner guests with a glance and have them fall instantly under his thrall. And now my baby boy is an old man. For twenty years he’s been my faithful sidekick, brilliant muse and fur pillow. Whip smart, elegant, wise and noble, he could crack up a room with a monologue in loud Siamese. He could do no wrong even when he’d get into mischief. In an imperfect world, every whisker, hair and claw of his was perfection.
Our birthday boy needs nothing but love and okay adulation (he’s still shockingly vain). If you’d like to make a birthday donation for less fortunate cats, please do and leave a personal message for Merlin there .[wpepdd name=”Help Cats in Need” price=”5.00″ url=” https://catwisdom101.com/path. “]
As a thank-you to Merlin’s many fans, we’re having a special triple giveaway. We’re big fans of PetSafe and for the first time, we’re offering readers a choice of products. The lovely folks at PetSafe are offering one Cat Wisdom 101 reader a triple prize of: 1 water fountain, 1 Bolt Cat, Dart, Pounce, Flik or Cheese Cat toy and one small cat toy of your choice. Visit the PetSafe website page FOUNTAINS, the PetSafe page for Cat Toys to select the 3 items you’d like a chance to win. Please note: The Sedona Fountain is not available.