MO– — — USES! It’s a Magic Hour Caturday

Friskies cat video awards

We’ve been invited to The Friskies, the Cat Video Awards where I’ll be reporting on the inside scoop, but you can join me by watching it live HERE

One of the finalists is none other than my fave, the amazing Lulu! See our interview with her and her mom, Lizabeth Setliffe. Go Lulu!    

One cat famous for his adventures, is our wild one-eyed boy, Odin who has a mancat crush on Lulu!

odin cat mouse

Odin streaked across the lawn chirping with glee. He always announces himself whether he’s caught something or not. This week, a freshly caught mole dangled froml his mouth. I catch and release as many prey as I can but sometimes Odin gets lucky. He brought his prize to leafy spot under a tree, his fur bristling with excitement. Normally, I leave him alone but this time I was curious to observe from a discrete distance. A few crunches later, he’d disposed of his meal with artful and efficient elegance, as cats have done for thousands of years.

A few minutes later, in the glorious late afternoon light called the golden hour or “magic hour” in photography, a more genteel scene unfolded. Merlin sniffed and strutted taking in the lush scents of his 19th autumn. Yes, Merlin’s 19th birthday is on Wednesday, Oct. 2nd so pencil your calendar!

merlin cat autumn garden

merlin cat garden

This could be your lucky day. Pick one or all of our current giveaways. It’s always easy to enter with just a comment.  You can enter once a day.

1) Today is the last day to enter our giveaway for 2 copies of the funny book Whiskerlist: Kitty Classifieds. Odin is on page 163! ENTER HERE

2) One lucky reader will win a gift pack of Arm & Hammer products plus a $100.00 Visa gift card.  Last day to enter is Oct. 3. ENTER HERE

3) Your best odds of winning (1 in 2 ) is the big gift basket from Hills Natural Balance with 20 winners! Last day is Sept. 30. ENTER HERE

4)  AiKiou interactive pet feeder giveaway ends Oct.10. Two winners win two products. Keep one and donate the other to a shelter. ENTER HERE

Have a fab, feline Caturday! I’ll be visiting all bloggers who leave a comment today !

18 thoughts on “MO– — — USES! It’s a Magic Hour Caturday”

  1. Those pictures are photographs? Really??? They’re MAGICAL!


    PS. I sure as mouses am happy for you that you got to keep your prey.
    PPS. Gonna stop by to see you tomorrow (Wednesday) for sure!

  2. Thank you Layla for the info about the Friskies! It will be exciting we’re sure!
    Concats to Odin on his successful hunt …unfortunately a direct sidebar for outdoor cat ownership.
    We cannot wait to celebrate our dear,beautiful,wonderful friend Merlin’s Birthday on October 2nd!!! Happy early Birthday dear friend!!!!
    Luvs Skeeter and Izzy and the Feral Gang >^..^<

  3. Am I the only one who is offended at looking at an innocent life being killed, for no reason. Our wildlife needs protecting too. Please keep your cats inside!!! Awful.

  4. That’s so cool — and such an honor — that you get to go to the Friskies. ConCATulations! Those pictures of Merlin are gorgeous — magic hour, indeed!

    We’ve marked our calendars!

  5. Cute story on Odin!

    We will mark our calendars for Merlin’s Birthday! So good to see you today….
    We are back to blogging after being gone for over a year. This last year has been a tough year. But we made it through it.
    We have missed everyone!


    jude,babybella,piper,prissypoo,piper,marley and Charlie…mom-melody

  6. Those sure are gorgeous pictures. And Odin, good job catching that Mole. You sure are a good hunter. Hope all of you have a good day.

  7. Merlin you are marvellous and have so much energy in your 19th year. We hope you enjoyed your tasty snack – we understand that mole is a delicacy but are hoping to catch one – we live in dreams!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  8. Oh Merlin you are indeed magical. Envelope yourself with each day and consider it a gift and a blessing. Merlin you keep on showing us your glory and your handsomeness. Those were fabulous pictures and each one is more precious. I wish I had more — I wish I had my Abby.

  9. Lucky you – my human is on the wrong coast for the Friskies… although she shouldn’t complain since it was held in our town last year!

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