This is a special edition of Cat Saturday devoted to Odin’s first birthday party. A few of the revelers invited included: Odin’s older brothers Merlin and Gris Gris, his recuperating feral friend Domino and a bevy of stunning cats. We wish we had more room to show everyone. Festivities include unlimited fresh organic catnip, mouse mousse and live feather teasers. From noon to 1 pm ET, mom Layla will be […]
It’s Friday; time to chill by the catnip, stretch out on the sofa and have a chuckle about cats, of course. Kitty Heaven So one day a cat dies of old age and goes to heaven. God says to the cat, “You were a good cat. What can I do to can make your stay in Heaven more comfortable?” The cat thinks for a moment and says, “All […]
I’m so excited to be turning one! What an amazing first year I’ve had. Born in the rough part of the Bronx, I didn’t find my forever home until I turned five months old. By then, I’d lost my left eye from a bad infection, but my spirit never lagged. I’m a frisky Gemini and love life! I’ll be featured on the Daily Show later this month. You’re welcome to […]
Love helps all of us heal faster. For Domino, a feral with an extreme abscess in his leg for over a month, began his healing journey by getting trapped last Friday. Our vet rushed over in his mobile clinic and an x-ray revealed a massive infection in all the bones of his leg. After shots of antibiotics and painkillers, his leg was shaved and lanced. As soon as the anesthetic […]
Operation Domino: Capturing A Feral Houdini They say it takes a village to raise a child, but what about cats? After recent events concerning Domino, one of our Cat Wisdom 101 cats, I’ll wager a yes. Over a month ago, Domino, injured his leg. He’s feral and not a stranger to abscesses. Usually, a course of antibiotics administered in his food and he’s good to go, but not this time. […]
Cats love playing games. We think they like playing with toys, but if given half a chance, they might play poker, backgammon or bridge. They are more imaginative than we give them credit for. It’s time to exercise your imagination and caption this image of Merlin and Gris Gris. If you want to win the 16″ x 20″ lithograph, please leave your caption in the comment box. The deadline […]
No, don’t feed your cat, weiners of any kind. Odin was watching TV when all those pics of Anthony Weiner and his you know came on. He was not amused.
Welcome to Mondays with Merlin. This is me with my pal Domino in the background. We’re deep thinkers. You might call us mancat psychics. For eons people have believed that animals could predict earthquakes. In 373 B.C., historians recorded that days before an earthquake hit and leveled the Greek city of Helice, animals including rats, snakes and weasels ran for the hills. You can be sure cats joined the exodus. […]
Happy (Almost) Father’s Day! As all cats know… News, Mews and Books Reviews by Gris Gris Have you ever seen someone eating alone in a restaurant reading a book? If I were able to eat in a restaurant, I take a copy of The Secret Life of Cats by Vicky Hall with me. Don’t you think I would have looked good on the cover? That’s a gorgeous Russian Blue on […]
I’d like to continue the tradition I’ve held for almost three years at my other blog, The Boomer Muse. Every Sunday, including today, I post photographs of everything I read with mini reviews called: What I’m Reading This Week. I’m a reading hound and read a stack of magazines and about three books a week from my personal library, my public library or books sent by publicists. Here at Cat […]
Photo quote de jour We’re having a heat wave in the NYC area and all the cats feel like Domino looks. They’re plotzed out, dreaming of mouse-flavored Slurpees. If those aren’t available, ice added to water bowls is a cool treat. And, you humans, remember we don’t like no stinky bowls. Thoroughly wash and rinse all food and water bowls every day to keep bacteria at bay.
Gris Gris here. If you look carefully, you’ll find me. I’m all smoke and mirrors. What you see is not always what you get. There are many mysterious cats like me. Perhaps you know one? We like to skulk in dark corners, slip through the narrowest openings and disappear into thin air. We are philosophers and deep thinkers. We are seekers of enlightenment. Herman Hesse wrote a great book for […]