Purring and Hissing All-Cat Greetings

Franklin “relaxes”

Franklin, master of Resting Grouch Face, is not about to purr. In fact he’s about to pitch a hissy.

Franklin: Phsssssst. I thought all-cat meant me only, not those others. I’m all-cat.

Me: It just means no landscapes, no water scapes.

Amiable Boss

Boss, our most agreeable cat, is purring!

Franklin: Phsssssst!

Lynx intensity

Purrrrrr, says the not-so-wild Lynx.

Sleepy Spooky

Feisty Spooky: Phssssst!

Frankin: Phssssst!

Stripey rolls!

Sunny Stripey’s always rollin’ and purrin’.

Moonpie checks us out!

Moonpie is a complicated creature. She might purr, or she might hiss. You never know.

Shelley and her shadow with Christmas lights

Our friend’s Sweet Shelley: Just purrrrrr y’all!

Franklin: Phsssssst!

Boss is serene after reading the book

Franklin: Phsssst. That’s not me on the cover. (It’s our late Minx.)

Me: Um, but you’ll be in the next book, along with every cat here. (Several people tell me they read it over and over, so get one! It may not arrive before Christmas Day now, but there are 12 days of Christmas. Great for winter reading, too.)

Cats: Purrs all around.

We, Boss, Lynx, Stripey, Moonpie, and Shelley, are purring. We wish you a Merry Christmas!

Franklin, Spooky, and our ferals (who are staying hidden), say, We hiss you a Merry Christmas!

We wish everyone Happy Holidays!

About Leah

I'm Leah T. Alford, a writer fascinated by the natural world and animals, especially cats.
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106 Responses to Purring and Hissing All-Cat Greetings

  1. inese says:

    Enjoyed the blog, love cats forever:)

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  2. DS Levy says:

    What beautiful cat photos! You should take pet photos professionally, Leah β€” you’re so good, & you really capture the heart & soul of each cat. Just beautiful!
    Deb

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  3. Love to see you all and now let’s hiss the year away and bring a new one in with love😸Pawkisses for a Happy New Year to all of you. Let’s all make it a better one🐾😽✨

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  4. Happy New Year, friends! You’re all gorgeous!

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  5. JoAnn says:

    Aww so adorable! Happy New Year to you and kitties! 🐱πŸ₯³πŸˆπŸŽ‰

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  6. Charles Huss says:

    Those are all great photos.

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  7. Carole Schulman says:

    Happy New Year! It’s gonna be a GOOD one!

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  8. Cleo says:

    A New Year’s toast to all y’all! Let’s hope 2021 is more positive that 2020 was. Happy New Year!!

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  9. fgsjr2015 says:

    There’s little that’s more endearing to me then a cat’s friendly, playful trilling.

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  10. Chandra Lynn says:

    Merry Christmas to you and the kitties!

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  11. Cathy Keisha says:

    Whoa! Frankin, you are handsome. I hoped the post would be all YOU! I’m part feral too!

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    • Leah says:

      Franklin loves your comment and is intrigued by what you said, Cathy Keisha! Franklin walked into a friend’s house sporting an ear tip and behaving like a friendly cat. He looked like he was about 10 months old. She couldn’t keep him and gave him to us. I think he does still retain some feral traits and can certainly be said to be part feral.

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  12. A lovely collection of all cat photos. Boss fills almost the entire window sill.

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  13. We wish you a Merry Christmas also! I almost can hear the ‘Hiss you a Merry Christmas’ from the feral cats.:) Feral cats tend to love the people who feed them–but from a respectable distance!

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    • Leah says:

      Thank you Mary and I hope you had a Merry Christmas too! Some of our ferals are really aloof but some are starting to come really close. But I think a hiss represents their basic attitude, for now at least!

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  14. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful collection of pictures of all your sweeties. They all look gorgeous and each of them bear their own distinct character. It made me happy seeing these images. My Megan Sweeties past away yesterday, December 26, 2020 approximately 5pm GMT time. I was with her throughout and she passed away silently with peace. Thought I let you know. She was big part of my life and always will be and there is nothing that can change that. She was a proper sweetie. I have not updated my blogs with her departure, but once I start to feel little better, I will put up pictures and videos of her last days. All the best to you for all your great work Leah and Best Wishes for New Year! Ashraf

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  15. meowmeowmans says:

    Hissing or purring, you are all beautiful! We hope you had a wonderful Christmas, and wish you a new year filled with happiness!

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  16. Charlee: “Way to keep ’em guessing, Moonpie!”

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  17. Deb Barnes says:

    Happy Holidays from the Zee/Zoey gang – Zee, Zoey, Mia, Peanut, Rolz, Kizmet, Jazmine, Shadow (and humans, Deb and Dan)

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  18. niasunset says:

    Merry Christmas dear Leah, Love, nia

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  19. RMW says:

    Wishing you more purrs than hisses over the holidays!

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  20. Cleo says:

    Ha ha ha, we love sweet Shelley’s “just purrrrrrr, y’all”!

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  21. Denis1950 says:

    A wonderful gallery of cats. Nearly as many felines as my brother in law has.

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  22. Meowy Catmass to all of youss’ there! Franklin yore so soulfull an hansum!!! Mee-yow wow!!
    You all are so beeuteefull an hansum…Miss Leah you are THE bestest Cat Meowmy efurr…..
    **purrss** BellaDharma an ❀ LadyMew

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    • Leah says:

      The kitties and I thank you for all your kind words, BellaDharma and LadyMew! We wish you Happy Holidays and many good wishes for the New Year! Purrs and hugs and Meows, Leah and kitties!

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  23. Cat Wisdom 101 says:

    What a gorgeous kitty crew! Happy πŸˆβ€β¬›πŸŽ„πŸˆβ€β¬›πŸŽ„ holidays.

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  24. you all look beautiful!! Happy Holidays!

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  25. “We hiss you a Merry Christmas!” Some days with cats are like that, aren’t they? Sometimes it feels like the toss of a dice!

    Beautiful pictures of your kitties. And Merry Christmas!

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  26. Happy Holidays to all at Catwoods!

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  27. Correne says:

    I enjoyed seeing the beautiful kitties.

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  28. catscue says:

    Such beautiful photos and stunning kitties, even hissing – MOL!

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  29. Nice to see all the felines today in their various moods! Happy Christmas to you all! 😺🌲😺

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  30. Wonderful photos! I wish Louis Catorze would pose so beautifully.

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    • Leah says:

      Thank you iamthesunking, the kitties and I appreciate it! LOL you should see the 10 photos I can’t use for every one I think is passable! I always enjoy your pictures (and stories) of Louis Catorze!

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  31. NormanWilkes says:

    These cuties made my day!

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  32. They’re so adorable xxx

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  33. Dearest Leah,
    Wishing you today, on the shortest day of the year, a Merry Christmas and some cozy times together!
    Lovely characters and yes, the book is a MUST Have and MUST Read!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

    PS So happy with my implant lens in my only good eye, so the book will be possible for me to read this winter!

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    • Leah says:

      Thank you so much for all you good wishes and kind words, Mariette! The kitties appreciate it too! I’m so glad your implant lens is working out well for you! Hugs and Meows, Leah

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  34. Cate says:

    Happy Holidays back to you, Leah!

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  35. pollymorse says:

    Great pics guys!! You all look stunning. Hope you all have a Happy Holiday Season!!!

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  36. Doug Thomas says:

    What a beautiful gallery of kitties! May you have a blessed and safe holidays!

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  37. Such sweet…hissy or purry or whatever the case may be…kitties and the images are wonderful!

    Meowy Catmas to all of you!!

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  38. Such great photos of your kitties. They are so lovely. πŸˆβ€β¬›

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  39. All your cats are adorable, but my favorite photos are the one with Stripey rolling with the blue wall behind him and the one of Lynx on the windowsill. Lynx has that Maine Coon sort of look to his face which makes him my favoriteπŸ˜€πŸ±πŸΌ

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  40. All great images (great kitty personalities!)

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  41. 15andmeowing says:

    Nice to see all you cuties. Wishing you all and your folks too a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy new year! XO

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  42. Merry Christmas and Hissmass to you all, Leah! And congratulations on your book!!

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  43. Timothy Price says:

    A clowder of adorable kitties.

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  44. Lavinia Ross says:

    Such a lovely crew of cats! Wishing you all a Merry Christmas, too. πŸ™‚

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  45. Brian says:

    Y’all might be like Rudolph, you’ll go down in hisstory! Those those sweet faces!!!

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  46. John says:

    Your kitties are all beautiful, Leah! Happy Holidays. 😊❀️😻

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  47. They are all beautiful!

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