Author Archives: Catwoods

About Catwoods

I'm a writer fascinated by the natural world and animals, especially cats.

Fall Colors Soothe Us; Cat Frisks Around

Yep, that’s last November. We’re freezing now, though we don’t have it nearly so bad as other regions. Perfect time to backtrack and indulge in fall colors. Franklin Thunderpaws gallops up and down the hall whenever it’s cold. But if … Continue reading

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Not Done With Fall Yet; Cat Growth Spurt

It’s January, but here we can have all four seasons in one week. We have two tornado seasons a year, the first in spring, and a second November-December season. A few days back we had warm weather with severe storms … Continue reading

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Cat and Creek and Merry Christmas!

Here’s one of my favorite pictures from the November 3rd trek to the creek this year. I love that this creek is complicated and messy, full of old tree trunks and branches that are fallen, or reaching. Stories that began … Continue reading

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Creek, Late October

Sometimes one leaf will grab you. The water twists rays from both canopy and sky overhead, while downed leaves float around and onward. There’s plenty of color because we still have major green out there although some leaves have started … Continue reading

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Street Kitty Comes to Live With Us!

“I have a black cat for you,” said the friend on the phone. (The sound of the universe making other plans.) That was the same friend who found our late sweetie Ultraviolet amongst ferals, and homed her with us. Friends … Continue reading

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Being Away, and My Sweet Bridge Angel

Sweet Ultraviolet. Grumpy, or Introspective? Here is my sweet girl looking a little grumpy. I feel a bit that way myself as I’ve been away. I just spent eleven days in the hospital. I’m home now and glad to be … Continue reading

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Goodbye Little Ultraviolet

We have lost our beautiful black kitty Ultraviolet, also known as Little Girl. I called her Sweetheart, most of the time. We’re heartbroken. I knew she wasn’t young. Even so, I thought we’d have her longer. Two vets estimated her … Continue reading

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