Author Archives: Catwoods

About Catwoods

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

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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Cat Assisted Look Back at Spring

Ultraviolet the Cat sits with me during almost all computer work now. She comes cooing and trilling, “urururururp,” “ooo ooo ooo eep” even before I’m fully seated. “Come on up, Sweetheart.” She jumps up, stands for a moment, moves around. … Continue reading

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Spring Fun with Colors, a Creek, and a Cat

Heavy rains made the water high and fast. The pictures don’t show how fast it really was. I used a camera setting I’ve never tried before, “parrot”. I’m trying some new stuff. I don’t know much about adjusting camera settings … Continue reading

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Tweaked Creek Ruffles Ultraviolet Cat

These photos were taken on the creek last year in spring. I messed with ’em in editing. Taken on several afternoons, now they mainly just look darker, making the colors richer but damping down the springy brightness. Ultraviolet Cat, our … Continue reading

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