Author Archives: Leah

About Leah

I'm Leah T. Alford, a writer fascinated by the natural world and animals, especially cats.

Remember Me Thursday; To Promote Adoptions of Homeless Animals

Lynx was one of five kittens brought to us by a feral mom in 2019. We had Momkitty spayed and we keep her fed now, but she keeps her distance and I don’t think she’ll ever be socialized to humans. … Continue reading

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Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day 2021

I called her Ultraviolet, or UV. My husband called her Little Girl. She was so little . . . and so sweet. August 28th is Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day. My heart is heavy with so many kitties who have left … Continue reading

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Black Cat Appreciation Day; Show-Off Party with Miscellaneous News

Black Cat Appreciation Day is August 17th! This is our celebration party starring our black cats, and our cats of other colors are joining the festivities too! We’re still using old pictures because we’re still trying to get all ducks … Continue reading

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At Home With Cats

This site is all about cats, getting them adopted, showing their beauty and their expressive beguiling ways, their stories, their lives with humans who are making homes, homes and families that include cats. And mostly, the cats who weave themselves … Continue reading

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It’s The Third of June, Already; Music, With Cats

CAT-themed sites are preferred if you wish to repost or reblog; ask permission! Here’s the Boss (pic taken last June), making an appearance so he can supervise our efforts today! Every 3rd of June I post this deftly worded mystery … Continue reading

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Big Cat Identity Kerfluffles

Check with me before reblogging or reposting. Cat-themed sites are preferred. That’s a Lynx in the picture at about 7 months old. Our household domesticated cat named Lynx, that is. It’s spring, and animals are showing up on game cameras. … Continue reading

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Black Cat Beauty Through All Seasons

Boss is here to brighten things up a bit. I usually wait several weeks between posts, and I’m not ready to do a long post. But I wanted to strike a pleasant note by leaving a couple of pictures here … Continue reading

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4/27/11 Tornado, 10th Anniversary

We survived. Many did not. Church bells will ring at 5:13 pm today, the time when the tornado hit the town 10 years ago, for those who didn’t make it. Our cats survived, too. I’m just going to post links … Continue reading

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Springing Through Time With Cats

(Pictures and words are for the use of Catwoods Porch Party only. Reposts for the love of cats and nature are welcome. See the “Extended Copyright ….” page above for more info about why I start posts this way.) All … Continue reading

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Cats Show Off, While We Catch Up

(Pictures and words are for the use of Catwoods Porch Party only. Please don’t post the link on fb pages or other media that isn’t animal-themed, or reblog without asking permission; I post this at the top so it shows … Continue reading

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