Author Archives: Catwoods

About Catwoods

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

Eclipsed Sunlight; Cattitude by Ultraviolet

August 21, 2017. Our area had about 90% occlusion of sun by moon shadow, from about 11:59 AM to 2:57 PM, max coverage about 1:30 PM, CST. I didn’t photograph the eclipse itself, although we did view it through a … Continue reading

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New Cat Brings Joy, and A Mystery

Our new kitty, bright-eyed Little Ultraviolet Girl! Cats have always just walked into our lives. When our Bud departed for the Rainbow Bridge in June and left us catless, we thought we’d have to go looking for a kitty. I … Continue reading

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Troubling Times Bring Bud Back from the Beyond

Looking through old pictures, I feel a warmth. Bud, is that you? “Purrrrr …. hey, even I sorta like that one.” “You in October light last year, remember?” Blink. I blink back. “Gah! I’m supposed to be at the Rainbow … Continue reading

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A Sad Goodbye to Our Bud

Bud left us a week ago. He was 16 years old and had been in kidney failure for a long time, but he was doing well on medication. But when he suddenly became really ill, and the vets told us … Continue reading

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Extreme Photo Editing; Opinions by Bud the Cat

I took some time to brighten up our avatar picture recently. Deep book editing in black and white means I have to surface for air sometimes. Photo editing lets me luxuriate in bright color. I’ve also tuned up most of … Continue reading

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Seeing Things in the Creek; Commentary by Bud the Cat

The un-retouched photos from a walk on the creek reveal how we might “see things” there. This shadow always looks humanoid, and comes festooned with riffles, dazzles and leaves. Who all’s out there? Who or what? Casual personification along the … Continue reading

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Who Turned Fauvist Painters Loose at the Creek?

We walked through the forest down to the creek in glaring sunlight and, yowie, it looks like Les Fauves have been there, painting over parts of our fall creek scenery. We spooked ’em, they must have dropped loaded brushes and … Continue reading

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