Author Archives: Catwoods

About Catwoods

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

Fall Creeps Along, Cat and I Wait

We have red leaves! Got ’em in October! “I’m not impressed,” says Franklin. “Cats don’t see reds that well.” There’s still lots of green, even now. “Well I sure hear better, those raccoons really rocked out last night! While y’all … Continue reading

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Franklin’s Actual Gotcha Day

We celebrated early in the last post but today, October 25th, is Franklin’s actual Gotcha Day! We’ve had him one year today! Franklin says, What book? But we know he’s secretly hoping it’ll do well so we can come out … Continue reading

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Franklin the Cat’s October Gotcha! Day

Franklin’s Gotcha! Day was October 25, 2018. We were fortunate to be able to adopt a black cat that time of year, right before Halloween. Some rescues and shelters don’t adopt black cats out in October; others say that with … Continue reading

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Fall Arrives in Patches; Cats Unfazed

Fall is usually brindled here anyway. Now it’s starting, but only in patches. The weather’s still hot and Franklin stays cool on smooth surfaces. Small areas are changing. Purple Mist Flowers are blooming on schedule. Our friend’s beautiful Shelley, who … Continue reading

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Cat Presents: Green Fall Equinox

Franklin says, it’s technically the first day of fall, and we are . . . not there. We are . . . still green. Memes on social media show fall pictures with the qualification, “offer not available in (our state)”. … Continue reading

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Last Emerald Greens, Cats, and Book News

While Franklin the cat seems unfazed by seasonal changes, when the last emerald greens leave I’ll have the blues. We have book news! There’s a lovely review of my book, Catwoods, on Goodreads and also on the Amazon link to … Continue reading

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Missing Ultraviolet

To me she was Ultraviolet. To the hubs, she was Little Girl, so named by the person who found her hanging out with ferals and gave her to us. I miss all of the many cats we’ve had, but there … Continue reading

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