Category Archives: black cats

Spring Moves Fast, Like A Cat

All these violets are gone now. We’ve had plenty of rain, cloudy skies, and severe weather watches. On scarce days the sun lights Franklin. Occasional violets quickly became . . . Profusions. I love the bursting messiness of the forest … Continue reading

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Franklin’s All Cat Post

Looking mightily pleased with himself, climbing expert Franklin easily ascends to the top of an old speaker. He was inspired in this quest by squirrels on the roof. He’s just packed with energy, the most active young cat we’ve ever … 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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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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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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