Category Archives: Book topics

Franklin Meows for a Happy New Year!

Happy New Year and many thanks to all who have followed and read and viewed this site, from Franklin and me! Please know I appreciate y’all even though my ongoing health issues mean I cannot express that appreciation as often … Continue reading

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News from the Cat Writers’ Association and University Art Department

In the last few days two exciting events have lifted my spirits! I learned I am now a member of an organization of cat writers and artists working in various media, the Cat Writers Association, Woo Hoo! Check out the … 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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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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Summer Slips By While Cat Basks

We’re looking back at June and July pictures today. It’s mid August and everyone’s yearning for fall, yikes. Leaves on a few trees are now turning yellow and dropping thanks to weeks of no rain. Outside in the heat in … Continue reading

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Editing and Non-Editing Cats, Explained

Editing Cat. The first feline editor of the book I’ve just published,¬†Catwoods, Stories and Studies of Our Feline Companions, was our late Minou, tuxie extraordinaire and a real scholar. When I started writing the books in 2004 both volumes were … Continue reading

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Catwoods the Book is Out!

UPDATE October 14, 2020. Catwoods has now won two awards from the Cat Writers’ Association, the Certificate of Excellence and the very prestigious MUSE Medallion Award! Years ago I started writing a cat book, and now, Volume 1 is out! … 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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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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Cat Edits Cat Book!

BudCat and I are about to embark on the largest editing spree we’ve ever tackled. It seems I’ve written far too much for one cat and nature book. I (We) have to boil it down into two books. Bud already … Continue reading

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