Category Archives: Cat Topics

Afternoons of Lovely Kittens

A quick all-kitten post while Franklin and Shelley are sleeping! Don’t tell them they aren’t “escorting” this photo series! Above you see our little Spookums. She looks a little untrusting, but she’s coming along. Our Stripey has fantastically long whiskers! … Continue reading

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Catwoods Gets a Great Review!

All the kitties, even grumpy Franklin, are celebrating the review of Catwoods by Ellen Pilch of the website “15 and Meowing”! We’re basking in the feeling of having really connected with a reader and fellow cat appreciator! That’s the best … Continue reading

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Feral Cats Foil Sensible Plans, Part 2

Franklin, who will one day live with the kittens. I haven’t been around kittens in a long time. They’re in perpetual motion, hard to photograph. I asked the hubs one day, do you ever go in and find them all … Continue reading

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Feral Cats Foil Sensible Plans, Part 1

Because we are getting older and we both have some health problems, since 2014 we’ve had one indoor cat at a time in our home in the woods. When Editor Bud passed in 2017 we took in Ultraviolet, and when … Continue reading

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Franklin the Cat is on Tummy Rub Tuesday!

Our Franklin is on Tummy Rub Tuesday over at Katzenworld today! Go check out that wonderful site and the post with the Franklin tummy and other kitty tummies on Tummy Rub Tuesday!

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Franklin Kitty Dabbles in Editing, Quibbles Over Catwoods Book Cover

Franklin took a brief interest in editing recently. Taking a rare glance at the screen, he was pleased to see himself in the website banner. As a budding Editing Cat, he expressed approval. Then we looked at the lovely Borgo … 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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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!

Years ago I started writing a cat book, and now, Volume 1 is out! It’s been a long slog getting this done. For me, it’s exciting but a little scary too. That’s The Minx you see in the cover picture, … Continue reading

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