Category Archives: Cat Topics

Season Shifts; Kittens’ 1st Birthday

That’s Franklin in January of 2020, looking towards the light. It’s different now of course. The outdoor photos will be in August, when we really begin to notice changing light. That’s our first sign of oncoming fall. Last year I … Continue reading

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Cats React to MUSE Award for Catwoods

Spooky: Human catmom, did you just try to mew? Me: No sweetheart, I said MUSE, it’s a MUSE Medallion. It’s for my book¬†Catwoods, Stories and Studies of Our Feline Companions, and it’s from the wonderful Cat Writers’ Association! Aside to … Continue reading

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Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day

August 28th is Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day. My heart is heavy with so many kitties who have left us and I won’t be able to mention them all here. Their stories are detailed in my book Catwoods. Ultraviolet, our most … Continue reading

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Black Cat Appreciation Day!

Here’s a quick post with Boss, who is helping us celebrate Black Cat Appreciation Day today! He’s also here to present a link to my black cat essay, which is based around an excerpt from my MUSE Medallion Award winning … Continue reading

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Here’s That Purr-ty Certificate of Excellence from CWA!

Actually seeing the certificate gave it an added dimension for me! When writing I try to think of the ways spoken language sounds . . . and we might say something is “purty” here, with emphasis on the first syllable, … Continue reading

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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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