Category Archives: Cats

Reviews of Cat Books by Ellen Pilch

Ellen J. Pilch wrote the two books you see above, Prancie’s Prayer and I Am Not A Skunk. I was unable to get photos of Franklin with the books so I used Franklin’s blankie as a background sans Frankie. Ellen has … Continue reading

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“It Was the Third of June . . .”

. . . and our moods are mixed and mostly somber. We’re sorrowful about terrible events in the nation. We had hoped for a world of kindness and compassion by now. I post this on facebook every year on June … Continue reading

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Catwoods Book Gets Certificate of Excellence From the Cat Writers’ Association!

My book, Catwoods, Volume 1, Stories and Studies of Our Feline Companions, just got a Certificate of Excellence from the Cat Writers’ Association! I am stunned and over the moon! I’ve gone back to see if my name is really there! … Continue reading

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Roarin’ Creek Pics, Curated by Cat

When the creek’s high we humans can hear it roar from the yard but Franklin hears it from indoors, even before it rises enough to be audible to us. We had a lot of rain this year in winter and … 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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Cats and Flowers of a Gloomy Spring

As we all know the news is gloomy. And, many of our days have been gray. We had so much rain the creek stayed roarin’, so we didn’t make a close-up spring creek trip this year. Now it’s too buggy … Continue reading

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Color in Black and White, With Cats

I wish I was still doing this kind of work. I did the original drawing using graphite and hard lead drawing pencils. Then I had mechanical prints made from that drawing. I hand-colored them with pencils, making each one different. … Continue reading

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Catwoods the Book With Free Shipping! (March 2020)

You can now order Catwoods, Stories and Studies of Our Feline Companions, with free shipping through the end of March at these publisher sites: Borgo Publishing Catwoods page As of today, March 18, I found yet another page to buy the book … Continue reading

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In Winter, Cat and I Look Back at Fall

Everything’s different now at the creek, all leaves were washed away by heavy rains. More storms are on the way, with severe weather potential. I miss all those quirky fall colors; Franklin misses the sunnier light and the autumn smell … Continue reading

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