Category Archives: Cats

4-27-11 Tornado 8th Anniversary

We thought we were over it, but last September when I was in the hospital we channel flipped to the movie “Twister” during the scene when people were in the shelter during the storm. We both freaked out, and had … Continue reading

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Spring Moves Fast, Like A Cat

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

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We Have Spring! And Before That . . .

Spring’s here . . . and has been for awhile. I first noticed these blooms on February 27th. The tree is a crabapple as near as I can tell. The flowers change after the initial magenta buds open and they’re … 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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Fall Colors Soothe Us; Cat Frisks Around

Yep, that’s last November. We’re freezing now, though we don’t have it nearly so bad as other regions. Perfect time to backtrack and indulge in fall colors. Franklin Thunderpaws gallops up and down the hall whenever it’s cold. But if … 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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