Category Archives: Feral Cats

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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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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Street Kitty Comes to Live With Us!

“I have a black cat for you,” said the friend on the phone. (The sound of the universe making other plans.) That was the same friend who found our late sweetie Ultraviolet amongst ferals, and homed her with us. Friends … Continue reading

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Analysis of Cat, Bird, and Tree Life in a US Neighborhood

                UPDATE: My book, (Volume 1) referred to later in this essay, is now available (click the link at the upper right for more info). It has an entire chapter devoted to the … Continue reading

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Cats Wander Plains After Tornado

Madame Curious, feral of flatland. She’s a¬†gorgeously marbled classic tabby: The tall trees all went down in the tornado, on April 27th, 2011 at 5:13 pm. My late Mom’s cat Tiger was terrified; my husband saw him run out of … Continue reading

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The Heartbreak Light of Autumn, Part 2; Trees, Cats, Critters

Sweetgum in the Sky, October. More sweetgum later, but first we move back in time. There’s no photo editing in this post, not even the cat pictures. The light actually changes sometime in August, while we’re still all summery. We’re … Continue reading

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