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A Weird Weather Story, with Cats As Usual

(Marvelous readers, sorry for starting this way.): Please do not reblog without asking for permission. Photos are for the use of Catwoods Porch Party only. Posting my link(s) on cat, animal, and nature fb pages is fine, but I ask … Continue reading

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Purring and Hissing All-Cat Greetings

Franklin, master of Resting Grouch Face, is not about to purr. In fact he’s about to pitch a hissy. Franklin: Phsssssst. I thought all-cat meant me only, not those others. I’m all-cat. Me: It just means no landscapes, no water … Continue reading

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Cats Bask Their Way Through Slow Fall; October Gotcha Month

It’s been colder than usual this time of year. This is Franklin’s version of snuggling, his eyes ever-wild. I’m going to declare October Gotcha month for ¬†all our indoor cats. We began bringing the kittens in around Oct. 10th last … 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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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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Tornado 9th Anniversary

Today is the 9th anniversary of the monster EF-4 tornado that tore up our town on April 27, 2011. The cat in the picture is my late Mom’s Tiger. He ran out of her smashed house after the storm. We … 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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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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