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Travels with Cats now available in paperback

My memoir of the 4,700-mile road trip I took with Sauks and Andy in 2016 is now available on Amazon, both in paperback and on Kindle. If you buy the paperback, the Kindle version is included for free. It includes dozens of maps and photographs, which are in color in the ebook. Travels with Cats…
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My new mountain home

By Anne Leonard | Mar 6, 2019

Years ago I moved from Denver to Houston, thinking my time in Texas would just be a detour. At that point I figured I’d return to the Rockies in a few short years. Well, time flies and now it is 30 years, four months and a few days later and I have finally laid the…

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Heading home . . . for a night

By Anne Leonard | Mar 3, 2019

Ending an incredible week in Panama, compliments of Pam and Michael. They truly have landed in a corner of paradise. At this point (in the noisy Tocumen Airport in Panama City), I figure a few photos tell the story better than I can. Most of these were taken at their beautiful home in the mountains…

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A jungle hike

By Anne Leonard | Feb 28, 2019

Not much to say about my long silence. Christmas on a Florida beach followed by a very busy hunting lodge schedule. February has mostly been spent readjusting (with limited success) to Houston. It is a warm, gray winter there and the lack of sunshine had a profound effect on me after my days of endless…

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Christmas at Grey Duck

By Anne Leonard | Dec 15, 2018

Susan has utilized her Christmas skills at the lodge.

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Life at the lodge

By Anne Leonard | Dec 13, 2018

Andy and Sauks have been trapped in a single room since Wednesday of last week. This coincides with nine straight days of cooking and cleaning on my part, with one more to go. Andy is getting fat and Sauks and I are getting fatter. That’s the bad news. The good news is I’ve gotten a…

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My first (and hopefully not last) book signing

By Anne Leonard | Dec 2, 2018

Okay, I was nervous. But the ice broke when I stepped outside to take a photo of my name on the venue and talked a couple walking by into buying my book. I sold some books. Saw many photos of other people’s cats. Heard more than a few lovely cat stories, some sad, some uplifting.…

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Gearing up toward that book signing

By Anne Leonard | Nov 29, 2018

I am back in Albuquerque, getting ready to head out for a short hike. Toward that purpose, I booked an Airbnb on the eastern edge of the city. Today, I check into the Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town. Took a short walk last night to watch the sun set. Also, fittingly enough given I’m here…

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Holidays in the South

By Anne Leonard | Nov 25, 2018

I’m sitting outside at a Starbucks in Sugar Land, remembering that there are reasons I still love the flat, swampy Texas Gulf Coast, namely its balmy winter weather. After more than four months in the dry, dry Southwest, the humidity — which is unbearable in the summer — feels quite nice. I’m preparing for the…

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Back to the lodge

By Anne Leonard | Nov 18, 2018

How did this happen? How is it duck hunting season already? My landing at Grey Duck was a bit rough. I didn’t get out of Houston until nearly noon, so drove in well after dark. While I learned to drive on unpaved country roads, that was many decades ago and the last four miles were…

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