01Aug20: What’s up, Doug?

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Andy’s curious. Why won’t I let him come around to the other side? 

Maybe it’s because he has “Itchy Paws” and all I need to start hyperventilating again is Andy to wipe out what little hard won progress I’ve made on the nightmare configuration issues on my new laptop and photo sharing from my smart phone.

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Seems like I resolve one issue and bring up twelve more. I’m not kidding about hyperventilation! ( I hope the person who cuts my beard and hair is operating again soon or I might be tempted to do it myself. >self to myself< “Don’t do it, Doug!”) 

 

Post 1896: The kitty boys are back!

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We’ve had a grumpy few days, thanks to a laptop giving up the ghost, but my new laptop means the kitty boys and I can return to regular posting.

What’s going to fall apart next? I suspect it’s time for the smart phone to go belly up. I mean, don’t expensive things always fail close to expensive holidays like Christmas? And it’s about the only bit of technology I use that’s left to croak!

21Jun21: beetle…

I spotted a beetle earlier…

…and pointed it out to Andy.

He patted on it…

…and it fell on the floor.

Andy and  I haven’t seen it since, but Andy keeps looking!

 

20Jun21: Andy wants…what?!

Andy stopped by…

…to let me know…

…he wants…

…something, but what?!

I will have to follow him into the other room to see if I can figure it out.

19Jun21: good boy…

Andy was waiting by the door when I returned from having routine maintenance on my car in Rapid City.

“Were you a good boy while I was gone?”

“Meow!” [“Yes!”] So I gave him a catnip treat and moved the little red chair by the door!

17Jun21: cat grass for Andy…

Andy got a little present this morning

He sort of appreciates it…

…I think!

I hope he’s figured it out: Cat grass is cool! Cat grass is yummy!

After Andy scratches himself, I’ll pull a few blades and let Andy sample his grass.

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Andy enjoyed several blades of grass once I hand fed them to him. I hope this isn’t how it goes from now on, but cats being cats, I suspect we have a new bad habit! The grass grew amazing fast. This was day five since I planted it. It was already sprouting within 24 hours of being planted!

 

16Jun21: spider hunt…

Alert! Andy sees…

…a tiny spider!

He takes measure of the effort to catch the spider…

…and decides…

…it’s too much effort for too little gain! So, he…

…goes for Plan B!

14Jun21: take a picture…

Andy’s just “kooling” around…

…when he sees Dougy checking him out.

“Take a photo, it’ll last longer,” impudently poses Andy.

What do you think I’ve been doing, my good kitty!

13Jun21: Andy wants it, too…

Just plain ice water in my cup, but… 

…Andy has to check it out.

Yep! It is familiar. Andy takes a sip (camera failed me – missed the shot – his head was all the way in the mug)…

…and hops onto the end table to groom himself.

This was a new one on me. He never takes a sip or tastes anything he checks out. Now I have a cup of ice water the cat’s sipped. Dang! I guess I won’t finish this one!

12Jun21: Andy gets a haircut!

Dodi, Andy’s groomer, and a not too happy Andy. Spa day done!

After he came out of hiding, Andy had a kitty snack, then…

…he tried to clean off the perfumey scent. (Hair conditioner? Soap? He’ll smell nice for a few days, then he’ll go back to scentless.)

I’m really pleased Andy now can handle the unseasonal heat predicted for the coming days! 

Kool and cool! Andy is comfortable now.

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It was Dougy’s turn to show up in the Facebook memories today. Here the late kitty boy is in what became his favorite tub.

Today would have been my mother and father’s 84th wedding anniversary. I, their youngest child, am 73 years old. Tempus fugit for sure!