Post 1803: take a look now…


Andy and Dougy are scheduled to be groomed this coming Wednesday. For the time being, the kitty boys (Dougy, above) look like they weigh 25 lbs.//11,4kg, they have so much hair.

Stay tuned for the new kitty boys after Wednesday morning! I’ll try to get photos of the post haircut kitty boys when I bring them home.

You need to be aware they will look dramatically different!

Countdown to Wednesday begins…NOW!


Post 1802: early time…

We have breakfast then clean up and rest for a bit. It’s the habit, day after day. Now, to run down Andy to give him his medicine before he remembers he needs to hide from me.

Same terrorized look every time. Poor kitty! Then he gets his kitty treats, so he puts up with it! You can run, Andrew, but I know where you hide.

Post 1801: what they do most of the day…



Yeah, once in a while, I poke them to see if they still move!

Post 1800: Good grief, Andy!

Time for Andy’s medicine. As usual, he looks like he’s about to get his tail pulled, but maybe he’s just reacting to Dougy, who came around to say the kitty boy equivalent of “Nya! Nya!” 

Post 1799: “You didn’t tell us!”


Dougy’s a little upset… and hurt. “You didn’t tell us!”


“But I just noticed it myself when I looked out the window…”


“… and saw the Siamese kitten playing in the window with Zoe!”

It seems Zoe has a new Siamese kitten friend and they look like they get along well with each other.

Post 1798: Heads or tails…?

I forgot to close my bedroom door, so Andy’s hiding under the bed till he forgets he still has his medicine to take. In the meantime, Dougy’s given me a choice: heads or tails? I don’t know…that head’s nice and soft and that’s the end the purrs come from…but the tail’s soft and fluffy. Anyone have a quarter?

Post 1797: breakfast’s done…

Kitty breakfast is done. Andy and Dougy take a rest now, clean up, digest their food. 

As you probably know, cats have the mammal equivalent of a straight pipe exhaust – it goes in one end and comes out the other end pretty much unobstructed. Or it seems that way to the kitty boys because they always are ready for kitty food and treats! 

You can see they lick their plate clean – upper right hand corner – especially now that  I add a little water to their wet food to make a slurry. Persian kitties, because of the shape of their faces, have difficulty eating some food. If they can lap it up, though, it’s as good as turned into kitty poop! Sorry! Just true. 

Post 1796: “You see Zoe?”

Andy’s kitty sense tingled. He was hiding under the computer desk when it happened. 

“Was ist los, Douglas?” he asked in Cattinese so the human wouldn’t understand kitty business was afoot. [Cattinese is based on the same roots as German, so the human understood a bit of the exchange… Just letting you know! And the question is posed in Cattineese exactly as in German – “What’s up, Douglas” colloquially speaking.]

Dougy encouraged Andy to come, quickly. He’d caught a glimpse of Zoe, the beautiful short-haired black kitty girl across the lane! 

“Woo hoo!” Dougy proclaimed, “She’s a beaut!” But Andy (on right) arrived too slowly. Zoe had left the window. He’d have to see our new neighbor later. Zoe makes window appearances regularly and several times a day!

“She’s worth the wait, Drew,” Dougy chortled. 


Peut-être que les garçons kitty [“kitty boys”] regardaient un défilé de la Bastille au lieu de chercher Zoe! A mes amis français, Joyeux 14 juillet!


Post 1795: Must be kitty food time!


I wake up to a cluster of hungry kitty boys. Andy’s above me on the recliner back , where I fell asleep watching news and slept last night. Dougy’s watching me surreptitiously (?) from the stacked kitty carriers, just in case I make a move toward the kitchen. Yes, it must be kitty food time, and the kitty boys want to be as close to me as possible! 


Some readers were alarmed Dougy didn’t or doesn’t get his fair share of kitty food and treats. Don’t worry! I keep track of Andy, the little piggy, and make sure Dougy gets special “make up” plates of kitty food if Andy pigs out on the first plate or put out extra kitty treats if Andy hits the treats and leaves Dougy out. 

Post 1794: Andy’s reward…

Yes, when Andy’s a good kitty (or not) he gets kitty treats after he takes his medicine. Of course most days, Andy is a good kitty boy!

Dougy usually joins him, but he’s been off his schedule this morning. I  put out the usual wet kitty food plate intended for both kitty boys, but Andy finished the whole plate full before Dougy showed up! I made his a special plate full of wet kitty food later, but he missed out on the kitty treats. O

Oh well. Dougy missed out on the kitty treats, but he got the wet kitty food. As they say, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.