01Aug20: What’s up, Doug?


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.


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!


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!

27Nov21: rub-a-dub-dub, rub Andy’s head….

When Andy’s really, really, really…


…I can rub his head and he won’t wake up! (He loves to have his head rubbed this way.)


25Nov21: “I’m sure it’s kitty food time…!

Andy stopped by.

He seemed preoccupied. He wasn’t really sleeping…

…but was acting on edge.

Stretching out, he pretended not to have any specific agenda.

Yeah! Kitty baths are a good diversion!

Andy was – >hint! hint< – trying to let me know he thought it was time to feed the kitty!

He was an hour early, poor kitty! 


It is Thanksgiving Day in the USA, and, as every child knows, it takes forever for the meal to be served. Andy’s impatience is normal for Thanksgiving! Happy Thanksgiving to my friends in the USA.


24Nov21: discovery…

Andy stopped by to snoop what I was doing on my laptop.

“What!? What!? What!?” Andy notices something of concern.

“I didn’t tell him he could use my images in his posts!” Andy just now learns Doug’s been using hundreds of his images over the years. Oops! This will cost him lots of Greenies and ‘nip!


Dougy was such a sweet kitten. This is how he spent his time when I was on the computer.

23Nov21: distractions…

Andy just finished a fine round of kitty treats, ‘nip, and kitty food. Time to clean up!

But he is distracted by this mug…

…and stops in his tracks till Doug lets him sniff the contents – coffee. Kitties don’t like coffee, Andy! (He knows that, but he has to snoop on anything new in his territory!)

22Nov21: retro kitties and me…

This blurry photo, taken with my webcam, is the sole photo I have of my first kitty, Freckles. Freckles was a really sweet kitty girl that died at the veterinarian clinic after being spayed. 

Andy was ugly-cute as an eight-week-old kitten! 

This was my header photo “back then”.

“Skritch” my tummy! Andy taunts me in this photo when he was a young kitty boy.

“Take my ‘nip, Kat Boy!” I can tease back!

The late Dougy always had a fascination for snow…. 

Dougy’s sense of adventure got him into a mess once. While I held the door open long enough to check the amount of snow that fell, he slipped out. I didn’t realize he’d gotten out until I got back from dialysis several hours later. He was found not too far from home, hiding behind a snow drift. He was very happy to get back inside! I was afraid he was gone forever.

Louie got in my way, but isn’t that a cat’s job!?

Louie was a really good kitty boy, mostly!

21Nov21: “What you been doing?”

“What you been doing, Andy?”

“Oh! From the lint on your face, I guess you been chasing dust bunnies under beds!”


This sweet photo of the late Dougy popped up on Facebook memories this morning! It is too good not to share here, too.


































20Nov21: Andy wants something…

When he didn’t want the kitty food I put out for him…

…Andy gave up on getting his wishes across to me.

I let him sniff my hand. Made no sense, but he anticipated finding what he wanted, I guess.