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!

14Apr21: tears for Dougy…

Two seconds long, this four-year-old memory popped up on Facebook recently. Two seconds of the late Dougy’s life as he exited a hidey hole he had in the guest bedroom…. It tore at my heart and I cried tears for Dougy, who died at nine years and two weeks of age on the 15th of July in 2020. Tears for Dougy…. 

[I turned off comments for this post. Please understand.]

13apr21: relaxation video for kitties…

I found a YouTube video that supposedly puts your kitty to sleep in five minutes.

Naturally, I tried it on Andy. He took longer than five minutes, but… 

…he slowly succumbed…

…to the soft purr and music.

I confess! It works on humans, too! Try it on your cats and let me know how it went.

12Apr21: “‘Kitty food time’…isn’t it?”

Andy is sure it is “kitty food time”.

Andy is very sure!

Andy asks, “‘Kitty food time’…isn’t it?” [It wasn’t, but he missed “kitty food time” earlier when he got wound up on catnip. I put out more kitty food. Then he ate from the  earlier plate and left the second plate!]

111Apr21: I am observed…

Nothing new here, Doug. Routine maintenance.

“Horns” up! Andy sees me watching him.

He gets shy! As if I haven’t watched him take thousands of kitty baths! 

10Apr21: Just my kitty boy…

Some days there’s nothing to tell.

I see Andy being a kitty…

…looking cute…

…doing kitty things.

I reflect on how he came into my life, how a little ball of fluff…

…grew, bringing me so much joy. I love my wee Andy!

09Apr21: RAWR!

It starts out this way. Andy tears into it but can’t get it out.

But he tries!

A pause in his efforts.

He looks to me to play fair. (Hee! Hee! As if…!)

What the heck? I pull it out for my kitty boy. He deserves the reward! (Of course, when Andy tosses out his “Impossible To Ignore Kitten Eyes That Shame Humans Into Doing Anything” what am I to do?) 

Woohoo! Andy gets what he wants. Now he knows what to do.

RAWR! Kill the straw!

08Apr21: the last straw…

Hey Andy! Wanna play?

I show Andy the straw. I know this will get his kitty up!

See what I mean? Andy love, love, loves to play “Catch the Straw”! 

07Apr21: the cat will play…

I have to be out of town today for a doctor’s appointment.  Andy hasn’t told me his plans but I suspect it involves doing pretty much nothing! 

06April21: Wanna play, Andrew?

There’s something about the wand toy wrapped up and pushed through a paper towel tube that trips Andy’s play/hunter button. 


But (pun intended!) first…

Andy quickly lost interest in the first temptation, so I brought out the big guns: a bottle cap that I tossed out in the floor. While I fumbled around trying to get a photo, he batted it around like a proper striker trying to position for that perfect shot at the goal, then swatted it under the ottoman. Goal, for sure, but the “press” missed the winning shot!