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!

28Jul21: videos again…

Andy and Dougy sometimes had a day…!

Here the kitty boys are after day at the groomer’s!

Peacock feathers are/were a solid hit with Andy and Dougy, though they don’t last much beyond one play session.


Minding his business, Andy…

…confronts an intrusive hand.

What’s happening?

A tentative nip might stop the intrusion, as does the added foot.

Andy adds a bit of claw, front and back…

…and a bit of bite

Front paw, back paw, and bite don’t totally do the trick. The hand insists on intruding. Andy is pissed! When the hand acts like it might’ve got the message – finally! – Andy puts full claw into action, digging into the hand: DO NOT PISS THE KITTY!













26Jul21: a bit of this and that…

My old 69th Signal Company (Photo) pal, Dan, “messaged” this photo to me a few days ago. That’s Dan on the far left and me on the far right. Half a century after the fact, the setting seems familiar yet not familiar. It’s probably on the sound stage where we still and motion picture photographers spent our time when not on assignments.

Andy love, love, loves it when I put a straw inside a magazine. He tries to take it out, play activity that seriously amuses my kitty boy! Cheap fun. He’ll play longer with a straw than just about anything.

25Aug21: Including a snow adventure for Dougy!

Andy plays when Andy is in the mood. Period!

Purr! Purr! Purr!

Dougy loved the snow. I let him take a little snow adventure for this video.


24Jul21: A first visit to the groomer and play time…

Their groomer recommended a less extreme teddy bear cut that looks much nicer on Persians, I think! This time, though, it was their first time at the groomers, and she just did a shampoo and detangle on their coats. 

Andy gets a surprise while snooping on a box by the waste paper basket….

Dougy always enjoyed a good play session!

23Jul21: Andy and Dougy at play and an incident…

 Andy and Dougy love, love, loved it when my late brother Dick came for his annual visit!

No one admits to anything around here….

Play time for Andy and Dougy!

22Jul21: Andy and Dougy at home….

What’s Dougy’s plan for Andy?

Classic Dougy!

Andy joins Dougy for a bit of back door entertainment..

21Jul21: Andy and Dougy being cats…of course!

Head rubs are always welcome here!

The only thing I saw in the video that was naughty was the table incident…!

A little bit of territorial business between the kitty boys!



20Jul21: more videos

Mostly they got along.

“Where’s the birds?”

The back door has surprises.

Oops! Poop caught in his tail feathers – dang that floofiness! – so Doug had to dump Dougy half way to work it out of his hair. Neither of us had a good time.