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!

12May21: a maddening week…

Poor Andy!

With all the sync issues I’ve had this week, with alll the problems I’ve had downloading photos for this blog…

Andy’s been ignored a bit more than is tolerable! Sad kitty! He takes a nap.

[I hope the last of those problems is over till the next Google update, the source of my problems this time.]

11May21: “Mr. Moody” must be here today…

Andy looks like he needs a little loving! 

Approaching him…

…I get the “Nasty Eye Look That Comes Before The Terror-Claws-Of-Death-And-Dismemberment”!

Perhaps this is the “Tender-Paw-Foot-Wrap-We-Hope-For”…

…or the more likely “Toothy-Greeting-With-Claw-Lock-Worse-Than-Death-By-A-Thousand-Cuts” because Andy clearly wants to be left alone at this moment. Whew! 

I get it: Andy was getting ready to groom. No “hoomin” welcome just now!

09May21: Andy controls his inner kitty…

Andy’s intrigued. I see that. He wants to pounce the pages – mousies could be in it, you know!

But he maintains his dignity and ignores the fan-flipped pages. “Kool Kat” wins out over “Callow Kitten”. Andy is a mature kitty boy after all! 

08May21: Andy struts his stuff…

Andy paused to be admired and photographed.

He rearranges his pose for the best effect.

And he makes a face to let me know who the kitty is! 

07May21: Google fail me now! (Oops! It doesn’t need encouragement….)

Kill me now! Google’s acting up and won’t let me sign in. I fiddled and fiddled with it, then I got a “You’ve tried too many times” message that means I have to wait “several hours” to try again. I’ve no idea what happened, why it’s acting up. I didn’t do anything (that I can recall) to get “googled”. So, since I can’t access my email – which is where it wants to send the code that helps unlock the account! – I can’t send photos to myself to upload here. This is an old favorite for the time being.

Being googled is one hurt Andy can’t pat and make OK. 

Well, not several hours later – and after much, much, too much f’ing stress! – Google finally let me sign in. Typical, I’ve no, none, absolutely nada understanding of how, why the sudden acceptance of my efforts allowed me to access my gmail. The GIF above is proof I can function on my accounts again. Gad!

05May21: the critic…

Andy seemed interested in “Naked and Afraid”…

…since it featured wild animals and hunting. You know, kitty stuff!

I guess he found the “hoomins” pretty poor hunters or something and he took a nap for the rest of the program.