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!

21Oct21: Andy’s too busy napping, so…

Not Andy’s day to cooperate, so…

…I’ll share photos my sister Kathy sent of her kitty girl, Saki.

“[Saki] usually won’t cooperate when I try to photograph her, but did this time,” says my sister Kathy. I know how that goes! Ain’t she sweet ?!?


19Oct21: well, he played yesterday….

Andy caught the kitty toy and wouldn’t let it go.

He let it fall.

That suggested he really did want to play.

No, he just wanted to sleep with it! LOL!


18Oct21: play…

It’s an old toy, but…

…dashing it around got Andy wound up!

He played hard, then it came to a rest by him.

Then on top of him! What cheek!

Andy Pounced on it, snagging it with one claw. “KILL! KILL! KILL!”

Good grief, Andy. Your followers think you are a sweet kitty! 


15Oct21: checking it out…

I caught Andy checking out the carrier by the recliner. He went in briefly…

…then came back out. I guess it would make a good kitty den if it meets his approval. I’ll leave the door open, in case.


FridaySunny, with a high near 48 F./8.8 C. Breezy, with a northwest wind 15 mph/ 24.1 kph to 25 mph/ 40.2 kph, with gusts as high as 35 mph/56.3 kph. That’s the weather report for my area today. Earlier this week, 18-wheelers were being blown off the road! I didn’t feel like my VW Golf Sportwagen had a chance, but, then, I didn’t spend much time out on the highways.


Dolly, this is the carrier I have for Andy. There are numerous carriers with wheels available on line, and I highly recommend any carrier that can be pulled instead of carried.

12Oct21: Andy hunts flies and mousies…

Andy will miss fly season.

All isn’t lost, however…

…because there always are newspaper mousies to hunt!


I hope my Canadian friends enjoyed their Thanksgiving yesterday! Here’s a comparison of how Canadians and Americans observe their respective Thanksgivings:

A brief history of Canadian Thanksgiving | Salon.com