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!

16Sep21: Andy puts his paw down…

Howdy, Andrew! What’s happening?

“Not now.” Andy puts his paw down.

“I’m serious, Doug!”

When Andy puts his paw down, he is dead serious!

15Sep21: in which I hold Andy against his will….

Persian kitties supposedly are happy lap cats…

…sweet natured, lazy…

….happy spending lap time with their human.

Andy didn’t read the Persian kitty resume. He’d just as soon be doing what he wants to do rather than pleasing me doing nothing in my lap.


14Sep021: Andy watching me watching Andy….

An everyday event here…

…I see him doing it…

Andy thinks he’s sly, but I know he’s watching me watching him!

13Sep21: mah kitteh…

“Hey Andy!” I encourage Andy to come over for lovin’!

Scritch! Scritch!

Oh yeah! A little chin rub! Andy likes that!

Boop! Thanks for stopping by, Andrew! I enjoyed that!


12Sep21: “Stop looking at me!”

Andy noticed…

…me taking his photo.

“Stop looking at me!”

Can’t help it, Andy. You look too cute sleeping like that.



09Sep21: the right prey…

Andy let me know he wanted some excitement, a kitty video.

Mousie amused him a bit.

Birdies were more exciting because they made birdie sounds.

But the string…

…the string got Andy all wound up! RAWR!


08Sep21: the last of Louie videos…

I was fascinated with Louie’s tail….

Louie sent TACO away from Louie’s backyard!

This is the color version of the previous video. There is only one video of Louie left. I’ve never been able to watch it because it is one I made the night Louie died. I tried to get an emergency visit to his veterinarian. Failing that – the emergency veterinarian was on another emergency in the country – I made this unseen video to show his veterinarian when I finally got him in to the clinic. He die later than night, August 1, 2011, and I would find him in his favorite “hidey hole”, the dryer. I can’t imagine how he found the strength to get up there, but… Later, I made this next video for the children of a German friend. It is a little story with a moral since it is for children:

A story for children, featuring Louie and the neighborhood tuxedo cats….

07Sep21: “artsy” experiments and Louie at play…

The apple trees in the backyard are attractive to birds, cats, and people!

I was exploring the possibilities of the editor this time.

I forgot about this toy. Louie was a string kitty when it came to play.