Post 283: the continuum

People who follow this blog, facebook, and YouTube know Andy and Dougy aren’t my first cats.

First there was the short-lived Freckles, almost mythical for the short presence she had in my life.

Freckles and Me

Freckles and Me

Then there was Louis (AKA Louie), as handsome an orange tabby cat as I’ve ever seen, and a cat with tons of personality and cattitude. I miss Louie. A lot.

Louie was a beautiful cat, sweet dispositioned, and a character.

Louie was a beautiful cat, sweet dispositioned, and a character.

You may remember this Louie morality play, which I put together for a German friend’s two then-very young son and daughter.

Louie had to deal with TACO, the neighborhood tuxedo cat no one claims.

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So do the boys, though they’ve never actually been outside to meet him there, like Louie regularly did.

Dougy found TACO terrifying!

Dougy found TACO terrifying!

This is another video you may remember. It’s a classic Andy and Dougy as a team video:

Louie liked to sleep in the dryer, so I put something soft in there for his comfort:

This one is the day Louie had an epiphany: The bottom part of his lair barfs water! He was very, very alarmed!

This one is the day Louie had an epiphany: The bottom part of his lair barfs water! He was very, very alarmed!

Andy likes Louie’s old hidey-hole, too!

Andy likes the dryer, too. Since he's half Louie's size, though, I have to verify he's not in there before I toss wet clothes in it!

Andy likes the dryer, too. Since he’s half Louie’s size, though, I have to verify he’s not in there before I toss wet clothes in it!

The cast of characters changes, but some things stay the same.

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4 thoughts on “Post 283: the continuum

  1. Louie died in August 2011, and TACO (the b&w kitty) must be at least 11, maybe older because he was hunting birds under the fir tree outside my back window when I moved here in 2004. He’s had a rough time of it because no one claims him, though he was and is a handsome cat. A neighbor of mine feeds him and made a warm cat house for him on her deck, so (technically) I guess TACO considers her his human, but she says he belongs to someone else. TACO is such a pretty cat, I’m surprised no one claims him.

    • Thanks! I’m glad i have lots of photos and, especially, videos of Louie. It’s good to be able to return for a few moments to happier times when he wasn’t dying to see him in action. I enjoyed following him on his walks, not a bit like walking a dog! Life with Louie was so agreeable that it did inspire me to agree to take both Andy, then Dougy when they were kittens and offered to me.

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