Post 371: Andy’s progress

Andy continues to improve. He is much more playful than he was in February, when I learned he had high blood pressure and a heart murmur.

When not taking on a savage folded piece of paper, he was defending his territory against the big usurper, brother Dougy! You know, that Adrian Smith mailer that still attracts both boys.

Andy defends the mailer against Dougy, who wants it, too!

Andy defends the mailer against Dougy, who wants it, too!

Dougy left the room. Well, he ran from the room with his smaller brother chomping at his tail! Andy’s back in charge of the mailer. Of course, now that Dougy’s out of the room and doesn’t want the mailer (for the moment), Andy’s not interested in it either.

Time to check the back yard for birds on the bird bath!

Time to check the back yard for birds on the bird bath!

No birds. Andy left the room to check the rose bush by the north bathroom window for birds. The human opened it this morning in case Andy wanted some excitement…and Dougy wasn’t there first.

Post 370: Dougy helps himself; Andy doesn’t notice.

Dougy and Andy spend a lot of time hanging out with me. Dougy prefers to rest by my arm on my computer desk, but Andy’s become a computer percher, possibly because it makes him taller than me or because of the heat off the machine.

Sometimes, though, Dougy sneaks a perch on Andy’s territory. The infamous tub incidents are examples documented in this blog.

Next to the computer is a mini-stereo that’s part of Andy’s territory. Dougy likes it, too. He took a little time to do some wash up.

Andy wasn't taking care of business, so Dougy stopped by and perched on Andy's spot.

Andy wasn’t taking care of business, so Dougy stopped by and perched on Andy’s spot.

Dougy still prefers to snuggle with my arm, so he soon gave up Andy’s perch to join me on the desk.

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Andy forgave me after I gave him his medicine. In time, he thought I was safe to be around again, and took a perch on my computer. His tail caught my fancy, Andy’s magical tail…

I should know better than to be mesmerized by Andy’s big, fluffy tail. I’ve see it in action before.

Pretty tail, Andy! Prrretty taaail! 😉