Post 446: Early mornings, we quietly drive each other crazy…!

It takes time to get usable photos and videos for this blog. Mostly, I have issues with low light, dark cats, and a camera that’s not designed for adequate coverage of the first two. There’s just so much you can do with Photoshop and editing. Never mind, I have no shame and will post whatever I have to feed the demand for more cats on the Internet!

This first photo came from a video of Dougy hopping on the table (“Bad kitty!”) after my brother and I finished breakfast and were enjoying the digestive process. It’s a retired guy thing! Anyway, the video includes my brother saying a naughty word (“@$$hole”) and me saying something back about how I was making a video and he said “@$$hole” on it. Two negatives don’t make a positive, eh?! My blog’s rated “G” so anyone can read it, if they have to.

bad dougy on table

It’s a pretty good photo of both my brother (he’s on the right…) and my cat Dougy (the fuzzy one…). For further identification purposes, Dougy’s the one on the table since my brother knows better and is a great house guest!

Then there is this:

andy and dougy 6 26 2014

After a session of “cat toy that looks like a hairy bird on a string” (or “mouse that looks like a bird” — the boys aren’t that fussy), Andy (in front) and Dougy (the other cat) are pooped. Notice how they manage to sleep right in the way. It’s a cat code business that anyone with a cat (or dog) knows is a requirement they must follow if they are to keep in good with the cat union.

dougy 6 26 2014

Inevitably, Dougy gets bored blocking the front door, wakes up, and heads out to other cat adventures.

andy 6 26 2014 sleping

Of course, while Dougy’s off to other cat adventures, Andy holds down the cardboard fort, which, conveniently, allows him to block the main passage to the kitchen in case someone decides to “feed the kitties”. Of course, the kitties were fed earlier, so the next official feeding time is after we get back from the military museum this afternoon.

For anyone still with me, here’s what the boys were doing in the wee hours of the morning. It’s a bit dicey because black cats + low light + camera that handles low light “sort of” =’s one of those videos from Hell that you show family and friends when they stay too late on a work night visit! Here we go:

Since I’m retired, I chose to inflict this kind of video on innocent people stopping by for cute kitty videos.

8 thoughts on “Post 446: Early mornings, we quietly drive each other crazy…!

    • Thank you, Nia! I’m glad you took a little time to visit my site and check out some of the earlier posts. I am no surprised you love my cats as I think your cats of Istanbul photos are charming and (as always, for you!) very beautiful portraits of kitties. I can tell you like cats!

  1. I had a wonderful cat friend when I was a kid. My cat’s name was “Footsie” because he had these enormous hind feet. He was a really hairy Persian-kind of cat and totally devoted to me except for the day when I caught him sleeping on the bed and jumped on it while screaming a really loud and frightening scream. Footsie seemed to skyrocket from the sleeping position into the air and at the same time managed to sink his teeth into my thumb. I have never tried anything so stupid as that since. But I knew I had done wrong and I loved my cat and all was forgiven. That seems so long ago now. It happened in 1949. ( I am old as you might be able to tell.)

    • I can surprise Dougy without consequence, but Andy is a bit more “aware” of his surroundings, thanks to an unfortunate game I played with him when he was a kitten: “Got your tummy!” It was funny then, but tragic (for my hand!) now. I’ve slowly worked him into accepting tummy rubs, but we don’t play the other game…ever! My hand can’t handle the pain!

  2. Well I know that Dougy was not supposed to be on the table but that is one of the best photos I have seen of that beautiful boy. He is looking so proud sitting there on the table by your brother.
    Well of course the boys are sprawled out sleeping in the way. That is their job and they do it well.
    Ali is also expert on sleeping all sprayed out in the middle of the room.
    We have those night lights that plug into low plug ins near the floor so we can see where Ali is taking up space at night when she is not in bed with hubby where she usually is.
    Love the video of the boys playing.
    You and the boys have a good week end and we will not be around much as we will be celebrating our sons graduation from college.
    I will be boring my readers with a ton of proud Mama photos when it is all over.

    • Thanks! I was really happy with the photo of Dougy, too. It was a screen print from a video, which makes it even better since the chance of motion blur is greater than with a regular phot. Anyway, I look forward to you “proud mother” photos in you blog because what your son it is well worth your readers’ time to help you celebrate! I think you have all the reason in the world to be very proud of him. It’s not easy to go back to school later in life when you have more responsibilities to care for, and he did it, successfully completing his course work and gaining that magic document that should help him be a more desirable person to hire in future.

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