Post 467: the boys are back on routine

Andy and Dougy missed my brother when he left for home last weekend, but they now are recovered from the blahs that came with reduced play time and attention. I try to give them all the attention they want, but it’s impossible to give them the same amount as two or more people can!

Sunday, they were inactive. Andy was so lethargic, I worried about his health. “If you don’t look better in the morning, it’s to the veterinarian for you, buster!”

Andy spent most of the time between my brother leaving and yesterday sleeping or lazing on top of the blue carrier.

Andy spent most of the time between my brother leaving and yesterday sleeping or lazing on top of the blue carrier.

Monday, they were a more like themselves. Ornery.

This morning…whoa! Don’t stand in the way because they ran several foot races against each other, at top speed. “Kill the antelope” is the game, with each cat alternating between predator and prey. It is clear they are “back to normal”! That means they eagerly play when I get their toys out, enjoy “kill the antelope”, and find things outside the window very interesting.

"Do I have to play?" This isn't normal Dougy behavior...!

“Do I have to play?” This isn’t normal Dougy behavior…!

Yesterday, Andy still spent a lot of the time on top of the blue carrier, but he was more engaged, watching birds out the backdoor. He also spent a lot of time watching birds out the dining room window since the neighbor’s bird feeder hosted scores of yummy-looking treats on the wing all day. Dougy even took to the window, chittering in excitement.

Andy reacts to birds outside the back door.

Andy reacts to birds outside the back door.

Dougy took his seat on the little red chair by the back door, a favorite bird and squirrel watching spot for both boys.

dougy 3 july 14 2014

It’s great to have the household back on routine!

5 thoughts on “Post 467: the boys are back on routine

  1. So happy the boys have recovered and no visit to the vet is necessary.
    Love the shot of Dougy in the little red chair by the back door.
    The boys are looking good.
    Ali is hiding because she just got a good brushing and removal of loose hair.
    Hoping for sun shine today as this overcast fog is getting depressing.
    You and the boys have a great Tuesday.

    • Thanks, Ruth! I’m partial to the chair photo myself. The boys are so cute when they sit or stand on it. Several of my videos feature that behavior. Of those, the one where they get a visit from TACO (the local tough cat, an elderly tuxedo cat no one seems to claim) is a favorite. Though the boys sometimes squabble, when it involves bugs or threats, they form a kitty team and face it together. That’s why I accepted Dougy as a second kitty almost three years ago: they play well together!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWUCbp12_Bs

      I bet Ali looks and feels great after her brushing! That reminds me I need to do a bit of brushing myself. Andy doesn’t require much brushing, but Dougy, with his thicker fur, does.

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