What do you think? The “1812 Overture” is a crowd pleaser, but it honors all the wrong things. Read this history of the piece and the Russia that inspired it and see if you agree.
Yesterday took us up to when Andy and Dougy were 10 months old. Today — why not!? — I add some more links for favorite videos of the boys, now all grown up.
I’m posting links to a few of my favorite early videos of the boys. Thanks to my cats (including the late Louie), I got back in the business of making movies, and it has been fun! I hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them.
If you scroll down far enough, you’ll find a little reminder calendar on the right side that lets you know the boys are just about to have a special day. Yes, Wednesday, the boys turn the Big Four!
I suppose I should plan something special for their birthday, yet I will just give them lots of scritches and love, just like every day. This is a bit of a heresy among kitty servants, but the boys are unlikely to realize Wednesday is anything but just another day. Let’s not forget they are cats!
That said, they are dear companions, not “just cats” in my mind. Maybe I’ll buy some tuna. They love tuna water, though they don’t eat the fish, oddly. I mean, I should do something a little more special for their big day than just note it here, eh!?
Here’s my question for you: If you have cats, dogs, hamsters, parrots, parakeets, goldfish, ferrets, snakes, elephants, tigers, zebras, gila monsters, or bunny rabbits, to name a few, what do you do to observe their birthdays? Or do you observe their birthdays? Give me some thoughts on how you think I should observe Andy and Dougy’s fourth birthday.
Dougy (top photo) and Andy (bottom photo) await your suggestions! Thank you!
Caturday is here at last! Time to bring out the Neko toy and get that chubby little Dougy hopping!
I guess Dougy knows better than me. I’ll put the Neko toy away now, but I guarantee he’ll come whining later, wanting me to stop everything and play.
That’s my boy!
Andy and Dougy know all the best spots to keep warm in winter and cool in summer. One spot Andy enjoys all year, though, is the top of the washing machine.
When I got my laptop, I tossed the shipping box on the floor. I couldn’t wait to get on my new toy!
It took the cats moments to examine the box and determine it was sufficiently interesting to occupy.
Cats and their boxes…!
Once again, I have a box I can’t toss out just yet. The boys eventually will get tired of it, but not for the moment.
For the record, you can see Dougy’s eye color clearly and accurately in the third photo!
Nothing seems more anxiety-inducing for Andy and Dougy than change. Today, there was change.
Yes, every time I clean their fountain, the boys act like I’m taking their water away forever, and run around the room trying to follow me while I carry the dirty fountain to the bathroom to dump the water.
I finally bought a second fountain so I could minimize downtime to how long it takes to move the old fountain out to the bathroom and come back to the dining room to put the clean fountain in place to be filled.
Even then, I have two little fuzzballs nervously watching the whole process, sniffing at the water jug, the empty fountain, me…!
In time, maybe they will get over their anxiety when they realize the bad old days are gone forever.