Post 938: the origins of Andy and Dougy…!

If you wonder how I came about having two ornery Persian cats, know that the story begins in August 2011, when I went in to pick up the ashes of poor Louie the ginger cat. For the full story, with kitten videos, click on “Andy and Dougy come home”, second page, next to “Home”, above.

Andy at two months of age.

Andy at two months of age.

Post 937: It happened again!

Remember when I had the bad sandwich from the local McDonald’s? I tried to put the experience behind me, but I subsequently went back, hoping against hope that my experience was atypical, that I could out-guess the system they had for putting out sandwiches that sat under the drying heat lamps too long…!

Oh, you idealistic, forgiving fool, Douglas! Read below the review I left on the store’s internet link.


All too often, I get a dried out piece of crap. Just last night, I ordered a quarter pounder with cheese. The bun was dried out to the point I couldn’t eat it. My supper was a hamburger pattie.

I tried to bite a chunk out of the sandwich. I barely managed to get a bite, but then I couldn't chew the tough chunk. I spat it back out!

Crispy Buttermilk Chicken sandwich from Hell ~ ~I tried to bite a chunk out of the sandwich.
I barely managed to get a bite, but then I couldn’t chew the tough chunk. I spat it back out!

I like their crispy buttermilk chicken sandwich…IF it is fresh! A fresh one is very tasty, a good value. The last (and I mean the very last one ever…!) I bought was so horrificly bad, I photographed it and featured it on my blog as a warning to anyone thinking about ordering this sandwich at this store.

I hate to speak unkindly about the place, but there is a pattern of selling dried out sandwiches that should be pulled and tossed instead of sold to unsuspecting customers.

I haven’t even touched on another issue with that store: How many times I was handed either the wrong order or a meal that was supposed to come with fries (and I certainly paid for the fries!) but came without any.

“You should contact the 800 number on their take out window,” people said. Well, from the looks of the complaints on this site, little if anything happens when you do.

Caveat emptor: Order food at the Alliance, Nebraska, McDonald’s with the understanding you may not be able to eat what they serve.

The shame of it is this used to be a very decent store. When Martin and his wife had it, you got a tasty meal in a timely manner, served by friendly staff. The current take out staff range from really top notch to barely civil.

http://phainopepla95.com/2015/10/04/post-903-loving-tender-crispy-chicken/


Post 936: the “sheepies” are shorn….!

Dougy was grumpy because he was unhappy about being in the carrier. Andy always is a little grumpy, “because”! The main thing, Athena their groomer said they were basically good boys while there, and she once again gave them really good cuts, no matter what their moods.

Dougy snoops at my dirty breakfast dishes. Hey, it that a fantastic tail or what?!

Dougy snoops at my dirty breakfast dishes.
Hey, is that a fantastic tail or what?!

Andy chose his favorite perch on my pc to fluff his tail and take care of kitty grooming needs. He has a fantastic tail, too!

Andy chose his favorite perch on my PC to fluff his tail and take care of kitty grooming needs.
He has a fantastic tail, too!

Athena and I decided next time, in January, we will try something different. Instead of a teddy bear cut, she will trim under their arms, on their chests and abdomens, and (most importantly) under and behind the tails.

I’ve had them trimmed in teddy bear cuts till now mostly to control matting and poop on tail feather issues. Letting their hair grow out except as noted above should let their full beauty bloom, and, if Athena and I figure it right, matting won’t become an issue. 

The boys are smoke Persian cats. When they have longer hair, I’ll post photos so you can see how beautiful such cats can be! Andy and Dougy are cute now, but they will be spectacular in full form. Take my word for it.