Post 1648: more “memory stick” kitty photos

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Long before he destroyed the ottoman, it was Dougy’s domain.

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Poor Andy! He was terrified at the veterinarian’s, even though the technicians treated him with gentleness and concern!

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I don’t make the kitty boys wear collars since they are inside cats, but I do get them vaccinated for all diseases their veterinarian recommends. I think these were their second tags for rabies. They’ve had another shot since then. I think they get another one this year. (I get postcard notifications when the kitty boys are due!) As for what happens if they were to get loose, they are microchipped.

Dougy always liked to hang out with me when I was on the PC. His “horns” are up in the last photo…! He usually put his paw over my arm, even as a kitten.

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Look at that insolent expression on Dougy’s face while he is a naughty kitty destroying the settee!

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Andy in stripes!

Andy is the good kitty boy! You have to work hard to catch him being bad.

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33 thoughts on “Post 1648: more “memory stick” kitty photos

  1. My heavens, lots of comments to wade through. That’s what I get for being so late. Many peeps don’t bother getting shots for cats that are inside but I think it is wise….you never know who could slip out and be subjected to other kitties.. I don’t get needles for Kali anymore. Her Kidney Disease is advancing and the vet said the shots will be hard on Kali with the disease.

    Your boys are so cute…..I just could give them a big squeeze and get scratched in return. hehe
    Jean

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    • I’m sorry to learn that about Kali….

      Yes, the kitty boys would protest public displays of affection, but we are bigger! LOL!

      I get the boys vaccinated for precisely the reason you note. In warmer times, the door is open. Cats will stop by from time to time to “talk” with the kitty boys. Disease could be transmitted through the screen at those times, so the vaccinations are vital in my mind. Plus, they could get out buy accident, as you note. Dougy is notorious for slipping between my legs when I have the door open, for that matter.

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    • I agree. I had two kitties before the kitty boys. One was young – less than six months old but about teenage in kitty time – and the other the veterinarian said was five years old when I got them. I would have loved seeing and having both of those kitties as kittens! I bet you would have looked a lot like the kitty boys as a kitten since you are a dead ringer for them as an adult kitty! Since that’s probably true, I’m sharing some of their kittenhood videos for you to see how you might have looked! I know you were really cute like this, too!

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    • Hoe is hun gezondheid? Ik heb je commentaar niet helemaal begrepen. Ze verkeren nu in goede gezondheid, maar hadden in het verleden gezondheidsproblemen. TGhey hebben een geweldige dierenarts en de technici in de kliniek houden van, houden van hen, houden van hen omdat veel van hun vroege weken van hun leven werden doorgebracht in de kliniek en behandeld werden voor een parasiet die ze “gevangen” hadden door een besmette sprinkhaan te eten.

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    • There is something to that. About the only ones I can delete are ones that are obvious deleters, like misfires on the flash resulting in black photos or something where the cat moved out of frame during the excruciatingly long shutter release when I tried to photograph the cat in too dark a place. Of course, sometimes these can work to suggest motion.

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      • I’d love to adopt a kitty Doug but I’m not ready to commit to the long term responsibilities. I took live alone, a cat would be very much welcome companionship. 😻

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      • It definitely isn’t something people should do without recognizing the realities of pet ownership. They do tie you down, especially if you live alone. While they are great companionship, they cost a lot in food, veterinarian care, toys, time spent amusing them (!), and emotional loss when they pass. I personally would recommend adopting an older cat from the shelter. Many times, an older person dies or has to go into a care center, leaving a cat or dog without a home. Those pets benefit greatly being adopted into a new home and the new owner has a pet that’s already adapted to living inside with a human. Also, for new pet owners, an older pet many times is a lot easier to deal with than a kitten or puppy they have to train. Analternative might be to volunteer atg a local shelter if they have a program where you can spend time with cats and dogs playing with them and helping them deal with their time in “prison”! I know my local shelter has volunteers who do that and help with things like washing the blankets put in the cages for bedding and cleaning cages. I do think there is a benefit to being with animals, having some responsibility for another living thing.

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      • Such great advice Doug. An older cat, better yet. Before considering going through fully, I’d already have this apartment set up with Towers, wall shelves and other needful things which will comfort the cat. I’ve considered volunteering at a very local Vet clinic up the road.

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      • That’s where many people fail when someone offers them a kitten. They get the kitten but don’t have the toys, maybe even litter box or food. It’s hard to resist kittens or puppies! Sounds like you’d be well prepared first if you did make the move to add a kitten or cat to your home. I realized I knew little about raising kittens before I brought the kitty boys home, so ordered a how to book from Amazon called “Kittens for Dummies”, and it was a great introduction to what to do. (I failed in some regards since Dougy is a furniture destroyer even though I have lots of scratching posts around the place.) Good luck if you decide to get a kitten or cat! If I did it again, I definitely would volunteer at the shelter first so I could get practical experience dealing with the animals, maybe even learn first hand from professionals how to deal with disciplinary issues. The other benefit is the staff would get to see how you related to animals, and that would clear the way when it came time to establish to their satisfaction you were responsible enough to be trusted with the animal you were chosen by! (And they do chose you, not the other way around if you want a happy pet!)

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