Post 1813: sunny day doings…


Andy takes time to “comb” his tail. You didn’t think it got that fabulous without effort, did you?


Yeah, it’s a project all right!


Dougy’s done with grooming for the moment, so he enjoys a little sun.


See? His tail is looking fine. (Ew! That’s his butt on my books!)

Post 1812: recon on breakfast…


The best place to do recon on breakfast, that is to keep a sharp eye on the human. Andy likes to do it from the top of the all-in-one machine.  After all, Andy wants to be there first!


 Some activity out there! Looking hopeful!


Woo hoo! Andy knows breakfast is about to be served.


It’s hard to get a clear photo of eating kitty boys. They really chow down! Part of it is Dougy trying to finish his kitty food because Andy always finishes his part, then nuzzles into Dougy’s part. (Andy, on right.)


This one is for Marylou of “natuurfreak” to show her what it’s like here in Western Nebraska when the sunflower seeds get enough moisture to cover the Sandhills with sunflowers:

sunflowers in Sandhills (This not my photo and I don’t know who took it. I will give credit if they identify themselves or if I find the photo with credit given…) This scene from the Nebraska Sandhills cheers my heart!

Post 1811: taking care of business…

Well, we all “do it”! Dougy, too.


Andy looks the other way. Ugh! Dougy! Really!  


Out of one box into another. Dougy’s showing a pattern here.

Post 1810: What!? What!? What!?

You know cats. Change anything in their environment and it is a tragedy! The books and gooseneck lamp that had been on the computer desk shelf fell off the end, so I put them back. Andy was “concerned” and had to check it out.

“And these book are new, too.” Andy had to sniff them out. Then he took a nap, using the books as a pillow. 

Post 1809: Andy’s a purrty boy, too!

Andy hid from me because it was too close to medicine time, but I finally got some post-grooming photos of him.


Like his brother, this little “sheepie” is really soft to the touch. (He ruffled his fur for the photo. (If I could brush him first, he’d look really sweet!)


This is more like it! Dougy poses to show you how they look when they haven’t ruffled their fur. (Notice all the hair on the carpet? I put off vacuuming till after their grooming appointment.)

Post 1808 update: Finally, the post grooming photos!

Computers will destroy me! I finally got the photo problem corrected (I think) and now you can see other photos of the cleaned up and trimmed kitty boys. Andy wasn’t cooperative, so the one photo of him is the one in the lower left hand, where he takes a post grooming drink. Doug’s in all three photos since he is a photo hound! It’s a bit hard to see him in the one with Andy, but he’s in the cat tree hidey hole. There he is in the same place in the lower right hand photo. 


Here’s the Dougy “before” photo again.

Post 1808: trouble…


Just in time for the kitty boys’ haircuts… my smart phone isn’t “talking” with my laptop. I’ve no idea what happened or what to do to get queued photos of the trimmed-up kitty boys to e-mail over to my laptop. I haven’t the time or patience to deal with it today, so, of course, this is the day Ye Gods chose to dump on me. Sorry.

I have a point-and-shoot camera that I haven’t used in two years. I tried taking some photos with it, will need a bit of time to relearn its operation and quirks if it turns out I have to return to using it.

Oh yeah, the kitty boys look pretty good considering how much work their groomer had  to do to get the job done. Both were pretty growly about the carrier time since it’s been a while since they had to take a trip in it,  about two and a half blocks.

One way or another, I will have photos for you tomorrow. I do know the point-and-shoot camera works best in good light. The kitty boys react to the red light that determines subject distance, which, as any cat people know, kind of complicates things. LOL!


I managed to get one photo to transmit. It happens to be Dougy “after”, which you can compare with Dougy “before” below it. Now, if I can figure out what happened, I’ll try to duplicate it. Ugh!



Post 1807: lounging Dougy…


Dougy has a big decision to make. What to do? What to do?

Woo hoo! Take a snooze! It’s a winner. Now, if the human will leave me alone so I can sleep…!

Post 1806: … behind the camera.


Andy isn’t paying attention to me while I try to take his photo…


…because Dougy’s messing with me from the back of the chair I’m sitting in while trying to take his brother’s picture! He feels it’s his time for attention. 

Post 1805: Andy in his video-watching mode…


Andy loves his kitty videos! And this is his favorite place to perch to watch mousies and birdies and…