30Jun20: no bugs today…

It is peaceful moment and I decide I’ll “scritch” Andy while he’s nearby.

Uh oh! Andy bolts. I surmise it’s because there’s a French movie on the television and he wants to block the captioning! But…

…Andy spots Dougy and it looks like he spots a bug! Dougy does a bit of posturing on the end table – no bug!

Dougy moves back to the kitty lounger. Andy quickly ends up on the end table. The next few minutes are fraught with anxious scanning of the room. There must be a bug here! There has been every day forever! (Amazingly enough, today is bugless and the kitty boys return to other important kitty business, their morning naps.)









29Jun20: Here comes Dougy!


Andy relaxes…


…when he notices his brother sneaking into the room.


He changes position. Dougy seems to be heading to the bug zone!

Yes, that’s it! Only there aren’t any bugs today. Hope springs eternal, eh? (Doug the human is thankful. Too many bugs this season.)

28Jun20: Terry and I are old friends…

terry in denmark

The past year, three long time good friends died. It’s hard to imagine a world without any of them, yet there still is time for happiness, the blessings of friends like Terry. Today is his birthday and I celebrate it with a hearty  skål!

Health and long life, my friend! You are a treasure!

terry on fist day of kindergarten

Terry on the first day of Kindergarten. We became friends at least two, maybe three years earlier when my family moved next door to his family.



What? No kitty photos today?

27Jun20: Oh no! Not another one!

Dougy is minding his business when…

…he spots another bug. (upper left)


I shoo it off the ceiling, it lands on the lampshade, where Dougy…


…spends the next few minutes frustrated that it doesn’t move. When I bop the lampshade to make it available to my kitty boy, it falls on the floor and escapes to bug Dougy another day.



26Jun20: similar?

Is it just me or does my lasagna resemble a Persian kitty face when I turn the photo a quarter turn?

25Jun20: another one bites the dust…

The kitty boys spot yet another yummy bug. Andy tries but can’t reach the little bugger!


This bug is tricky! It flies away while Dougy is trying to fix on its position. Andy sees it fly away and follows…


…the bug over to the end table lamp.


It looks like a quick kill inside the kitty-battered lampshade.

Dougy watches Andy take on the bug. Batting at the bug as it flies around the light, Andy…


…kills another three-way bulb! That’s two this week.

24Jun20: What Andy doesn’t know…


What Andy doesn’t know is…


…you can’t block out news programing captions lying down!


See? You’ve done it before.

23Jun20: kitty on call…


Andy relaxes while blocking television closed captions and the remote signals. All that floof mutes the sound, too! What a prime kitty roost! Momma Cat would be proud.


Of course, he’s always alert for a spider on the wall since miller season seems to be slowing down.

22Jun20: the hunt’s on again…

Dougy and Andy have a miller in sight. This will be brutal!

Dougy has a try…

…and Andy gets the bug.