Dougy left a mark on this home. Yeah, the Ottoman took a big hit, but it was Dougy’s favorite place to rule his domain.
The kitty boys got along well, though there were occasional clashes over the kitty loungers. Dougy’s giving Andy one of his looks from the lounger here.
Andy wasn’t in the mood for Dougy’s petulance that day, and he taunts him with his paw!
Mostly, they worked together to catch millers and flies!
Andy and I miss Dougy.
I understand the pain you are in. Douggy rest in peace.
Sometimes there are no words to express what you feel.
Yes, I feel a bit less sad each day, but there always is that moment where it comes back, even for the two earlier kitties, Freckles and Louie the ginger kitty.
You’ve shared with us so much about Dougy and Andy that I feel I knew Dougy….Doug.
I do miss him as well!
The blog posts and videos I have of my kitties becomes more appreciated as time goes on. I have exactly one photo of my first cat, Freckles, a grey tabby kitty girl. I made it with a webcam, so it is poor quality, low resolution, but it is of her and me. Louie the ginger tabby is better documented, but not so much as Andy and Dougy, featured in photos and videos from their kittenhood on in hundreds of these.
well you’ve done a great job showing us your furry friends!
I try! Thanks!
so basically your photographic prowess got better with each pet.
I had better tools along the way, too, but learning how to photograph animals definitely came along ,too.
I used to get annoyed when my cats ruined furniture, but now I look at it with find memories.
Me, too! Dougy was a terrible kitty for abusing furniture. I tried to correct his behavior but failed miserably. Here’s a video of the Dougy the naughty kitty at three months of age: https://youtu.be/MBka4t_Voko
They were sooooo cute at that age! I thought it was sweet the way Andy tried to avoid being swept up into the guilt of his brother.
Cats have such unique personalities and curiously distinct character traits. I took photographs of our late great Whiskers in 1961 those photos survive to this very day. Looking forward to sharing them on the web in digital incarnation. Whiskers was also a long-haired fellow who would flop on his back whenever the vacuum cleaner appeared, he loved to have his belly vacuumed. 🙂
Thank you for sharing memories of Dougy, kind Sir!
You have that right, Bill! I’ve always liked cats, but it wasn’t until I retired and got some of my own that i realized just how individual they can be1
Dougy won over the hearts of all his fans and friends fur sure!
I shouldn’t be surprised. l When things happen to cats and dogs in other peoples’ blogs, I feel their sadness and pain. When their cats and dogs do fun things, I laugh with them. We are linked by our shared love of our fur buddies!
Dear Dougy is missed by all, but nobody misses him as much as you and Andy!
I understand; it’s not and never is easy loosing a family member. we miss dougy as well, and hope the cushion stays as is ♥♥♥
It will! I covered it with a towel, hoping Andy would start using it. That didn’t work, but putting the lapboard over that, and it’s now Andy-friendly!
I miss seeing Dougy too! I wouldn’t recover the ottoman either. We remember when we see those places a kitty left a mark.
Thanks! I was becoming a bit concerned maybe I should forget about saving it as evidence Dougy was here, but, as you can read, several of you “get it”!
I miss seeing them together too, Doug. I’ve followed you guys for a long time, I feel like I’ve met you all. Be well, Doug. 😊😻
Yeah, I will periodically post old Dougy material for people like you who have been faithful because I know I’m not alone in missing Dougy. I appreciate you “old timers”, as I’m sure you do on your blog.
Those remembrances are precious, Doug. Dougy cat was a free spirit, and a good kitty boy and kitty brother. <3
Yeah, that he was. Every time I get one of these feelings to find some old photos or videos of Dougy, I get an urge to get a rescue kitty to balance things out. If an older kitty (around Andy’s age), short-haired, tabby, neutered male, ginger cat happened to show up, I might be tempted. I’ve always been partial to ginger male tabby cats, and they always seem to be wonderfully nicely tempered and almost (pardon me!) doglike in personalities. Yeah, I know this is sort of a wish to have another late kitty boy, the wonderful Louie, back. I miss him still after nine years!
I think we all agree: the ottoman stays.
I am pleased I’m getting support for what seems an odd decision since it looks like hell! Of course, Andy and Dougy turned a fairly expensive computer chair into a scratching post just minutes after I assembled it a few years back. I wasn’t surprised Dougy was naughty, but Andy never did anything like that till that damn chair showed up! It looks even worse than the ottoman.
I knew the ottoman was Dougy’s throne ! But I did not know this throne was torn !
Yes, the last two years of Dougy’s life, he managed to wear through to the stuffing, and it quickly went downhill from there, as you can see in the photo.
We miss him too. Leave the ottoman as is.
Thanks, Peggy! That seems to be the consensus. It looks like hell, but I’m not having the hoity-toity members of the Baroque Opera Appreciation Society over for tea and appreciation…because this is Alliance, Nebraska, and opera appreciation is as rare here as Democrats. LOL!
we miss your boy too… and we love the marks they leave in our home and in our heart …
I can’t bring myself to have the ottoman recovered.