18Dec20: MINE!

Since Dougy died, I’ve noticed a definite change in Andy’s attitude. Everything is his, including this shredded newspaper he won’t let me trash.

Yes, see how he looks at me: “MINE!”

Yes, this registers the same way with Andy: “MINE!”

Closer yet to the chair where I usually sit, Andy’s obsession soars: “REALLY MINE!”

Here is the second most important spot: “MINE! MINE! MINE!”

Yes, this is his most favorite spot, and it definitely meets the criterion for being Andy’s spot!




30 thoughts on “18Dec20: MINE!

  1. WOW! This post is a great “MINE” concept, dear Doug, so lovely all of them. Thank you, Blessing and Happiness to both of you, Thank you, Love, nia

  2. This is a typical (human) reaction to the loss of something beloved and beyond your control. It’s touching to see Andy reacting this way. Purrs.

  3. Andy looks at you, Doug, saying he is the King!! ๐Ÿ™‚ All is mine he says! BTW do you know the cats in France often are named MINET for the males and MINETTE for the females ! ๐Ÿ™‚
    In friendship

    • It could well be. I like the idea and appreciate you giving me that thought to keep in mind. Yes, as nice as his coat looks now, I’m thinking I will let it grow longer and not have a grooming session till two or three months longer than the tentative appointment in late January. That appointment isn’t firm anyway since the groomer hasn’t made her 2021 appointments yet.

    • Dougy “owned” everything, and would chase Andy if he tried to stop on any of “his” spots. Of course, with so much claimed territory, there was only one cat to defend it, so Dougy made the ottoman the preferred main headquarters of his regime. To emphasize that, he’d hop onto the ottoman and scratch on the corners , ultimately destroying the fabric. Until I put a hand towel and a lapboard over the destroyed ottoman after Dougy died, Andy wouldn’t get on it. That’s how strongly Andy associates the ottoman with his late brother.

      • Abby’s hair had the same effect on the other cats. Even though I washed all the blankets, it took a good month for any of the other kitties to even test out the chair. Now the Three Sisters have claimed it, and Marcus and Lucio have found their own personal chairs.

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