04Jan21: zoomies time…

Uh oh! I know that look. Andy’s zoomies are kicking in.

I better stay in my chair. This is serious!

Wow! Faster than a smartphone camera, Andy’s made the rounds at top speed and returned to the recliner! One of these days, I hope I catch him on video!

Someone’s adrenalin level’s still up!

Now what?

Yes, it’s Greenies time! (Hint! Hint!)


It’s a good thing Andy  knows how to amuse himself when I’m gone from home because today I have an appointment in Scottsbluff to have an angioplasty on my dialysis fistula. It  is a routine procedure anyone with one of these experiences periodically. It is done under anesthesia, is a procedure I’ve never had any problems with. Once again, my friend Terry has agreed to take me to the hospital, and I appreciate his willingness to do this! Unfortunately, I can’t drive myself because of the anesthesia. I will leave Andy well supplied with Greenies, kitty food (dry and wet), and water. Weather is supposed to be nice so he should get some good birdwatching done while I’m gone!

A year ago, Dougy (on left) and Andy watched birds out the back window where there is a fir tree and two apple trees that are very appealing to small birds of many species. For fans of the kitty boys who like the full Persian look, here you go! People who have Persian kitties know that look comes with lots of daily maintenance that neither Andy nor Dougy especially liked me to do. Mats are a chronic and tricky problem to do without upsetting the kitty boy. 

29 thoughts on “04Jan21: zoomies time…

    • I found this comment again! Because I’d opened it, WP regarded it as “read” already, so it didn’t show up again when I came back from locating this post showing just how noble Persian kitty profiles are! It popped up again when I hit “All”. Anyway, you should feel proud when you see Andy’s profile compared with a famous landmark:


  1. First, that’s hard to have to undergo anesthesia every time. Glad your system can take it OK. Also, it looks like the kitty boys had been brushing up on their birds (the book) before watching them out the window!

    • Yes, I leave the field guide there for kitty use, too! LOL! (It’s just a local, though I handle anesthesia with no problems, thankfully.)

  2. Thinking of you and sending best wishes for a successful procedure, Doug. Zoomies are always fun to experience but you are right, best to stay out of the way!

    • The procedure to open up the restriction in my dialysis fistula was not only a success, the procedure took about an hour less from start to finish to do.

  3. All of us here are wishing you the best with angioplasty today, Doug. We’ll be thinking of you, and little Andy, who will be wondering where you are off to today.

    Those are a great series of pictures, Doug! Cats have a few different “looks” they give us, including the Look of Doom and the Look of Zoom! 🙂

    • I think this is my third since 2018, too. I presume you are talking about a doppler ultrasound, which is used to determine blood flow through the fistula. Does this mean you are about to get a new fistula? Anyway, bonne chance!

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