21Aug22: the hunt’s over…

Andy finally exhausted himself hunting the peacock feather. Now’s time to cool down by the fan.

Because Andy has a heart ❤️ murmur, I pay attention to his behavior during play. When he starts to flag, I slow down the play, letting him “catch” the feather 🪶 without having to work at it.

Once he catches it, I gently tug on the feather till he lets go. That way, I think, he gets the thrill of the hunt without working at it.

I never take the play to the point Andy’s huffing and puffing, though he’d go that far with it if I didn’t pay attention.


I still am doing this blog on my smartphone. Regrettably, I haven’t been able to learn an efficient way to use the reader, so am way behind following what you have posted since the notorious laptop situation began last May.

There is hope the new laptop will arrive this week after lots of lies and perfidy.

The fellow at the shop where I left my laptop for repairs needs to work on his broken customer relations model. In a small town – Alliance had 8151 people in the 2020 census – people know people and/or are related to people.

People compare notes, give business to those businesses run by people who are honest dealers, value their reputations, give honest answers to concerns about expected services or ordered products. 🤔 What a concept, Stephen!


16 thoughts on “21Aug22: the hunt’s over…

  1. If you want to read ind blogs, instead of posts by timestamp, I suggest using your comments yo click thru to the specific blog. Otherwise, desktop view is needed and it’s a pain on phones.

  2. Good old Andy kitty! I hope the two of you have a long time to play toy at his pace. He looks good, Doug.

    I am sorry to hear the laptop incident dragged on for so long. End in sight, though!

  3. That’s a great way of playing with Andy! He still gets to have fun, at a suitable pace! So sorry to hear about the run around that guy has been giving you about your laptop computer. That’s just awful.

    • Andy would play too hard if it were up to him.
      Yeah, that laptop issue is a mess. Stephen will find out what happens to business when you lie to customers.

  4. Our summer home is in a town with about 3,200 people. There is a shop there that fixes lawn equipment and has dozens of lawn mowers outside in the elements. Someone told me to never bring anything there because he will give you tons of excuses but never does the work so you equipment is tied up for months.

  5. Derrick, he has that narcissistic notion that the person he lies to is less smart than he and won’t figure things out. I’ve had his number since he lied about the landlord ordering the laptop. Made no sense since she wouldn’t have access to the wholesale purchase price. The dollar amount for the insurance payout he said he needed was so low one of two things was the case: he was getting me a substantially cheaper replacement than my laptop though he said it would be as good as or better than mine or the landlord wasn’t ordering the replacement because she wouldn’t be able to get the wholesale price for a laptop equivalent to mine. My suspicion was that he accidentally let me know he’d lied. I put up with it because I had no real choice. It wasn’t until his former landlord and I compared notes that the house of cards came down. I still won’t be satisfied until I have the replacement in my hands. It supposedly will arrive this week, Wednesday being the tentative day.

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