15Aug20: RAWR! Andy loves, love, loves this!

Dougy used to hop high into the air when he saw an empty paper towel tube. Andy sees it a bit differently. Rawr!

We played tube until Andy tired of the game.





14Aug20: Andy’s quirky way…

Andy hasn’t quite adjusted to the ottoman being free to claim.  He lets me know he claims the ottoman-towel-lapboard combination by scratching the cat lounger he already claims as Andylandia. LOL!

“There! Mine!” – though Andy isn’t totally convinced of it.

13Aug20: sleepy boy…

How exhausted Drew is today! We played wand toy till he had to have a nap.

12Aug20: Dougy’s ghost…

Andy still senses Dougy’s presence on the ottoman, and is hesitant to get on it unless…

…the lapboard Andy’s claimed as part of Andylandia is on top of the ottoman. He’s also marked both top corners of my laptop’s screen, so I guess I use my laptop at Andy’s pleasure as well. Cats!

11Aug20: “Respect my authority!”


Andy has a way of letting me know he’s through with me. It starts with a paw on my hand. If I try to top his paw with my hand, he reasserts his desire to be left alone by putting his paw back on top of my hand. If I ignore his wishes, he’ll add a little bite to my hand. It has just enough pressure to let me know “I AM NOT KIDDING, BUB!” What can I say? Petting a kitty is very satisfying business if the kitty boy agrees to the attention.

10Aug20: But it’s different, sort of!


“Seriously,” Andy meows, “it’s different.”


Yes, when I leave my lapboard on the late Dougy’s memorial ottoman, Andy hops on the lapboard. As far as he’s concerned, it isn’t the forbidden ottoman when the lapboard tops it. 


“I can do what I want now,” purred Andy.


No surprise that Andy tops it off with a nap.








09Aug20: What?! Another fly!…

We thought all the flies were dead, but Andy spots another late season Musca domestica, a rare treat for a kitty boy if he can catch it.



08Aug20: lapcat…


Every cat person is…


…pleased when his or her cat decides to become a laptop kitty. Um…, no, that’s “lap cat”. Andy’s decided he wants to become my laptop kitty and every time I’m on my laptop, he tries to get on the keys. I try to keep him behind the screen or my message to you looks like this: vewu3rbnihjnnnnnnmasdvs;l.










07Aug20: Who’s that in the video?

Andy’s minding his business…


…when I interrupt his kitty bath to make an Andy selfie video.

“That’s you, boy!” As always, Andy demonstrates that he is a “Kool Kat”! Can you believe his nonchalant glance toward the cameraman? “Of course it’s me, silly! I’m the only cat here. Who else could it be?”


06Aug20: maybe some television…


Though Andy basks in the heat of the end table lamp…


…till he feels up…


…for a little television…

20200802_012852…it just puts him to sleep.