Post 2127: sad kitty…


After yesterday’s rough stuff playing cat games on my flat screen, Andy expected me to send a YouTube cat game video from my laptop to the flat screen again. He’s upset with me now because he’s been waiting for something that won’t happen. Awww!


Post 2126: rough stuff…

Andy’s wound up because I’ve put a kitty game on the television! He’s watching from behind the new box.


Whatever it is, it randomly moves across the screen and drives Andy nuts! Yet, he still watches from the new box.

Andy’s interest goes over the top when I change the game to “The String That No Kitty in History Can Resist”. He hops onto the stand to catch the string.


Oops! Things get rough. The television rocks dangerously back and forth. I try to turn the game off but Andy blocks the spot that the remote needs to “see” to do it! What to do?! What to do!? Well, don’t cry! Get up and physically move the kitty boy off the television stand! Whew~! Andy had a good time. I sweated it out!



Post 2124: king of the hill…


Dougy’s recent victories in the new box-ottoman-shredded paper nest “Kitty Civil War to Establish Total Control of the Southwest Corner of the Living Room” give him an exaggerated sense of being one tough kitty boy! Oh how the high and mighty will collapse under the weight of their hubris when they forget their origins!


Andy shall return. And he’s the smarter kitty boy! And their mom loved him best. He’s sure of that!

Post 2123: What?! What?! What?!

Dougy enjoys a new box interlude. No Andy.

Dougy wallows in the pleasures of his shredded paper nest while he can.

Something’s stirring. Dougy slips under the television stand. What does he spy?


What?! What?! What?! It’s Andy! Dougy needs to deal with this unwelcome development!

Dougy chases Andy onto the stacked carriers. The lower right is the blur of Dougy’s and Andy’s tails when Dougy chases Andy into the guest bedroom. Dougy can’t tolerate Andy being on the stacked carriers!

A few minutes pass and Dougy and Andy resume where they left off. It’s true: The more things change, the more they remain the same!





Post 2122: Dougy loves his shredded paper nest!

Dougy is content to doze and snuggle in his shredded paper nest!

For once, the new box isn’t an issue. No kitty tantrums today!

Dougy is happy, happy, happy! That rascal Andy is nowhere to be seen! 

Post 2321: moving on after the new box


I heard scratching by the new box. Dougy was digging a nest in the newspapers that I really should toss one day. (The kitty boys like them….)


I guess the new box time is finally, officially concluded! Dougy finished his  newspaper nest and is sleeping in it.


You can tell I don’t have a wife or the newspapers and box would be gone, pronto!


“Rested and ready for Freddy”!* Dougy had a nice snooze and is ready to do “kitty things” again… 

…or take another nap. That’s a “kitty thing” after all!

*My family used this expression – “ready for Freddy” – decades before the Freddy Kreuger horror movies and the song that suggested “ready for Freddy” was to be ready to be killed by Freddy Kreuger, that is, the grave. We used it in the sense of “ready to go” in that more innocent time when the only scary thing was the prospect of a nuclear bomb dropped on your front yard. The expression was teen talk in the 1950s, when my older siblings were, um, teens. Cool! See you later, alligator!


Post 2320: Dougy’s worked it out…

Just an ordinary morning. Andy on the end table. Dougy in the new box. Me…um…! Those are the suspicious “Terribly Frightening Tool of Kitty Boy Pelage Mat Removal” that Doug’s hiding behind the laptop screen! 


Dougy’s worked it out. Perhaps he can hide from Doug here, under the television stand. (I decided not to work on the mats after he looked stressed.)

Dougy has some major mats on his hind legs. Little by little, I’ve been working on them because Dougy freaks out when I do it. I find these scissors designed to cut through sutures work better than any other tool I have in my mat removal arsenal. They seem to cause Dougy the least distress.


That tip on the bottom blade is ground to a fine sharpness and is small enough that it readily slips under or through mats. I can either cut through the mat with the sharpened tip or use the tool as a scissors to do the same. It has the added advantage of being less dangerous to the cat than the seam ripper that also works well but requires care in use to avoid stabbing the cat. Ow! 

Post 2319: A test – find the Andy!

One of these five photos is of Andy. See if you can find him! The last time they were groomed, they came back looking so much alike, I sometimes have problems sorting them out!

Seriously, I can tell them apart mostly by behavior and feel. They have different colored eyes. (Andy – yellow; Dougy – copperish.) Dougy has a broader face, wider-spaced eyes. Andy has a curious kittenish look, yet always seems serious. Dougy is slim, longer bodied. Andy is a fuzzball shaped kitty! LOL! Dougy is very social. Andy is circumspect, yet happy with those he knows.

Actually, the more I look at the photos, I think there are two Andys. Or are there? Even I’m not sure. 

Post 2318: Caturday and the new box continues to be an issue…


Andy claims the new box, then…


…Dougy stops by to claim it.

It’s Andy’s turn again. This time he stays long enough to try to “catch” a broken handle to a fly swatter that’s partially exposed next to the box. He leaves as soon as I pull it out so he can have it.


It seems Andy’s more on top of the game today than Dougy, but I won’t place any bets on it!