Post 5152: What’s up, Dougy?

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Andy’s curious about his brother. What’s up, Dougy?


What do you suppose, Andrew!

Lick! Lick! Lick!


Check this move out, Andy!

Woo hoo! Lick! Lick! Taking care of  his “precious”. Andy’s impressed!

Dougy puts on a fine show of catsmanship for Andy and Doug.





Post 2151: begging for attention…

Silly cat! Dougy hinted he wanted me to rub his head and face, then assumed this position with one eye open to keep track of me till I did it. Creepy!

This was his position at the start of his campaign to get rubs. Then he did a huge stretch that brought his hind legs together. What you can’t see is he held his front legs close together and waved them to try to get me to do my duty. Yes, after I took the photos, I gave him lots of face and head rubs. I threw in ear scritches for good measure. Dougy was pleased! 

(Even though the kitty boys got shorter than usual haircuts the last time, I’m amazed how floofy they still look.)

Post 2150: a full load…

Andy found his happy place some months ago…


…and if I’d only leave him alone, he could have a long snooze~! He took a four and a half hour nap after this series of photos was taken. The washing machine is a perfect kitty happy place, according to Andy, though I do make sure no kitty’s in it before I wash clothes.

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Louie the ginger cat used to hop into the dryer for his snooze. It was a different combo washer-dryer. He climbed up there his last night. That was where I found his body the next morning.



Post 2149: Molly the tuxedo kitty girl…

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It’s a sad time in the family. My sister in Seattle learned her cat, Molly the tuxedo kitty girl, has a terminal cancer in her throat. Molly came into Kathy’s life during the time Sox the tuxedo kitty boy went missing for ten months. She was an older shelter kitty, a sweet-natured, fun kitty, and she’s enjoyed a happy home with my sister the last years of her life. When Sox was dying of terminal cancer, Molly comforted and cuddled with him. Now it’s my sister’s time to comfort Molly in her last moments. Good kitty, Molly. 

My sister sent me this update on Molly later today: 

Molly’s veterinarian called me this afternoon and said he had some good news about Molly.  Tests showed that her kidney disease has improved in every way since her last test. It’s kind of ironic her kidneys are doing well but now she has a tumor in her throat.  He asked how she was doing and said that the antibiotics and fluid he gave her yesterday should help with the infection (but not stop the cancer) and if she is comfortable, I could wait a week, or two at the most, before having her euthanized.  Yesterday, he was thinking I should do it today or tomorrow but she seems too alert to rush into it.  Her main problem is eating, and I try to feed her very small meals several times a day, but as soon as she no longer eats or is in pain, I won’t hesitate to tell her good bye.  I have to think about her first.


On February 11, 2020, I received this final note from my sister:

As of 6:30 tonight, Molly is no longer with me.  She took a turn for the worse today and I didn’t want her to suffer any longer.  It was so hard to take her to the veterinarian, knowing that I would never see her again. I was glad I stayed and watched her last breath.  She looked so peaceful and beautiful.  I didn’t stay with Sox until the end.  I still think about him and will always remember my special Kitty Girl too.

RIP Molly the tuxedo kitty girl.


Post 2148: the shortest distance…


Andy understands *Euclidean geometry!

The shortest distance from the recliner to the end table is…


…a straight line across my laptop.

* Andy is one smart kitty boy!

Post 2147: making the nest better…

The newspaper nest needs some fixing to make it just so for Andy.

Getting there!

Andy is satisfied with the new arrangement. He’ll enjoy a nice nap now.

















Post 2146: Andy endures more hassles…

Dougy waits for Andy to show up. He’s in the mood for a good chase!


Little does Dougy realize, Andy wasn’t in the guest bedroom. He hopped on the recliner from the north. He’s incredulous: Dougy’s still stalking me, he thinks!

Dougy finally realizes Andy’s been behind him all along. But, by that time, Andy’s raced off to places unknown, up north!

Post 2144: Andy can’t relax…

There is a bit of tension today. Andy can’t relax.

What’s the deal, Andy?


Dougy just chased Andy off the recliner. That’s why Andy can’t relax, of course!

Post 2143: lap cat…

Dougy decided he’s a lap cat. Nice! While visiting my lap, he spends a minute or two kneading my stomach and chest, purring all the while. Makes me purr, too!