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.

04Aug20: watching…

Andy’s horns are up. He’s watching me. Watching, watching, trying to look like he’s not watching, watching! Then I give him blinky eyes and he gives me blinky eyes back. I got your number, kitty boy! 

03Aug20: cloistered…


Andy hopped onto the glider arm. I barely could focus on him in this photo. Regardless, he satisfied his curiosity about the smart phone and left on important kitty business.

02Aug20: calmness descends upon the land…

In the chaos of the burn in phase of setting up the new laptop, I exhausted myself and Andy as well. We survived as of last Thursday, when I made this post. There are some minor details to work through, yet all the features I need immediate access to work.

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Yes, things are pretty much back to normal!

01Aug20: What’s up, Doug?


Andy’s curious. Why won’t I let him come around to the other side? 

Maybe it’s because he has “Itchy Paws” and all I need to start hyperventilating again is Andy to wipe out what little hard won progress I’ve made on the nightmare configuration issues on my new laptop and photo sharing from my smart phone.


Seems like I resolve one issue and bring up twelve more. I’m not kidding about hyperventilation! ( I hope the person who cuts my beard and hair is operating again soon or I might be tempted to do it myself. >self to myself< “Don’t do it, Doug!”) 


30Jul20: Andy is one “Kool Kat”!

Sometimes I’ll feel this presence, like I’m under surveillance. I’ll look up, and there he is! Andrew, AKA Drew, AKA Andy sneaks around, pops up unexpectedly. Here, he’s “hangin'” on the recliner arm, Mr. Kool Kat. I, on the other hand, am uninteresting as soon as he spots a fly or something elsewhere in the room. 


Andy and I continue to miss Dougy, but he is always in our thoughts.