Post 2166: Louie was bad…

louie in trouble

I have no idea why I was cussing Louie out that day. Maybe he was chewing on the flowers. I thought I’d lost this photo, but it popped up on Facebook Wednesday. It is one of my favorite shots of Louie the ginger cat. He was a great kitty, but died of lymphoma on August 1, 2011. As you can see, he was counting on plausible deniability to get out of trouble for whatever it was!


Post 2165: expectations…


When Andy sees me pick up my smart phone, he expects me to pull up a YouTube cat video. Of course, when I’m trying to catch him doing cat things for this blog, neither of our expectations is met!


What you don’t see is Andy pawing at the smart phone to encourage me to run that cat video for his entertainment. Rawr! 

Post 2163: Andy pays attention…


It is no surprise “Animal Planet” is Andy’s favorite station. He even likes “Too Cute” for all the cute puppies.

 But he gets really, really, really excited when he sees Jackson Galaxy pop up on the screen because that means one thing ~!


Woo hoo! Two horns up for “My Cat from Hell”! 

This requires a closer look. The two kitties are fighting each other and Andy thinks he can learn some new moves for the  next time Dougy wants the new box first!


An hour of hell cats makes Andy’s day! Back to the end table.

Post 2162: tending his “precious”…

Dougy pays especial attention to keeping his “precious” clean!

Post 2161: No challenge filling this box!

Andy spotted it first…

It was good!


I start to take it away, then notice the pet-in-box notice on the bottom. Maybe I’ll get Dougy in the box photos, too!

Will Dougy hop in the box? Seriously, how hard is that?


Of course Dougy hops into it when he stops by on his morning apartment cat patrol!


I’m not compensated for featuring chewie’s box in these photos, though I did send some of these photos in to their Facebook page on the chance it results in a special treat for the kitty boys. As far as they are concerned, Amazon Prime boxes are best, though chewie boxes are fine, too. Well, truth be told, any box is super! They are kitty boys, folks.

Also, Andy has both upper canines. Oftentimes the shape of his lips and the camera angle in some photos give the impression of a missing tooth by hiding one or the other canine tooth. 


Post 2160: Andy is a little angel…when he sleeps!

It amazes me how sweet the kitty boys are when they are asleep. 


Andy is a little angel, floating off his cloud!


This is how he sleeps.

Post 2158: some agreement between cats…


After chasing each other over territorial squabbles and during playtimes, Andy and Dougy finally settle down for a little snooze “Better than Greenies,” says Dougy, but Andy thinks not. “Good as Greenies, perhaps, but not better!” Andy asserts, and he is unanimous!

Makes little difference, really. The kitty boys are in REM sleep so fast the discussion is over nearly before it began! No doubt, their sleepy dreams are about Greenies!

(The kitty boys like Greenies, so I mention the treat. I am not compensated to do so, however. I suspect they’d enjoy other brands just as well.)





Post 2159: Dougy’s judgement…

I don’t know what I did or didn’t do, but Dougy’s giving me the cold shoulder just now….

Post 2156: kitty burrito…

It was veterinarian appointment day on the 14th. Charlene didn’t have any problem coaxing Andy out of the carrier or weighing him.

He was a little less happy about this part!

Checking his heart…

…then getting ready to make a break for it when he realizes something he really, really, really hates is about to happen!

Yes, the dreaded blood pressure checks! Here the storyboard breaks down: Andy had a major kitty tantrum, lashing out and trying to bite.

I suggested the kitty burrito approach, swaddling him in a towel. That worked as far as the tantrum issues went, but his blood pressure was out of sight – above 200 systolic on all measurements!

Of course, he’s still going to be on medication, though I’m sure a lot of the high blood pressure isn’t related to a medical condition. I did suggest the blood pressure part of the appointments, in future, be done first. It might not show his blood pressure in the normal range, but I suspect it would be at a healthier level than it was today.


His new medication will be both the current ones in a gel I rub inside his ear.