Post 2268: miscellaneous kitty activities…

Clockwise, upper left: Dougy prepares to take a bath; Andy hops on the cat tree so I can give him kitty loving; Ummm! Rub between the eyes – Andy (and Dougy) love, love, love this!; Oh! Oh! Oh! Andy loves having his head, neck and rears rubbed, too, as does Dougy; and here’s another view of Andy on the cvat tree, after I’ve rubbed his ears, etc. He’s one happy cat!


Post 2267: …in which I try to document Dougy’s best trick…

Dougy has a trick, a simple one, but a good one I want to share with you.

Yeah, I put a pillow on my lap, go >tap! tap! tap!< on the pillow, and Dougy hops up on my pillow for loving! Or, he rolls over on his ottoman and totally ignores me.

Tuh duh!

Post 2266: sleepy…

Some days I have to check for breathing there is so little activity in Kittylandia! Another clue: a kitty (Dougy) is facing a different direction from one photo to the next. You’re welcome! I’m glad I can share these Helpful Hints For Cat People™!


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We tried two needles at dialysis yesterday. We had been using one catheter and one needle or both catheters in this dialysis fistula trial period. It’s still too soon to go full blast (note hematoma under tape on my arm), but the next thing is applying adequate pressure to the needle wounds to avoid leakage under the bandages or worse. Not to worry! I know how to clean blood stains out of clothes!


Post 2265: all kitty games aren’t equal, says Andy…


Andy wanted to play kitty games, so I pulled up one featuring three photo-realistic rats.

I thought the game would hold Andy’s attention. Yeah, he batted at the screen a time or two, but he quickly got bored with the rat game.


I’m not sure what he meant by this look – seems a bit judgmental – but I took it to mean “Give me a game I like, human!” His “horns” were still up, a sure sign he still needed to play.

No idea what the “thing” is supposed to be, but Andy wore himself out trying to catch it! (Looks kind of like a chopped off rat tail….) I think Andy has a new favorite video game! 



Post 2264: woes of having a floofy tail…

Look at that sweet kitty mug! Lately, Andy’s suffered poop in his floofy tail. I am in the habit of running kitty tails through my hands when the kitty boys walk by. That’s how I found “it” today. Ugh!

Andy doesn’t like brushing, so I had to be stealthy. When he was on the light stand, I slipped the comb onto his tail feathers. Alarmed, he hopped off the light stand. The poop came off with a few tail feathers, and Andy  risked upsetting Dougy by stretching out on another ripped up magazine Dougy claims. He reckoned that was far enough from me I’d not comb him anymore!

You can see the indignity in his eyes. It’s worth upsetting the cat, though, to take care of the tail floof problem.

Post 2263: Isn’t staring rude for kitties?

What’s wrong with Andy today? He stared for the longest time, barely moving. Do I have a booger hanging off my nose? A hole in my pants? What!? What!? What!? How rude!

Post 2262: what Andy wants…

When Andy stops by to perch on the recliner arm, he wants something. Yes, a good head and ear rub!

>Purr!< >Purr!<

Post 2261: Andy the stealthy cat…

Andy wants to sleep on his stacked carriers, but Dougy’s alert and on the shredded magazine at the base of the stack. Though there hasn’t been any conflict – yet! – today, Andy doesn’t want to alarm Dougy by coming within 10 miles (16,1 kilometers) of anything Dougy claims as his. And Dougy claims practically everything in this part of the front room as his.


Dougy is asleep! Andy makes his move.

That was easier than Andy expected! He sneaked by Dougy on his kitty paws, assured himself Dougy wasn’t going to sit up and give him the “Kitty Stink Eye That Withers Your Hindquarters And Makes Your Whiskers Drop Off” (a Dougy specialty), hopped onto his stacked carriers in one magnificent super leap, smiled a kitty smile, then slipped into a deep snooze. Dougy didn’t budge.

They are my little angels!

Post 2260: Dougy is upset with Andy today…

Dougy’s really, really, really enjoying his ottoman today!

Of course, Andy stopped by for a little loving from Doug, and that caught Dougy’s attention, quite the thing considering Dougy is luxuriating cleaning his “precious”!

“Hey! How dare you!” Dougy can’t believe Andy actually thinks it’s ok to come this close to the ottoman when he is having such a happy time on it. The chase is on! After the chase, Dougy heads for the guest bedroom. Andy slowly returns to the front room, anxious not to meet Dougy when Dougy’s in a mood!  Then…


… the wee rascal stops by the ripped up magazine Dougy likes to claim for as a part of his personal territory and stretches out on it long enough to leave a bit of “Andy Stink To Let My Brother Know He Can’t Be Everywhere At Once”.


Well played, Andy boy! Well played! Now he can enjoy some quiet time on his personally claimed stacked carriers! Can’t wait for Dougy to realize Andy stopped by the magazine. 



Post 2259: the restless sleeper…

Dougy moves around. First it’s the kitty lounger, then the magazine on the floor that he ripped up. Finally, he settles on the recliner. Yes, he is the restless sleeper!


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My Seattle sister sent a message from her kitty girl Molly. Yes, how true, Molly!