Post 2137: I learn a smart television trick…

When Dolly recommended a Russian series, little did I realize transferring the YouTube video to my smart television was as simple as tapping a little television icon on the YouTube video tagline and switching the television from a HDMI feed to one for YouTube. (Well, it is more simple than it sounds! Really!). That made watching the series easier and on a larger screen than my laptop. Just as interesting, for the kitty boys, I did this little trick with kitty videos. Andy swatted away at the television screen images faster than you can say “Andy”!

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Though Dougy was interested in the videos, he also respected Andy’s territorial claim to the television stand. He watched from his ottoman. The kitty boys asked me to tell their Auntie Dolly “благодарю вас”, though it sounded more like “Meow!” to me. This new development amuses them!

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Post 2136: a major distraction…

Everyone knows by now that the kitty boys work very hard and long to achieve that quality one of their fans, Dolly, says makes them “The Adorables”. It takes a lot to distract them from that task, yet it is during Dougy’s touch up session that he has a major distraction.

Is it? Could it be? Surely this came to an end yesterday…!

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Tah-dah-duhhhhhh! No! It’s that dang bug again! What is it…IMMORTAL?! Dougy wants to know.

Post 2135: Dougy’s bug…

Dougy’s bug manages to survive his swats. I’ve witnessed three direct hits so far, and all that comes of it is the bug falls behind the light stand, safe from my kitty boy. Will Dougy catch it? Time will tell.

Post 2134: More changes..?

There seems to be a shift in preferences going on. This is Dougy where I expect Andy to be…!


And Andy owns the magazines-to-read pile! (I really need to work on that pile because they keep coming in the mail, eh?!)

Post 2133: bugged Dougy…

IMG_20190703_020951Dougy spotted a large beetle on the lampshade…

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…that held his attention even after it flew off. (Dougy missed that!)

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But fly off it did, and Dougy finally got it: The bug’s not here any longer!

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Andy and Dougy are struck by the irony that each year Americans blow up hundreds of millions of dollars worth of fireworks made in the People’s Republic of China to celebrate the birth of freedom in America. Silly people! So, enjoy your fireworks on this, the 4th of July holiday!

>BOOM!<

Post 2132: opportunistic “scritching”…

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Andy stretched out on the magazines.

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He seemed content just to be there…

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…but I felt he needed a little “scritch” for being such a good kitty. (He purred and flexed his front paws, so I guess he agreed with me!)

Post 2131: the fan…

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Dougy comes to me, concerned. There is something new in his area!

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I am preoccupied with how dirty my laptop screen is so sort of, um, ignore Dougy. (Bad me!)

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He hops on his ottoman. The fan whirls back and forth, fluffing his hair, a new sensation that Dougy doesn’t like.

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He anticipates the return of the whirling blade! Oh no!

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Too much. Dougy scampers away. I finally realize Dougy prefers not to have the fan oscillation feature on, so I pull the little thing that stops the oscillation. Now the fan points at the recliner but only indirectly blows on the ottoman.

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Dougy sort of accepts it now that it doesn’t muss his hair!

Post 2130: Wake up! Wake up!

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Zzzzzz… (Andy’s asleep…)

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Zzzzzz… (So’s Dougy…)

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Happy 8th Birthday, Andrew James Thomas! I’m getting the tuna water ready for your celebration!

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You awake, Douglas James Thomas? Happy 8th Birthday! Get up! Get up! There’s tuna water in it for you and Andy if you do!

 

 

 

 

Post 2129: A big deal tomorrow!

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Dougy’s ready for the kitty boys’ eighth birthday tomorrow, July 1st. Rumor has it there’s tuna water in it for them. They already got their toys (wand toys and the now-hidden catnip banana…), but the only thing they really want is that tuna water. Oddly, they won’t eat the albacore, so Doug the human ends up eating it, though he’s not complaining about that!

Post 2128: What a dump!

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Love my kitties – this is Andy – but…

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…the little darlings can make such a mess.