It doesn’t take much to amuse the kitty boys…
…and Andy and Dougy are curious as heck about this new thing out the front door.
It’s just Memorial Day planters for the family graves, kitty boys. This year I lucked out and found geraniums, the traditional plant for Memorial Day in my family. I’ll put them out the day before, Sunday.
A fly got in. Not to worry! Dougy’s on the lookout for the little bugger, and will cat ch it eventually, unless Andy catches it first.
First, it has to fly by him!
Dougy love, love, loves to play! On the other hand, after a big breakfast of chicken pâté, he’d just as soon slow down, relax, maybe take a nap…so he does!
Dougy suspects there’s someone at the door.
You can dangle it in front of Dougy…
…but it’s his choice if he wants to play. Not playing today, apparently.
Oops! I guess I was wrong!
Andy and Dougy share the wet food dish, then wash up together afterwards. It’s always good to see they get along…mostly! Of course, like all siblings, they have their days.
Andy enjoys a little sun before he cleans up.
“Say what!?” Dougy pops up out of nowhere. Andy’s main concern is the fresh supply of potent Maine ‘nip Doug (the human) just put out. Andy doesn’t like to share ‘nip!
Andy’s had as much ‘nip as he needs for now. Maybe Dougy can have some, too. Or not. Everything’s fuzzy and warm. Oh yeah! It’s Andy’s fine sunny day and it’s time for his nap!
Just in time to make the post deadline today, my Seattle sister sends this new photo of her beautiful tuxedo kitty, Molly:
She writes: “This is Molly’s favorite outdoor activity…when the sun is shining. Otherwise, she doesn’t like to go outside.”
Here’s the other side of Molly! Her kitty cousins, Andy and Dougy, agree with her that sun is fun!
So does my friend Deborah’s handsome kitty boy. He’s been to France, so he should know, “Le soleil! Le soleil! Le soleil! “ (I think this is André , though light on his chest almost makes him look more like Charles….)
I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the kitty boys’ favorite kitties!
Andy’s well aware why I’m coming into the guest bedroom now: To catch him to give him his medicine! And his new strategy is to hide out on the nightstand in the farthest corner of the room, presumably to give him additional time to run away. Poor little guy. I don’t want him to fear me…
…so I have my own strategy! I go in there periodically during the day to just talk calmly with Andy, tell him what a good boy he is, then “skritch” and pet him till he is all relaxed and purring.
It isn’t obvious in the photos, but Andy is purring up a storm. He has a surprisingly loud and deep purr for a little guy. It makes me happy to know he is enjoying himself!
I’ve used the opportunity afforded by having Andy captured to give him medicine to work away on the mats in his hair.
He is tolerant of me pulling them apart manually, though he doesn’t like being brushed. On the other hand, once I’ve pulled the mats apart, a light brushing helps sort out the dead, loose hair from the attached hair.
The end result is Andy now is as silky and sleek-looking as his brother! Little by little, when I stroke the kitty boys, I feel little mats, pull them apart while they are easily dealt with, and they and I feel better about things! I suspect Andy might even tolerate brushing more since there’s less tangled hair to snag and pull in the brush.
Dougy protested he wasn’t getting enough attention in the blog this week, so here’s something for the Dougy fans! (He has cat fuzz on his face and has been snooping to find out what Andy and I were doing over here – I brushed Andy by this lamp today.)
Dougy is waiting for Andy to come back into the living room. Maybe they can play “Chase”, one of their favorite kitty games! Mr. Hand sees an opportunity to…
…play “Gotcha”! Hee! Hee!
Sorry for the late posting today. I’d like to thank my Internet and television provider, Spectrum, for another hours long interruption in their service. Thank goodness I didn’t bundle telephone service with their service as that would have been out, too!