13Feb22: Dougy from seven years back…

The kitty boys would have been three going on four years ago when this photo of Dougy on a cardboard disc was taken.

Wow! Seven years ago, Dougy hadn’t started destroying his ottoman yet.

Here’s Andy on the ottoman now. Dougy ruined the cover scratching on all corners to let Andy know it was Dougy Territory. It “says” Dougy so much that Andy won’t get on it unless the lapboard covers the surface. (Dougy would beat up his brother for trying to get on it!)

 

30Jan22: an anniversary…

On January 30th, 2009, 11 AM, I began my early retirement from Parker Hannifin. I worked there, mostly in Quality Assurance, for just short of 36 years. Only one person had more seniority than I, and it was a running joke we had that I was going to work there till I’d worked one day longer than Mike. It didn’t happen, so I was never Nr. 1 in seniority.

Sadly, five of the people in this photo have passed. I was blessed to work with each and every one in the photo.

I think this must have been taken in the 10th anniversary year of the plant, 1982. Most of us in the photo retired from the plant, which went through major updates in products produced and equipment over the years and became a cash cow for various owners, the last of which, Parker Hannifin, was my favorite to work for. 

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Retirement made possible getting my first kitty, Freckles.

Louie came shortly after.

And, of course, the kitty brothers, Andy and Dougy, followed Louie.

I’ve enjoyed my retirement!

28Jan22: watching tv…

This came up on Facebook. Andy (left) and Dougy were watching television, according to the caption. It was fun having both brothers, especially when they interacted with each other. We miss Dougy.

23Dec21: kitty televison…

This photo of Andy watching television up close and Dougy watching from his ottoman came to the surface recently. Dougy liked “My Cat From Hell” and Andy has more eclectic tastes. 

Of course, keeping up with the news is important, too!

03Dec21: Dinner’s late…oh my!

This photo memory came up on Facebook. Andy (on left) and the late Dougy were upset and anxious because I fixed their lunch late that day.

 

30Nov21: watching birds…

The late Dougy enjoyed the back window for bird watching.

Of course, so did Andy!

The north bathroom window was even better because there’s a rosebush right by the window. Lots of birds there!

10Nov21: And some feature two…

Andy’s a bit miffed that he hasn’t been featured exclusively of late.

Even mugs with him on them don’t count, I guess. Of course, this one features both Andy and the late Dougy, watching backyard birds.

“I know where you sleep!”

Andy is a serious kitty.

05Oct21: too tired to finish watching…

Barely into the movie, Andy conked out.

Even during the violent scenes, he slept and slept!

He woke briefly during the Jack Teagarden solo. This was a treat for Doug, however, since he was a boy trombonist and big fan of the great JT!

The Teagarden band featured a clarinet solo, another treat as Andy’s Auntie Kathy was and currently is a clarinetist…

…so Andy, at least woke up and moved over to the ottoman not to watch that!

He missed out on some cool Jazz and a pretty good movie, but at least he got a good night’s sleep.

 

 

27Aug21: snow

Snow…

…snow…

…snow!

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The next few days, I’m featuring the late Louie the ginger cat in my blog posts.

I’m a bit amazed I posted all of the Andy and Dougy videos, some at least twice. I don’t know. Lots of them, anyway, and I decided I wanted to post the Louie videos as well as some of the Louie photos I posted on this blog in the long ago early days – this blog goes back to mid-2009.

Every time I have a catastrophic computer or laptop failure, those early photos get lost except for being on this blog. I am glad of that! Now they are on my current laptop, too.

26Aug21: Have we been here before? Oh well!

Dougy’s tummy was safe.

I can’t resist Andy’s “floofy” tail!

Andy can’t resist anything that moves!