Post 1489: eclipse day, so here’s a bunch of kitty photos to hold you over…

Dougy is tired of posing and being a pretty kitty boy…

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Andy’s not pleased taking Dougy’s place. He slips off to the guest bedroom. If I want to get glamour shots of the kitty boys today, I’ll have to be a lot sneakier.

 

 

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Post 1488: I should be cleaning…!

Day before the eclipse…

…I ask Andy what he plans to do during the eclipse since many of you have asked about Andy and Dougy’s plans.

Andy wants to know what an eclipse is, so I explain. Don’t be frightened, Andy, it’s just legend that a big jaguar eats it!

Just in case, Andy will take precautionary measures!

Dougy’s plans are simple.

In the meantime, I should be cleaning since I invited a friend to come to town, perhaps stay overnight to avoid the traffic. The kitty boys pretty much claim the guest bedroom until I have guests, and they leave a mess!

Post 1487: pre-eclipse Caturday

Andy likes to perch here. When the total eclipse occurs on the 21st, what will be his reaction?

The best sources suggest he and Dougy will think it’s night and will have a midday nap! 

I will be outside observing it so may never know what the kitty boys are doing, in fact, but “taking a nap” probably covers it pretty well!

I’ll leave the walker by the open front door because Dougy likes to perch there. Who knows? Maybe they will enjoy the sudden drop in temperature, too, being fuzzballs!

Post 1486: after “kitty food time”, they beg for more…

I feed Andy* and Dougy** first, of course, then prepare my own breakfast.

They finish their kitty food, then come over to watch me fix my breakfast. It’s a regular scene out of “Oliver Twist”! [At this point, “Food, Glorious Food”, from the movie goes through my mind…!]

Dougy goes “Super Shaming” here. “Maybe there’s a crumb of spider, a gnat, or a dead fly under here…” He sucks in his tummy for dramatic effect, though I can’t see it because he is so furry.

LOL! What a dramatic performance, MacDougall! You should be in pictures! 

[*Andy is in the bottom three photos in the collage, and **Dougy is in the top two.]

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Post 1485: anxiety…

Dougy’s anxious. The recliner tends to slide around when I get up or sit down in it. Now it’s a bit too close for Dougy’s comfort.

More to the point, it’s too close when Andy’s perched on his favorite arm of the recliner, and Andy insists on perching there when Dougy’s on his ottoman! 

Boys! Boys! Boys! Wait a moment and I’ll push the recliner back so you both can enjoy your favorite furniture.

(Anxiety taken care of.)

Post 1481: the new old toy…

Dougy certainly got his kitty on when I brought out this old feather toy! 

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Andy waited instead for me to run some kitty videos. To each his own!

Post 1479: glamour with a “u”…

I took several shots of a backlit Dougy. One never knows what one will get. Usually, it’s nothing.

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Sometimes it’s a “glamour puss” shot. Woo hoo!

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Andy has a different take on it: “He sniffs my butt!” Hee! Hee! Brotherly love.

Post 1478: “skitches”, please…

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Dougy knows what he wants and he makes sure I get the hint: ‘”scritches”, please!

There we go. Dougy got his way and he didn’t have to say “meow” once!

 

Post 1477: Andy and Dougy greet me…and Dougy has a short snoop outside

Andy and Dougy always greet me at the door when I come home. Today was no exception.

Andy followed me over to the dining room table, where I took off my sandals. He sniffed them till he sated his curiosity about where I’d been.

In the meantime, Dougy took advantage of a slow-closing door that didn’t close all the way for a little outside adventure. Uh oh!

 I followed Andy back to the door, which is how I learned about Dougy’s small adventure – he was coming in the door when we got to it. I pulled the door shut behind Dougy, and he showed no indication of shame.

Hey! He got to snoop outside for a short time, and almost got away with it! I’II need to pay more attention to that door in future.