Post 2249: slumber time…


Oops! Dougy’s trying to sleep and I’m disturbing him. (That’s his grumpy face.)


So he rolls over on his head and hides behind a paw. Hmm. 



Día de los Muertos, November 2nd, I partially graduated to dialysis using the new fistula. “Partially” because one line used the fistula, and the other used one of the catheter lines. Once it is established the fistula is fully adequate for use, the catheters will be removed. The best part about that is I’ll be able to take showers again!  


Post 2248: a relaxed Sunday…


The two Dougs have a relaxed Sunday. Dougy enjoys having his head rubbed!

Post 2247: it is what it is…

Dougy’s proud of his handsome pelage. What he doesn’t know is he and Andy have an appointment at the groomers on November 6th…! (All the “stuff” on the floor in the lower right photo is cardboard Dougy’s scratched off his and Andy’s kitty lounger. So much for the notion kitties are “clean” animals. They will scoot on the carpet and knock over trash cans, too. I know. I know. I was shocked, too! You do know they butt sniff each other, too, don’t you? LOL!)

Post 2246: emphasizing a claim…


Dougy lets me know the ottoman is his!


Let’s see that in slow motion. One doesn’t want to miss Dougy’s message in all its subtlety!

Post 2245: “We know where you live…!”


My coffee mug came to life… Happy Halloween!

Post 2243: smart phone kitty videos take some planning…

Dougy’s debut video on the new smart phone…is dull stuff!

Not as unfocused and dull as Andy’s, though! I have to play some more with this feature. One thing I need to learn is how to download long videos from my smart phone onto YouTube. Of course, I really need a way to edit them first and will check out one suggested by Michel of Amiens once I get longer downloads worked out.

As a former US Army motion picture photographer, making films is something I find fun to do, but the process was interrupted in 2014 with a operating system upgrade or something that wiped out my access to a program I used with successful results. 

Post 2242: Dougy’s veterinarian visit…


At first, he hides in the back of the carrier…

…but a great veterinarian technician can put a kitty boy at ease!

That isn’t to say he doesn’t hop off the examination table to explore the room for a way out!

He wanders top to bottom, then back up to the top of the room. No way out!

“Aha! This looks like a good possibility!” Dougy thinks, then he hops up on the counter.

“Hey! There’s another kitty on the other side! This must be the way out!”

>knock!< >knock!<


Dougy quickly learns otherwise. That was no way out.

Dougy hops off the counter and onto the trash can. After assessing his chances of getting out of the examination room, he hops up onto the examination table…


…where he waits a bit over 12 minutes like this till Dr. Y. arrives to examine him. Good kitty! (He gets a good report on his eye, the reason for the follow up.)


Back home again. Dougy whines as soon as the car stops and till I open the carrier door inside the apartment. Andy and he sniff each other, then both run off for kitty business. It was a successful veterinarian visit!



Post 1241: new smart phone…


I’ve been unhappy with my smart phone for some time. Friday (October 25th), I bit the bullet and bought a new one. Don’t ask me what kind it is – Android something 10+??), just know that this was the first photo I took with it. 


My first Andy photo caught a demure Andy…


The second one was a bit better, though it piqued his…

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…curiosity! (He sniffed it, of course, to learn all about it.)

Dougy got the treatment next, and his photos turned out fine!


Sexy kitty boy!


Want his autograph? LOL!