Post 2193: snoozin’…

I caught Dougy snoozing upright!


Post 2192: passing through…


Dougy’s passing through on important kitty business. No stopping for anyone or anything!


Woo hoo! I got a nice handful of kitty tail when MacDougall rushed by, if nothing else.

Here’s some oldie but goodies of Dougy since he isn’t cooperating today.

Post 2191: “Who’s my kitty?”


Andy stops by and perches on the recliner armrest closer to me. 


I ask him “Who’s my kitty?” Does he want “kitty luv” or is he just spying on me in case I’m headed to the kitchen. (You know…will I pass by where >hint! hint!< the kitty treats are?)


Who knows? Maybe he just wants to be “scritched”. Andy is, if anything, inscrutable!


Oh yeah! Scratch his ears and he leans into the hand to increase the pressure. Andy is sure about one thing: ear “scritching”  is good. Really good!


“Meee-yowwww!” Yes, Andy really, really, really likes this!

Post 2190: small pleasures…


I don’t have to convince Dougy he wants some “scritches”! It’s a small pleasure both kitty boys enjoy.


That’s the spot!


SURGERY UPDATE: The new fistula is done, without drama. Now I have exercises to do using what I converted to a cat toy after the first time I had a fistula created. They didn’t play much with it, I happened to know where they left it, found it and now will use it for the directed period of time.


This is a cat, erm, hand exerciser use to help mature the fistula to a state where it can be used. 


Post 2189: surgery day…

The site of the fistula that had to be abandoned after it ruptured healed nicely and the swelling’s down. In the meantime, this array of catheters serves me for dialysis till approximately the first part of December. I get a new dialysis fistula created surgically today, Wednesday September 4th. 

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This is how I hope the kitty boys are till I get back from surgery in Scottsbluff.


This is more likely what they will be up to! 

Post 2188: Just like old times!

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It is possible for the kitty boys to get along like good kitty brothers. 

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Right, MacDougall?


What meow you, Andrew?

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Even the television audio asks the question, “To be honest with you, I haven’t thought about it.” Andy and Dougy exist in the Big Now, where such questions are silly. When the kitty boys get along, I just enjoy the peace and quiet. Doesn’t matter why they are behaving, just that they are!

Post 2187: Heads or tails…?

Somehow Andy makes himself comfortable on the stacked carriers.


Looks uncomfortable to me!

Post 2186: Dougy likes the flyswatter game, too!


After Andy leaves, Dougy thinks he might enjoy the flyswatter game, too.

First, Dougy needs to scout the scene out. Is there any chance Andy will come back and spoil his fun? Is there still a “mousey” for him to catch?

No Andy! So Dougy works the pile to catch that “mousey”!

All good times must end. Dougy departs stage right.


Post 2185: more kitty fun…


I frustrated Andy’s effort to knock a pen off the end table…




…the fly came by!

[Cold weather must be coming when three flies decide to come in to my home. I am trying to swat them, as so are the kitty boys, but these seem to be Super Flies. UGH! Our motto here: Die fly, die!]



Post 2184: kitty fun with a fly swatter…


Talk about serendipity, the headline showing in the newspaper says: Small Animal Shows How. Andy does just that today! (OK, it actually says Small Animal Show Held, but my cousin would have used my version and published Andy being a cat in her paper if she had only known. Maybe. Well, not really….)

A fly swatter cresting the arm of the recliner: KILL! KILL! KILL! 

Better yet, a fly swatter concealed under the newspaper, making wee critter rustlings: KILL! KILL! KILL!


Andy approves! (p.s. Dougy does, too. We played this game earlier.)