Post 2259: the restless sleeper…

Dougy moves around. First it'[s the kitty lounger, then the magazine on the floor that he ripped up. Finally, he settles on the recliner. Yes, he is the restless sleeper!


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My Seattle sister sent a message from her kitty girl Molly. Yes, how true, Molly!



Post 2258: butterfly hunting…


I’m not too clever using the “smart” part of my smart television features, but Andy is pleased I learned I can put YouTube kitty games on it. Butterfly  hunt was a success. Kill! Kill! Kill!

Post 2257: very interesting…

Andy watched this fellow with me while he rebuilt his Trabant engine. Not sure what the interest is for a cat, but it was fascinating to see what made that little DDR auto run! In four videos, he completely rebuilt the engine and it actually ran, well, ran as well as Trabants ever did.  

Post 2256: Andy’s doing that thing cats do…!




Yes, Andy’s doing that creepy cat thing – “seeing ghosts” – that they do, but I break the spell by calling his name. 

Post 2255: caught napping…

After a busy morning , the kitty boys and I took a long afternoon nap.

Post 2254: “Time for breakfast, kitties! Meow, meow, meow!”


Yes, it’s “Kitty Food Time” but the kitty boys are deep asleep! Have they been having nighttime snacks or just getting less than their 16 to 20 hours of sleep?

Dougy’s wakes up first for a change…very slowly! Now he’s fully awake and Andy still snoozes. Will Dougy get more than his fair share of kitty food? Unlikely. Andy wakes up and hops down the instant I stand up to head for the kitchen. He’s my little piggy!

Incidentally, the phenomenon of the changing cat color is demonstrated very well in the two bottom photos. On the left, Dougy is in strong light; on the right, sitting on the recliner arm, he’s in a darker place six feet (183cm) away, illuminated by the same light.

Both he and Andy look the same in the same light, and, as I’ve mentioned before, I think of them as black cats. They could be different cats, depending on their distance from the light. Could it be that the adage should be “All  cats are black in the dark”? No, because in bright sunlight, they look black again! So confusing.

Post 2252: The photos were in a queue…what?!


These are the eyes of a disgusted, world-weary blogger. The photos didn’t post to my laptop because they backed up in a queue, a new smart phone problem for me! (See the earlier Post 2251.)

Once I resent the top message in the queue, the logjam broke loose, giving me 34 mostly duplicated photos to sort through on the laptop. I hate technology some days. Now, back to kitty pictures!

From their sleeping places, Dougy (left) and Andy slowly move in closer, reminding me it surely is “Feed The Kitties Time”! And it is! Andy, as usual, is the most adamant, closer and closer, giving me the “I Am Not Going To Tell You Again Dark Stare Of Pending Doom” look that tells me I best better scurry to the kitchen to prepare a plate of kitty food. Andy follows me into the kitchen to assure the task is done, tout suite!


Breakfast over, the kitty boys clean up and take a nap.

Post 2251: it never ends…

There’s some technical issue with my smart phone settings (I presume) where I can’t e-mail photos to my laptop. It wears me out! It also complicates doing my blog posts since that’s how I create them each day. So, until I work it out, I’ll post old photos I guess. Ugh!

IMG_20181223_085324 Dougy, December 2018: Enjoying the sun.


Andy, March 2019: He enjoys a serious “scritching”!

I hope I work this issue out so you can see the kitty boys’ new haircuts. Yes, today is the day they go to the groomer!

Post 2250: favorite sleeping places…


Some days, the photos I send to my laptop from my smart phone take too long to pop up in my e-mail to be used in that day’s post. Today is such a day. This is the only new photo that showed up.

Not to worry, Dougy’s head (lower right) doesn’t look like that. There’s a lot of distortion at the edges in this particular smart phone’s lens. Even a Persian cat doesn’t have that fat a head!

Tomorrow is the day the kitty boys go to the groomer for a final 2019 haircut and for me to get their 2020 schedule. Yes, I have to schedule a year’s worth of appointments at a time since I get two appointments side by side, a good trick!

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!