Post 684: …in which Dougy runs amok!

The boys love to look at the snow. Indeed, Dougy likes to go out into it, though I supervise his little jaunts outside. Today, however, I lost control, and Dougy ran amok, intoxicated on that most dangerous of fuels, FREEDOM!!!!

It started like all snow adventures, with the boys crowding the door for a peek outside...!

It started like all snow adventures, with the boys crowding the door for a peek outside…!

Dougy hopped up to look out. Andy held back.

Dougy hopped up to look out. Andy held back.

A slow but steady snow fall...not much on the ground yet.

A slow but steady snow fall…not much on the ground yet.

I opened the door, and Dougy, of course, headed out!

I opened the door, and Dougy, of course, headed out!

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Andy, of course, was curious but his usual timid self!

Andy, of course, was curious but his usual timid self!

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Dougy checked me for signs I would stop him....

Dougy checked me for signs I would stop him….

Andy held his ground while Dougy...

Andy held his ground while Dougy…

...ran around behind the open door, where I couldn't reach him! I felt a little panic set  in.

…ran around behind the open door, where I couldn’t reach him! I felt a little panic set in.

But Dougy came back around the door to explore the other side of the sidewalk.

But Dougy came back around the door to explore the other side of the sidewalk.

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After snoioping left and right and evading me three or four times, I finally caught Dougy and carried him into the house! He was not ready to come in!

After snooping left and right and evading me three or four times, I finally caught Dougy and carried him into the house! He was not ready to come in!

Later, when I sat down at my computer to report this event, Andy hopped up on my computer and looked down at me, giving me blinky eyes. I reached over and patted him on the head. “Good boy! You are the good kitty, Andy!”

Yes, my little angel Andy waits in the dark, hoping for a nose rub or a "good boy!" Who knows what naughtiness Dougy's up to?

Yes, my little angel Andy waits in the dark, hoping for a nose rub or a “good boy!” Who knows what naughtiness Dougy’s up to?

Post 669: “That’s one small step for kitty….”

A light snow piqued the boys’ curiosity. Well, everything does, but seriously, really, they were interested in the new snow. 

Andy examines a fresh pawprint in the snow. Just one. What manner of beast made that...!

Andy sees a fresh pawprint in the snow. Just one. What manner of beast made that…!

Slowly, with great caution, Andy takes a closer look at the mysterious pawprint!

Slowly, with great caution, Andy takes a closer look at the mysterious pawprint!

"Ew! I recognize that stench! That's Dougy's pawprint!"

“Ew! I recognize that stench! That’s Dougy’s pawprint!”

Yes, before Andy showed up, Dougy came around long enough to stick one paw on the snow, then decide he’d taken a step too far.

“That’s one small step for kitty, and one step too far for kittykind!” Dougy won’t go down as one of history’s great explorers. Not if there’s snow involved.