Post 1897: “Want me to brush you, Dougy?”


The longer their hair gets between haircuts, the prettier the kitty boys get. On the other hand, they require more brushing to deal with loose hair, which leads to mat formation if not dealt with. 


When I ask Dougy if he wants me to brush him, the inevitable answer is “Meow!” He love, love, loves brushing, especially when I “scritch” his chin with the brush. See how he rolls over to make his chin more accessible!?

Andy is less thrilled with brushing, though he tolerates it.


Post 1767: rest day…

IMG_20180502_085158 (1)

The kitty boys need a day of rest from bloggery. “What do you think we are” queried Dougall, “…circus performers?”

“Geez, Dougy, I thought you and Andy enjoyed showing the world what spoiled, pampered, lazy, insolent kitty boys living in America are like.” 


“Don’t be silly, human guy! We are exactly the same as all kitties everywhere: lovable, clever, useful, playful furballs of fun!” countered Dougley. “So there!” 


Then, just to demonstrate kitties control us, not the other way around, Douglas sat up and did one of those irritating kitty things: staring at nothing!

“Oh! Oh! Oh!” whined the scared snotless human guy, “There must be really scary spirit things only kitty boys can sense hiding behind the recliner!”

Dougy guffawed silent kitty guffaws and thought to himself, “Ha! Gotcha again!” 

Post 632: “There’s a deadline looming!”

"Kitten!" Andy is upset with his brother Dougy.

“Kitten!” Andy is upset with his brother Dougy.

Yesterday, Andy sent his brother Dougy to pester Doug (the human one) about this looming deadline to complete and post a blog on blogs with Tom of “Cats at the Bar” fame.

“Dougy is too amiable,” Andy grumbled to himself. “I doubt he got that lazybones sufficiently motivated to complete the project.” He knew what he needed to do:

"Don't send a kitten to do the job when a wildcat is needed!"

“Don’t send a kitten to do a job when a wildcat is needed!” Andy hissed. He paid Doug (the human one) another visit, and this time he minced no words: “Get it done!”

Post 629: Stay tuned!

Dear Reader,

Tom von Kapherr, whose “Cats at the Bar” blog is a longtime favorite of mine, suggested he and I collaborate on a list of blogs we feel have exceptional interest and merit, maybe even create a regular “award” celebrating these blogs. At least, we’ll post one collaborative blog on New Years and see where it takes us — and you!

I had my doubts. Not that I couldn’t pull up a list of worthy blogs, but that I’d run into the  dreaded realization that I really, really like a lot of blogs. My list easily can extend over several pages or be broken into several posts. Tom’s list, of course, still is to be revealed, and may be long, too! Though I’ve no doubt there will be overlaps, we may get a surprise and have that dreaded multi-part post I note above!

(Should I hide like Dougy? )

(Should I hide like Dougy? )

To date, I’ve buckled down and made my tentative list, made [Print Screen] images from the selected blogs that give some sense of what I like about them, and now I’ll spend a little time creating the text to e-mail off to Tom so he can see my selections and add his.

Will our first collaboration be a hit or a miss? Stay tuned!


Doug Thomas, AKA weggieboy