Andy likes to lick himself clean!
Andy’s visit with his veterinarian yesterday was uneventful, though his blood pressure still needs a bit of work to get it from the 140’s systolic down to a more acceptable 120 range. His weight was up half a pound (from 9.4 up to 9.8/ 4.3 kilos to 4.5 kilos), a good sign of feeling better. He’s almost back to his regular weight!
He was an exceptionally good boy, gaining him a Greenie kitty treat from the staff when the exam was through! Of course, he got to spend it on a big, soft towel with a technician massaging his neck and face. He got so relaxed, his eyes closed in ecstasy. Being a good boy was a snap!
He also got a hygienic trim on his butt, which will help him maintain a proper kitty boy level of cleanliness.
He has a new appointment in May to see if his medication needs an adjustment to achieve the desired blood pressure level. The 140 systolic range is ok for a cat, just not ideal.
Oh yes, waiting for the exam, Andy met a really handsome miniature border collie, and showed what a well-disciplined kitty boy he is when around dogs. Though he isn’t thrilled to see his veterinarian, he enjoys meeting new cats and dogs in the waiting room.
Never a good idea to fall asleep in the chair! Never know what the first thing you’ll see waking up. (Andy’s horns are up, too. He has something on his little kitty boy mind….)
Andy’s horns are up. What’s his knothead brother up to now?!
The flamingo tub is back in favor with Dougy. It’s his current happy place! Is that it?
Andy is incredulous. What is Dougy’s fascination with the flamingo tub? Aren’t there enough great boxes around?
Andy just doesn’t get it. (Dougy won’t tell, but I think it has something to do with Caturday. Happy Caturday!)
I set up the new pet fountain, an early Christmas present for the kitty boys. Andy immediately takes the empty box for his own. Dougy has a fit…
……and pouts by the dining room window.
Good grief! Andy leaves the box for a minute, Dougy returns and sits on top of Andy’s other box (the one with the second pet fountain). Andy is upset about Dougy sitting on his other box, then he shoos Dougy off the second box and sits on it! Dougy runs off to the bathroom I think, and…
…Andy returns to the first box.
Whew! The kitty boys sort things out. Time for a nap!
Andy is minding his business on his current favorite box, and…
…Dougy is minding his on the dining room table while I work on some paperwork. Then I hear a knock at the door.
You can be sure Dougy and Andy are alert to the knock and will be very curious about anything I pull from the other side of the door!
Andy plays it cool till he sees it is a new box!! I remove the contents, a couple new books I ordered, and then I take the box into the front room to see how the kitty boys enjoy the new box. They run ahead of me, of course!
Andy is first in, too my surprise. He discovers there is hiding potential under the flap, the perfect place to be to pounce when Dougy stops by! (Is that the “Glistening Slobber of Joy” on Andy’s lips? Could be! He is very pleased with the new box.)
Of course, it helps if you are hiding under the flap before Dougy shows up. Shortly after, once Dougy hogs the new box, Andy sits outside the box and reaches over the flap to bop his kitty brother on his head. Andy will have his fun! This new box works for him on many levels. (I might add, it looked really cute when he did it, though Dougy saw no humor in the situation!)
Andy sits there and stares: “You know this is my ‘feed me’ look!” Yes, Andy is very polite about it unless I ignore him too long, then he puts his paws on my knee and gives me a little claw action!
Dougy waits in his box till Andy’s through eating, then he eats what’s left on the plate. (This is his new box! Something came in it in yesterday’s mail. Dougy claimed it before I finished emptying it, of course.)
While I fix my breakfast, the kitty boys come over to bug me for a sniff of the coffee or whatever else I’ve fixed for myself. Next, Dougy invariably does his “naughty kitty scratching the carpet” thing, proof that the landlord is smart making residents pay a non-refundable pet deposit to cover damage. Dang cat!
Friday is trash pick up day here, so the kitty boys get to watch me take trash out. They wait by the door to greet me coming back in. How exciting!
Dougy, of course, hopes the door will be open long enough for him to get out for a sniff or two. Cats and rabbits come by, sometimes a squirrel or bird, and Dougy wants to know the details.