06Aug20: maybe some television…


Though Andy basks in the heat of the end table lamp…


…till he feels up…


…for a little television…

20200802_012852…it just puts him to sleep.

04Aug20: watching…

Andy’s horns are up. He’s watching me. Watching, watching, trying to look like he’s not watching, watching! Then I give him blinky eyes and he gives me blinky eyes back. I got your number, kitty boy! 

03Aug20: cloistered…


Andy hopped onto the glider arm. I barely could focus on him in this photo. Regardless, he satisfied his curiosity about the smart phone and left on important kitty business.

02Aug20: calmness descends upon the land…

In the chaos of the burn in phase of setting up the new laptop, I exhausted myself and Andy as well. We survived as of last Thursday, when I made this post. There are some minor details to work through, yet all the features I need immediate access to work.

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Yes, things are pretty much back to normal!

01Aug20: What’s up, Doug?


Andy’s curious. Why won’t I let him come around to the other side? 

Maybe it’s because he has “Itchy Paws” and all I need to start hyperventilating again is Andy to wipe out what little hard won progress I’ve made on the nightmare configuration issues on my new laptop and photo sharing from my smart phone.


Seems like I resolve one issue and bring up twelve more. I’m not kidding about hyperventilation! ( I hope the person who cuts my beard and hair is operating again soon or I might be tempted to do it myself. >self to myself< “Don’t do it, Doug!”) 


30Jul20: Andy is one “Kool Kat”!

Sometimes I’ll feel this presence, like I’m under surveillance. I’ll look up, and there he is! Andrew, AKA Drew, AKA Andy sneaks around, pops up unexpectedly. Here, he’s “hangin'” on the recliner arm, Mr. Kool Kat. I, on the other hand, am uninteresting as soon as he spots a fly or something elsewhere in the room. 


Andy and I continue to miss Dougy, but he is always in our thoughts.

29Jul20: settling in…

Andy prepares for a – what else? – cat nap.


 Looks like a good time and place…


…but Andy has to take one last look to be sure!


This photo is not new to Facebook people on my follow list, but to you on WordPress, thanks to the recent, too recent and still on-going laptop crisis. (Yeah, it always takes a burn in period to one is comfortable with how things operate and where things are on the new laptop.) Andy and I always make the best of close proximity and cement our love and trust for each other with a kitty head bump. Boop!


28Jul20: What’s up?

Andy’s on top of the dining room cat tree, always a favorite of his, his late brother Dougy’s, and the late, great Louie the ginger cat’s. What’s up?


This dove representing the Holy Spirit that used to be over a small Christmas tree hangs from a beam over the kitty tree! The Christmas tree had to be taken down when I got my first kitty girl, Freckles, who preceded Louie. Initially, I just forgot to take it down when I took the cat-attractive Christmas tree down, but it is nice to have there for amusement of cats and for a reminder of a holiday on hold as long as I have a cat. 

26-27Jul20: nightmare set-ups for laptop and printer, and Andy’s coming and going…

But first, here’s Andy coming and going. I have that same sense after hours of trying to establish WiFi connections and working my way through the maze of Google passwords for, it seems, each step of the way. I worked up a literal dripping sweat and haven’t conquered much yet. I can do blogs. That’s a minor miracle. 


It’s nice not having to use one hand to hold the screen up and one finger to type everything. The old laptop was toast long before it quit working.


I saw a John  Garfield film this morning where he was boat captain. He wore this hat, a hat like one I wanted when I was a 50s kid. Mine was a light blue and I wore it with geeky pride, as I recall. Terrible!