Post 1377: yeah, snow again…

Dougy is interested, of course, but Andy is ready for spring weather. Me, too. I don’t know how much more snow there’ll be in the morning, but I hope not much more than this.

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In the meantime, the kitty boys have to sort out what they’ll do while the door stays closed. Cabin fever in cats is not a happy thing!

Post 1376: Curiosity has its limits, kitties!

Andy has a new interest: the top of my head! I don’t mind him resting a paw or two on my head, but he’s given me some claw while satisfying his curiosity. Kitty, curiosity has its limits.

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Speaking of gall, Dougy knows the top of the PC is Andy’s territory. That is not Andy on the PC!

(Please note Dougy’s “horns” are up. He knows he’s being naughty. He knows….)

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I think the kitty boys are dealing with a touch of cabin fever.

Post 1376: Anyone there…?

You know the feeling. It’s dark, perhaps storming out, lightning even. You have this eerie sense that you are being watched!

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“Hello! Anyone there?”

“I know someone’s watching me! Who? Who?
I’ll call the police!!”

“Sxxx! It’s just Dougy!

Good thing I didn’t call the police….

Post 1375: a touch of cold weather…

It’s a cool, lazy day, I fear. Both of the kitty boys played a little with the peacock feather, but what they really want to do today is…nothing! I agree with them. All I feel like doing is wrapping myself up in an afghan and keeping warm.

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Andy is in no mood to amuse me.
“Let me be!”

“I played with the peacock feather. What more do you need from me??”

I guess the kitty boys need a rest today from the hard work of being kitties. I suppose the recent warm weather raised their expectations for more warm weather.

I’m disappointed, too. I could use some sun!

Post 1374: Andy likes the recliner back

Andy is a regular visitor when I sit in the recliner. I suppose he feels safer then from Dougy’s intrusions. When he’s there by himself, Dougy oftentimes shoos him off the recliner. When I’m there, he stays if Dougy comes along.

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How sweet, Andy! You want to be with me…or…

Actually, I think what he likes is the heat off the lamp and the articulation joint, which makes a perfect place to scratch his chin and jaw!

 

Post 1373: The hunt is on!

Given the strict rules the kitty boys apply to each other’s use of their favorite perches, I was surprised to see Dougy on Andy’s light stand.

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“What’s up, McDougall,” I asked him. “What if Andrew sees you on his light stand?”

Dougy was motionless. I know the pose: He was on the hunt, but what was there to hunt inside the apartment?

“Good grief! Go for it, kitty boy! Go for it!” 

And he did.

Post 1372: postcard from abroad…

One of the benefits of living with minor international kitty celebrities is other international kitty celebrities send them postcards from abroad. What fun!

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Many of you know the Canadian Cats and their human, Jean. Or I hope you do! Shoko and Kali are two of my top favorite Internet kitties, and Jean is one really sweet and thoughtful person.

Kali (left) and Shoko, “The Canadian Cats”

But this is about postcards from abroad…from celebrity cats, so here’s what Shoko and Kali (and Jean!) sent us, a souvenir of their recent visit to one of my favorite cities, Paris. 

 How fun is that!? (See the two kitties in the lower right hand corner?) Thanks, kitties and Jean. I really enjoyed the postcard!

Post 1371: a little springtime cheer up

One thing to do on a overcast spring day is to drive around to see the progress of the trees and flowers in shedding the winter gloom!

The kitty boys feel the season’s change, too, and enjoy the open doors that let in intriguing scents and sounds missing during the cold months.

(Note: I’m still having issues transferring photos from my smart phone to my laptop, so the photos are ones on file, not new ones….)  

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Things are greening up and flowering trees have begun to show their springtime colors! 

The kitty boys begin to shed, are more active, and will enjoy the increased bird activity outside the windows and doors. For the time being, till the doors can be open longer and more frequent times, they settle for their cold weather activities.

Post 1370: this is what I have to give today…

I continue to have complications with my laptop and smart phone set ups. Gad I hate updates! On top of it, I hit the upper limit on my smart phone data – 5 GB.

Andy enjoys the leg rest on the recliner.

That turned out to be good news, though, because when I checked with my provider, I was able to upgrade to unlimited data at slightly less than I pay now because of a 15% discount veterans of the military get! It must be a new thing they do because I didn’t get a discount when I got the smart phone last year.

Dougy prefers the seat.

There is a long delay in photos transferring from my smart phone to my laptop. I don’t know if it is because of the data limit I ran into. Editing saves were starting to take forever. Perhaps there was an issue with paying extra for the transfer of images over my limit. I don’t know.

We’ll see. If nothing else, I have a couple days’ blogs worth of photos hanging around in the ether, waiting to show up in my email!

Post 1366: Peacock feathers and other excitements…

Like most kitties decide, the fancy toys have less interest than ones they create out of clothespins; pieces of crumpled paper; bottle caps; an unshelled walnut that fell on the floor; and other trash, broken toys, or found objects.

Andy and Dougy are no exception to the rule. Though they play with bought toys – for a time – they mostly like the things that cost nothing or are parts of broken toys, the parts they found exciting in the first place, if not the whole toy.

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Yesterday, it was a fresh peacock feather…that Dougy reduced to shreds in one play session. (I note that he and Andy prefer the shaft end more that the more dramatic opposite end. )IMG_20170414_062819 (1)

Then there is a boring old toy (shown in this video)…

…that shows up in a repurposed form.

 Dougy not only turned the Cat’s Meow “mouse tail” into a new toy, he had to get on top of the secretaire to take it off the toy to do it!

He chases it if I play fetch with him, though he only brings is halfway back to me. (I hope to get him to retrieve it all the way, but halfway is fun enough for now!) Or he bats at it if I wiggle it in front of him.

(Andy waits patiently for his turn.)

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Best of all, Dougy tosses the “mouse tail” into the air and bats at it around on his own, so this is a toy he can use to amuse himself when I’m not here or I’m trying to update this blog and he wants to play.

What about Andy? He’ll play with it if Dougy’s not around, but oftentimes, he watches from a “safe” distance, waiting, waiting. He’s a patient kitty!IMG_20170417_022606