Post 710: the grocery inspector…

Grocery day always is exciting for the boys. I open the door, hands straining under the weight of several shopping bags, and there they are: Andy and Dougy, the grocery inspectors!

Of course, Andy didn’t stay to be photographed today because he thought I was getting ready to catch him to give him medicine when I set down the last of the bags…! (The thought occurred! 🙂 )

That left the inspection up to Dougy and Dougy alone.

High above the scene, Dougy surveys the bags awaiting inspection...!

High above the scene, Dougy surveys the bags awaiting inspection…!

A plan of attack formulated, Dougy hops to the floor.

A plan of attack formulated, Dougy hops to the floor.

Whew! At ground level, the size of the task becomes evident!

Whew! At ground level, the size of the task becomes evident!

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step!" Dougy notes.  "Let the inspection begin! One potato..., two potatoes..., three potatoes...."

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step!” Dougy notes.
“Let the inspection begin! One potato…, two potatoes…, three potatoes….”

That was pretty exhausting for both Doug and Dougy, so Doug retired to the computer – natch! – with a tub of yummy Greek yoghurt (peach-flavored) made from milk of contented Colorado cows. He had a visitor. This wasn’t on the inspection tour…was it?!

"This is MY yoghurt, Dougy! MINE! MINE! MINE!" The cat brothers are the only selfish ones in this household! Hee! Hee!

“This is MY yoghurt, Dougy! MINE! MINE! MINE!”
The cat brothers aren’t the only selfish ones in this household! Hee~hee!

Post 660: dead asleep…

I got up at the usual 2:30 AM to feed Andy and Dougy. They insisted on it. Then I went back to bed.

“I’ll catch the news on television, then think about getting up for the day,” I thought. Then I went back to sleep.

OMG!  ...and that dark presence is there again!

OMG!
…and that dark presence is here again!

Out cold to the world. Dead asleep. You can’t wake the dead from their sleep. 

“Ummm…. Mothra in flames! It’s almost 8:30!” Dougy sniffed me and woke me up. (No doubt thinking, “…if he’s dead, he’s meat!”)

[Shudder!] 

I hopped right out of bed.

Post 639: Andy forgets to watch his tail, with miserable consequences…

Dougy came first. He heard the birds at the feeder across the lane.

Dougy came first. He heard the birds at the feeder across the lane.

 

Keep on moving. Nothing much here to see! Just a few plump, juicy house sparrows is all!

Nothing much here to see! Just a plump, juicy house sparrow is all!

 

Maybe there isn't much to see, but Andy still had to stop by to join Dougy at the front door.

Maybe there isn’t much to see, but Andy still had to stop by to join Dougy at the front door.

 

Dougy notices Doug (the human one) sneaking over to the door, and he high tails it. (Well, "low tails it" because it's more stealthy!) Andy, fixated on the snow by the door, doesn't notice the drama unfolding...!

Dougy notices Doug (the human one) sneaking over to the door, and he high tails it. (Well, “low tails it” because it’s more stealthy!) Andy, fixated on the snow by the door, doesn’t notice the drama unfolding…!

 

[Sniff! Sniff! Sniff!]

[Sniff! Sniff! Sniff!] Then a flurry of legs and hands, and Andy finds himself…

 

...wrapped in the white towel! He spots the medicine bottle on the table. This can only mean one thing!

…wrapped in the white towel! He spots the medicine bottle on the table. This can only mean one thing!

 

Time for his blood pressure medicine, and onc

Time for his blood pressure medicine, and once again he got lost in cat business, forgot to pay attention to what Doug (the human one) was up to. Yes, wrapped in the white towel, he’s about to get a dose of blood pressure medicine. ICK! Andy resigns himself to his fate.

 

After Doug (the hiuman one) reassured Andy he was a good boy and massaged Andy's shoulders and neck till the tension left them,  Andy jumped to the floor for his kitty treats, then he hopped on top of his happy place, the blue carrier, to groom and reclaim his cattitude and self-respect.

After Doug (the human one) reassured Andy he was a good boy and massaged his shoulders and neck till the tension left them, Andy jumped to the floor for his kitty treats, then he hopped on top of his happy place, the blue carrier, to groom and reclaim his cattitude and self-respect.

 

All's well that ends well. Later, Andy joined Doug (the human one) at the computer desk, where Andy snuggled into a little ball and slept the sleep only a cat can sleep. He remained there till "time to feed the kitties" time.

All’s well that ends well. Later, Andy joined Doug (the human one) at the computer desk, where Andy snuggled into a little ball and slept the sleep only a cat can sleep. He slept there till “time to feed the kitties” time.