01Jul20: the Canadians celebrate today, too!


Today is Dougy’s and Andy’s 9th birthday. Their gift this year is I’m leaving them alone. No photos to be taken. They get to let their hair down and do nada. Here’s a repeat photo from yesterday when the kitty boys were doing what they do so well, hunting bugs!

Yes, today is a big one up north, too. Happy Canada Day to our Canadian friends! Andy and Dougy feel honored to share their big day with Canada!


30Jun20: no bugs today…

It is peaceful moment and I decide I’ll “scritch” Andy while he’s nearby.

Uh oh! Andy bolts. I surmise it’s because there’s a French movie on the television and he wants to block the captioning! But…

…Andy spots Dougy and it looks like he spots a bug! Dougy does a bit of posturing on the end table – no bug!

Dougy moves back to the kitty lounger. Andy quickly ends up on the end table. The next few minutes are fraught with anxious scanning of the room. There must be a bug here! There has been every day forever! (Amazingly enough, today is bugless and the kitty boys return to other important kitty business, their morning naps.)









29Jun20: Here comes Dougy!


Andy relaxes…


…when he notices his brother sneaking into the room.


He changes position. Dougy seems to be heading to the bug zone!

Yes, that’s it! Only there aren’t any bugs today. Hope springs eternal, eh? (Doug the human is thankful. Too many bugs this season.)

27Jun20: Oh no! Not another one!

Dougy is minding his business when…

…he spots another bug. (upper left)


I shoo it off the ceiling, it lands on the lampshade, where Dougy…


…spends the next few minutes frustrated that it doesn’t move. When I bop the lampshade to make it available to my kitty boy, it falls on the floor and escapes to bug Dougy another day.



26Jun20: similar?

Is it just me or does my lasagna resemble a Persian kitty face when I turn the photo a quarter turn?

22Jun20: the hunt’s on again…

Dougy and Andy have a miller in sight. This will be brutal!

Dougy has a try…

…and Andy gets the bug.




20Jun20: Red alert!

The kitty brothers rest at their posts when…

…Dougy’s “horns” pop up! Andy sees what Dougy sees, and the hunt is on!

Dougy follows the miller, hoping it will land soon, which…

…it does, following its instinct to go to the light. Andy’s already there, and eventually catches the little bugger. You have to take my word on that because that action happens when I clear off that little hair fluttering at the bottom of the second video. Of course! Andy’s moment of glory and I miss it!


18Jun20: more millers to drive us all a wee bit crazy…


Andy’s minding his business when…

…Dougy piques his curiosity: it’s another miller, and Dougy’s on the hunt! The quick move to the end table from the television still isn’t fast enough to give Andy a role in this hunt, but he watches Dougy on the chance the miller will flush out and fly by his murderous paws!

He watches intently…


…then thinks he sees the miller fly off. Dougy’s still sure it’s hiding among clutter on the floor. This hunt continues because the miller outwitted the kitty boys today!




15Jun20: a nice morning…


Andy anticipates a kitty visit…


… under the Scottish ancestors’ gaze.


“Hi, brother!” Dougy scratches out an invitation to Andy to do that crazy cat thing where they chase each other through the apartment because, well, “cat”!


That was fun, then Andy stops by the end table. “You know the routine by now, Doug (the human).”

“That’s it! That’s the spot!” >Purr! Purr!Purr!<


Of course, a nap tops it off!




14Jun20: a relaxed moment…

Dougy tidies up while Andy…

…plays at sweetness and… oops!