Post 1905: What’s up?

Dougy minds his business, then he remembers there is something he needs to do…smear cat pheromones on Doug’s (the human’s) leg so Andy knows Doug is Dougy’s territory. Bug off!

(Doug the human thinks to himself, “Oh! How sweet! Dougy’s loving me with his tail!”)

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Andy’s thinking, “I will kill when I get out of this towel!!!” Yes, it’s kitty medicine time for Andy. Doug (the human) also uses it as time to brush Andy’s fur.

Andy’s brother is very co-operative at the groomers because I brush him regularly. He likes it! Andy gets less brushing because he hates it. With luck, more frequent brushing will help Andy be a better kitty boy at the groomer’s. 

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Post 1900:the grooming plan for the kitty boys…

Andy and Dougy have their next grooming appointment Wednesday, November 14th. I recently talked with Athena, their groomer, and we decided to try a different look. Namely, “Persian cat”! You know, long hair, with hygienic trim on their cute little butts, underarm trims to deal with mat formation in those difficult places, a bath, hair conditioner, a blow dry, and a comb-out.

They are such pretty cats when their hair grows out, it seems a shame to trim them down, even though the teddy bear cut I have been getting for them is pretty cute. It should be healthier for them this winter to have hair, too. Come summer, I’ll talk with Athena again to plan for what’s best for the kitty boys. 

In the photos above, Dougy in artificial light, above right, looks more like Andy (below does in the bottom right photo taken in natural light.

Post 1899: “Say what?!”

Andy catnapped on his favorite perch-of-the-day, the recliner footrest, when he became aware of a presence… 

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…!

Andy thought he recognized those ears! Dougy!

 

Post 1898: a slow start…

Andy just wants me to leave him alone now that he’s had his kitty food…

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…and Dougy’s too busy cleaning up to pay attention to me. Too early, I guess, for kitty hijinx.

Post 1897: “Want me to brush you, Dougy?”

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The longer their hair gets between haircuts, the prettier the kitty boys get. On the other hand, they require more brushing to deal with loose hair, which leads to mat formation if not dealt with. 

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When I ask Dougy if he wants me to brush him, the inevitable answer is “Meow!” He love, love, loves brushing, especially when I “scritch” his chin with the brush. See how he rolls over to make his chin more accessible!?

Andy is less thrilled with brushing, though he tolerates it.

Post 1895: retro Dougy…

andyanddougyB 2262014Dougy love, love, loves his plastic tub and doesn’t share it with Andy. When I bought Andy his own tub, Dougy homesteaded it, too! Bad Kitty!

Post 1903: Caturday revels…

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“…”

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“Woo hoo!”

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“Caturday!”

 

Post 1902: the staredown…

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I recently let you know Andy decided this is a good place to spend his day if he wants to get kitty treats…

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…though it has its limitations, namely, proximity to Dougy’s established sanctum sanctorum

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And there’s Dougley now! Watch out Andy! He’s about to give you…

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…”The Stare”. Don’t waver, Andrew! You can take it like a big kitty boy…

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… or not. Andy ran off to the guest bedroom to hide from Dougy. “The Stare” did the trick and Dougy’s enjoying a nice nap on his ottoman.

Post 1901: Agitated!

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What’s Dougy’s tail trying to tell me!? I’m not sure, but it may be he sees Andy. You know, Andy might walk past Dougy’s sanctum sanctorum, the most holy of holies, Dougy’s ottoman. The nerve!

Post 1899: making a happy kitty boy…

Dougy expects more than wand toy play. Head rubs, massages, and a good brushing make him a happy kitty boy! He especially likes to have his chin brushed. Of course, he likes to hear me call him a pretty kitty, too!