Post 2091: after kitty food time…

Lucky Dougy! He can relax after kitty food time

…but Andy sneaks around in the dark (the reason this is in black and white) because he knows it’s time for kitty medicine time. Yuck!

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Post 2090: asparagus, not a kitty…

Seriously, my favorite part of spring is when asparagus arrives at the grocery store My second favorite time is when it doesn’t cost $6.00 a pound so I can afford to make my favorite asparagus dish – steamed asparagus on wheat toast with chopped boiled egg in a bechamel sauce, topped with a bit of parmesan cheese. Yum. I add various spices to the bechamel sauce, rarely the same, though garlic, and a sprinkle of paprika are the ones that rarely change. I could eat this every day and never tire of it!

Dougy’s sad because he thinks I love asparagus more than kitties. [Kitties/asparagus…kitties/asparagus…kitties/asparagus. I’m going to have to think about this one!]

Post 2088: a fine morning…

Dougy spotted something (bug?) and was really interested!

But I showed him something else of interest after he settled down for a nap.

Woo hoo! That Cat’s Meow toy wasn’t much of a hit, but this kitty lure off the toy is! (Must remind cats of a mouse’s tail.)

It’s one of Dougy’s favorite toys, such as it is.

Mouthable…

…and fun to chew!

Post 2084: coming soon…!

You are used to the kitty boys swallowed in big bunches of hair.

Though they look spectacular with Persian-length hair, grooming becomes a problem for them and me. Starting with tomorrow, you’ll see their new look! It may seem extreme but it will be easier for Andy and Dougy to clean and me to brush. Best of all, mats formed during their long time between grooming appointments will be gone! I thought I could keep up with the formation of mats, but many hide in the long hair. Ugh!

SHHH! Here’s a preview of what they look like after their day at the groomer’s! (They actually are little cats under all that floof!)

“Scritch my tummy. I dare you!” Here’s Dougy!

Post 2083: Dougy does this well…

Dougy doesn’t have to bounce around, running after the mockingbird…

…because he can snag it from his regular perch on his ottoman!

Post 2081: the misunderstanding…

Dougy just wanted me to pay attention to him. He put his paws up on my knee and had a bit too much claw out. It hurt! I yelled at him, something I don’t do to the kitty boys because I know they don’t like loud noises. Besides he didn’t know why I yelled at him. I hurt his feelings, something you can see in this photo. Awww! I felt bad. I scritched his ears and rubbed his head. I talked quietly to him and let him know he was a good kitty (mostly). He soon was back to his usual self. (He also got my attention!)

Post 2080: spying…

Andy hops on the walker for a quick snoop. What’s Doug (the human) doing? Catching on, he is! The kitty boys like the walker because they can watch me, yet be somewhat out of sight since it usually is slightly behind the recliner!

Oops! Andy sees I see he sees I see him! He slips away.

Dougy is a bit more sneaky! Yep! He’s watching me now!

Post 2079: not a cucumber, part 2…

Dougy got past his terror (?) and checked out the paper towel tube. Hmm… Not so scary afterall!

Big boy! What a brave kitty!

Post 2078: not a cucumber, part 1…

Hey, Dougy! There’s something you find scary next to your ottoman!

Now that I have your attention, that’s not a cucumber.

Of course, you react to empty paper towel tubes pretty much the same as other cats react to cucumbers. (Dougy watched the empty tube for several minutes, not knowing whether to run away or hold his own on top of the ottoman!)

Post 2075: ennui…

Dougy ran off with the other mockingbird. I haven’t located it yet, but there is evidence he must have played long and hard with it.

This mockingbird barely gets a rise today.

Ho hum! The mockingbird tries its best to arouse the kitty in Dougy, to no avail.

Doug grabs the mockingbird with a claw or two, but that’s about it. No “KILL! KILL! KILL!” today.

Yes, Dougy is bored with the mockingbirds!