Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY. This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better. Some of them, you may already know. We hope that you enjoy this series!
Name: Andy and Dougy
Age: Five (we are from the same litter, born July 1, 2011.)
Location: Alliance, Nebraska
Web/Blog Page: Weggieboyg’s Blog
What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? [Dougy] We have only one, but he was very kind to us! The biggest surprise was the water fountain that we barely were tall enough to use, but we still use that kind of fountain, which gives us filtered, tasty water whenever we want it!
What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home? [Andy] It had to be when I had to go to the veterinarian’s clinic to be treated for an intestinal parasite all of us kittens got when we ate an infected grasshopper. My brother Dougy was there and I was really happy to see him again! We played together all the time and had a great time. When it was time to come back to the human’s place, he brought Dougy with us, too, and that was when I knew I was home at last! [Dougy] Yes, my other littermates and I were still at the veterinarian’s with our mother when Andy was taken home. He was there only a few days when the human was concerned he wasn’t thriving. He called the lady who had our mother and brothers and sister (three boys; one girl) to let her know he was concerned Andy might not live. She offered to pick him up and bring him to the clinic (where she worked!), which she did. I was really, really, really happy to see Andy again! When the lady (who knew our human wanted a second cat for a companion for Andy) took me out to the front desk to ask our human if he wanted me, too, I could tell by his expression that he already loved me, too. That was when i knew I was going to have a new permanent home!
What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home? Andy & Dougy together: Ha! Ha! We get away with murder! [Andy] Dougy even destroys furniture with his scratching. [Dougy] Andy is a Mr. Goody Two Shoes, but, then, he’s named after the patron saint of Scotland, St. Andrew.
Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? Andy & Dougy: We have only one human to buffalo! [Andy] He feels sorry for me because I am so serious and good! [Dougy] He thinks I’m a comedian, which, of course, I am! I am particularly funny to him when I clean up because I stop and stare at him briefly as if I’m telling him “What’s the matter? Haven’t you ever seen a cat lick himself before?” Don’t know! I guess you have to see my performance to appreciate it!
What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you? [Andy] That we need to be lap cats when really all we expect from them is to feed us, play wand toy games with us, brush us, leave us alone when we aren’t in the mood to be touched, and “scritch” us the way we like to be “scritched” when we are in the mood to be toughed! I personally like being “scritched” in the little spot between my eyes I can’t reach safely with my claws…..! [Andy goes into a swoon thinking about it, and Dougy, strangely quiet other than a soft purring as he thinks about that wonderful “between the eyes scritch” he also loves, loves, loves!]
Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!