We recently met the kitties from Weggieboy’s Blog, two great felines with a sense of humor and a lot to say.
Andy: We are Andrew (Andy) James Thomas and my brother Douglas (Dougy) James Thomas, two smoke Persian kitties. Our human is Douglas George Thomas. Dougy is not a Junior!
Dougy: Our human says naming me Douglas was a family joke since he himself was named “Douglas” after his father, but has a different middle name. He is not a Junior either.
Funny Farmer Felines: How did you all come to live together?
Andy: I met our human the first time when I was five weeks old. He came to the clinic to pick up the ashes of the late Louie the ginger cat, and a veterinarian’s technician who raises pedigree kitties brought me out. He claims I was so ugly I was cute, and that he wasn’t sure at first what kind of critter I was. When I walked over to him, he lost his heart to me in an instant.
Dougy: Andy, our other brother, sister, and I accidentally ate a grasshopper with a parasite, and were in the clinic for treatment. When Andy was old enough to leave our mommy, he went home with Doug, but he wasn’t fully well. Doug returned him to the clinic, where Andy and I played so well together, the lady who had our mommy offered me to him as well. “They play well together!” And we do, mostly, although Andy upsets me when he walks by my ottoman.
Funny Farmer Felines: Tell us a little about the area where you live.
Dougy: We live in western Nebraska. People read about us on every continent except Antarctica. Our human can’t figure out how we became minor international kitty celebrities, but just look at how cute we are! Persians are personable kitties.
Funny Farmer Felines: Do you have any nicknames?
Dougy: Hey, you promised not to say that!
Andy: Fluffybutt! Fluffybutt! Fluffybutt!
Dougy: Doooug! Andy’s doing it again!
Doug: Andrew James Thomas! What did I say to you about teasing your brother?
Andy: Psst! Whiney brat!
Funny Farmer Felines: What kind of mischief do you like to get into, either separately or together?
Andy: Dougy likes to get on the dining room table and counters. He’s a very naughty kitty. And he destroys furniture with his “Raging Kitty Ripclaws of Senseless Destruction”. I’m a good kitty.
Dougy: Not so, Smushpuss! You not only get into drawers and cabinets, you leave them open so everyone – ahem, our human, Doug! – knows you’ve been naughty. And I’ve seen you on the table, too!
Andy: You take that back! I’m the good kitty!
Funny Farmer Felines: What made you open a blog?
Andy: We knew we were cute, funny, and personable because we are Persian kitties, after all!
Dougy: We are unanimous in that!
Andy: Actually, when Doug retired in 2009, he decided to try blogging. The blog didn’t take off or have much focus until he got us in September 2011.
Dougy: Once weggieboy’s (Doug’s) blog added the tagline “surviving retirement with two cats”, became focused, and became a more or less daily blog, people started reading and following it. Doug didn’t anticipate the degree of our appeal.
Dougy: You call me the goofy one. but Andy has his goofy side, too.
Andy: Thanks to you, we have fun together, and I try not to be so serious. It’s the Persian kitty code.
Funny Farmer Felines: Do you participate in any blogging events?
Dougy: We’ve done interviews with other kitties, dogs, and a pig. Though they speak Catinese, Doggeral, and Pig Latin, we try to speak standard English because our human is a Grammar Nazi. Regardless, these pet interviews are fun to do.
Funny Farmer Felines: Do you belong to the Cat Scouts?
Andy & Dougy: No, haven’t heard about Cat Scouts. Do you get kitty treats?
Funny Farmer Felines: Are you on any social media you would like to share with readers?
Andy: Our blog is “weggieboy’s blog – surviving retirement with two cats”.
Dougy: Rest assured, Doug never yanked anyone’s underwear in his life, and when he created the nom de blog of “weggieboy”, he referred to a vascular disease – Wegener’s granulomatosis (google it) – he has.
Andy: Doug is on Facebook as Doug G. Thomas, and the blog is viewable there as well.
Funny Farmer Felines: What is your greatest love and your biggest fear?
Dougy: We are unanimous on that, too. We even like dogs. They don’t scare us. Besides we have our claws if the doggy is a bad boy. Mostly, they are just curious to see such handsome, sweet, cuddly kitties. Or maybe it’s the teddy bear haircuts we get every other month at our groomer’s. She said we were good boys, mostly, the last time we were there. (Our human always asks.) Don’t know what she meant. Andy must have been owly again.
Andy: Was not! I bet you sat down and rolled onto your right side before she finished your teddy bear cut and she had to bribe you with a kitty treat to get you to cooperate.
Dougy: No sir! You lie! I stood up just like she likes. Hmm. Kitty treats, you say? Maybe I will lie down next time and see what happens.
Funny Farmer Felines: How would you describe yourself?
Andy: I’m a little shy, but I am a very loving kitty when you get to know me.
“Snoopy is a doggy Dougy is snoopy Therefore, Dougy is a doggy.”
I’m definitely more extroverted than my brother Andy, but I’m pretty loving, too. You know, that’s how we Persian kitties are.
Funny Farmer Felines: If we were to ask you mom what she loves best about you, what do you think she would say?
Andy: Our kitty mommy? She probably would say I was her favorite kitten.
Dougy: Come on, Andrew, you know I was her favorite kitten!
Funny Farmer Felines: If you haven’t already met Andy and Dougy (and their human Doug) – or even if you have already met them, be sure to stop by Weggieboy’s Blog and say hello.
*** Come on, don’t be shy. All kitties have a story to tell and we’d like to share yours. Leave a comment with contact information on this Mousebreath post or on our Jan’s Funny Farm blog. We would love to feature you! ***