The Man with the Hat…

While Algy was enjoying the wonderful “Selfie Sunday” event on PWS @photosworthseeing​ yesterday, he greatly admired the handsome self-portrait of the amazingly cool Mr. Wayland William Whitney of New York State, known to his friends – of which Algy is sure he indeed has many – as Bud… @bwwhitney

Algy rather cheekily added a comment to that post, to the effect that perhaps he too could be as cool as Mr. Whitney, if only he had a hat like his.

Imagine Algy’s astonishment, therefore, when he woke up in the wild west Highlands of Scotland this morning to find that the incredible Mr. Whitney had taken the trouble not only to lend him his wonderful hat, but to send it all the way across the Atlantic Ocean in the night and actually place it on his head, with a very kind note attached to say that Algy himself is the definition of cool!

Algy has to confess that until he received this hat he really didn’t feel very cool at all… but there can be no further doubt that the astonishing Mr. Whitney is himself the epitome of cool – and also of kind generosity. How many of even your very best friends would take the trouble to send you their own super-cool hat across the mighty ocean in the night, and place it carefully on your head in just the right position?

Algy would like to assure “Bud” that he has made a lifelong fluffy friend, and he will treasure this very fine hat for as long as he is permitted to wear it 😀

And of course he also sends him lots of his very fluffiest hugs… providing, of course, that such a cool gentleman is willing to accept such things xo

@bwwhitney​ with the very fluffiest of thanks for making Algy’s day so special!

Algy always listens to his friends’ advice :))

So he asked his assistant if she could please knit him a hat, and without delay, because the weather continued very chilly. But Algy’s assistant said that she didn’t think that she could knit that fast, and in any case she was a wee bit busy… assisting him.

Algy’s assistant was quite a kind-hearted human, however – as humans go, that is – so she searched around in the various nooks and crannies of her house, and managed to find him a nice wee Tam o’ Shanter. Algy was absolutely thrilled – what with his wee tartan shawl and his Tam, he had never felt so well-dressed before!

And so now Algy says “In freezing temperatures, be sure to wear a hat!” :)))

Algy Receives Some Christmas Presents

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Heavy sleet was falling outside, so Algy thought it best to open his Christmas presents indoors. He wasn’t really quite sure what all of them were for, so he consulted his wise new friend from Vancouver, who expressed a very definite opinion about the blue things. Despite his friend’s assurances, however, Algy still had some doubts …

With very special thanks to Stephanie XX

[Algy apologizes for publishing this GIF in a text post, but the photo upload facility isn’t working properly today.]