Monday, July 24, 2017


I had to have a plumber over to fix a leaky shower head. He met all three boyz (it's too hard for Thompson to run and hide like he used to do when a strange person entered the house). The plumber looked at Thompson and said I was a great pet owner, inferring that I must be to have adopted a cat with a disability. I didn't correct him but the truth is, I'm the lucky one getting to spend the past 14 years living with Thompson.

He has such a great soul, both weary of trusting others, but loving those who he has learned to trust. He gets along with both of his brothers and often plays peacemaker between the two by being available when the fighting between Diego-San and Theo ends. He has slowed down a lot the past couple of years and spends almost all day sleeping or not moving much. But he still hops over to greet me when I come home, and the rare times he sits on my lap is appreciated all the more because it doesn't happen as often as it used to. When I hold him, he purrs and seems happy to have my attention. I love my boy.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Absence Maker

I went to a concert (Garbage AND Blondie) Friday at a casino that's about an hour's drive from my house. I decided rather than driving back late at night I would stay at a hotel and make a day of out if. As soon as I dug out my suitcase, Diego-san knew what was going on. He did absolutely everything he could to dissuade me...

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Selfie Practice

Theo is working on how to take a selfie. He's practicing his different looks: dignified or baffled?

Friday, July 21, 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Peas in a Pod... Not

A rare picture of all three boyz together. Not a very good picture, but a rare one still.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Won't You Lend Him a Hand?

Theo's favorite new place to sleep is on a pile of clothes transitioning into rags, with his head against a box full of junk. I think he may have hit skid row.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Bed Hog

That's alright Diego-san, I don't need any room on the bed to go to sleep.