Saturday, June 24, 2017

Thanks D

I left for work yesterday morning and Diego-san was in this position. When I got back home late in the afternoon, I saw a big hairball had been urped up on this spot of my bed.  Perfect.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Life on the Edge

For Thompson, the phrase "living life on the edge" means sticking his nose and paw out of the tunnel he sleeps in that helps protect against playful younger brothers.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Still in the Bag

I've left a couple of empty grocery bags lying out in the living room and kitchen. Theo thinks this is the greatest thing ever.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Preferred Type of Creativity

I've started writing a memoir. Diego-san doesn't believe it will be a best seller but he's happy because it means less time for guitar practicing meaning it's much more quiet in the evenings.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

I'm Sorry Theo

I felt bad the other day because I was taking a much needed nap and Theo woke me up to remind me that it was only two hours from lunchtime. I yelled at him and must have scared him some because he crawled underneath the afghan at my feet and I had to come get him when it actually was lunchtime. He then spent much of the rest of the day in a bag.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Diego-san's Haiku

Floof, floof floof, floof, floof,
plenty of it to tempt you
leave me alone now

Sunday, June 18, 2017


It's join your brother on a separate mat day. Thompson and Diego-san think it's the best join your brother on a separate mat day ever.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Theo's Haiku

My ear is glowing
have not a thought in my head
my brain feeling warm

Friday, June 16, 2017

D's Advice

Diego-san's tip of the day: when it's really hot and muggy it's very important to cool off your belly by exposing it to the sky. Oh, and the same thing applies for when you merely want a belly rub.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Our Lil Adventure

Welcome to the newest addition to our house: a brand new hot water heater. Lesson learned, having access to hot water is nothing to take for granted.

The boyz were pretty good about all the commotion connected with the installation. Diego-san tends to want to supervise all activity in the house but even he didn't want to go downstairs where all the noise was happening.  I didn't have the heart to tell the boyz that we will now have to go without meals for the next few years in order to pay off the new hot water heater...

Monday, June 12, 2017

Nothing To See Here

No hot water over the weekend. We have to have somebody over to hopefully fix, and not replace, our hot water heater.  This had little impact on Thompson other than the food guy probably smelled a little funkier having to take some very brief, cold showers.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Intruder Alert

Somehow I feel like I walked in on an important meeting that I wasn't invited to.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Unsecure Password

He asked me for the password to proceed upstairs. I didn't know but guessed "treats."  He let me continue up.

Friday, June 09, 2017

Tide Resistor

I'm glad our laundry detergent doesn't remove this type of spot from my sheets.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

The Blues

Theo has the blues today. Or more accurately, a blue afghan.

Monday, June 05, 2017


Today is 'stick your leg over your brother' day.  I hope you all are enjoying it as much as Thompson.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

The List

Diego-san has a list of things to do today. And here he is doing everything on the list.

Saturday, June 03, 2017


This is Thompson's new spot to rest after breakfast. It gives him a couple of extra seconds of protection against the dreaded Thyroid pill.

Friday, June 02, 2017

Name Change

Theo wants me to change his name to "Diego-san" so he gets more favorable treatment. I told him I'd then have to change Diego-san's name to Thompson and Thompson's to Theo.  That might get a little confusing for all of us.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Locker Room

Diego-san thinks we should install some lockers in the bathroom. He has a brother he'd like to stuff inside one.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017


I went to Twins games Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. I had a ticket to Monday's game as well but I decided to stay home and spend some time over the long weekend with the boyz. I must have upset them with my unexpected absence. Diego-san didn't come down to watch TV with me and Theo only moseyed on down when it was lunchtime...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Passed the Test

Got the thyroid test results back from the vet. Thompson's levels are now normal so his medication is working. Great news although for him it's only so-so news. I think he might be feeling better (he's drinking less and eating more) but it also means having to take the pill every morning for the rest of his life.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

So Long Marcel

My friend Amy had to let Marcel go yesterday. He'd been fighting some serious health issues the past year and it had gotten to the point where the treatment was just too stressful for him. The boyz and I (particularly Theo) are very very sad. I'm extremely glad I got to spend time with him last weekend...

Goodbye Marcel. You were a great one.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Down Below

There must be something interesting down below because both Diego-san and whoever that cat is next to him seem mesmerized.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Rock n Roll

Just got a ticket to see Guns n Roses in July.  Theo's worried I won't be able to hear him after the show.

Thursday, May 25, 2017


There's that saying 'dance like no one's watching you.' Thompson has modified it some. His slogan is 'sit in the sun like no one is watching you.'

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Floof in Front

Snapchat has all those silly filters. Diego-san has a tail filter.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Theo's Doppelganger

Over the weekend I got to feed my friend Amy's three cats, Marcel, Leo and Fiona.  This is a picture of Marcel, sort of a smarter looking Theo.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Thompson's Vet Visit

Thompson was not a happy boy when I picked him up and put him in his carrier.  The drive to the vet takes about 10 minutes and he howled at the top of his lungs the entire time. This continued as we entered the lobby of the clinic and stood in line for five minutes.  He was quite good at getting the attention of all the dogs and people in the lobby.  We're supposed to get his test results back today...

Sunday, May 21, 2017


I just noticed that we've posted over 4,000 entries to our blog. The news thrilled the boyz.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Differing Points of View

Before Theo moved in, I hired a contractor to finish my unfinished attic into a master bedroom with a bathroom.  Theo is thankful that I build an entire wing of the house for him. Actually it was adding the additional space that convinced me there was room for another cat. And I'm thankful Theo is that cat.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Boy in a Tree

Sleep a little, dream a little, eat more than a little, cuddle lots. That's the life of Diego-san.

Thursday, May 18, 2017


I'm getting better at giving Thompson his medication every morning. He doesn't squirm in my arms and though I still have to pry his clenched jaw open, he doesn't seem angry at what I'm trying to do.  Once in a while later in the day I'll find a little pink pill lying on the carpet so we still aren't 100 percent successful, but it doesn't seem to be stressing him out anymore.  He gets tested again Friday...

Tuesday, May 16, 2017


Theo decided I don't take him seriously enough because of his sweet nature. Thus he is working on looking more menacing.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Guilty Look

Something tells me he knows he shouldn't haved messed up the pile of newspapers.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Doing the Thompson

Front paw tucked. Chin on his belly. Back paws fully stretched out. This is called doing the Thompson...

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

He's Got a Routine

It's part of Theo's regular repertoire to climb inside a grocery bag. It is part of what makes Theo, Theo.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017