Wednesday, December 13, 2017

No Privacy Needed

Diego-san is glad Thompson feels comfortable, safe, and free to do what he's doing right next to him.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Bah Humbug

I broke the news to Diego-san that there will be no Christmas this year because he's living with the Grinch. He didn't take the news too well...

Monday, December 11, 2017


Thompson and I took a selfie together. It's one of my all time favorite pictures of him...

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Ranking Handsomeness

Diego-san is letting me know he thinks he's the most handsome cat in the house. I let him know that he's certainly in the top three.

Friday, December 08, 2017

Dress Down

I told Theo he doesn't need to wear a tuxedo when he's just lounging around with me. We're an informal house. He, like his brothers, ignored the comment as more senseless gibberish from the food guy.

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Near and Far

One of my favorite Sesame Street bits involved Grover trying to teach the concept of near and far. First he would run up close to the camera and explain this was "near." Then he'd run away from the camera to a spot and say this was "far." He ran back and forth until he was exhausted and keeled over.  Thompson and Diego-san have a much more sedate way of explaining far and near.

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

My Arm is His Arm

Diego-san had me pinned down pretty good. Of course I didn't mind other than my arm started hurting after a while...

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Yellow Alert

His alert level has been upgraded. None of us are sure why.

Monday, December 04, 2017

Leaning Toward the Light

He's 98 percent sure it's not a laser beam but he doesn't want to get too close just in case...

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Faulty Cameraman

I was trying out my new iPhone's camera. Let's just say there's work to be done with framing pictures.

Saturday, December 02, 2017

A Box with a Use

I didn't have the heart to tell Theo that the bottom of the box is a scratching pad. Then again maybe he's got an itchy bottom.

Friday, December 01, 2017

Online Boy

This is Diego-san's version of being online... hugging my iPad.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Thompson's Haiku

I like to rest in
colorful spots like this one
think i look good here

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Hearing the Beat of His Own Drummer

Theo loves the sound of sunshine. Indeed his ears light up when he's listening to it.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Putting My Guitar Down

Someone doesn't seem too pleased that there is a guitar in my lap and no room for what's really important.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Enjoying the Sun (and Life)

Three weeks ago I thought I was going to lose Thompson. We got a reprieve and every day since has seemed like a blessing.

Sunday, November 26, 2017


Diego-san: Maybe if I close my eyes he'll go away.

Theo: SLURP!

Saturday, November 25, 2017

In The Sun

If you wonder what the boyz are doing, it's called basking Thompson and Theo are basking.

Friday, November 24, 2017

My Lil Helper

Theo is trying to help his photographer out by keeping his ears in the frame.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Taco Tuesday

Yesterday was Taco Tuesday. Only one of us in the house celebrates the day. This isn't him...

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Mirror Image

What you can't see in this photo is that the camera guy is mimicking Thompson's pose by lying on the carpet, face close to the ground, arm outstretched. It appears Thompson isn't too fond of being mimicked.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Baby Harper

Thompson is winking his approval about his new friend. Unfortunately his new friend is a gift and will be leaving our house shortly...

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Close Closeup

If the camera got any closer to Theo, it would take his X-ray.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Shared Visions

To quote the great Bob Dylan: "I'll let you be in my dreams if I can be in yours..."

Thursday, November 16, 2017


I wouldn't describe Theo as a very reflective cat, but he is pretty swell at reflecting the sunlight in a handsome way.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Group Photo

This is a picture of all three boyz perched on my chest and legs. It's not a very good picture because I could hardly move my arm.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Thirst Comes Before Pride

Diego-san is an awfully proud cat, but he's not too proud to drink out of this water dish.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Cool Clear Water

The shadows sway and seem to say
Tonight we pray for water, cool, water
And way up there He'll hear our prayer
And show us where there's water, cool, clear, water

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Thompson Update

Though he's still not feeling 100 percent, Thompson's appetite has picked again and he's been acting more like himself the past few days...

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Friday, November 10, 2017

Luxury Home

Our house features several nice places to rest your head...

Thursday, November 09, 2017

The Cure All

Thompson has been spending a lot of time with Diego-san. I do the same when I'm not feeling well...

Monday, November 06, 2017

Thompson Update

Thompson showed minor signs of improvement over the weekend. We are taking things day by day...

Saturday, November 04, 2017


This has been a really tough week on all of us as Thompson's health has taken a serious decline.  It's difficult to know how much Diego-san and Theo know but I think they realize something is going on.

Thursday, November 02, 2017


Theo's trying to figure out a way to ring the doorbell. He saw me handing out treats to kids who rang the doorbell the other night.

Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Tuesday, October 31, 2017


Halloween is the one day of the year we make sure Diego-san is far out of sight as possible...

Monday, October 30, 2017

A Puzzler

I told Theo this is the first day of the rest of his life. He wanted to know how I knew that.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Deep Sleep

We got our first snow. Diego-san went into such a deep hibernation he didn't notice Theo was sitting next to him all afternoon.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Sleeping Arrangment

There appears to be just enough room for the third boy. I'm not sure that arrangement would be satisfactory to at least one of these boyz...

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Two's a Crowd

We took a selfie together. Diego-san said he wants to learn how to photoshop.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Thompson's Great Adventure

Thompson survived his latest visit to the vet. He started howling the moment I put him in his carrier and didn't stop until the moment we got back home. In between, I brought him in the lobby and as he howled other pet owners looked at us and a couple started laughing at the increased volume of his discontent. Unfortunately I brought him in on the wrong day- the appointment was actually for next Sunday not this past Sunday. Thankfully they were able to get him in, get his nails clipped and do the blood test that was due.

His paw wasn't infected at all where the nail was growing into the pad, and it doesn't seem to be sore. I'm glad Thompson doesn't seem to hold any of this against me- he was his purring sleepy self the moment we got back home and he got his treat...

Monday, October 23, 2017

Holding out Hope

Theo is trying to determine if sunlight has any taste and smell. It would be an endless source of treats if it does...

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Diego-san's Tip of the Day

One way of avoiding having to wear sunglasses is dipping your eyes below the sunbeam.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Not a Happy Camper

I'm going to have to bring Thompson into the vet to get his claws clipped. One of them is growing into the pad on his foot and I can't get at it without him being very unhappy with me. He's not going to like the alternative one bit...