Friday, August 01, 2014

The Fifth Beatle

When he isn't busy chewing on my guitar strings, Diego-san likes to rest on our piano. Music is in his bones.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Forever Just Out of Reach

We haven't had the ever popular laser pointer in our house since the last one pooped out shortly after Theo came to live with us.  I've kind of felt bad about that on multiple levels. Theo loved chasing that pesky red dot all over the house. I would even go so far as to point it at the ceiling and that didn't deter Theo's chase whatsoever. He would leap as high as he could even though he was coming up about five feet short.

To not replace something he (and Diego-san) enjoyed made me feel derelict in my entertaining duties. But at the same time I felt kind of cruel because Theo was never going to rest easy until he caught that dot. (Diego-san would chase it for a while but then realize the futility and ultimately saunter away as if he was telling me he knew it was a game all along and he was just amusing me by agreeing to play.)

Last night I was out picking up some food for the boyz and I decided since Theo has pretty much licked the nip toys dry that I would pick him up a new toy (his routine includes taking toys out of the toy box and playing with them a couple of times a day). I was looking at the variety of nip toys- bananas, cigars, birds, hearts, etc. when an employee asked if I needed help. I jokingly said, "Do you know what my cat would like best?" and the employee trained to be helpful pointed to the laser pointer. "Ever have one of these?" he asked. So that's what I bought. And Theo's eternal chase began once again when I got home.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Reading Thompson

This is Thompson's "I heard the refrigerator door open but I know it's not my meal time but still maybe I should get up for a possible treat?" look.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Fairweather Fan

All this time I thought because he always faces with his back toward the TV whenever the Twins are on, that Diego-san is not a baseball fan. But I recently bought this Twins floor mat and Diego-san spent much of the weekend breaking it in and showing his true home team colors. Now I know it's not baseball he doesn't like, it's the Twins losing ways over the past few seasons.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Levels of Alert

When Thompson rests on this side he can prop himself up. When he rests on his opposite side he has the advantage of having nothing in the way of him getting his head right next to the ground.  This is called turning a lemon into lemonade.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Be a Blob

Saturday is a good day to be a blob.  Diego-san is very good at blobbing. He's a brilliant blobber. He's one of the blobbiest blobbers ever.