Saturday, March 31, 2012

In Case You Didn't Know

This is Diego-san's patented, "please rub my belly but know in advance that after a little belly rubbin' I will put a bitey on your hand" look.

Friday, March 30, 2012

Epic Battle

I put my camera away too soon... Moments after this picture was taken Theo and Diego-san got into one of their more entertaining fights. Theo stood on his hind legs and started swinging his front paws as fast as he could, with his eyes closed, trying to land a punch.

Diego-san's arms are long enough where he could sit out of Theo's arms' length and still have the ability to whap Theo on the top of the head without fear of any of Theo's punches landing. So Theo was swinging wildly away and occasionally Diego-san would whap him on the top of the head. It was like a scene out of a Three Stooges movie.  Theo didn't give up though... Diego-san was the one who had enough and eventually hopped down when I went to grab my camera....

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Deceptive Appearance

In a ready, set, go situation this would be Thompson's "set" position. He's all ready and set to get up and go in a moment's notice.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Poker Face

Diego-san ups the ante on who is the most handsome in the house...

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Our Edison

Theo's a busy guy. He's constantly working/playing with something. Here he's working on a new invention: glow in the dark ears.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Friday, March 23, 2012

Strike a Pose

This is Thompson's handsome pose*.
*His secret is however, it really doesn't take much effort...

Thursday, March 22, 2012


He knows as long as he occupies the spot, the big noisy sucky thing can't come out to clean the rug.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Apple Geek

The boyz don't seem to be as enthused as I with our new iPad.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Me Too

Record high temperatures have become the norm here in Minnesota during the month of March. Theo seems concerned we seemed to have skipped spring entirely and have gone straight into summer. He's not the only one....

Monday, March 19, 2012

A Dilemma

Sun's pouring down. What's a boy to do to soak it all in?

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Olympic Hopeful

This is Thompson practicing his breaststroke. Next he might even try it in water...

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Friday, March 16, 2012

Simon's Cat

The only thing different from this cartoon and my dinner time is the missing third cat...

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Trio Minus One

Thompson not only missed this photo shoot, but he also missed his opportunity to participate in synchronized stick out your tongue time.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Thoughtful T

Tuesday is really a good day to get a lot of important thinking done.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Bird or Plane, or Diego-san

Sometimes when I don't know where Diego-san is, it's a good idea to look up.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Bat Cat

I asked Theo if he could try to look a little more like a bat. I know not why. His radar being attuned, this was his best attempt.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Mr. Big Shot

Our state's governor shook my hand on a work related effort. I came home and told the boyz the news and asked what they had done all day long. They didn't seem too impressed. I think they would have been more impressed if I met Garfield or someone like that...

Friday, March 09, 2012

Who's the Boss?

I'm not sure if it's a bit of spring fever, or if it's Diego-san feeling like himself again, or if it's another sign that he isn't feeling completely well, but I've never seen Diego-san as squirrely as he was last night.

He usually is pretty patient with my guitar practice time knowing that when I'm done I'll crawl into bed to watch some TV. This is a cue for him to crawl underneath the covers. Last night he couldn't wait. He kept howling at me, urging me to put down the guitar.

When I finally did get into bed, he crawled up on my chest and tried to butt his head into my nose as often as he could. Then when he crawled under the covers he couldn't decide which side he wanted to settle on so he kept wandering back and forth over me. He never did really settle down so I ended up kicking him out of bed so I could try and get to sleep. This, of course, did not make him very happy...

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Wednesday, March 07, 2012


Thompson doesn't understand why I sing Lyle Lovett's song, "Don't Touch My Hat," with so much conviction. As Mr. Lovett sings, "You can have my gal but don't touch my hat..."

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Yes... and He Knows How To Use Them

When Diego-san visited the vet a couple of weeks ago the vet tech kept remarking about the impressive size of his paws (or bear clubs as we like to call them). Believe me, you haven't lived until you've been woken up in the morning with a big old bear club to the face.

Monday, March 05, 2012

A Tip from Theo

It's always best to try and attack your designated scratching areas from all angles.

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Sunday Face

Thompson's Sunday face is somehow even more irresistable than his Monday through Saturday face.

Saturday, March 03, 2012


Diego-san appears to be fully recovered from his ailments. He even was up on the kitchen counter this morning, a place he knows he isn't supposed to be... Good to see him back to himself (for the most part).

Friday, March 02, 2012


Theo had his annual visit to the vet and everything checked out fine. His weight is the same as last year, and his vet said the weight is good for his size, much to Theo's chagrin. He clearly thinks his meals should be doubled.

Thursday, March 01, 2012