Sunday, June 30, 2013

A Prompting

Theo's been spending a lot of time in the bathtub the past month or so.  I'm thinking his message isn't self directed but maybe directed at others in the house who he thinks needs to take a shower or two...

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Horse Sense

We had some pretty bad storms roll through these parts last weekend.  We were fortunate that although some pretty big tree branches fell in our yard, none damaged anything.  Also, unlike many in the area, we never lost power.  I did notice during the rainfall however that our gutters weren't guttering very well so yesterday I brought the ladder out to clean the gutters out.  There was quite a bit of slop (decomposing leaves and branches) and it stunk up to high heaven.  No matter how many times I washed them, my hands still kind of smelled like I had been working with horses.  Believe me, Thompson noticed...

Friday, June 28, 2013


I commissioned a painting of the boyz from my friend, who has done other paintings for me.  This is what she came up with.  I'm quite pleased.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Fetal Futility

I was running late for work this morning so I was tearing around the house trying to get everything I needed for the day in order. Diego-san decided that the best defense for this flurry of activity was to curl up and enjoy the show...

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Temporary Boy

My great-nephew celebrated his first birthday over the weekend.  This was my gift to him.  So for a few days the boyz got a new housemate.  They weren't too interested.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Camping Trip

Theo thought it would be a good time to get away, rough it, and enjoy a little camping excursion.  He's got his tent all set up (including his favorite toys).  Bring on the wienies and smores...

Monday, June 24, 2013

Little Orphan #$%^!

Diego-san fully believes that you're never fully dressed without a smile.  Still he's willing to go around naked.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Friday, June 21, 2013

The Boss

Thompson is a stickler for cleanliness.  That's why I have put him in charge of making sure no one throws up on rugs or carpeting and all heaving activity occurs on hard surfaces that are much easier to clean.  He has however noted, that the person responsible for vacuuming and dusting has been a little lax on his duties recently. Even though Thompson doesn't like the volume of the loud sucky thing, he thinks it's about time that operator get off his butt and finally do some needed cleaning...

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Keeping Perspective on Problems

I told Theo I had a hard day at work.  He didn't want to hear it.  He knew I probably didn't worry all day about when the next meal would be available.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

To Do List

Diego-san would get up and do something productive if he could think of anything more productive than keeping the sun company.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Problems Solved

Sometimes the best way to deal with life's challenges is to bury your head in the warmest thing around.

Monday, June 17, 2013

It's Been Years Since It's Been Here

After a cold and damp spring Thompson is really wondering what that bright ball in the sky shining its rays through the windows is...

Saturday, June 15, 2013


Diego-san is practicing his pose for the bust that will eventually be placed in a prominent spot in the Smithsonian.

Friday, June 14, 2013


Theo isn't so sure he's glad I'm back. Since the sitter left all three scoops of food out at one time (unlike the normal three times of day food availability) and his brothers usually don't finish their full meals, it left plenty of extra food for him to savor and enjoy.  Now things are back to normal and he's back to begging for food 24/7.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

One Out of Three

One of the three boyz let me know he missed me during my trip out east. Thompson is not usually much of a snuggler but he wanted to be on my lap every moment he could when I got back home...

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Back Home

I see Thompson learned something new during my absence... a new stair to claim as his own...

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Without the food guy around to provide regular meals, Theo's world is a little topsy turvy...

Monday, June 10, 2013

All My Bags Are Packed...

Taking a short trip out to Washington DC to see the Twins play the Nationals.  There were some nervous kitties when I left home...

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Oh Little He Knows

Such a peaceful face... I almost hate pulling out the suitcases that will be needed shortly...

Saturday, June 08, 2013

This Morning's Schedule

1) Sit in hammock

2) Check food dish to see if any food has magically appeared since last time it was checked

3) Chase Diego-san around the house

4) Return to hammock

Friday, June 07, 2013

Sewer Cats

Making sure all the alligators that live in the sewer don't get into the house.

Thursday, June 06, 2013

The Performer

For today's performance, Thompson will imitate a lima bean.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Differing Opinions

Diego-san thinks that when Theo sits around with his tongue sticking out he looks foolish and un-catlike.  I, on the other hand, think it makes Theo who he is and I for one wouldn't change that...

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Mr. Irresistable

Has a lot of tricks in his bag that makes it impossible to resist his charms...

Monday, June 03, 2013

Today's Adventure

A boy in the bathtub. Hoping the water doesn't start to flow.

That is all.

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Thompson's Creed

The corner cat comfortably contemplates creative cat napping.

Saturday, June 01, 2013

The Cuddler

Diego-san made it extra hard to go to work yesterday morning.  He sat on my lap, cuddled, squirmed, stretched out, and was purring so loud that I thought it would wake the neighbors.  When I finally got up to leave he looked at me with the biggest eyes that let me know not only was I abandoning him, but I was leaving the most important being in the whole wide world...