Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Talk to the Paw

Sometimes Thompson doesn't seem all that interested in what I have to say and all my pearls of wisdom.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Hey Janitor Guy

Theo is letting me know there is a used tissue on the floor that needs to be tossed. Toot sweet.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Tipsy

Tipsy means different things to different folks. For me it usually involves an adult beverage. For Diego-san, it means napping in this position.

Friday, August 18, 2017

Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Sun vs. Theo

Theo is trying to face down the sun. He's not certain who will blink first.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Enough

He spent his first year as a feral cat and learned first paw that the world can be a harsh and dangerous place. Now days, he has plenty of warm spots to rest his head.  And that's enough.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Bongo Ball

He's the only bongo ball player in the house and it must be bongo ball season because Theo has been playing with it every night for the past week or so. 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Woah

From the look on his face, it must have been a wacky weekend for Thompson.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

The Ideal B-day

Diego-san had a nice birthday.  Extra treats and I did my best to keep Theo from pestering him too much.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Recharge

Look, it only took us 12 years, but we finally wore Theo out...

Thursday, August 10, 2017

2017 Cat Video Festival

I attended the 2017 Cat Video Festival. I think anyone who reads my blog can attest to my cat bonafides, but I gotta say there were many crazy arse cat people in attendance. I love and am quite proud of the boyz, but I'm not about to wear cat clothes, ears, and hiss and meow in public... The videos were highly entertaining though. Many captured what I see the boyz do on a regular basis.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Sigh

There's the sound of thundering cats in other parts of the house. This usually gets Thompson's attention. Maybe he's heard the noise of high speed chases, knocked over furniture, things getting kicked off the table, hisses, one too many times...

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Leaving His Mark

Of course later on in the day I found a big old hairball urped up on this blanket...

Monday, August 07, 2017

Moment for Worship

Theo's spending a little time worshiping his cat tree. It's an ancient tradition.

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Watching You Watching Me

Thompson watching me watch TV. I hope I'm more entertaining than what I'm watching (another Twins loss).

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Upside Down

Diego-san assures me all the blood isn't rushing to his head. It's just an optical illusion.

Friday, August 04, 2017

PPU

Thompson has become very adept at spitting out his pink Thyroid medicine pill when I'm not looking.  He's the opposite of a pill popper. He's a pill popper upper.

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Oldie But Goodie

Going through old pictures. This one is from 2013. It's da boyz...

Monday, July 31, 2017

Deciphering Theo

Sometimes Theo gives me a look of unmet expectations, other times he looks at me like I'm one big gorilla. I'm not sure which of the looks this one is...

Sunday, July 30, 2017

GNR

Gonna see Guns N Roses tonight. Diego-san clearly prefers a little quieter setting.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Friday, July 28, 2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

This Is Bunk

Theo's favorite bed is this bunk bed. He's noticed though no one ever sleeps in the bottom bunk. What fun is a bunk bed when no one sleeps in the bottom bunk?

Monday, July 24, 2017

Blessed

I had to have a plumber over to fix a leaky shower head. He met all three boyz (it's too hard for Thompson to run and hide like he used to do when a strange person entered the house). The plumber looked at Thompson and said I was a great pet owner, inferring that I must be to have adopted a cat with a disability. I didn't correct him but the truth is, I'm the lucky one getting to spend the past 14 years living with Thompson.

He has such a great soul, both weary of trusting others, but loving those who he has learned to trust. He gets along with both of his brothers and often plays peacemaker between the two by being available when the fighting between Diego-San and Theo ends. He has slowed down a lot the past couple of years and spends almost all day sleeping or not moving much. But he still hops over to greet me when I come home, and the rare times he sits on my lap is appreciated all the more because it doesn't happen as often as it used to. When I hold him, he purrs and seems happy to have my attention. I love my boy.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Absence Maker

I went to a concert (Garbage AND Blondie) Friday at a casino that's about an hour's drive from my house. I decided rather than driving back late at night I would stay at a hotel and make a day of out if. As soon as I dug out my suitcase, Diego-san knew what was going on. He did absolutely everything he could to dissuade me...

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Selfie Practice

Theo is working on how to take a selfie. He's practicing his different looks: dignified or baffled?

Friday, July 21, 2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Peas in a Pod... Not

A rare picture of all three boyz together. Not a very good picture, but a rare one still.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Won't You Lend Him a Hand?

Theo's favorite new place to sleep is on a pile of clothes transitioning into rags, with his head against a box full of junk. I think he may have hit skid row.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Bed Hog

That's alright Diego-san, I don't need any room on the bed to go to sleep.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Serious Sleeping

You don't know sleep until you've experienced sleep with your nose safely tucked into the bend of your leg.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

It's Scary Out There

This world is such a confusing place. Time to sit in a box for a while.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Warning

We sleep on the second level of our house. The other night there was a severe weather watch for our area with the potential of hail and strong winds. The storm was supposed to arrive after midnight. I told Diego-san it was his responsibility to wake me up if the civil defense siren sounded. I guess he decided he needed to rest up to make sure he was up for the duty.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Past and Present

Sitting next to a picture of the late, great Mr. Max. In other words a picture of two great cats.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Inconvenienced

Shortly after this photo was taken, I washed the blanket Thompson has claimed for himself. He had to go find another place to rest for a couple of hours. That's about as exciting as it gets for Thompson these days.

Monday, July 10, 2017

My Lil Teapot

He's a little teapot, short and stout, where is his handle? and his little wet snout.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Intruder Alert

Diego-san is good at letting me know he and my guitar do not fit in my lap at the same time.

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Thompson's Favorite Joke

What did the two walls say to each other?

Meet you at the corner.

That always cracks Thompson up.

Friday, July 07, 2017

Theo Time

Once a year, when Thompson and Diego-san have their annual visit to the vet, Theo gets the entire house to himself. I'm not sure if he enjoys this opportunity or if he spends the entire time thinking the three of us have abandoned him...

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Not Very Happy Boyz



Diego-san and Thompson had their annual visits to the vet. With each and every visit to the vet, Thompson is growing increasing vocal about his displeasure. He howls at the top of his lungs and hisses at me if I try to calm him down. Poor Diego-san was also unhappy but his small peeps were drowned out by his brother.

Thompson continues to lose weight, down another half a pound. Diego-san also has lost some weight and recently he's been really lethargic. I asked the vet to look at his anal glands since they have been an issue in the past. Sure enough she said, they were really full and she expressed them. Hopefully this will make him feel better.