Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Another of Life's Mysteries

Theo doesn't understand why I would take the pile of dirty laundry out of this sun bath and stick it in a noisy machine that spits out suds.

Monday, January 30, 2017

An Unusual Day

The routine when I'm downstairs watching TV is Diego-san will come and sit on my chest as close to my face as possible.  A little while later Theo will come down and sit on my stomach. If we are lucky Thompson will eventually join us too- usually sitting on one of my arms. Usually if I have to get up, I can just pat Diego-san on the side, and he'll get up.  When he gets up Theo sometimes follows, other times I have to push Theo off of me. If Thompson is with us, I have to lower him down to the floor. If I return, the whole routine starts over.

Yesterday I got up and when I came back, I came back to this sight. This is highly unusual that both Diego-san and Theo stuck around waiting for me to return. It's even more unusual they stuck together in my absence.  Maybe world peace is just around the corner.


Sunday, January 29, 2017

Saturday, January 28, 2017

This Face

This face is asking for a treat.  It's hard to resist this face.

Friday, January 27, 2017

No One Watching

Sometimes you gotta dance like there's no one watching. Other times you gotta lie on your favorite mat like there's no one watching.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

My Bad (I Guess)

I don't know what I did that Thompson felt compelled to give me the ol skunk eye.

Monday, January 23, 2017

D Update

Diego-san seems to be feeling better. He's eating more and he hasn't thrown up the past few days. Through whatever it was that was/is making him feel bad, he's remained his lovable self...

Saturday, January 21, 2017

T Update

Thompson's thyroid level came back as high. Last time it was tested it was on the high end of normal. He's been taking a medication for his thyroid but the vet said the risk in treating the thyroid is it could hurt Thompson's kidneys. What is abnormal however is thyroid problems usually result in a bigger appetite and for the past couple of years it's been a struggle to get Thompson to eat.  So I'm not sure what we will do...

Friday, January 20, 2017

Poor D

Diego-san still isn't feeling well. He's skipped a few meals and thrown up a few meals. A return trip to the vet is likely in the cards unless he shows improvement today...

Thursday, January 19, 2017

No Secrets

Theo doesn't mind I'm posting this picture of what some might consider a private act. At least I don't think he minds (given he likely doesn't understand the scope of the Internet).

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Paw'd

When he sits on my lap, occasionally Thompson likes to paw at my face. I don't know if he's checking to see if I'm still breathing or what...

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Monday, January 16, 2017

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Playmate

Theo was disappointed when I told him, no, I wasn't going to get a puppy for him to play with.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Not Happy, Not at All

Yesterday morning Diego-san skipped his breakfast. This is a very unusual thing for him to do, so I called the vet and got an appointment for both he and Thompson (who was due to have his thyroid tested). The appointment was after work so when I got home I fed the boyz. This time Diego-san ate his entire meal.

Still, I decided it wouldn't hurt to have the vet take a look. So without much warning I loaded Diego-san into his carrier and Thompson too. It was really cold outside so I got to hear some cries of displeasure as we walked out to the car. Once in the car Thompson howled away, a combination growl and wail. Diego-san quietly meowed.

Thompson continued voicing his displeasure as we entered the building all the way through when they took him in back to withdraw blood. I could hear him howl even as Diego-san and I were directed to an examination room. I pointed out the recent scratch on Diego-san's back and the vet took his temperature saying it was a little warm but not that much out of the ordinary. She told me to keep an eye on him and bring him back in the morning if I was still concerned.  He seems fine now.

She told me Thompson has small veins so they had some trouble withdrawing blood.  Poor guy. He was pretty quiet on the drive back home...

Friday, January 13, 2017

Full Stretch

As part of his Olympic gymnastic routine, Thompson is showing his full stretch position.  I'd give him a ten.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Quiz Time

Theo strolled by and noticed Diego-san occupying the perch of Theo's favorite cat tree.  What do you think happened next?

a) Theo went away dejected and found somewhere else to be;
b) Theo joined Diego-san and they shared the space;
c) Theo leaped up onto Diego-san causing Diego-san to hiss and vacate the tree

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Not Much of a Mystery

I noticed yesterday that Diego-san appeared to have a patch of grey furs on his back between his shoulders. Upon closer examination, I noticed it wasn't grey furs, but a bald spot with a cut underneath.  I have a guess on which brother is responsible for the wound. Hint: it's not the one he's pictured with here.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Architectural Suggestion

Theo's thinking that if we made that entire wall behind him one big window, he'd have access to more than a sliver of light.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Different Strategies

Theo does everything he can (rubbing up against me, using me as a scratching post, head butting) to move up the next meal time. Diego-san has a different arsenal. He sulks.

Friday, January 06, 2017

Dad

My dad passed away yesterday. He was 92 and for the past three years had suffered from Alzheimer's/Dementia. Even as his memory suffered, even as his confusion grew, even up 'til the end, he always asked me how the boyz were doing. He knew they meant the world to me. So did my dad.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Bag of Looks

Hey gals, this is Theo's sultry look. Unfortunately it looks a lot like his confused look.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Food Guy's Resolution

To appreciate each and every moment I get to spend with the boyz.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Theo's Resolution

To continue to add as much sweetness to the world as he can...