Saturday, September 21, 2019

Sweet Dreams

You can almost see the ZZZZzzzzzz’s coming out of his head.

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Da Boyz

This might be my favorite picture ever of Theo and Diego-San together. I came home from work for lunch which I normally don’t do. Both boyz personalities shine through in this pic.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

This Close

I told Theo he’s this close to becoming an internet sensation. He only had two questions. What’s the internet? and what’s a sensation?

Monday, September 16, 2019


Diego-San had a quick trip to the vet Saturday morning to get weighed. He hasn’t lost any more weight since his last visit about a month ago. And he was given a new acne medication for the pimple on his chin. His pride was probably hurt more than anything else.

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Win Twins

The Twins are on the cusp of clinching a playoff spot. It’s been a fun and exciting year. They set the major league record for home runs in a season (although the Yankees just passed them... boo). So I was glad the boyz took interest in a key game yesterday against the second place Indians. Actually they were waiting for the TV to magically shut off alerting them lunch was going to be served.

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Friday, September 13, 2019

Snoozin is for the Daytime

Diego-San was so glad I was back home he woke me up around 16 different times the night before I had to wake up at 5 a.m. Thanks Buddy.

Thursday, September 12, 2019


Back from my two day trip to Jersey. I don’t know if Theo recognizes me.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019


Left for a short trip to Princeton, New Jersey. This is the last thing I saw when I closed my front door at home. This time, Diego-San didn’t become anxious when the suitcase appeared, probably because I packed at the last possible moment since I had little to pack. This time it was Theo who got clingy. I think he’s noticed that when I put extra food out, it means I won’t be home anytime soon.

Monday, September 09, 2019

Diego 747

He’s making airplane ears apparently knowing I will soon be on an airplane.

Saturday, September 07, 2019

Trickle Down

I’ve got an incredibly difficult and busy week in front of me. Unfortunately, this trickles down to Theo because his routine is about to be severely altered...

Friday, September 06, 2019


Thompson used to snuggle and nap with Diego-San. Thompson used to snuggle and nap with Theo. Diego-San and Theo have never snuggled and napped together. This is about as close as they get.

Thursday, September 05, 2019


This is one of the things Diego-San is doing more and more often. When resting next to me he’ll put his paw either on my hand or my arm. I take it as a sign of affection.

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

First Impressions

When someone new meets Diego-San they inevitably comment on the size and floof of his tail. They also comment on his oversized paws, the size of a bear’s paw. I will note his fur is silky soft and he’s got a giant personality. But other than that he’s just your every day average cat.

Monday, September 02, 2019

Great Feets

Feet strategically placed, one flat, one angled. Tail laying in a manner to frame both feet. Impressive

Sunday, September 01, 2019

Favorite Moments of the Day

Post breakfast snooze. His favorite time of day next to mid-morning, afternoon, mid-afternoon, early evening, late evening snoozes before bedtime.

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Ho Ho Ho

I visited several Minnesota counties yesterday for my job. The last stop was in Blue Earth, where we stopped to see the Jolly Green Giant. I live in a strange state.

Friday, August 30, 2019


The guitar came out for the first time in months. Didn’t faze Diego-San. Thankfully for him, my callouses are gone so I wasn’t able to play for very long.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Blast to the Past

This used to be like an every other day occurrence, sitting on the kitchen table right as I am about ready to eat breakfast. He hasn’t done this for a while, I suspect it has to do with his diminishing jumping ability so I didn’t mind this otherwise annoying behavior.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Sincerely, Theo

Theo is wishing you all a happy weekend. And maybe because he did, you’d be willing to send some treats?

Friday, August 23, 2019

Warming Up

He’s perking up for the weekend. His weekend plans? Lotsa naps.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Squirrel Tale

I was at the Twins/White Sox game Tuesday night and during a key point in the game, score tied 3-3, Twins threatening in the fifth with two on and two out, when the game was stopped because a squirrel ran from the outfield through base runner Max Kepler’s legs and into the White Sox dugout. The Twins ended up scoring four runs in the inning and won the game 14-4. We have a rally squirrel.


Tucked in and tuckered out.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

One Last Day of Peace

Today’s our last day of peace for a while. Our State Fair starts tomorrow and runs through Labor Day. This means constant traffic both vehicular and foot will be streaming by our house. The boyz least favorite thing however is every night they end things with fireworks.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Sunday, August 18, 2019


Diego-San had his annual visit to the vet. He lost a pound since his visit in April when I brought him in because he had an infected pimple on his jaw. The pimple is still there so they gave him a shot. He’s also had lifelong issues with his anal glands so those got expressed today as well. Sucks getting old.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Another One Bites the Dust

The boyz sitter sent me this picture when I was in DC. Unfortunately, the boyz sitter was supposed to visit them two times but she forgot about the second visit. So the boyz are getting a new sitter.

Friday, August 16, 2019


MN Pets, the service that came out to my house to euthanize Thompson, and return his cremated remains to me, sent me a nice sympathy card hoping I’m doing alright during the one year anniversary of his death. While it was a nice gesture, I hadn’t even connected the dots to the anniversary. At least on a conscious level. A couple of weeks back I saw this 3D frame advertised on FB. I immediately ordered one and it arrived yesterday. It’s really pretty cool, a good way to remember my friend.

Thursday, August 15, 2019


In Washington DC for a short business trip. I’m staying at the Eaton Hotel in a very nice room. My favorite part is the funky bathroom. This wouldn’t surprise the boyz because it’s the one room at home that they aren’t allowed to follow me into.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Sick Day

Stayed home sick yesterday. The boyz took good care of me as you can see by all the attention Diego-San is giving to me.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Tag Team

The boyz have tagged team hacking up hairballs the past three mornings to get me out of bed. Theo horked one up Friday. Diego-San hurled one up Saturday morning. Theo finished the weekend with another Sunday morning. I didn’t need my alarm clock all weekend long.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Snooze Buddies

It was a rainy Saturday so Diego-San and I spent the afternoon napping together. We’re both really OK with that. He’s not going to be pleased when the suitcase makes another appearance this week.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Where’s the Fun?

The weekend has arrived and we are now into August meaning the year is 3/4ths over. Time seems to be flying by. I told Theo there is a saying that “time flies when you’re having fun.” He wants to know when the fun will happen.

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Self Hump

It’s hump day and Diego-San is demonstrating how to use your paw to create your own little hump to rest your head on.

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Theo the Philosopher

Theo lives in a constant state of wonder and confusion. This inspires me. It’s better to admit you don’t understand your world than confidently think you do.

Saturday, August 03, 2019

Friday, August 02, 2019

Perpetually Unpredictable

This is one of the few times in the past year that I have found Diego-San hanging out in the living room without me. Usually he’s upstairs on my bed or downstairs on the couch where I watch TV. I found him on the living room love seat when I set off for my last softball game of the year. I found him still resting there when I got home from my game.

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Where’s Theo?

His new place to hang out, behind my rack of guitars. He’s auditioning to be my roadie.

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

The Snooze Button

I rubbed his forehead, he stirred and yawned, and then went back to snoozing.

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Play Ball!

Theo loves his playtime. He’ll retrieve certain toys and balls and lets me know it’s time to play.