Monday, November 30, 2009

Four Days

I think my having a four day weekend may have put a crimp in Theo's style. He spent all four mornings following me around and when he was certain I wasn't going anywhere, he'd go chase Diego-san around the house. Sometimes the little guy just can't chill...

Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Cranberries

I went to see one of my all time favorite bands, the Cranberries, play at First Ave. Their singer, Dolores O'Riordan, has a voice that just knocks me out. I'd listen to her sing anything. She also dances exactly like I do... kinda doing an expert version of the funky chicken. When I got home I dug out my Cranberries' CDs and danced away to the music. I've never seen the boyz look more frightened.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday

I think Diego-san was a little disappointed when I told him Black Friday was not named in his honor.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Profiles in Patience

This is Diego-san's "I know you've been holding a camera next to my head for the last ten minutes but there's nowayinhell I'm going to look at you" pose. He does that a lot.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Brotherly Love

Sometimes brotherly love means letting your brother sleep with his foot planted on the back of your neck.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Pillow Imitation

This is Thompson and Diego-san doing their best imitation of the picture of the two cats on the pillow.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Fall Checklist

1) Yard raked. Check.

2) Gutters cleaned. Check.

3) Furnace filter changed. Check.

4) Catching the final autumn sun rays. Check.

Saturday, November 21, 2009


I moved the upstairs desk down to the living room so I'd have a better place to put my laptop. Thompson was the only one of the three boyz who didn't get riled up by the move. I guess he's seen enough of my spontaneity to know how to take it all in stride...

Friday, November 20, 2009

Meeting at the Water Hole

The guys called a meeting at the neighborhood water hole. I guess I wasn't invited. I was able to sneak in with a camera however...

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Equal Time

Diego-san let me know that he thinks there has been far too much attention paid to Theo's antics on the blog recently...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Balloon Boy Part 3

It was an accidental happenstance but from the juxtoposition of the past two days pictures it looks like the bottom Theo is a bit afraid of the upper roaring Theo...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Balloon Boy Part 2

Theo either got really bored (yawn) or really angry (silent scream) looking up for the balloon boy yesterday...

Monday, November 16, 2009

Balloon Boy

I told Theo the story of balloon boy but failed to mention the adventure happened a month ago. Theo spent the next hour looking up through the sky light hoping to catch sight of the mylar balloon.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


When it comes to the proper relaxation technique, proper spacing is essential...

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Our Week

I began the week by knocking my head hard against the ice. I ended the week admiring Thompson's ability to scope out the sunniest places in the house. I think I prefer the latter.

Friday, November 13, 2009

How Much is That Kitty in the Window?

Diego-san and I are working on a new number...

"How much is that kitty in the window? (meow meow) The one with the silky black fur? How much is that kitty in the window? (meow meow) I do hope that kitty's not for sale..."

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Unmet Expectations

I'm not sure I was who Theo was expecting when he heard someone coming up the stairs.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans' Day

This is the look I got from the boyz when I told them I get a day off during the middle of the week in honor of Veterans' Day.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Thanks Guyz

I've lived with Diego-san and Thompson for over six years now, and Theo for over four. Still they are quite capable of surprising me now and again...

Last night I took a tumble during our curling match and smacked my head against the ice. I never lost consciousness, my vision was fine and I had a relatively minor headache. Still given what happened to Natasha Richardson last year, it occurred to me the smart thing to do would be to go to the hospital and have things checked out. But since my symptoms were not very severe I decided to go home and see if things got worse. I told the boyz before I went to bed that I hoped I wasn't making a mistake and hoped to make it to the next day since it was my birthday. It just wouldn't seem right passing away the night before a birthday...

There must have been something in the tone of my voice because Diego-san spent most of the night cuddled up right next to me. He usually starts that way when I get into bed but shortly afterward he'll move to a more open spot. Not last night- he dug himself into my armpit and purred and purred away. It was early, but it was the best birthday gift a guy could ever ask for...

My head hurt a little today and I have quite the bump, but I don't seem any worse for the wear...

Monday, November 09, 2009

More of a Humanities Major

Sometimes the simplest scientific concepts elude Theo- like why he can't get at Diego-san through solid wood.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

The Wise One

I spent the afternoon raking and doing other yard work and when I got back inside Thompson gave me a look of, "geez you're wasting valuable nap time with all that busy work." Then he yawned and went back to sleep.

Saturday, November 07, 2009


Theo seems back to normal (or as normal as he can be). After a very long work week I decided to take Friday off to stay home with the boyz (and make sure Theo wasn't sick). He was his usual self chasing Diego-san all over the place and wrestling Thompson. And he didn't turn his back this time on a handful of Temptations...

Friday, November 06, 2009

Busy in the Shadows

This is Diego-san's latest art/action film. It's entitled "Busy in the Shadows."

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Fingers Crossed

I'm a little worried about Theo. He's thrown up a couple of meals the past few days and this morning he turned down a treat of Temptations (he never turns down a treat). His appetite is normal and his energy high so I hope everything is OK...

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

A Rose is a Rose

I must not stink too bad... the boyz love to sleep on my dirty clothes.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Theo's Turn

I told Theo it was his turn to do something entertaining for the blog and asked him to think about it. So he did.

Monday, November 02, 2009

A Thompson Hug

Two dimensionally, a Thompson hug may look pretty good, but believe me it's much better three dimensionally.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

A Tip

I'll give you a little hint if you ever find yourself playing a game of hide and seek with the boyz. The best place to look for a hiding Thompson or a hiding Theo is under one of the beds. On the other hand the best place to look for a hiding Diego-san is somewhere up high. Since up high is not as obvious a hiding place, I often can't find Diego...