Friday, April 30, 2010

This Moment

Diego-san seems fully recovered from the Great Anal Gland Incident of 2010. He seems extra appreciative of the time I isolated him and spent all my time with him. He even seems more appreciative of Thompson than he has been in the past. I think he sees that his life here, despite a few rules or two, and despite a pesky younger brother, is pretty darn good.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Brotherly Hug

Thompson has declared today, "Give Your Brother a Hug Day."

Wednesday, April 28, 2010


I've been enjoying my iPad. I'm reading more than I have in many years and it's great for surfing the internet, checking email, and watching videos. This is Thompson's version of an iPad: a soft place to rest.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Diego's Advice

My job's work is piling up as I have spent the last week on jury duty. The trial I'm on might last through next week as well so I can't imagine what the in box in my office will look like when I return to work. Diego has advised not to worry. He told me just roll over on another side and get another perspective...

Monday, April 26, 2010

Week Two

My second week of jury duty begins. Theo has been practicing his innocent look.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Staking a Claim

Diego-san has decided that the refrigerator and all its contents belong to him. Any questions?

Friday, April 23, 2010

Doing the Thompson

This is called doing the Thompson. It entails rolling around on your back and waving your paw up in the air. Thompson encourages you to give it a try.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Spring Fever

We definitely have a epidemic of spring fever affecting our house. Diego-san has been as squirrelly as Theo the past few days and Theo has been running around as if he is being chased by invisible creatures. Thompson spends all his time gazing out windows.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


We had a first in our house yesterday or at least the first time I've been a witness to such an event...

Thompson and Theo were wrestling and like it usually does when those two are wrestling it soon turned into Thompson hissing and growling at the relentless Theo. The hissing and growling was getting louder and louder when Diego-san, who was sitting on my stomach, raced over to the scene and hissed at Theo. It actually kind of touched me that Diego would stick up for Thompson although I don't support the boyz taking sides against each other...

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Welcome to the Jungle

I haven't had the time to mow our lawn yet and since the grass seems to be growing about a foot a day, I think Diego-san for one is starting to get concerned that the grass will soon be taller than our house...

Monday, April 19, 2010

Jury Duty

I was trying to explain to Theo that I've been called for jury duty this week. I'm not sure he got the concept since I'm not entirely sure he understands the concept of being guilty of something...

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sunday Squared

Some Sundays are about algebra, others are about simple addition. This Sunday is all about Geometry and finding the proper angles to enjoy our sun.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Tale of the Tail

With all the flapping, wagging, swishing back ends in the house, Theo has learned it's very important to keep an eye on the tail in front of you...

Friday, April 16, 2010

Making Me Look Good

I have the photography skills of a newt but it's darn near impossible to take a bad picture of Thompson. He's so darn photogenic.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Doctor Sez

As we reported yesterday, Thompson and Diego-san got clean bills of health from their vet. I failed to mention however, that the vet wants Diego to quit smoking. Diego was not happy with this news because he thinks he looks rather suave when he's smoking (insert Photoshopped picture here).

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Another AOK Year

Thompson and Diego-san had their annual visit to the vet. The kindly Dr. Timmerman said they both were doing good. Thompson has lost a half a pound over the past year and she said Diego-san was a good weight for his size. Thompson has a bit of gingivitis but Dr. Timmerman said that unlike Theo, neither boy needed to come back to have excess tartar removed from their teeth. Both boyz were pretty vocal in letting me know their displeasure over getting hauled off to be poked and prodded. Thompson in particular snarked at me the entire time...

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Abstract Art

This is our attempt to be a little artful... I like to call this piece, "Theo Tries to Taste His Own Nose."

Monday, April 12, 2010

Who Loves the Sun

There's been so much sunshine in these parts lately that the boyz don't have enough hours in the day to soak it all in...

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Contest

Diego-san wanted me to go back and tally how many of our first 1,500 posts were about him, how many were about Thompson, and how many were about Theo. I told him I wasn't going to do that but I would agree to make post 1,501 about him.

Saturday, April 10, 2010


This is our 1,500 post. That's quite a lot of blogging. The boyz and I want to thank all those who have read, followed, and left comments over the years. We've had a lot of fun.

Friday, April 09, 2010

My Lil Sprout

Theo was extra curious what I was cooking when he smelled me preparing some brussel sprouts. Given his interest I thought the name would make a perfect nickname for my lil buddy. I spent the rest of the evening calling Theo "Sprout." He didn't seem to know what to make of his new moniker.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Spring Has Sprung

After a long winter complete with a few traumatic events, there is nothing like the smell of fresh spring air to make everything seem OK again.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Weekly Staff Meeting

The boyz gathered for the weekly staff meeting. They are waiting for the staff to arrive before starting the meeting.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Begging to Differ

Thompson slightly disagrees with some of Diego-san's theories about being cool. He admits he has learned (and re-learned) a lot from living with Diego.

He may have to practice a time or two to do things the other boyz do without thinking, but once he gets something down, he is right up there with anyone. And being cool is something he has picked up from watching Diego's behavior.

Monday, April 05, 2010

The King of Cool

Diego-san has a couple theories about being cool:

1) You are born with cool. Cool is not something you can teach or learn.

2) If you have to practice being cool, you are not cool. Cool is just being cool.

Here is a picture of Diego-san being cool.

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Not Quite What He Was Expecting

Theo was watching me pretty intently yesterday morning as I was eagerly keeping an eye out the front window. When there was a knock at the door he followed me to see who it was. I think he was pretty surprised/disappointed that it was the UPS guy delivering my iPad and it wasn't the Easter Bunny delivering goodies a day early...

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Baseball Returns to Minnesota

The Minnesota Twins moved indoors to the Metrodome in 1982. I was in high school then so the bulk of baseball games I've gone to have been indoor. Yesterday the Twins' played their first game (an exhibition game against St. Louis) at their brand spankin' new park, Target Field. The stadium is gorgeous and I loved the return to outdoor baseball. I feel a fun, fun summer comin' on...

Friday, April 02, 2010

Paid Time Off

Eating, watching things from your favorite window, and keeping an eye on your brothers can be a pretty tiring job. We're glad Thompson is up to the challenge.

Thursday, April 01, 2010