Saturday, December 31, 2011

Friday, December 30, 2011

Action Position

Thompson has a difficult time pouncing but he certainly is quite capable of springing into action at just about any moment...

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Cuddle Face

Diego-san sometimes seeks the warmth that the spotlight can't provide...

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Which Way Will It Arrive?

Ever since I told Theo that the new year is almost here, he's been waiting expectedly for it to arrive. Unfortunately for him I told him last week...

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Wishful Thinking

Given Thompson's stripes, Theo decided to see if his brother, just by chance, might taste like a candy cane...

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Holidays

Hello! My name is Thelonious Dribble and some of you may know I’m the youngest in the house with my brothers Thompson, Diego-san and also the food fella. I feel very lucky because my housemates asked if I would do our 2011 holiday letter! Usually they don’t ask me to do anything except leave them alone… but I don’t mind because I’m up for doing anything anytime anyplace! Did I already mention anytime? For those who have never met me, come on over and visit! I love to meet new people. In the meantime the next best thing you can do is listen to the squeaky bathroom door at the food fella’s work because he said it sounds just like my MEOW! It reminds him of home where I try to follow him into the bathroom and I cry and cry until he finally opens the door!

This past year was a very special year for us because we got a tent for Christmas and the food fella made sure it was stocked with nip toys all year. There’s nothing I love more than licking my nip banana. Unless it’s licking my nip fish! Or my nip stick of dyno-mite! Sometimes Thompson or Diego-san will grab one of the toys from the tent but usually they just go away when I join them in licking the toy! Our house motto is it’s good to be licked every now and then!

Thompson is a pretty good big brother. He likes to wrestle and growl at me. He usually spends his day sleeping in the living room and sometimes I’ll even join him for a nap. But not for long. Because I’m on the go! Got things to do!

I look up to my other brother, Diego-san, a lot. And not just because when I chase him he likes to jump up somewhere I can’t jump up to! He howls and hisses at me and I know he just would love if I could jump as high as him! His are loving whaps on the top of my head!

The newest thing in our house this year was the food fella trying to learn how to play what he calls a gee-tar! It’s very loud and it’s even louder when he does what he calls singing and my brothers and I call CAT-erwalling! Diego-san sits next to him when he practices his gee-tar but Thompson and I usually stay downstairs until the racket is finally over. You think with all the time he practices he would get better. We’re all crossing our paws! (Thompson uses his back paws to cross!) If it’s not the noise from the gee-tar it’s the noise he makes telling us all about the ringing he hears in his ear. Sometimes when I sit on his chest he asks if I can hear the ringing. When I butt my head against his head I do hear the wind whistling in one ear and out the other! But that’s definitely more of a whistle then a ring though so I’m not sure I know what he’s talking about just like most other stuff.

Well I hope you liked my letter. I have to get going. I gotta look for some food or play with my brothers. Or look for some food. I hope y’all have a great holiday full of nip and fun! Oh and by the way, my food dish is empty!

Theo, Thompson, Diego-san, and DMa

Saturday, December 24, 2011

On the Ball

Thompson has claimed a choice spot to await for Santa's arrival...

Friday, December 23, 2011

Sunny Side Up

Diego-san demonstrates he's in the holiday spirit by happily rolling over in the sun. He hopes all cats in the world are so lucky...

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Double Wide Shower

Theo is glad the showering area is large enough for two; I'm not so sure Thompson agrees.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Wise Guy

I do believe that Diego-san is sticking his tongue out at the photographer. Little does he know that Santa doesn't deliver to wise guys.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Hats Off

Thompson just shakes his head at some of the silly stuff I put on top of my head...

Monday, December 19, 2011

Ear Positioning

Must be nice to be able to hear stuff off to the left at the same time you are listening to stuff in front of you. Then again, maybe that's why Theo usually has a puzzled look on his face...

Sunday, December 18, 2011


Rather than buy a fancy pair of sunglasses, I decided using Diego-san to block out sunlight was a more appealing option.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Allez Cuisine

The boyz are sending out a big thank you to Daisy the curly cat. After reading how much she and her brother Harley enjoy bonito flakes, I decided to try some. Not only for the boyz, but also for myself since being a fan of the TV show, "Iron Chef," I knew that Iron Chef Michiba used bonito flakes as a staple of many of his dishes.

We got our first shipment of bonito this week and as soon as I opened the package all three boyz came into the kitchen with eyes wide open. I put a little in their dinner dishes and they couldn't snarf it down fast enough. I have yet to try using it in my cooking, but the boyz thank Daisy for introducing such a tasty treat into the house....

Friday, December 16, 2011

Playful T

One word that rarely describes Thompson is "playful." Playing with cat toys is challenging because to do it upright means trying to time batting the toy with hopping to maintain balance. Usually when he plays he does so on his side and often substitutes his back paws or his nose for his missing front leg. Last night for some reason he was in an extra playful mood, hiding inside the empty spot in one of our cat scratchers and then later batting the ball around in this toy. I didn't have my camera handy and just caught the last moments of playtime. Somehow though, to see Thompson play ALWAYS makes me feel happy.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

No to Muppetry

I went to see the new Muppet movie. I told Diego-san afterward that because there doesn't appear to be any feline muppets that perhaps he ought to sign up. He was not amused.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Last Line of Defense

Theo finds himself in the challenging situation of being the last thing standing (or laying) between the sun and the laundry basket.

Monday, December 12, 2011


Diego-san indicated it was too bad I had to spend my day at work earning money to feed and house him. For him, lying on his back in the sun sounds far better.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Possible Overtime Required

It's been a busy Sunday for Thompson. He's already had to change positions on the couch three times.

Saturday, December 10, 2011


We've asked Theo to write this year's annual holiday card for friends and family. He's taking the responsibility seriously, pondering what he should write about by guarding the chase the mouse in the circle toy. It's how he gets his best thinking done.

Friday, December 09, 2011

An Occasional Difference or Two

Although they usually get along pretty well, Thompson and Theo don't always see things eye to eye.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Don't Be Fooled

He may not always look like it in his pictures but Diego-san is a pretty soft and cuddly guy.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011


Diego-san might be the most intelligent and Theo might be the most determined, but Thompson is the wisest boy. He's very good at assessing a situation, determining if he wants to be involved and then getting what he wants.

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Our Lil Conservationist

Given the trickle from the faucet, Theo was worried that we are running out of water until I reassured him that I would dilute the supply we have to make it last longer.

Monday, December 05, 2011


Thompson showed which side he was on after I hollered at Diego-san for jumping up in the kitchen sink and licking all the dirty dishes...

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Saturday, December 03, 2011


Hey Diego-san... there appears to be some worms, or a shadow of a turkey on the ground in front of you...

Friday, December 02, 2011

Theo the Artist

Not all of us have the artistic soul of Theo- here he tries to dramatize his black and white coloring with the use of darkness and light. Either that or he just forgot to move when the sun did.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Thompson's Thought for the Day

We all need someone to look up to (especially if he can provide some food).

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Priorities, Man

Diego-san was more interested in giving me the evil eye than he was watching the Muppet Show.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Two Out of Three Ain't Bad

Theo was practicing the part of the Big Bad Wolf from Little Red Riding Hood. He definitely got the big ears (better to hear you), and the big eyes (better to see you) down, but his teeth are tiny and probably wouldn't scare Little Red Riding Hood much.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Good Question

Thompson wonders why every weekend can't be a four day weekend.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Good Help is Hard to Find

Diego-san was going to point out to the cleaning guy that he missed something but that would probably mean the big old noisy sucking machine would have to make a reappearance...

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Premium Seats

Diego-san tried to scalp his ticket to me but I passed. So he was the one who got to enjoy the front row to all the action.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Among many other things, Thompson is thankful he has many comfortable places to lay his head.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Reporting for Duty

We got our first snowfall over the weekend. It was just enough snow that I felt obligated to shovel the public sidewalk in front of my house. As I was preparing to go outside, Diego-san was being extra needy of attention so I told him I could use a little help shoveling and suggested I let him go outside and swish his impressive tail around to clear the snow. I certainly couldn't lose him in the snow given his color.

As I went to the front door Diego-san hopped up on the bookcase next to the door as if to indicate he was willing to try what I suggested. Alas, I changed my mind and decided it probably wasn't a good idea to use him as my snow swisher.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Math Tutors

The boyz decided to help me with my geometry by showing me what a cat triangle looks like.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

A Personal Trainer

Thompson wants to emphasize the importance of regular neck exercises. First you look one way, then you turn your head the other way. Repeat and zzzzzzzzzzz.......

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011


I told Theo there was a mouse by the computer. Hard as he tried, he just couldn't find it...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

We All Agree

Thompson's thinking the fella on the other side is pretty darn good lookin.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Mr. Know It All

Diego-san's secret for knowing EVERYTHING that goes on in the house? He keeps one ear to the ground.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Planning for the Future

Theo's practicing his behind the wheel driving position for the day I let him take driver's ed.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Misleading Caption

Thompson is questioning how he got the title, 'cat scratcher.' He said he doesn't itch any more than the other two boyz.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Life on the Other Side of the Tracks

Life is so hard for Diego-san. It's hard to know which of the twenty choice spots in the house to rest in ; it's hard to choose whether to lie sunny side up, or over easy; it's hard to choose whether to try and steal Thompson's dinner or Theo's dinner after he finishes his own. Sigh.

Friday, November 11, 2011


This is the second day in the current month where Thompson feels it is appropriate to try and be one with the world.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

The Real Celebration

Somebody in the house is having a birthday but Diego-san thinks that is irrelevant and it's one more day everybody should lavish praise on him.