Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Monday, May 30, 2011

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Just Ask Diego-san

How can such a sweet little face so effectively mask such a Diego-san tormentor?

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Friday, May 27, 2011

Our Boy T

He may not move like the wind but he certainly knows how to get to where he wants to go...

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Learned Perspective

Theo finds that if you lean over just a wee bit, things seem to make a little more sense.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Silly Human

Diego-san spent the evening watching me struggle to mow what only seemed to be knee high grass due to all the rain we got over the weekend. He just doesn't understand why I do things that make me so cranky when I could be inside spending more time with him...

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Phoenix 2011

Flew out to Arizona for the weekend to see the Twins lose two games to the Diamondbacks. It was a nice little trip (except for the results of the games). I was one of the first 15,000 fans Saturday so I got an All Star Game Garden Gnome. Woo hoo.

P.S. The boyz were mighty wound up when I got home. Theo threw up his first meal and Diego-san ran around like he had been shot out of a cannon...

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Theo's Island

I told Theo that just like Gilligan, he has his own hammock. I also told him that just because he shares that similarity with Gilligan, that wasn't why I called him my little buddy.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Saturday Solitude

The cat sitter has come and gone. When will the next meal be?

Friday, May 20, 2011

House Plan

The dreaded suitcase has made an appearance... Diego-san suggested before we think about adding a fifth member to the household that the existing four are first accounted for and present.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Spring is finally here. This means not freezing to death in an ice cold house at night. It also means snuggling is voluntary and not mandatory to maintain and steal others' body heat.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Secret

The boyz and I have a little secret to share. For the past month we've contemplated adding a fourth boy to the house. His name is Cody.

Cody was found near a dumpster in a trailer park. One of his front legs was broken and it later had to be amputated. Two people associated with the rescue organization sent me Cody's information knowing about my absolute fondness for my life with Thompson and the fact that Cody looks a little like Thompson. At first I didn't even think about possibly adopting Cody, but the thought of giving him a good home eventually started playing on my mind. My city has a three cat per house limit, and to add any more requires me to obtain the signature of any neighbor living within 150 feet of our house.

I finally had a chance to meet Cody last Friday. During my entire visit to his foster home, he hid underneath a bed. His foster mother said he's a very shy boy right now- he's only recently finally gotten comfortable enough to climb in bed with her at night. She wasn't sure adding him to a house with three other male cats would work very well. Currently his housemates are two female cats. When I first started thinking I might be interested in adopting him I thought about if it would be unfair to him since there is a pecking order in our house, a very set routine and it would definitely take an effort on everyone's part to accept him into that order and routine. I know it would happen eventually but I don't want to add unneeded stress to a life that already has had a difficult beginning.

I'm not sure what the final decision will be, but whatever I decide I really really hope Cody finds a great home...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Boy of Perpetual Motion

Even in the rare moments Theo decides to take a breather, he still looks like he's ready to play at a moment's notice...

Monday, May 16, 2011

Tale of Woe

On my way home from another depressing Twins' baseball loss, I decided I'd stop and pick up some dinner. There's a Vietnamese pho restaurant on my route home from the ball park and pho sounded good so that's where I decided to stop. Unfortunately when I pulled into the parking lot I saw a sign that says the restaurant is closed on Sundays.

So I headed home and was greeted rather indifferently by the boyz. That's when I said, "So guys you want to hear my tale of woe? There was no pho to go." I chuckled and Thompson looked at me with his, "this is what I have to put up with in this house" look.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Keep Out

Living in a house with two brothers and a guy always looking to take photos to use on the blog can make finding any privacy difficult. That doesn't stop Diego-san from trying.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Blue Humor

Me: "Theo, blogger was broken yesterday."
Theo: "Blogger? I don't even know her!"

Friday, May 13, 2011

Guitar Guard

Diego-san is either guarding my guitar from pouncing brothers or trying to guard me from getting to the guitar. It's likely the latter rather than the former...

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Gotcha Day

Eight years ago, Thompson, Diego-san and I became housemates. It's been a wonderful journey and I'm glad we've gotten a chance to share much of it here on the blog.

Memories of our first meeting(s)? I remember being impressed how Diego nearly lept up into my arms the first time I saw him at his foster home... I also remember how surprised I was the first night they came to their new home how Thompson was the more courageous of the two- investigating all parts of the house while Diego immediately ran to the basement and hid for two days. I did wake up to find Diego peering at me from off to the side of the bed. As soon as I reached out to pet him he ran back to the basement. Another memory is the first time I tried playing with Thompson and I rolled a ball toward him. Unfortunately I rolled it on the side of his missing leg and as he bent over to try to catch the ball with his mouth he tipped over...

Oh the fun we've had...

Happy anniversary boyz...

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Working Cat Blues

It was a rough day for Thompson. Theo interrupted three different naps.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Circle Back

Dual purpose location: prevents brothers from pouncing on you unexpectantly; also is a choice spot to pounce onto a brother unexpectantly.

Monday, May 09, 2011

Dance Man, Dance

Diego-san is waiting for me to amuse him. He may be waiting a very long time.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

It's About Time

Windows were finally open much of the day... Spring might actually be here, much to Thompson's delight.

Friday, May 06, 2011

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Charismatic D

It's spectacular how something so black can lighten any room he enters...

Sunday, May 01, 2011

No Off Switch

Oh Diego-san... what mysterious thoughts are going through your mind?