Sunday, July 31, 2011

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Not So Fast Mister

I don't think it was Diego-san's intent to inspect my packing job but rather to stop it all together...

Friday, July 29, 2011


Thompson responds to the news that he and the other boyz will be on their own this weekend...

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Scritch Scritch

Don't let the face fool you... this boy is about to head butt you.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Spa Time

Thompson's royal treatment was interpreted by a sound. The sound both boyz pause to look at? The melodious sound of Diego-san hacking up a hairball...

Monday, July 25, 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Strategic Location

Theo's favorite place to sit in the entire house is at the top of the stairs. There he can jump at me if I walk up the stairs and race me if I go down the stairs. There's also a direct path to his dinner dish so that comes in handy as well.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Positions Please

Diego-san has taken to occupying the hammock when I start practicing my guitar. I appreciate this because the hammock is near where I play and he's the only boy who is anywhere in sight during my caterwauling. Maybe there's a cone of silence surrounding the hammock that I'm not aware of...

Friday, July 22, 2011


Thompson prefers the rooftop level where it is more difficult for younger brothers to pounce on him unexpectedly. Theo prefers the ground level where it is much easier to run after a brother if needed.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Effective Tool

This is Thompson's irresistable face. He doesn't use it frequently but when he does he gets whatever he wants...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Vertical Boy

Even in this excessive heat Theo, unlike his brothers, is almost constantly vertical, with his patented 'I'm ready to go, let's get going, what are we doing next?' facial look.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Horizontal Boy

It's been extremely hot and humid outside for the past few days with no relief forecast in the near future. Diego-san has spent even more time than usual horizontal rather than vertical. I guess someone's strength has been zapped by the weather.

P.S. Now I see what Thompson was looking at from down below...

Monday, July 18, 2011

Look It Look It Look It...

Thompson is playing "made you look." I refuse to fall for such tricks.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Lack of Action

I told Theo since the rest of us seem to bore him with our lack of energy and activity, he should take up a hobby like knitting or crossword puzzles. He seemed to at least consider the suggestion without blindly dismissing it.

Saturday, July 16, 2011


Got some cat grass at the farmers' market. Diego-san proves just like his predecessor, the late great Mr. Max, he is part cow.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Ants in Your Pants

Thompson was lying peacefully on the floor cleaning himself. Suddenly he leaped about a mile in the air. This may qualify as normal behavior for Theo, but I'd never seen Thompson act that way before. I took a closer look and sure enough there was a huge ant crawling up his leg. He was able to shake it off and then trap it with his front paw. The difference between Thompson and Theo? The ants attacking Theo are usually imaginary (as far as I can tell)...

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Cat Sawed in Half

This is Theo's magic trick. Is it an optical illusion or has Theo found a way to saw himself in two?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

This is Not a Test (exactly)

The civil defense sirens started blaring around 10:15 p.m. Sunday night. The boyz and I had already been in bed for about an hour (yes I'm a cranky old man who tries to get in bed by 9 p.m. most nights). I grabbed my iPhone to see what was going on and saw that our city was under a severe thunderstorm warning due to a storm system that had heavy rains and strong winds (gusts up to 75 mph).

I turned on the TV and saw there were blobs of bright orange and yellow on the radar. I'm no meterologist but have learned in general terms that bright colors on a weather radar usually are not a good thing. I took a quick inventory of the boyz and saw all three sleeping in various locations in the bedroom (our bedroom is upstairs).

Over the years I've tried to teach the boyz our severe weather protocol- going down to the basement of the house. This has been met with varying success since each of the boys tends to run upstairs under the bed when they have a concern. This time I decided I would go downstairs and turn on the TV without trying to herd the boyz since I looked outside and it was only lightly raining.

Sure enough, Theo followed me down probably thinking food was a possibility. I watched the TV weather report for a while when I lost my TV signal as the lightning was lighting up the sky at a specatular if somewhat frightening rate. When I shut the TV off I noticed all three of the boyz were nearby looking at me. I guess the combination of thunder and lightning, and this strange deviation from our normal sleep routine got their attention. Thankfully the storm blew by without causing any damage.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Grass is Always Greener

The boyz seem to appreciate when I open up the wallet a bit and turn on the air conditioner when the house feels like its a zillion degrees. But that means the windows get closed (we are not going to air condition the world). When the windows are reopened, the boyz tend to line up as if the windows have been closed for a zillion years and they better appreciate the fresh air before I'm mean again and close access once more...

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Paws for a Moment

He's usually a whirlwind of activity but every once and awhile Theo does paws to rest his little noggin.

Friday, July 08, 2011

Speaking Diego-san

Diego-san wants to be furminated, stat. He doesn't know what I'm waiting for... He'd settle for a belly rub though...

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Do You Speak Diego-san?

Diego-san wants something.... Can you guess what it is? (We'll post the answer tomorrow).

Wednesday, July 06, 2011


The boyz and I have continued to think about adding a fourth member to our household. I've been thinking about arranging another visit to Cody's foster home to see if this time I can actually meet him. The first visit I learned he was just starting to come out of his shyness around humans a little bit. I know I'd enjoy having him around and Theo would love another playmate.

Thompson accepted Theo warmly even though there are times his younger brother irritates him. Diego-san would probably be fine with Cody if Cody understood there are certain Diego-san rules that must be followed. The question is how Cody would feel about the wacky world of our little abode. Perhaps I can have his foster mother read him our blog to prepare him for daily life here...

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

5th of July

Thompson is resting up after a three day weekend. Of course he spent the entire weekend resting up so it wasn't a major adjustment.

Monday, July 04, 2011

Independence Day

Theo is celebrating the 4th of July by sitting on my knapsack. Not sure why, but we have learned not to question Theo's activities.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

True Red

This photo indicates that Diego-san's natural color is red. I hope he hasn't been dying his fur black behind my back because he thinks its a cooler color...

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Camouflage Kitties

In our house it's best to look before you decide to roll over...

Friday, July 01, 2011