Wednesday, August 31, 2011

San Antonio 2011

I was scheduled to take a train trip out to Salt Lake City. Unfortunately there was an accident on that line last week and they shut down the route to make some repairs. So with some last second scrambling I ended up taking the train to San Antonio instead. San Antonio may not be the place you want to visit in late August. It was 110 degrees the day I arrived and cooled down to 107 degrees the day I had to time to do stuff. Visiting one of the old missions was interesting but I was very glad to see the three boyz's faces when I finally got home.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Little Help Please?!

Diego-san wants the entire world to know that his comb is not a self serve comb.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Strange Days Indeed

Thompson is not fond of strange people entering the house. In my case it's a matter of my behavior. In the situation of the cat sitter I hired, it's a matter of not really knowing that person...

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Supporting Paw

Theo is trying to talk Diego-san off the ledge. More than the other two, Diego-san is not fond of my extended absences...

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Last Trip of the Year (I Think)

I started packing up my knapsack for a short trip. This of course got Diego-san's attention and I tried comforting him with the news that this likely will be the last trip I take this year. That didn't seem to matter to him much...

Friday, August 26, 2011

State Fair

This is a joke I tell every year at this time but it still cracks me up. Of course it helps to be a 'Seinfeld' fan to fully appreciate the joke but here goes:

Our house is within walking distance of the state fairgrounds. So the smell of horses in the air can only mean one of two things: 1) it's state fair time; or 2) Theo got into the beef-o-reeno again.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Me and My Shadow

Last week we featured the sweet sound of Thompson snoring. This week we thought we'd give him a chance to regale everyone with his version of the song, "Me and My Shadow." Go ahead Thompson... Thompson?

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


If he had access to a mountain, Diego-san's mountain lion impression might be even more impressive, but just having access to a ledge next to the stairs, his ferocious mountain lion impression is still pretty darn good.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


This is our 2000th post! The boyz and I want to thank all of you who read about their exploits on a daily basis. When we started bloggin' all those years ago we never dreamt that we'd still be going 2000+ days later.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Saturday, August 20, 2011


Saturday. Meal served. Litter box cleaned. The king is pleased.

Friday, August 19, 2011

It's Music to My Ears

You have to turn your volume up all the way and it helps to listen through headphones, but this video captures the cute sound of Thompson snoring. Given the preceding instructions you may not believe it, but his snoring was so loud that Diego-san was looking at Thompson as if to wonder if his buddy was OK...

Thursday, August 18, 2011


One of my first jobs was bagging groceries. It still remains one my favorite jobs I've ever had because it was really satisfying when I'd come up with the perfectly arranged bag of groceries (cans on the bottom, cereal boxes on the side to provide a nice stable side, and eggs and bread on top) for a customer. I'm not sure I ever was able to create a bag this perfect though...

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Life of Thompson

Thompson doesn't worry about things like how fast the summer has flown by or the smell of somebody's new shoes. Instead he just worries about finding a quiet place to rest his head.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New Shoes

I got a new pair of tennis shoes. Obviously Diego-san and Theo approve of the purchase.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Sunday Funnies

Diego-san apparently decided if he couldn't be a part of the Sunday comics, he'd at least do the next best thing and read 'em.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Tee Hee

This picture of Theo cracks me up... He was sitting like this for 15 minutes and if you look closely enough he's sticking out his tongue. He's a master at emptying out his head...

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Simple Twist of Fate

I think Thompson is often quite thankful he ended up in a home with Diego-san... Me too...

Friday, August 12, 2011

Happy Birthday Diego-san

In celebration of Diego-san's birthday I decided I'd clean out the litter boxes twice instead of once today. The boy sure likes a clean litter box...

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Make Room for Thompson

Thompson decided he must be missing something important so he should join myself and the other two boyz.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Monday, August 08, 2011

Sunday, August 07, 2011


Played in our end of the season all day softball tournament. It's a double elimination tournament meaning the team plays until it loses two games. We lost our first game at 8 a.m. and had to keep playing the rest of the day as we won our next three before losing our last game at 4 p.m. My legs are going to be sore for the rest of the week.

The boyz were a bit anxious about the change to their schedule and to see the old man hobble home...

Friday, August 05, 2011

Peabody Ducks

While in Memphis we made sure to go and see the march of the ducks at the Peabody Hotel. During the anticipation for the march to begin I kept thinking I could probably teach the boyz to march down a red carpet and jump into a big sandbox. I'm not sure they'd be too keen on doing it every day in front of hundreds of people though.

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Theo Knows Best

When life is a little discombulated, like when meals aren't served at the usual time, it's best to just crawl in a box.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011


Took the train to Memphis to go and see Bob Dylan perform. It was the 40th Dylan concert I've been to. I just wish I could see him again tomorrow...As much as I wish the boyz could have come with me, I'm not sure they would like his concerts any more than the ones they hear from me every night...

Tuesday, August 02, 2011