Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Be Prepared

Ears way up, eyes wide open. Now all Theo needs is for something exciting to happen in the house.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Secret Sunday Plot

Obviously Thompson has something to share with Theo that I'm not privvy too...

Friday, January 27, 2012


Thompson's glad it's Friday (looks like it was a rough week).

Thursday, January 26, 2012

What's in a Nickname?

Because of his massive sized paws I sometimes call Diego-san my little cuddly bear. I think he prefers to be known as a massive and ferocious black bear. Just a small difference in perspectives I guess.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Historic Video

I was fortunate to be around (with my iPhone) to capture history in the making. This is the first time I'd ever seen Theo play the role of peacemaker. His normal role is that of instigator.

What's the brouhaha all about? Diego-san was not happy that Thompson wanted him to share the sun puddle he'd been lying in all morning.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Junk Food Junkie

Normally I have a pretty good diet. Most my meals consist of vegetables and fish. I only eat fast food a handful of times a year. Yesterday was one of those times.

I was out running some errands and I saw a KFC. I felt too tired to cook a dinner and I had been interested in the new hot wings KFC is advertising so I decided to stop in and get some. When I brought them home Diego-san's curiousity was obviously picqued by the new smell. He almost never shows any interest in the food I normally eat for dinner. I put the wings on a dish and sat down to eat and Diego-san did all he could to get a hold of one of the wings. I finally had to lock him in another room so I could eat my meal in peace.

I never knew I had a boy so interested in the worst of the worse fast food.

P.S. The wings were nothing special.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

A Questioning Face

Often as I leave the house Theo will run from the front door where I leave, to the side window where I walk by on the way to the garage. Sometimes the look on his face suggests a questioning on why I would want to leave the warmth and familiarity of the inside world for the vast confusion of a world he's never been allowed to explore. Not sure I have an answer for that.

Friday, January 20, 2012

To Each His Own

Some think outside the box. Thompson thinks outside the bed.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Different Backyard

We've had a very mild winter in the frozen tundra. We've barely gotten any snow, and temperatures up until the past few days had been downright balmy. Diego-san doesn't seem to mind the missing snow anymore than I do. (Although it does make it harder to tell if we have been visited by any bunny rabbits.)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A Different Type of Thinking Cap

A fellow can get a lot of good thinking done when his brother is licking the back of his head.

Monday, January 16, 2012


I'll have to teach Theo who Dr. Martin Luther King was so he has a better understanding why I get to enjoy a three day weekend with all the boyz...

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Friday, January 13, 2012

Friday the 13th

Theo is clearly not the superstititous type. He's always letting Diego-san walk in front of him (partially in preparation for chasing him all over the house)...

Thursday, January 12, 2012

He's Watching You

When I curl up in a ball it's to try and block out the entire world... not so with Thompson.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Bar Boy

I learned 101 songs in my first year of learning guitar. Of course almost all of them sound exactly alike, similar chords and simple strumming patterns. Diego-san obviously can't wait to hear the next 100.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Life Goes On

The late great Mr. Max and I lived in an apartment for several years. The best view for Mr. Max from our last apartment was out the living room window that overlooked the area behind the apartment complex. Outside our window was the biggest tree on the grounds and Max spent hours watching the birds and squirrels.

I came home one afternoon and saw that the tree had been removed. For days Max acted very lost and that memory is one of many that has stayed with me over the years. I always wonder if it was a matter of him missing the tree or if he was overwhelmingly startled by what must have been a day of very loud noise from chain saws and whatever else was used to remove such a large tree.

I got home the other night and found a notice hung on my door. The city had been out and determined that the ash tree on the boulevard was in declining health so they have decided to remove it. I have another huge ash tree in my front yard about 15 feet from the other tree, and it's in the exact same condition as far as I can tell. That the trees were nearing the end of their lives hasn't been news to me. The emerald ash borer has been found in several trees in the city and I read that the city has a plan to remove all the ash trees within the next few years.

I do wonder how the boyz will react, especially if I decide it's time to remove the ash tree in the front yard, the tree that is closest to the picture window in our living room. Diego-san and Thompson in particular love to watch the action in the tree. I would likely replace the tree with another type of tree, but it will be years before it grows tall enough for much squirrel and bird action. I just hope the boyz aren't as traumatized as Mr. Max seemed to be...

Monday, January 09, 2012

Saturday, January 07, 2012


Got a softball and a comb.... Looks like Theo has some wild plans brewing...

Friday, January 06, 2012

Lost His Pillow

The problem with some warm and soft pillows is that they have a tendency after a while to get up and move somewhere else.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Simon's Cat

Another Simon's Cat cartoon that Theo and Diego-san can relate to...

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Resolutions Part 3

Theo resolves to do his part to make our house even more entertaining in 2012.

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Resolutions Part 2

Diego-san indicated to me he has already given up on his 2012 resolution. As hard as he tries, he just cannot be any more handsome...

Monday, January 02, 2012


Thompson's resolution for the new year is to sit somewhere where both ears get in the sunlight.

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Happy 2012

I reminded Theo to stop writing "2011" on his checks. He indicated that would not be a problem.