Thursday, May 31, 2012

True Relaxation

The only way to truly relax is to make it look like all the bones have left your body.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Peony Time

I'll be the first to admit that I'm not much of a gardener.  I hate weeding, and if put under oath I'm not sure I could tell you what is a plant and what is a weed.  That's one of the reasons I enjoy it when my peonies bloom every year.  They only flower for a short time but I adore the color and I adore the fact that not even my rudimentary gardening skills have managed to kill off the annuals.

Yesterday I was out doing some yard work- primarily cutting some low branches off the ash tree in the front yard.  Thompson was peering out the open window the entire time and I couldn't help but wave at him periodically.  Each time I did I heard a little meow. He wasn't sure what I was up to but he wanted to make sure that I knew he had his eye on my activities.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012

Little Help Please

Sometimes a guy can get his head stuck in the oddest places. Instead of snickering about it how about getting this box off of me?

Sunday, May 27, 2012

All His

This so called "shared" hammock has been claimed by Diego-san.  Any questions?

Friday, May 25, 2012

Gimme a "C"

Diego-san decided he would spell out what he is.  He has a little more difficulty forming the "a" and "t."

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce and Thompson

The only way Thompson could look any more suave is to have a drink in his paw and a cigarette in his mouth.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Buddy the Dog

I had a strange dream last night... In my dream I had adopted a three legged dog, a collie named Buddy.  Thompson and Buddy became best friends and Diego-san was mad because both Thompson and I were devoting all of our attention to Buddy.  Theo was mostly absent from the dream but I remember he didn't seem too fond of our new housemate either.  When I woke up, Diego-san was warmly snuggled against my side purring away.  I guess he wasn't dreaming the same thing I was or at least in his version of the dream Buddy joined everyone else in the house in lavishing Diego-san with all his attention too.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Perfection For Now

Thompson is pretty confident that every fur and every whisker is in its proper place.

Friday, May 18, 2012


Diego-san really doesn't care if you all join him in stretching, but it's an activity he certainly endorses.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

I'm a Young Cowboy and I Know I've Done Wrong

The latest song I've learned to play on my guitar (and warble) is "Streets of Laredo."  I learned it after learning that one of my mentors, who recently passed away from breast cancer, used to sing it for her family.  Theo is not sure with what to make out of the gusto I put into my performance....

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Thompson's Haiku

Over my shoulder
I look and then I scowl
Mind your own business

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


After lying in the sun all afternoon, Diego-san is letting the sun know he isn't happy that he'll soon have to move in order to stay in the sunlight.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Quotable Thompson

Having heard the term, 'pull yourself up by your bootstraps,' Thompson decided to coin his own similar phrase: 'push yourself up with your lone front paw.'

Sunday, May 13, 2012

I Read The News Today... Oh Boy

After going through the Sunday newspaper, Theo asked me to place a want ad for more treats.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Seeking Remedies

Diego-san had another trip to the vet yesterday to have his... (psssst) anal glands looked up.  Sure enough they were full again and had to be expressed.  I did some research afterward and read that it usually isn't good to have a cat's anal glands expressed regularly because it affects the muscles down there, and it can be a sign of some other issue.  I'm going to do further research on a probable change in his diet.

He was a trooper though- hardly complained at all during the entire trip/ordeal.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Thompson's BC

This is Thompson's business casual look.  It's about fifty times better looking than my own.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Household Art

We call this piece, "Two boyz sit close in proximity and look off to different places in the distance."  Enjoy.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Daunting Challenge

When one sees the whole house as a big playground sometimes it's hard to know where to start playing.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Watching Diego-san

Our legislature spent eight hours yesterday deciding if the state will provide funding for a new football stadium for the Vikings.  I had the debate on in the background but clearly Diego-san grew bored of all the jabbering. He clearly thinks some of the things human beings waste their time on is beneath him.

Monday, May 07, 2012

Sunday, May 06, 2012


Someone once told me that I was "inscrutable," but she didn't mean that as an insult.  I couldn't be offended because I had to go home and look the word up in a dictionary.  Now that I know what it means I think it applies to Diego-san as well.  And I don't mean that as an insult.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Deep Thoughts

I told Theo I'd give him a penny for his thoughts. He told me that he'd hold out for some Temptations instead.  I gave him a penny because I figured he was thinking about what he could do to get some treats.

Friday, May 04, 2012

Intruder Alert

It always concerns me when I interrupt a house meeting that I wasn't invited to...

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Proof Please

I told Theo I had been doing more tweeting recently and he asked to see my beak.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

More than an Excuse

If my mom were still alive, she might remind me I should be making my bed every morning.  She might understand however, that one of the reasons I don't always do that is that it often gets used throughout the day...