Tuesday, December 31, 2013

OK Corral

Got the boyz a new trough. Theo was disappointed that it wasn't so much an all you can eat buffet, or hardly a buffet at all since the food in all three dishes was the same.  That didn't stop him from trying to sample from all three dishes.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Mystery, Man

Days after the fact Theo is still struggling to figure out how Santa got into our house since there is no entrance from the chimney...

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Happy Holidays

Thanks to our friend Jackie Bartosh for the wonderful portrait of the boyz...

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Resting Room

Thompson's most frequent resting spot is the couch in the living room. His favorite resting spot is when Diego-san is also resting on the couch  in the living room.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Thoughts of Sugar Plum Fairies

T'was the day before the night before Christmas and all through the house, all the creatures were scurring except for Thompson.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Taking No Chances

Not wanting to mess up his chances with Santa Theo has decided to sit with a blank look on his face from now until Wednesday.

Friday, December 20, 2013


A public service announcement from Thompson: a smile is just a frown turned upside down.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Food Please

I told Theo for Christmas, I'm planning on buying a stuffed cat for my great nephew.  Theo let me know he has never felt stuffed in his life but would like to give it a try.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Another Mystery

I'm not sure why Diego-san's eyes appear to be different colors in this picture.  I guess he might be trying out different contact lenses.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Pokey Hokey

You put your right foot out. You put your right arm out.  You put your ears out.  You put your tongue out. There's not much more you can put out.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Missed Opportunities Part Three

Thinking back on 2013 Thompson laments all the time wasted not sleeping.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Missed Opportunities Part Two

Thinking back on 2013, Diego-san laments all the time everyone wasted not giving him all the attention.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Missed Opportunities

Reflecting back on 2013 Theo laments all the time that was wasted not eating a meal.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Do You Feel Lucky?

Friday the 13th. Being a black cat. Diego-san is wondering why everyone in the house seems to be avoiding him today...

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Show a Little Dignity Man

Thompson and Diego-san decided the movie we were watching wasn't nearly as entertaining as watching their brother tear around like a chicken with his head cutoff.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Our Connoisseur

Either the fish tastes a little nippy or the nip tastes a little fishy.

Monday, December 09, 2013

Don't Try This at Home

According to Thompson, you don't know how good sleeping feels until you've experienced sleeping with your foot in your mouth.

Sunday, December 08, 2013


Diego-san informed me he would like to try the spotted leopard look. He doesn't understand why I won't help him change his coat.

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Thinking of Santa

It's gotten extremely cold out the last few days. We're being warned about dangerous wind chills.  Theo figures if we have to live in this cold weather we might as well move our house to the north pole so it's easier for Santa to visit us anytime of the year.

Friday, December 06, 2013

Lemon Lessons

Thompson is a great philosopher.  He believes that when life hands you lemons, you make lemonade (and a silly pucker face).  When life does not hand you lemons, then it's OK to curl up and take a nap.

Thursday, December 05, 2013


I bought an electric guitar. The only one brave enough to attend my first practice session was Diego-san. His reaction was hilarious. He couldn't decide whether he was more curious or scared at this new sound. He slowly approached the amplifier, then would back away, ears turned up the entire time.  I think he thought the sound was of a cat being tortured and I think he was hoping it was one of his brothers (not to name names). Let's just say the sound was definitely not very Claptonesque.

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

What Lesson Will He Learn?

Theo became the first cat ever to live with me to do the unroll a whole roll of toilet paper trick.  He was sent to the penalty box afterward.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Positions Please

Seems appropriate they are napping in a heart shaped formation.

Monday, December 02, 2013

Beware of the Cat

Don't let the relaxed blob posture fool you... He can be ready to pounce at a moment's notice. He'd just prefer if you'd schedule your pouncing appointment a couple of days in advance.

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Stop the Presses

Not the best photo but a historic one. Diego-san finally seems to be OK with Theo taking a nap in a nearby vicinity... We'll have more about this late breaking development in the future...

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Friday, November 29, 2013

Tradition Appreciated

With bellies full of turkey both Thompson and I took the next logical step and took a nap together.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Turkey's in the Oven

I told Theo it would be another two hours before the turkey came out of the oven. He spent the next 1:59 worried that our clock was broken.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Living Without a Vacuum

Diego-san decided to show his courage and stare down the dreaded vacuum cleaner (or thing that sucks). His bravery had its limits though as I got too close he leaped up to higher places. I just fear he will use his courage to take action against his enemy when it is not in use...

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


A day after my birthday I tweaked my back and as a result was moving around like an old(er) man. Whenever I went to lie down, I let out groans and moans.  This new behavior got Theo's attention. I think he thinks the old fellow has finally lost it.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Decisions Decisions

Sometimes it can be hard to make decisions on Mondays. Thompson is trying to decide if it is better to curl up into a ball or ball up into a curl.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Hibernation and Such

It's definitely feeling like late November this weekend with very cold weather moving in.  Diego-san doesn't care.  He's the world's best sun sponge.

Saturday, November 23, 2013


Thompson has asked me to install stalls in our bathroom.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Farmer Theo

Theo is starting to question his farming abilities. The cat food crumbs he planted in the carpet a couple of hours ago still haven't sprouted.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Inspirational Words

I asked Diego-san what message he wished to convey to all his admirers. He told me to tell everyone that if you work as hard as he does someday you might be just as cool too. Then you can kick back and relax.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A Little Askew

Thompson has learned to hold on tight when things seem topsy turvey...

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Tipping Point

I'm not a large fellow but my lap is big enough to hold two boyz.  Of course when the third boy tried to join the huddle, things went kablooey and everyone scattered.

Monday, November 18, 2013


Theo let me know that his ears lighting up is the same thing as a light bulb appearing above someone's head.  I'm guessing the thought in his little noggin is related to food.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

A Sensitive Boy

I scolded Diego-san for trying to sit on my lap when I was trying to practice my guitar.  He spent the next few minutes giving me the old skunk eye and the rest of the evening sulking and doing his best to ignore me.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Blue Humor

Hey Thompson, is that your foot or are you just happy to see me?

Friday, November 15, 2013

Open Invitation

Plenty of room on the cat pile.  Free free to join in.

p.s. Diego-san politely declines the offer.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Imitation Isn't Always About Flattery

I told Theo if he really wanted to do a Diego-san imitation he should hide his feet so I couldn't see any white at all. He was fine with his initial attempt.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Bedtime Routine

It's bedtime. One boy is groomed, the other is grooming. The third? Racing around downstairs chasing who knows what...

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Back to Work

It was a three day weekend in our house and the boyz and I did a lot of quality snoozing. Diego-san was among the best at this activity.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Poor Solomon Grundy

I told Thompson about Sesame Street's version of "Solomon Grundy,' but that still didn't dissuade him from continuing with his cleaning...

Saturday, November 09, 2013