Wednesday, July 31, 2013


The past two nights I slept in the basement rather than my upstairs bedroom. The vet advised trying to avoid having Thompson go up and down stairs. The basement was the best option for this since there are a couple of litter boxes down there and the boyz generally like to sleep in the same room as me (lord knows why). Two nights ago I left the door to the basement closed so Thompson hopefully wouldn't be tempted to go up stairs during the middle of the night. (Theo who never met a closed door he didn't think should be open spent much of the night trying to get out of the basement).

Last night I left the door open.  Both nights I left Thompson sleeping on the couch and by the end of the night/beginning of the morning he found his way over to the bed and slept on my legs. Last night he still wasn't up to getting up and walking to his meal or anywhere else. But this morning when I went upstairs to take my shower by the time I was done he had found his way up two flights of stairs and to his usual outside the bathroom door location. He even then followed the horde down the stairs to the kitchen for breakfast.

I'm really hoping whatever it is that is bothering him was a temporary thing and things are getting back to normal.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


The vet couldn't find anything physically wrong with Thompson. He gave me some anti-inflammation medicine to give to Thompson the next few days.  The working theory is he might have taken a fall and has lost some of his confidence in his walking ability.

When we got home I was kind of hoping the other boyz would leave him alone but Theo thought it was his brotherly duty to keep his brother company.  (Diego-san was also very accommodating during dinner time, not doing his usual nudge Thompson aside and 'share' in more food.) 

Oh No

I'm extremely worried about Thompson.  Over the weekend he stopped walking.  Even when it was dinner time, he didn't join the hoopla that occurs when I put out food for the boyz.  He ate his meals if I brought them over to him, and he doesn't appear to be in any pain.  When he does get up to move he walks very slowly making it hard for him to balance so I can't tell what it is that is bothering him.  We have an appointment to visit the vet today.

Did I mention I'm worried?

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Saturday, July 27, 2013

We'll See

Thompson thought a nice quiet weekend on the couch sounded good.  Theo and the guitar player might have other plans...

Friday, July 26, 2013

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Just a Feeling

Sometimes I just get the feeling that Diego-san doesn't appreciate my constant chatter and witty humor.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


He's dreaming of days when he used to run as fast as the wind...

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Red Alert

Theo hears or sees something that isn't quite on the rest of our radars...

Sunday, July 21, 2013

A Milestone

I reached a milestone on my scooter: 22,222.2 miles rode... I keep thinking where I'd be if I had just ridden in a straight line.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Some Concern

The boyz are worried that I somehow magically moved our house from Minnesota to the deserts of Africa given how warm things are... Look out for the lions boyz...

Friday, July 19, 2013

Diego-san's Summertime Advice

On a hot summer night it's important that right as the household bedtime is about to start that you claim a spot right in the middle of the bed and you sprawl out as big as possible so anyone else who thinks he's going to sleep in the bed has to go elsewhere...

Thursday, July 18, 2013

A Puddle

It's been very hot here the last few days with temperatures in the mid-90's and dewpoints way way up.  Some boyz are doing all they can to discourage any unnecessary movement in the house, or anything that makes things any more uncomfortable...

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Someone's Grumpy

Guitar playing racket, empty dinner dish, windows all closed, brothers don't want to play...

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Almost Blue

For Diego-san, being blue has nothing to do with his emotions. Rather it's sitting in a light that makes him appear a color he is not.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Tanning Tips

It's a good thing to make sure your tan is even, even your belly.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

The Weight of His Actions

I found Diego-san helping himself to/stealing some of Thompson's meal. I told him he should go and think about his actions.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Research Complete

After some research, Theo has determined that Diego-san's feet are the most interesting smelling thing in the area.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Lil Fella

I still refer to Theo as "my little guy" even though he weighs about the same as both Thompson and Diego-san.  He just still seems like he's "my little guy."

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


I came upstairs to see this monster blocking my path.  I wasn't too sure I wanted to try and get by...

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

A Day in Percentages

Seventy-five percent of the time this is how you'll find Thompson. Ten percent of the time you'll find him lounging around with one of his brothers. Ten percent of the time is spent doin his bidness or eating. The other five percent of his time? Nonya bidness...

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Priorities, Man

The only thing that gets between me and my iPad is usually Diego-san.

Saturday, July 06, 2013

Thompson's Check List Joke

1) Clean brothers... check.

2) Clean paw... done.

3) Clean Ma... can't do.

Friday, July 05, 2013

Stunned Disbelief

This was Theo's reaction to my rant about having a national holiday during the middle of the week and having to return to work before the weekend.  I might have used a few choice words.

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Tipped Off

I told Diego-san that tomorrow is the 4th of July and at night we'll hear some boomers in the sky.  I thought I'd give him warning to find a choice hiding spot.

We'll see if this advice is helpful.

Monday, July 01, 2013

Weekly Weekend

This weekend, Diego-san took several naps on my lap.  This made the weekend like many weekends before.  And neither one of us minds whatsoever...