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

Friday, November 08, 2013

A Stern Lecture

This is Diego-san's way of letting me know that I shouldn't waste my life watching TV because the world outside is much more interesting...

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Gimme a Break

Changing the clocks back... Theo's convinced it's all a big conspiracy to delay his meals...

Monday, November 04, 2013

A Strange Brew

Diego-san doesn't know what that magic elixir is that I drink every morning right after I get out of my morning shower but he has noticed I'm noticeably less grumpy after I've had a cup or two.

Sunday, November 03, 2013

For the Record

Just to be perfectly clear... the boyz are not, and have never, worked for Dell.

Dell laptop buyers make a stink over cat smell

Article by: BREE FOWLER Associated Press

NEW YORK — A noxious feline odor has some Dell customers caterwauling.

People who own Dell Latitude 6430u laptops are complaining that their pricey new computers are emitting a smell similar to cat urine. Some of them said on the company's online customer forums that the odor seems to be coming from the keyboard or palm rest.

The Round Rock, Texas, company originally advised buyers through its forums to try cleaning their keyboards with a soft cloth or compressed air, but the smell persisted.

"The machine is great, but it smells as if it was assembled near a tomcat's litter box," wrote a customer using the handle "three west" on a Dell forum back in June. "It is truly awful!"

On Wednesday, another customer writing under the handle "passflips" said he felt terrible for repeatedly scolding his cat Jerry, because he thought the elderly cat kept spraying the computer. The poster also said he wasted money on veterinarian bills in an attempt to determine whether his cat had a medical problem.

Dell said Thursday that its investigation revealed strange scent is related to a manufacturing process, which the company has since fixed. But if your portable PC isn't purrfect, Dell recommends contacting the company's technical support team to have your laptop's palm rest assembly replaced.

Company spokesman David Frink said the odor isn't related to a "biological contamination" and doesn't present a health hazard. He added that newly assembled laptops that are currently in stores aren't affected.

The laptops in question are ultrabooks designed for business use. The base model starts at $900 on Dell's website, but Dell charges close to $1,300 for higher-end versions that include Windows 8 and Intel Core i5 processors.

While laptop users may find the smell of cat urine offensive, "cat's pee" is a term sometimes used by wine lovers to describe a wine's aroma.

And while the smell coming from the Dell computers is apparently unintentional, more than one group of engineers is working on "Smell-o-Vision" TV to engage viewers' olfactory senses. In addition, a host of recent smartphone add-ons make scents, too, including the Scentee, a Japanese smartphone attachment that plugs into a phone's earphone jack and dispenses scented vapors through dedicated cartridges.

Saturday, November 02, 2013

I Don't Want to Know

Obviously Theo just shared something very concerning with Thompson.

Friday, November 01, 2013

A Revelation

Theo didn't realize getting treats was so simple. All one has to do is ring our door bell and I seem happy to hand them candy.