Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Preparing to Imbibe

Looks like someone is resting up for all the partying that is scheduled for this evening...

Tuesday, December 30, 2014


One of the nice things about living in Minnesota is we usually are able to celebrate a white Christmas.  This year not so much.  This was the only pile of snow left in our yard on Christmas morning.  Kinda made for a blah day.  I guess technically though it was a white Christmas. Of course two days later we got five inches of snow. 

Monday, December 29, 2014

Good Ol Thompson

2014 was not a good year for Thompson. He had noticeably less energy. At one point he stopped getting up except for meals and litter box time. This eventually led to a trip to the vet where nothing was discovered.  He's been drinking a lot more water. This led to another trip to the vet to be tested for kidney issues and/or diabetes.  Again nothing was discovered. Recently he's been eating less and less. I fear another trip to the vet is in his near future.

I hope my little buddy feels better in 2015.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Theo's Question

It's been a good fifteen minutes since the last meal time.  The next meal is right around the corner, right?

Saturday, December 27, 2014

His Inner Lion

Diego-san is waiting for me to light the ring on fire for him to leap through.

Friday, December 26, 2014

Mr. Versatility

Thompson appreciates Theo's versatility.  The other day he used Theo as a pillow.  Today he's using Theo as an ottoman.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Optical Illusion

This isn't actually Diego-san. It's the pile of fur leftover from the latest furminator session.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Brotherly Love

Thompson seems to be checking Theo's heart. Theo heart Thompson.

Sunday, December 21, 2014


Thompson finds the gurgling sound of my stomach to be quite comforting.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014


Based on the look on Theo's face and his proximity to Thompson's posterior, I'm guessing Thompson might have tooted.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Attention Please

We'll give you three guesses what has caught the boyz attention. Your first two guesses can't be "Theo spazzing out."

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Just So You Know

"Ferocious" is Theo's middle name (well actually it's Dribble, but you don't need to know that). He demonstrates his ferociousness by displaying the claw of death.

Monday, December 15, 2014

A Catnap

This is what is called a "catnap." In our house one has to grab a few minutes of rest whenever one can in between bursts of guitar noise and little brothers pouncing on you. Peaceful moments are to be cherished.

Sunday, December 14, 2014


For some of us if something is worth doing it's worth doing all in and not halfheartedly.  For Thompson one of these things is sleeping. No one sleeps harder in our house.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Re-evaluating His Position

Theo thinks this is the choice spot to be in the house. He wonders if he is right why no one is fighting him for the spot.

Friday, December 12, 2014

What'd Up Wid Dat?

We finally finished our holiday card. Theo and Thompson are pictured twice. Diego-san once.  I have some 'xplainin' to do...

Thursday, December 11, 2014


Thompson doesn't need adequate lighting to show he's a very handsome boy...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Xmas Concern

He has the same concern every year but Theo doesn't see any way Santa can fit down our chimney.

Monday, December 08, 2014

An Offer

Thompson is extending a paw out to you Monday. Maybe you'll meet him half way.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Positions Please

This is often the position Diego-san takes prior to hacking up a hairball.  I've learned to have newspaper ready...

Saturday, December 06, 2014

Get In Line

Theo claimed the spot where the dirty laundry occupied just moments before.  I think he's hoping he's in line to be fluffed and folded.

Friday, December 05, 2014


Diego-san is nothing if not a contrarian.  So when I tell him he's one of the coolest guys I've ever met he responds by becoming a square.  He's the squarest cool cat ever.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Lil Bears

It looks to me like the boyz have gone into hibernation.  Maybe this means I don't have to buy any more food until spring.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Reading Thompson

In Thompson language a sign of contentment is when your foot goes above your head.  It's like a raised flag of happiness.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Story Time

Diego-san is reading a book from my iPad to Thompson. I just hope it's not an instructional manual on how to get rid of pesky little brothers.

Monday, December 01, 2014

Sunday, November 30, 2014

HB Grandpa

The boyz's grandpa turned 90 years old this past week.  Our family had to move my dad into an assisted living facility last winter after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Every time I visit my dad he still asks how the boyz are doing.  The boyz and I send out a very happy birthday to their grandpa...

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Wonderful Gifts

Here were my favorite two birthday gifts. A new electric acoustic guitar and an t-shirt that sums things up pretty well...

Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday

Diego-san expects lots of gifts and treats on this day to honor him.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Lots to be thankful for in our house.  Among them, a brother that lets you use him as a pillow.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

A Wish

What would make Thompson really thankful is if the big unpredictable ape would turn up the heat in the house.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

Theo's Opinion

The sun has been shining far too infrequently in these parts the last few weeks.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To

There's an old song called 'You'd Be So Nice to Come Home To' that's been covered by many artists.  My favorite version is from the jazz singer Shelia Jordan.  I think she might have been picturing this when she performed the song because Thompson sure fits the bill.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Box Boy

I got a pricy Dylan related book.  Theo got a box.  I think he's OK with that arrangement.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Alls Fair

Yesterday I had my annual physical. Today I had a root canal.  I reminded Diego-san that next time we take a trip to the vet, he has to remember ours is an equal opportunity house.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


It's blippin freezing out.  None of us want to get out of bed.  Only one of us has to.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Theo Armstrong

One small step for man, one comfortable step for kittykind.

Sunday, November 16, 2014


This is Thompson's version of a combination of a push up and a sit up.  It's how he stays in such stellar shape.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

More Friday Night Fights or Shadow Boxing

I posted a similar video a few weeks ago but this is a regular occurrence in our house. That's why our life is so exciting.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Thank You Very Much

My siblings did a nice thing for my birthday.  They gave me a gift certificate so I could buy the electric acoustic guitar I've been eyeing all summer.  I ordered it and it supposed to be delivered today.  They boyz might not agree it was such a nice thing my siblings did.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Still Limber After All These Years

Although Thompson is getting older he still isn't too old to touch his toes.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

It's Way Too Early

We got our first dose of winter yesterday with heavy snow, a terrible commute and now frigid temperatures. Diego-san doesn't understand why I got even crabbier than usual.

Monday, November 10, 2014


The boyz watched me officially turn 50 years old yesterday.  I don't feel a day over 65.  Diego-san helped celebrate by urping up his breakfast.  Theo ran around like someone set his tail on fire.  Thompson sat on my lap and purred away.  In other words, for such a milestone day, it was much like any other day in our house.

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Contagious Joy

Diego-san is just bubbling over in how happy he is to see me.