Friday, January 31, 2014

More Crime?

The past two months I've gotten a copy of the Ladies Home Journal delivered to my house. Apparently I now have a subscription.  Part of me is worried that this is some proof of identity theft activity. Another part suspects one of the boyz (ahem) is a prankster and signed me up. I like ladies as much as the next man but I don't think I'm going to find the magazine all too interesting...

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Life in the Big City

I was at work the other day and noticed that a package that I had been waiting quite a while for, had finally been delivered to my house.

My route home actually makes me circle the front of my house to access the alley to my detached garage. I circled the house and saw the large package sitting on the front steps.

After I parked my car I walked to my house and saw a van parked out front. It is somewhat unusual for a car to park in front of my house when there are plenty of spaces further down the street where a couple businesses are located. I turned the corner to the front steps and saw a woman with my delivery in her arms. My trusting instinct led me to believe there was a perfectly logical explanation for why a stranger would have my package in her hands (so to speak).  Then I saw the look of pure terror in her eyes as she froze in her tracks. I finally yelled, "What the f%$* are you doing?" With that she dropped the package and ran toward the van.

I ran after her but admittedly not full speed. Part of me was in shock, the other part was thinking, "What do I do if I catch her?" I slowed down and stepped in front of the van as she scrambled in. I saw a man sitting in the back seat. I thought about staying where I was because it would block her from driving off but it occurred to me she could just run me over... I looked for a license plate and there wasn't one in front so I ran to the back of the van as she pulled off. I tried memorizing the license plate number. A car that was driving up the street stopped and the woman inside asked if I was OK.  I told her I was, thanked her, (thank goodness for the kindness of strangers) and ran into the house to call the police.

I gave the police the license number I thought I remembered. An officer called me back later in the evening to say the number didn't match anything in their database.

Theo was just glad he wasn't in the box the woman tried to steal.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Foot in My Mouth

Yesterday morning as I was getting ready for work walking on the kitchen tile and the living room hardwood floors in my stockings, I remarked, "It's so cold my feet are getting cold. I can't imagine what it's like for you guys because you have four feet to worry about..." Just as the words left my mouth I realized I had probably offended Thompson so I quickly added, "Well most of you do..." I offer my most sincere apology for my insensitive remark...

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Spacious Yet Comfy

Theo is a very thorough box inspector.  We'd put his skills up against anyone's.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Butt Update

Diego-san seems to be fully recovered from his medical issue (I promised to limit the number of times I specifically mention what the actual condition was). Everyone in the house is glad Diego-san's charismatic personality is back in full force..

Sunday, January 26, 2014

20 Below

The news is telling us next week will be the coldest week of what's been a pretty nasty winter... Some us faced the news with our chin's up; other's preferred the bury the head approach...

Friday, January 24, 2014


Thompson is starting to question his early decision not to grow up to be a Siberian Husky.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Pain in the Butt

It's been a rough few days for Diego-san. Over the weekend I noticed he was doing a lot of licking, um 'downstairs' in his nether region. This usually means there's an issue with his anal glands so I made an appointment at the vet. He endured the trip like a trooper and we were told his glands are infected. So he was given some antibiotics and pain medication that he's been given every 12 hours. (And I have plenty of scratches on my hands and arms to prove it). I must say I appreciate him being so forgiving- usually five minutes after the medications have been given he's up in my lap purring away...

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Cold Enough For Us

It's fifteen below zero outside. Some of us are lucky to be born with fur coats.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Kneeding a Place to Rest

Thompson doesn't seem to mind that his resting place could best be described as 'knobby.'

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Sol's Protector

Did some vacuuming this morning but Diego-san was not going to let the monstrous sucky thing suck up his sun.

Friday, January 17, 2014

His Next Move

Theo is thinking the blob of a brother next to him could only be improved by jumping on him.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Leaning Tower of Thompson

Thompson is an expert at imitating the world's most famous landmarks.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Furminate Me

Diego-san is waiting for furmination to commence. He doesn't appreciate any further delay.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Well This is New

I started a new fitness program that was designed for me by a trainer. Theo isn't quite sure what to make of such huffing and puffing, arms flailing one way, legs flailing the other, and curse words muttered. That said, his concern hasn't prevented him from trying to join in on the fun.

Monday, January 13, 2014

No More Winter

Diego-san is devising a plan to guarantee whether that stupid groundhog sees his shadow this year or not...

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Tough Day Ahead

Today's big decision is whether to flip over and rest on the other side.  Thompson doesn't want to make the decision too hastily.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Uh Oh

I hate when there's a family meeting called and I'm not invited.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Why It's Been So Cold

Psssst... I was just joking when I said I thought the earth had broken out of its orbit and was hurtling away from the sun...

Thursday, January 09, 2014

The Look

This is Thompson's "Seriously if you aren't going to get any housework done then the least you can do is put the camera away" look.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Who Da Boss

Diego-san decided he wasn't going to take our colder than Mars temperatures lying down (well sort of).

Tuesday, January 07, 2014


Some of us have to work our butts off to be at all photogenic.  Others of us can do it in our sleep.

Monday, January 06, 2014

The Frozen Tundra

It has been extremely cold in our part of the world for several days now. Every winter I annoy everybody around me with the question, "so why do we live here?" People usually just shake their heads and chuckle. I think Diego-san wants a serious answer...

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Just Checking

Theo version 2014 tastes very similar to Theo version 2013.

Friday, January 03, 2014

Thursday, January 02, 2014

It's True

If you cross paws with your brother, then your wishes come true.

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Diego-san's 2014 Wishes

Diego-san has three wishes for the new year:

1) Everybody has a safe and healthy year;

2) Everybody will try to have a little understanding that being as handsome as he is has its difficult moments;

3) Oh, and world peace.