Saturday, March 29, 2014

Sunniss Interruptus

He was fine, minding his own business when the guy with the camera showed up...

Friday, March 28, 2014

Cool Cool Water

My favorite part of this video aside from Thompson's professional drinking skills is that all three boyz make a cameo appearance...

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

List of Suspects

I stayed at a hotel Saturday night after going to the Joan Jett concert. When I returned Sunday afternoon, somebody had knocked over the two grocery bags of shredded documents I had sitting out in the living room. There were shreds of paper everywhere. I do not have surveillance cameras in the house so I can't positively prove the culprit(s).

If I had to guess I would guess the boy in front is not guilty. The chances of the boy in back being involved however are higher. The boy not pictured here would be my go to suspect... That's not to say all three boyz didn't partake in the batting shredded paper everywhere party.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Proud Papa

I'm so proud of Theo (not pictured here).  I recently purchased this new food dish for the boyz.  The idea is they have to figure out how to get the food from out of the green tubes.  So far Theo is the only one who has figured out the trick to getting to the food.  I would have bet all my money that Diego-san would be the one to figure it out but he still hasn't. When it comes to food, Theo's desire knows no bounds...

Monday, March 24, 2014

You Say Pa-tahto

Sometimes they feel mashed. Other times they feel baked or fried.  Today they are trying to feel boiled.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

He Doesn't Love Rock and Roll

I went to a Joan Jett concert about an hour from my house. She was fabulous but the boyz were on their own for the night.  Some felt this was inexcusable.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Sunny Side Up

Sometimes he feels like a scrambled egg. Other times he feels hard boiled. Once in awhile he even feels poached or fried. Today he's sunny side up.

Friday, March 21, 2014


Theo is trying to become one with my knapsack because he knows sometimes I carry my lunch in it to work.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

You Don't Snooze, You Lose

Guitar practice complete, time for bed.  Only there's about a foot of space on the side to squeeze in.  I could grab a blanket and sleep on the floor.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Today's Casual

This is Wednesday casual.  If you were to check back tomorrow you'd notice Thursday casual has a little more back curvature.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Holy Rolypoly

I told Theo we might need to start him on a diet otherwise he might end up looking like that cat behind him in this picture.

Monday, March 17, 2014


I walked into the living room to find these shared looks. Words weren't needed.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Our House

I'm not sure if it was luck or fate that brought us all together but whatever it is, we're all grateful...

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Battle Royale

Theo has always been a little goofy. As he gets older, his goofiness only grows.  It maybe related to a few too many knocks to the noggin.

Friday, March 14, 2014

A Sight to Behold

Despite its ample size Thompson is able to look beyond his belly to dad's new wacky pajama bottoms.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Lucky to Be Alive

Because he hadn't eaten in two hours Theo was convinced he was going to die.  He swore to me he even saw that bright light that those who have lived through a near death experience talk about.

P.S. He did survive the two more hours he had to wait before his dinner dish was replenished.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014


The boyz let me know in no uncertain terms that if I needed to use the um, toilet, the line starts to the left...

Tuesday, March 11, 2014


I tried explaining to the boyz why we lost an hour of sleep over the weekend by turning our clocks ahead an hour. This was why our weekend was a little unusual- time wise. I further explained we'd get that hour back in the fall when we turn our clocks back an hour. Diego-san thought all this was silly and we'd all be better off living on DST (Diego-san Time). This would entail eating and sleeping whenever he wants to eat and sleep.

Monday, March 10, 2014

A Converter

When people tell me they are not a "cat person" I know for sure that would probably change if they could see this face...

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Hey Mister

Theo thinks I came awfully close to cutting off his nose...

Saturday, March 08, 2014


For Lent Diego-san has given up wanting all his commands met within 20 seconds. He's willing to allow for an extra three seconds or so.

Friday, March 07, 2014

My Boy Thompson

It occurred to me that I really don't have good videos showing the way Thompson moves. In general he does better when he is running or moving fast. He may not be able to keep up with Diego-san and Theo when they are tearing around the house, but he holds his own.  He has more difficulty when he is trying to walk slowly.  He tends to think about every step and steadies himself when he moves his lone front leg forward so that he doesn't end up falling over. I love to watch him move because it isn't natural movement, and it's simultaneously unique to Thompson but familiar to the way I've seen other three legged animals move.

Capturing him on video isn't always the easiest.  I never think to do it during the course of the average day and quite frankly he's moving around less and less as he gets older.  Here I did capture him jumping up to his favorite drinking spot...

Thursday, March 06, 2014


It's good to find a solid perch to monitor crazy brother activities...

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Here Comes the Sun

It's been a long cold lonely winter... We keep telling ourselves spring will be here soon but I'm not sure any of us believe it...

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

The $125 Mistake

The boyz enjoyed a pretty exciting morning yesterday. I was the cause...

I was headed off to work and decided to add some oil to my car engine since I hadn't done that all winter (I'm not very good with mechanical things.) I accidentally dropped the oil cap behind the engine to a place I couldn't reach it. I tried knocking it to the ground with a stick but ended up knocking further behind the engine to a place where I could no longer even see it. There's a repair shop across the street and a mechanic was nice enough to walk over to my house to see if he could do anything. He hit the bottom of the car with his hand and we could hear the oil cap but he determined short of getting it onto a lift there wasn't anything further he could do. To get it onto the lift would have required a tow (or maybe duct tape) so oil didn't spurt all over the engine. The mechanic suggested calling auto part stores to buy a new oil cap. I called around but none of them had the right cap for my car.

I ended up taking an $80 cab ride to the dealer and back home with my new $42 oil cap. I was in and out of the house several times during this whole process and the boyz were somewhat alarmed at the change to their normal serene mornings. Theo thought this somehow meant extra food for him. Diego-san kept his distance probably figuring a trip to the vet for somebody might be in the cards. Thompson came over for some spontaneous loving. I think all involved, including myself prefer less exciting mornings.

Monday, March 03, 2014

Sew What

We are in the process of selling dad's house. He recently moved to a senior living facility. I claimed mom's old sewing machine even though I haven't got a clue about how to sew. Diego-san already has claimed the sewing machine as a favorite sitting spot. He'll probably get more use out of it than I do.

Sunday, March 02, 2014


Theo's thought for the day: although he has never had a cookie, they sure do look delicious.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

What's Up? Not Us

I think Thompson and I would do this every hour of every day if we could.