Saturday, February 28, 2015

Friday, February 27, 2015

Theo's Brain

Either his brain is really slow and it takes Theo a while to figure out his next move or his brain is really fast and he's thinking four or five moves down the road.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Song Preference

As he gets older Thompson much prefers the song "Lean on Me" over "Stand By Me."  It's become his credo.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


I was listening to the Beatles' "Abbey Road" LP. As we got to the glorious opening of the second side- George Harrison's 'Here Comes the Sun,' Theo issued a peep of disagreement.  He told me the sun's been here for all afternoon.

Monday, February 23, 2015

A Lion Tamed

Sigh... out in the wilderness this would be a manly cave/den.  In our house it's merely a carpeted circle next to some empty cardboard boxes.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Unanimous Decision

Good golly this is all any of us in the house feels like doing today...

Saturday, February 21, 2015


Chin down hope that no one notices anything you've been up to all morning...

Friday, February 20, 2015

Mutually Agreed Upon Suffering

Theo and Thompson came to an agreement that since both of them can't use the hammock together that neither one would use it at all.  I didn't want to tell them that they might want to negotiate with Diego-san on the contract as well.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Thompson's Medical Advice

It's very important to occasionally examine your jowls with your feet.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Holiday Misunderstanding

I told Theo I was home on Monday because it was Presidents' Day.  He spent the rest of the day waiting for his present.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Silky Smooth

Diego-san has the softest fur in the house.  It's a fact that we all enjoy.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Friday, February 13, 2015

Break in the Action

I bought Minnesota Timberwolves season tickets this year.  As a perk to get me to renew I was allowed to sit on the team bench during warmups last night.  Here is our best player, Ricky Rubio, practicing his jump shot.  It was all I could do to stop myself from going out there and shooting threes with him.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Getting Ready

In preparation for Valentine's Day, Thompson is practicing his heart shaped curl.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Monday, February 09, 2015

Sleepless in St. Paul

The boyz let me know that if I want to get some sleep the floor is the open spot.  The bed is occupied.

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Paw Cleaning Demo

Thompson demonstrates the proper method of cleaning your lone front paw. He advises you to take notes because there are a lot of nuances, subtleties, and steps that can be missed if you aren't paying attention.

Friday, February 06, 2015

Some Background

Diego-san was named after the Mexican painter Diego Rivera. Rivera had a tumultuous relationship with Frida Kahlo. Once I saw this Kahlo painting I had to buy it since it features a black cat on her shoulder.  My Diego-san was kind enough to pose in front of the painting.

Thursday, February 05, 2015


As it becomes more challenging for Thompson to move around, he has taken to spending more times resting on the stairs. One step at a time has become one step to rest on.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Eternal Optimist

Since the boyz didn't get much for Christmas this year, Theo is remaining optimistic that Santa will be showing up any day now.

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Proper Spacing

The reason Thompson and Diego-san get along so well is both understand the proper amount of space needed to co-exist.  This isn't always the case with the not to be mentioned other boy in the house...

Monday, February 02, 2015

Mr. Frank

I've been learning a few different songs on my guitar that Frank Sinatra made famous ("Little Girl Blue," "The Girl Next Door," "I Would Be in Love Anyway," "Stay with Me.")  I think outside the noisy racket the nature of the songs is bumming the boyz out.  Too bad they can't drink whiskey.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Super Sunday

It's super bowl Sunday and Diego-san is whooping it up like a deflated football.