Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Monday, May 30, 2016

Dangling Conversation

One of the boards I volunteer on sponsored a community dinner last week.  I was fortunate enough to be seated next to one of the entertainers - a young chinese singer named Yanyan Guo. She performed a lovely Chinese folk song which she later explained to me was named something akin to "A Single Glass of Wine."

I tried my best to have a conversation with her and learn more about her life. Unfortunately, her English wasn't very good and my hearing issue (which is exacerbated in rooms with a lot of activity and conversation) made it difficult to hear what I might have been able to understand. So 90 percent of our conservation the other person probably didn't fully understand what the other person was saying.

As I went home that evening it hit me that really probably isn't all that unusual with any of my conversations these days including the ones I try to have with the boyz.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Sunday Mornings

Sunday mornings are reading time for me, nap time for Thompson, and lap time for Diego-san.  For Theo, it's time to feel sad about how boring the rest of us can be.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Making History

We celebrated an employee's birthday the other day at work.  I bought a cheese tray for the occasion.  Since it was sunny and beautiful outside I really wanted to ride my scooter to work (there haven't been enough days this year I've been able to do that) but I wasn't sure the tray would fit in my carrier.  I asked the boyz, "Do you think the cheese will fit in my scooter?" 

That possibly is the first time that sentence has ever been uttered in the entire history of the planet.

Friday, May 27, 2016

Unidentified Odor

Theo is puzzled where that awful smelly feet odor is coming from.

Thursday, May 26, 2016


Whenever Thompson sits in one of his favorite spots, I'm always tempted to roll it around like a big wheel.  If it were Theo, I'd probably do that but I just can't do that to Thompson for some reason.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Little Nicky

The Minnesota Twins used to have a player named Nick Punto. I always thought that would be a great name for a cat.  So, once in a while I call Theo "my little Nick Punto." He has let me know life is confusing enough without having to keep track of everything I call him.

Monday, May 23, 2016

He's Got a Water Tester

Thompson has developed an odd habit of trying to deny Diego-san any water. No matter where Diego-san goes to get a drink, whether it be the water bowls around the house, or the choice method of all three boyz- the bathroom faucet, Thompson immediately wants to drink out of the same source. Poor Diego-san actually lets him do it and usually goes finds water elsewhere.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Diego-san's Advice

It's always a good idea to show a little fang so no one feels completely comfortable around you.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Subtle Observer

It may not look like it, but he knows exactly everything going on in the house...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Don't Look

Diego-san hopes you don't notice the vomit spot in front of him. I was going to wash the blanket but he took the opportunity to rest on it before I got to it...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016

Two Loves

As a Mini Cooper owner I greatly appreciated this photo.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Busy Boy

His plan for the day: lots of napping and occasionally standing up and angling his body to take ultimate advantage of the sun.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Friday, May 13, 2016

Friday the 13th

To avoid any bad luck Theo decided to spend the afternoon in a box. He figured it was the safest thing to do.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Not Quite Jonah

Jonah was swallowed by a whale. Thompson on the other hand is merely resting in a shark.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Saturday, May 07, 2016

Thursday, May 05, 2016

Hassock Brother

If Theo did this to Diego-san, there would either be a fight or a high speed chase. 

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Monday, May 02, 2016

Uneven Boy

Thompson is trying to figure out why his top leg isn't the same length as his bottom legs.

Sunday, May 01, 2016


I've been going to a ton of concerts the past few weeks (Barry Manilow, Lucinda Williams, Graham Parker, Courtney Barnett...) I'm of the advanced age where staying out late during the week and cumulatively not getting the amount of sleep I should be getting has meant I don't have a lot of extra energy for other things. Diego-san is showing me what I should have been doing rather than going to all the shows.  He may be right.