Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Predictable Behavior

I've thought about putting web cams in different rooms of the house so I can see what the boyz are up to while I'm at work. Somehow I think if I did, this is what I'd see Diego-san doing most of the time.

Monday, February 27, 2017

A Moment of Reflection

Theo feels there's something missing in his life... His next meal.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

Weather Schmeather

Between last night and today we are supposed to get between a half a foot and a foot of snow.  This past Monday it was so warm out that people were walking around the neighborhood wearing t-shirts. None of this seems to bother Diego-san. Just the guy responsible for keeping the sidewalk clear of snow.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thompson Update

Thompson survived his visit to a different vet last Friday (although he might tell you differently). He yowled all the way to the clinic. And yowled even louder when I removed his carrier from the car and carried him into the front lobby. He got the attention of everyone in the waiting area including a couple of dogs. The front desk staff smiled at the volume of his expression of what he thought about the whole thing.

The vet was informative and nice. She ordered a few tests including getting a urine sample.  I'm not sure how they did that. She also noticed his claws were very long (he doesn't like having them clipped). And in clipping one of his front claws, she noticed his paw pad was cut. So she sent home some medicine to help reduce the chance of infection. It's a liquid that I add to warm water and he has to soak his paw in it twice a day. I didn't think that would go over very well but so far he hasn't seemed to mind much.

The test results are not good. The vet confirmed Thompson has hyperthyroidism. :-( He's been taking meds for his thyroid for the past year and now the dose will be increased...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Sometimes you just have to belt out a show tune. Here's Theo's version of Memory from 'Cats.'

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Honor Right

Diego-san just found out there is a city named San Diego.  He wants to know why they messed with his name in naming the city after him.

Sunday, February 19, 2017


I told Theo I have tomorrow off (Presidents Day). I think I may have interrupted some plans he had that counted on me not being present.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017


Thompson is going to a different veterinarian this morning to see if she can figure out what's been ailing him and suggest a treatment going forward.  The clinic isn't too far from our house and was recommended by a co-worker. Unfortunately it is about twice as long a drive (5 minutes as opposed to 2 minutes) and I'm sure he'll let me know his displeasure with the long ride.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Sun Soaking

Diego-san has learned his whiskers grow perfectly when he exposes them to the sun.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

More Direct Approach

Will you be my valentine?  If so, I may let you play with this ball.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Bachelor #1

Tomorrow's Valentines Day.  Theo wants to know who will be his sweetie.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Our House

Obviously I'm freshly showered since all three boyz decided to join me for my morning coffee.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

The Boyz Were Impressed

I got to speak at a rally in our state Capitol's rotunda.  One of the legislative photographers captured the moment... One of my favorite photos of me...

Friday, February 10, 2017


See that tunnel behind Diego-san?  See that green thing in the tunnel?  I put a few of them in there. They are full of catnip. A certain younger brother loves zooming through the tunnel after he has partaken in some catnip. That certain younger brother than loves to chase Diego-san through the house. Diego-san's look sez it all.

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Ying Yang 2

Same photo shoot different angle.  I could post pictures of them like this all week...

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Ying Yang

I wish I had someone I liked this much.  Oh wait, I live with three of them...

Monday, February 06, 2017

The Day After

Apparently Thompson partied a little too hard during last night's Super Bowl party in our house. 

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Theo's Selfie

Theo decided to dip his paw into the world of Sunday selfies. He's stunned it turned out the way it did.

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Photographer Needed

It's difficult for me to take good photos of Diego-san given my poor photography skills and the fact most photos of him don't capture his wonderful face very well.  This one actually kinda does but of course it's bleached out.  Still I wanted to share his handsomeness with the entire world...

Friday, February 03, 2017

Thursday, February 02, 2017


Although I'm close, no one is as good in our house at being a blob than Diego-san.  He can turn himself into a formless pile of goo better than the average cat.

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Great News

This is how Thompson reacted when I told him the great news about a new Bob Dylan LP that's due out at the end of March. It's a three record set of covers from the great American Songbook. I think I'm a little more excited than Thompson.