Friday, September 28, 2018

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Knowing His Poses

This is Diego-san's sideways pet me pose. It's a little different from his upright pet me pose or his belly exposed pet me pose.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

His Brother's Bed

This bed was one of Thompson's favorite places to sleep. Theo had never checked it out before. He spent quite a while sniffing it before he climbed in. I think he misses his brother.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Friday, September 21, 2018

Diego-san's Haiku

I am fast asleep
purring peaceful and content
paw ready to whap

Thursday, September 20, 2018


I thought Theo thought it was boring when there were three others of us in the house. Now that's it is just two others, I think we may need to buy him a pet to occupy his time.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Worse than the Blasted Guitar

I've added the ukulele to the list of instruments I've learned to play really poorly.  Diego-san gives up. My ability to annoy knows no boundaries.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Monday, September 17, 2018

The Developing New Normal

I wasn't around much of the weekend. Diego-san and Theo are definitely spending more time together than they ever have. They aren't to the cuddling together stage, probably never will be, but I'm glad to see they are at least giving each other some company.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Big Bad Theo

Little Red Riding Me: My you have big ears...

Theo: The better to hear you and then ignore you.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

About Time

I told Diego-san I was off to the chiropractor to get adjusted. He wasn't surprised given what he has witnessed about my behavior over the past 15 years.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018


Theo and I had a toe beauty contest. We unanimously decided he was the winner.

Monday, September 10, 2018


I asked Diego-san if he was working on his tan. He didn't seem too amused by my question. I don't think he's too amused by any of my questions for him.

Sunday, September 09, 2018

Sunday Selfie

Diego-san is joining the Sunday Selfie parade and he's perfectly OK that his selfie doesn't have the proper lighting.

Saturday, September 08, 2018

The Wonder of It All

The world is a mysterious place for Theo. Thankfully, he's fine with that.

Friday, September 07, 2018

Happy Birthday T

Today is Thompson's birthday. Diego-san, Theo and I are going to have a little celebration to honor their brother.

Thursday, September 06, 2018

Guard Duties

I asked Theo to guard my guitars. He decided the best way to do his job was to take a nap in hopes someone would steal the guitars and the nightly racket might come to an end.

Tuesday, September 04, 2018


It’s been three weeks now since we lost Thompson. The past few days I think we have started settling into our new normal.

Both Diego-san and Theo showed signs of grieving the loss of their brother. Diego-san was mostly avoiding me, staying near but not hopping up on my lap or sleeping either on me or next to me like he normally does. He also has shown little interest in his nightly combing session, a staple of our 15 year relationship. The past couple of days he has returned to those things and he’s also shown a lot more energy.

Theo has spent a lot more time by himself than he normally does. He’s also been howling a lot, something he learned from Thompson. Saddest of all, he’s spending time sniffing Thompson’s favorite sleeping spots. He used to love sleeping next to Thompson and grooming his brother, both things Diego-san doesn’t tolerate. The past couple of days Theo has taken naps on my chest, something he has done off and on over the years. I’m trying to give him even more of my attention since I know he misses Thompson’s company.

As for me, I miss Thompson terribly. Our special time the past couple of years was weekend mornings where I’d listen to music and read a book. Thompson always took his place next to me, often resting his head on my arm. I will miss that time together for the rest of my life.

Monday, September 03, 2018

He'll Have Fries with That

It's a long weekend and Theo is wondering how come it doesn't come with extra meals.

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Saturday, September 01, 2018

Uniquely Theo

There are some things that make Theo, Theo. This is a good example.