Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Monday, December 30, 2019

Sorry Buddy

Diego-San had a rough day. I dropped an empty coffee cup (a metal travel mug) on his head while he was eating lunch. He ran away and hid of course. But all was forgiven come dinner time. He even snuggled with me as I watched evening TV.

Sunday, December 29, 2019


When the motor finally runs down, even Theo can be groggy.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Winter Storm Advisory

We have a winter storm advisory over the weekend. Sounds like an awful mixture of rain, freezing rain, and snow. I have a feeling I know where Diego-San will be hunkered down much of the weekend.

Friday, December 27, 2019

Just Like Lightning

This is Theo’s ‘I’m about to bolt off to somewhere” pose.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

12 Days Test

Next Christmas Diego-San wants to test which is tastier: a partridge in a pear tree or three French hens.

Monday, December 23, 2019

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Seconds Away

Seconds away from a chin scritch. Pleasure is soon to commence.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

One Speed

Diego-San operated at one speed in 2019: leisurely. I wouldn’t mind living that speed the rest of my life.

Friday, December 20, 2019

Denver CO

I told Theo I had flown back from the mile high city. He didn’t know what that meant but figured it had something to do with catnip.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Home Again

Got back from Denver after midnight. Diego-San moseyed on downstairs to see who it was. Theo was nowhere in sight. I guess? they are glad I’m home...

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

New Management

While I’m off gallivanting from Minneapolis to Washington DC to Denver, the boyz are just fine with their new food server.

Monday, December 16, 2019

DC Bound

The suitcase made its final appearance of the year. Usually, Diego-San is the one that lets me know he doesn’t like what happens when the suitcase appears. This time it was Theo who was most vocal about it. I told them both that my preference was to stay at home with them but if they wanted meals to continue to be served, someone had to earn some money...

Sunday, December 15, 2019

Dress Rehearsal?

Theo thought he heard a reindeer on the roof. I told him it’s about a week and a half too early for that.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Second Hand Weary

Diego-San let me know it was tiring watching me shovel snow from our latest snowstorm.

Friday, December 13, 2019

Back At Ya

Theo would like you to see his nicely groomed back. But he wants to see that you are seeing his nicely groomed back.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Tweet Tweet

Here’s a birdseye view of Diego-San. The bird better be careful because Diego-San still has amazing reflexes.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

The Beautiful Ones

I’m reading the memoir Prince was working on when he sadly passed away. I told Diego-San I plan on dressing him up in purple as a tribute.

Monday, December 09, 2019

Self Alarms

The boyz mutually decided that me sleeping until 9 a.m. on a Sunday was unacceptable. So they teamed up to do everything they could to wake me up and get me out of bed.

Sunday, December 08, 2019

Close Eye

He likes to study me. After all these years he hasn’t revealed the reason.

Saturday, December 07, 2019

Friday, December 06, 2019

Thursday, December 05, 2019

That’s the Reason Why

Theo learned some people put up a tree in their house this time of year. He wants to know why we have never done that. He thinks it would be great fun to climb to the top.

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Rip Van Diego-san

Diego-San doesn’t want to take any chances that Santa will miss our house so he’s decided to sleep until Christmas Day.

Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Bag Boyz

This was a first. Diego-San usually lets Theo do the bag inspection work (it’s one of the things that Theo does that Diego-San feels is beneath dignified feline behavior). But he found this particular bag inspection worthy. I tried to get photographic evidence but he climbed out right as I was pointing the camera at him. Moments later, Theo climbed in the bag but he too started to get out when the camera was aimed his way...

Monday, December 02, 2019

Talk to the Paw

Theo is letting his paw (and claw) do his talking for him today.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Mental Health Advocate

We could get another foot of snow between today and tomorrow. I told Theo I’m already tired of winter. He’s concerned how I’ll be when I find out we’re likely going to get many more feets of snow between now and May.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving

We got our forecasted ton of snow. Theo is thankful I didn’t throw my back out shoveling because I was able to come back in the house and feed him.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019


We’re supposed to get about a foot of snow today. We are not thankful.

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Hey Ball

Theo is calling out to the fuzzy ball he was just playing with that fell through the hole in his cat tree. We live a complicated existence.

Monday, November 25, 2019


It’s a three day work week. It’s time to makeup my missed time with the boyz the past few weeks.

Saturday, November 23, 2019

My Mystery Life

I’ve been driving all over the state this past week. Given how much the boyz hate car rides, I keep thinking that they have no clue that I have taken such long rides. I show up back home in time for dinner so as far as they are concerned my day to day routine is the same as always.

Friday, November 22, 2019

Big Dreams

Theo wants to climb a mountain. He’s starting small though, he’s practicing by climbing into my lap.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Power Snoozing

There’s the saying, “you snooze, you lose.” Diego-San is making the case that snoozing is for winners too.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Winter Coat

I don’t know if it’s an age thing or a sign of a difficult winter to come, but Diego-san’s coat has never been thicker. It also could be a result of the cheap food guy who keeps the house temperature at arctic like levels.

Monday, November 18, 2019

Side by Side

Ebony and ivory live together in perfect harmony, side by side on my piano keyboard oh Lord why can’t we?

Saturday, November 16, 2019


Somebody’s grumpy that I have evening plans both tonight and tomorrow so cuddle time will be much shorter.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Big Dreams

Theo is thinking if he could somehow transfer the stripes on my pants to his back, he’d look just like a tiger.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Diego-san’s Haiku

Life is passing by
And I snooze snug as a bug
I live a good life

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Tuesday, November 12, 2019


Apparently Diego-San wanted to see what he would look like with a pink mustache.

Monday, November 11, 2019


It snowed yesterday and it’s supposed to be temperatures in the single digits the first part of this week. I told Theo it’s time for us to move to Bali. He indicated he’s fine with that as long as it doesn’t involve a car ride and as long as there’s plenty of food.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Three Days

We have a three day weekend. One of us sorely needs a three day weekend. The other two? Probably think the other one is negligent in delivering more three day weekends.

Saturday, November 09, 2019


It’s the food guy’s birthday. Theo is celebrating by asking for a treat.