Thursday, February 28, 2019

Diego-san’s Haiku

I sit like a loaf
And why not? Bread and butter
Jam and toast, all good

Wednesday, February 27, 2019


I told the boyz that I’m trying to get our tax laws changed so I can claim them as dependents. Theo said the only thing he is dependent on is his next meal.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019


I’m wearing my favorite hoodie. It’s my favorite because I love the green. I also love Diego-san’s green eyes...

Monday, February 25, 2019

Our Weekend

Weekend consisted of shoveling snow and snuggling with the boyz. The boyz were just fine with this. My back, not so much.

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Wicker Boy

I bought this wicker bunk bed for Diego-San and Thompson many years ago. Theo has since claimed it as his own. But in all the years we’ve had the bed, none of the boyz has ever taken advantage of the bottom bunk. Until now.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

No Contest

He’s definitely in the running for the most handsome male in our house.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Lap Turns

Theo is waiting for his turn on the lap. This is new behavior since he usually doesn’t wait, much to Diego-San’s dismay, to hop up whether the lap is vacant or not.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

So Long Wally

We were very sad to learn of the loss of our friend Wally. The Island Cats were one of the first cat blogs we began following years ago. I also considered Wally and Ernie as the Diego-san and Thompson of the east. We'll miss you Wally.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Old Wise Guy

4-7 more inches of snow expected today. If we get that amount, we will have set a new record for the amount of snow in February in Minnesota. Diego-San just loves to sit in our front picture window watching me shoveling our sidewalk confirming I’m an idiot for thinking I can win the fight against Mother Nature.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Us Time

One of the things about my new job is it is an eleven minute drive from my house as opposed to the hour drive from my last job. Another thing is there are no regular nightly meetings. My past job had a Monday night meeting three times a month. Theo isn’t used to seeing me so much. I hope he can adjust.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Deep Thoughts

Theo is pondering if a tree fell in the woods, and there was no one there to hear it, would he still be fed his meal that night?

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Friday, February 15, 2019

Above and Beyond

Our expert box inspector takes his job very seriously. Not only does he inspect boxes from the inside out, he also makes sure to inspect them from the outside in...

Thursday, February 14, 2019


My iPhone has an app that shows me photos taken on the same day/different years. This photo was taken a year ago today. All three of us still miss Thompson terribly (Theo in particular has just not been himself.) He truly made our house whole.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Human Pillow

Diego-san’s favorite spot on the human pillow is high up on the chest and shoulder where he can get his face right in mine. Theo prefers the belly with its soothing up and down movements. To each his own I guess.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019


Theo’s hoping it’s not too late to find his Valentine.

Monday, February 11, 2019


Got lots of snow yesterday. More on the way tonight... we’re glad that Pennsylvania groundhog didn’t see his shadow. We’re putting our faith in Phil’s natural meteorological abilities.

Saturday, February 09, 2019


Given our second polar spell in the past couple of weeks, Diego-San wants to know why he was born in Minnesota and not Peru.

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Barred In

Ever since I got back home, this is Theo’s new favorite place to be. I’m sure he somehow feels secure in the tight spot...

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Monday, February 04, 2019

Sunday, February 03, 2019


Attending a conference in Washington DC. The boyz have a new sitter, Maddie, who I think they are going to like a lot. They probably will be disappointed when I get back home.

Saturday, February 02, 2019

He Knows

Somebody became very alarmed when the suitcase made an appearance.