Tuesday, April 30, 2019


This is Theo’s chrysalis. He’s about to bloom into a butterfly.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Annual Tuneup

It’s important that at least once a year you make sure all the ears are in correct alignment.

Sunday, April 28, 2019


He’s baring a little fang to let me know he wants an uninterrupted nap...

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Down Time

If you look closely enough, you can see Theo is charging his batteries.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Wednesday, April 24, 2019


We have a cat tree that I have placed a variety of balls on top made of different things. Every morning when I go downstairs to feed the boyz their breakfast, I notice the balls are all around the bottom of the tree, and the ones filled with catnip furthest away. I asked Theo if he knew how this was happening. He wasn’t going to confess anything...

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Tightening the Belt

We owed a lot of taxes this year and with some major bills coming due, I told Diego-San we might have to cut back on treats and other luxuries. He was not pleased. I guess I do the sacrificing around here...

Monday, April 22, 2019

Derelict Bunny

Theo noticed the Easter Bunny seemed to miss our house. There were no hidden treats to be found anywhere (and believe me he looked).

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Tale of Two Boyz

Meanwhile... downstairs there’s a crazy boy running around chasing toys and knocking things over...

Friday, April 19, 2019


Anxiously awaiting spring and having the windows open...

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Poker Face

I have no plans this weekend. This is Diego-San practicing whooping it up.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

He Too

After watching Diego-San get a combing session nearly every night  since the beginning of time, Theo has now decided he wants one too. Problem is he doesn’t like to lie still, and he really doesn’t like to be held down. He seems to like the feeling of the comb going through his furs but the sessions don’t last very long. Still, he has come to interrupt Diego-san’s sessions more and more.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019


Diego-San had a matted fur on his chest so I tried to work my way through it and ended up pulling out a large clump of fur. When I looked at him later I noticed he has a bald spot on his chest (not shown here). My poor buddy... a pimple on his chin and a bald chest.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Saturday, April 13, 2019


Back home. Sidewalks full of snow and two very hungry boyz...

Friday, April 12, 2019

Peabody Ducks

I’m staying at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis. Every day at noon a group (flock? Gaggle?) of ducks marches down from the roof, onto the elevator across the lobby into the lobby’s pond. It made me think I should have brought the boyz with me. They would have had a grand time chasing the ducks.

Thursday, April 11, 2019


Off to Memphis for a meeting. Diego-San made sure he spent plenty of time rubbing his scent onto my suitcase so if I am to run into any cats on my trip, they will know I belong to him.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

The Suitcase

The suitcase came out... Diego-San knows what this means. Theo, who is far more about keeping a routine, still hasn’t put two and two together.

Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Minnesota Springtime

The forecast calls for eight inches of snow Wednesday night into Thursday. It got up to 70 degrees today and I rode my scooter to work. I asked Diego-San to remind me why we live in this part of the country. He was completely indifferent.

Monday, April 08, 2019

Boyz Time

I had a ticket to yesterday afternoon Timberwolves basketball game. I decided to sell it so I could spend the day with the boyz because I’m not going to be around much this week. Theo foiled my plans by spending most of the day by himself in the upstairs bedroom. Diego-San and I did some serious napping in the afternoon. Theo joined us during the evening... Wolves lost. I did not.

Sunday, April 07, 2019

Big Day

The boyz had a big day yesterday. I brought both of them to the vet. Theo was mainly for his annual physical but also for his sneezing which has gotten better. Diego-San has had a wound on his chin for over a month that is painful to the touch.

Theo checked out fine. He’s maintained his weight over the past year. The vet recommended he get his teeth cleaned.

Diego-san’s wound is an infected pimple. He was sent home with a liquid antibiotic and a kitty version of Clearasil. He is a teenager in human years so I guess that makes sense?

The boyz bonded over their shared adventure when they got back home.

Saturday, April 06, 2019

False Comfort

The suitcase is going to make an appearance in the near future. Given Diego-san’s position of comfort, I don’t think he has picked up on any of the clues...

Friday, April 05, 2019

Our Hunter

I brought a new bag of cat food home and put it on a chair in my office instead of its final destination, a broom closet. A friend came over in the evening so after she left Diego-San was in his ultra clingy mode, demanding a spot on my lap and freedom to rub his face against mine.

I heard Theo making some noise in another room but didn’t think much of it given his love of crawling in bags and boxes and knocking over vertical things to be in a horizontal position. But soon Diego-San scampered off to see what Theo was up to and when he didn’t return and the noise suddenly turned to silence, I thought I better check out what was going on.

Theo had managed to knock the bag of food off the chair and ripped an impressive hole in the side. I didn’t know whether to scold him or praise him for his ingenuity. I chose to do both...

Thursday, April 04, 2019

Super Kitty

Theo got bit by a radioactive spider and now he glows in the dark.

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Gone Less But More Gone

My new job has me working much closer to home which means I leave home later in the morning and get home earlier in the afternoon. There’s also far fewer evening meetings. But the job will require more out of state trips. Diego-San isn’t sure he approves of this change...

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

It’s Mine

Theo is concerned I’m going to take his choice sun spot away.

Monday, April 01, 2019

Litter Box Agreement

The boyz have two litter boxes, down from three when Thompson was around. I did buy an extra large litter box when Thompson was having difficulty staying in the box so that is one of the two. Apparently Diego-san and Theo have reached some sort of agreement that one box (the smaller one) is for #1 and the larger box is for #2. If they had included me in the negotiations I would have suggested switching the two since the #1 clumps take up more room than the poos.