Saturday, August 31, 2019

Ho Ho Ho

I visited several Minnesota counties yesterday for my job. The last stop was in Blue Earth, where we stopped to see the Jolly Green Giant. I live in a strange state.

Friday, August 30, 2019


The guitar came out for the first time in months. Didn’t faze Diego-San. Thankfully for him, my callouses are gone so I wasn’t able to play for very long.

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Blast to the Past

This used to be like an every other day occurrence, sitting on the kitchen table right as I am about ready to eat breakfast. He hasn’t done this for a while, I suspect it has to do with his diminishing jumping ability so I didn’t mind this otherwise annoying behavior.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Sincerely, Theo

Theo is wishing you all a happy weekend. And maybe because he did, you’d be willing to send some treats?

Friday, August 23, 2019

Warming Up

He’s perking up for the weekend. His weekend plans? Lotsa naps.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Squirrel Tale

I was at the Twins/White Sox game Tuesday night and during a key point in the game, score tied 3-3, Twins threatening in the fifth with two on and two out, when the game was stopped because a squirrel ran from the outfield through base runner Max Kepler’s legs and into the White Sox dugout. The Twins ended up scoring four runs in the inning and won the game 14-4. We have a rally squirrel.


Tucked in and tuckered out.

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

One Last Day of Peace

Today’s our last day of peace for a while. Our State Fair starts tomorrow and runs through Labor Day. This means constant traffic both vehicular and foot will be streaming by our house. The boyz least favorite thing however is every night they end things with fireworks.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Sunday, August 18, 2019


Diego-San had his annual visit to the vet. He lost a pound since his visit in April when I brought him in because he had an infected pimple on his jaw. The pimple is still there so they gave him a shot. He’s also had lifelong issues with his anal glands so those got expressed today as well. Sucks getting old.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Another One Bites the Dust

The boyz sitter sent me this picture when I was in DC. Unfortunately, the boyz sitter was supposed to visit them two times but she forgot about the second visit. So the boyz are getting a new sitter.

Friday, August 16, 2019


MN Pets, the service that came out to my house to euthanize Thompson, and return his cremated remains to me, sent me a nice sympathy card hoping I’m doing alright during the one year anniversary of his death. While it was a nice gesture, I hadn’t even connected the dots to the anniversary. At least on a conscious level. A couple of weeks back I saw this 3D frame advertised on FB. I immediately ordered one and it arrived yesterday. It’s really pretty cool, a good way to remember my friend.

Thursday, August 15, 2019


In Washington DC for a short business trip. I’m staying at the Eaton Hotel in a very nice room. My favorite part is the funky bathroom. This wouldn’t surprise the boyz because it’s the one room at home that they aren’t allowed to follow me into.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Sick Day

Stayed home sick yesterday. The boyz took good care of me as you can see by all the attention Diego-San is giving to me.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Tag Team

The boyz have tagged team hacking up hairballs the past three mornings to get me out of bed. Theo horked one up Friday. Diego-San hurled one up Saturday morning. Theo finished the weekend with another Sunday morning. I didn’t need my alarm clock all weekend long.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Snooze Buddies

It was a rainy Saturday so Diego-San and I spent the afternoon napping together. We’re both really OK with that. He’s not going to be pleased when the suitcase makes another appearance this week.

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Where’s the Fun?

The weekend has arrived and we are now into August meaning the year is 3/4ths over. Time seems to be flying by. I told Theo there is a saying that “time flies when you’re having fun.” He wants to know when the fun will happen.

Thursday, August 08, 2019

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

Self Hump

It’s hump day and Diego-San is demonstrating how to use your paw to create your own little hump to rest your head on.

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Theo the Philosopher

Theo lives in a constant state of wonder and confusion. This inspires me. It’s better to admit you don’t understand your world than confidently think you do.

Saturday, August 03, 2019

Friday, August 02, 2019

Perpetually Unpredictable

This is one of the few times in the past year that I have found Diego-San hanging out in the living room without me. Usually he’s upstairs on my bed or downstairs on the couch where I watch TV. I found him on the living room love seat when I set off for my last softball game of the year. I found him still resting there when I got home from my game.

Thursday, August 01, 2019

Where’s Theo?

His new place to hang out, behind my rack of guitars. He’s auditioning to be my roadie.