Thursday, October 31, 2019

Wednesday, October 30, 2019


Diego-San his doing his yoga. He refuses to do the downward dog, but much prefers the stretched out kitty.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Head Scritches

I’m giving Diego-San a head scritch. Theo is scritching his own head from the inside out.

Monday, October 28, 2019


The nice thing that has happened over the past few months is Diego-San is starting to be more acceptive of Theo. They don’t snuggle, but they are spending time in close proximity more and more. Yesterday Diego-San actually took a spot next to the napping Theo.

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Unhappy T

Theo had a visit to the vet. His peeing in places other than the litter box issue has gotten worse. He actually sat on the carpet next to me while I was working on my computer and peed. Unfortunately the visit wasn’t very productive because his bladder was empty. So it’s back to the vet on Tuesday.

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Nappin with the Food Guy

All seems forgiven for leaving the boyz by themselves Thursday night...

Friday, October 25, 2019


Bob Dylan was fantastic. The show was at a venue about 80 miles from my house so I decided to stay at a hotel. The boyz sitter said Diego-San told her a lot of stories during her visit. He has become much more vocal the past year and a half.

And if you think seeing Bob for the 49th time is crazy... I got on the hotel elevator after the show and the guy next to me flew in from Germany to see him. He’s been to over 200 Dylan concerts.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

The Answer My Friend

I told Theo I’m about to go to my 49th Bob Dylan concert. He let me know he doesn’t have enough toes to count that high.

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Diego Savings Time

I read something I wrote in 2003 shortly after I brought Diego-San and Thompson to their new home. I wrote about how much energy they both had. Sixteen years is a long time ago...

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Monday, October 21, 2019

Task Master

I’m trying to teach Diego-San how to make my bed since he’s the one that races underneath the sheets when I’m changing them. He quite honestly doesn’t seem too interested in learning.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

It’s Good

Since it’s Sunday and NFL time, Theo is practicing his goalpost ear formation.

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Face to Face

This is his Saturday face. Notice the subtle differences from his Wednesday face.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Tuxedo Required

Theo is planning out his weekend. Obviously formalwear is required for whatever is in his plans.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Take 2

Of course after you’ve taken a good pic, it’s time to defiantly goof off.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019


I read that one of the reasons people don’t want to adopt black cats is because it’s impossible to take a good photo or selfie. Diego-San begs to differ.

Monday, October 14, 2019


Apparently, this is black cat awareness month. I’ll admit I wasn’t one who thought I’d ever bring a black cat into my home. Not that I was opposed to that, but I always found other cats more attractive. Then I met Diego-San. His fur is silky. His face is so handsome. And his personality is as big as the sky. I’ve loved every day, every moment, every year we’ve spent together. Would I encourage another to take a black cat into their life? Um, that’s a stupid question.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Saturday, October 12, 2019


It’s blustery and cold outside with some snow falling from the grey sky. I have an all day retreat to attend. Diego-San retreated to the warmth of his bed which is located in front of a heating vent.

Friday, October 11, 2019

Thursday, October 10, 2019


This picture is from two years ago today. It begs the question, how is it possible to get ever more handsome every day of your life?

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Simple Needs

Theo’s a simple guy. Here are his needs: 1) a steady source of food; 2) a comfortable place to nap; 3) a brother (or two) to share his journey with; 4) a sun puddle.

Tuesday, October 08, 2019


There’s snow in the forecast for the weekend. Diego-San is ready to wash somebody’s mouth out with soap after hearing some colorful words.

Monday, October 07, 2019

Our Joke

We have a weekly joke in our house. When it’s time to take out the trash I say to the boyz, “I’m going to take out the trash.” And then I turn to Diego-San and say, “No, I’m not taking out Theo.” Then Theo gives me this look.

Sunday, October 06, 2019

Chillin Out

Over the past couple of months, some of Diego-san’s iciness  toward Theo has lessened. Yesterday he actually hopped onto the bed and took a place next to Theo. This literally is the first time I’ve ever seen that happen. I hope this continues.

Saturday, October 05, 2019


This is one of the rare weekends until the end of the year where I have absolutely nothing to do but spend time with the boyz. I’m greatly looking forward to it.

Friday, October 04, 2019

His Niche

Theo’s new favorite spot to sleep at night is at the foot of the bed. He’s an excellent foot warmer.

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Fever Pitch

Playoff baseball time is one of my favorite times of the year. It has been since I was in third grade. Obviously Diego-San agrees with me with his wild enthusiasm.

Wednesday, October 02, 2019

Theo’s Haiku

My ears are alert
I listen for the food guy
To bring me some bliss

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

The Real Thing is Better

He doesn’t understand why I waste my time taking pictures of his handsome face when I could just as easily stare into his eyes that belong to his handsome face.