I’m a Minnesota Timberwolves season ticket holder. This causes me to be away from the boyz many winter nights, trying to enjoy our attempts at professional basketball, unsuccessfully most nights/seasons. I went to the latest loss, with the home team blowing a 20 point lead in the fourth quarter to the Sacramento Kings. There was a nice tribute inside and outside the arena to Kobe Bryant and his daughter. So sad.
The good news for the boyz wasn’t the three day weekend due to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday and my added presence. No, the good news was I turned up the thermostat to a reasonable temperature because it was freezing in the house.
We’ve gotten an inch of snow each of the past two nights. This means getting up early to shovel the sidewalk and driveway before heading off to work. Of all the strange human behaviors, Diego-San thinks this is the strangest. Throwing the white stuff from one place to another in cold weather.
This past year Diego-San not only allowed Theo to sleep in the same vicinity, he actually initiated some of the closeness. Yesterday after dinner I returned to our man cave to this scene. I knew Theo was in place first so Diego-San initiated this. And I have to say, it’s actual snuggling. We have a first!
Two of Theo’s nicknames over the years have been “my little guy” (even though he now weighs close to twice as much as Diego-San) and “young fella” (even though he’s now 14 years old. I guess some names just stick with you.