Friday, July 31, 2020

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Grammar Boyz

The boyz have been working on inventing a new punctuation mark. It goes after an exclamation point and means “now.” As in feed us! &

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

No Soap for You

Theo loves my new laundry bag. I think of all the places in the house to hang out, with my dirty clothes would personally be toward the bottom of my list.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Spy Boy

I was on a call with some intelligence officials in Washington DC. I wondered if they knew Diego-San was listening in on the call.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Thursday, July 23, 2020

My Bellower

Diego-San did an effective job yesterday. Every time I was on the phone he let the person on the other end of the call know they were taking my attention away from him and that was not OK.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Theo’s Inspection Tips

In doing a thorough box inspection it’s very important to test the flaps by batting down on them. They should be springy and provide some resistance to your paws.

Monday, July 20, 2020

Bedroom Portrait

Lots going on in this picture. If I were to rename Diego-San I might name him Ray Charles. Also there is a picture of former Twins’ third baseman, Gary Gaetti whose nickname was ‘the Rat.’ Then there’s that handsome snoozing cat...

Friday, July 17, 2020


Doesn’t happen often but the boyz hung out together for a while yesterday morning. Maybe 2020 is turning a corner...

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Red Head

Everyone thinks Diego-san is a black cat. Actually he’s a (not so fiery) red head.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Prison Boy

Theo is rattling his claws against the bars calling out for his daily gruel.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Summer Days

Summer seems to be flying by. For me anyway. I think Diego-San has figured out a way to slow time down by chillaxin.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Birds and Bees

Last week there was one shoe. Now there are two. Theo doesn’t understand how this happens.

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Gold Medal Sleeping

Theo is demonstrating that I’m clearly an amateur when it comes to sleeping. Mat head and paw placement... Very impressive.

Not the Ideal Co-Worker

Diego-San has become a master at disrupting my work. He loves to sit on my mouse/mousepad. If that doesn’t work, he sits in front of my laptop screen. If that doesn’t work he sits on my hands. Whenever I’m on the phone he speaks up quite loudly. It’s a wonder I get anything done...

Tuesday, July 07, 2020

Monkey Bars

There’s a reason they are called monkey bars. And Theo is demonstrating that. He’s my lil monkey.

Monday, July 06, 2020

Always a Cat

I was watching one of my all time favorite movies, “Birdy.” There’s a scene where Birdy’s pet canary, Perta, flutters, floats and flies in slow motion. Diego-San raced to the TV screen when he saw Perta. He hasn’t moved that fast in many many months.

Friday, July 03, 2020

Baldy and Pee Boy

For 18 years Diego-san’s special time with me was right before bedtime when I would comb him. He loved being combed. He wouldn’t let me go to bed until we did the routine. With his health issues the past month, he hasn’t wanted to be combed. And because I haven’t been able to comb him, he’s developed mats So I tried to undo them by using my fingers, this led to clumps of fur being removed.

So now Diego-San has some bald spots on his chest, the most prominent being right under his neck where there used to be a proud tuft of fur.

During the last few months of his life, Thompson started having trouble using the litter box. I moved one into one of the unused bedrooms on the main level of the house. This meant he didn’t have to go downstairs to get to the litter box. But in the last months, he didn’t always use the box, and the carpet in the bedroom got stained.

A few weeks after Thompson was gone, I noticed a new spot on the carpet. Thompson hadn’t been the only culprit. Ever since then Theo hasn’t always chosen to use a little box to pee. I’ve taken him to the vet multiple times to see if there is something physically causing the issue. Nothing has been found yet. It’s almost like once he saw Thompson not using the litter box he decided litter boxes in our house are optional.

You may have seen some of the pictures in the upstairs main bedroom where I have puppy pads laid out on areas of the carpet where Theo has peed. This week I discovered he’s been peeing on some rugs in my office (which I haven’t been using other than throwing empty boxes in it). A couple of days ago I moved a litter box in the main level bathroom. Thankfully he’s been using it and I haven’t found any non litter box pee spots. (I was sure to give him a treat the first few times he used the moved litter box.)

So this week I’ve given both Diego-San and Theo new nicknames: Baldy and Pee Boy. I don’t think they particularly like their new names. All of us can confirm it sucks to get old.

Thursday, July 02, 2020

Living Standards

Diego-San doesn’t want to hear any old stories about a predecessor, Mr. Max, having to live in the house all those years without any air conditioning. Diego-San has let me know he wouldn’t have moved in with me in an air conditioner-less house. He has his standards.

Wednesday, July 01, 2020

Love the Shoe

He remembers the days when the shoe used to leave the house.