Thursday, December 23, 2021

Wednesday, December 22, 2021


As squirrelly as she is, Norma sure enjoys deep relaxing naps…

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

A Reminder

Even after 16 years together Theo worries I’ll forget the next meal time.

Monday, December 20, 2021

Intruder Alert

I told Norma about the flying reindeer and the fat guy who comes down the chimney to deliver gifts. She’s keeping her guard up.

Thursday, December 16, 2021


One year ago I never would have thought, imagined, or believed this would be possible. I’m so glad Theo has accepted his new snuggle buddies because I know he misses those that came before.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021


He’ll never win a staring contest with me because I can’t look away from his cute face.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Monday, December 13, 2021

Norma’s Corner

Someone just got hollered at for playing with electrical cords.

Friday, December 10, 2021


Theo is looking forward to the weekend. Or at the very least, he’s looking forward.

Thursday, December 09, 2021


They were fascinated by the snow falling against the bedroom skylight. They were frightened the next day by the sound of the blades of snowplows cleaning the snow off the street. Norma even missed a meal (served later) because she was scared.


Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Tiny Me

Alias believes I have superpowers that allow me to tower over him when I’m nearby and shrink a lot when I’m further away. Here he is looking at tiny me.


Monday, December 06, 2021


Norma is making sure she gets all the possible use out of her favorite cat bed that she can…

Friday, December 03, 2021


From the beginning I’ve loved Alias willingness to bond with his new brother, with a life/home change. When I brought Norma and him into their new home in the PTU, Norma shrunk into the safest far away space. Alias stood face against the door, no concerns about Theo. And ever since then it’s been the same. During the getting to know period Theo hissed at Alias for violating safe spaces. But they quickly developed a trust. And now they cuddle together on a regular basis. This is due to Alias’ really great personality. He is so accepting and accommodating.

Thursday, December 02, 2021

Ferocious Norma

Ain’t no one gonna break into our house when they see our ferocious guard cat.

Wednesday, December 01, 2021

Monday, November 29, 2021

Sister and Brother

It only took a year, but Theo and Norma have finally developed a relationship. A couple of nights ago Theo sought Norma out and last night she came over and snuggled next to him.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Wednesday, November 24, 2021


I’ve already probably hollered at Norma more than I’ve hollered at Theo during his entire time with me. Let’s just say she’s not one to follow rules. Theo’s letting her know he has her back when she gets into trouble. 

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Quick Quiz

Quiz… Is Norma screaming or yawning? Alias knows the answer. 

Monday, November 22, 2021

Something New

We had wind gusts up to 50 mph and because somebody never got the leaves raked, there were leaves and debris flying all around our house. Alias and Norma spent the entire morning and afternoon sitting in various windows trying to catch the flying leaves. They found this far more entertaining than the football game.

Friday, November 19, 2021

Love Pile

When I saw this, it truly melted my heart. Theo has had a difficult couple of years with all the changes in his life. It may just be the dropping temperatures and their landlord refusing to turn the thermostat up causing everyone in the house to seek whatever heat source is available, but I’ve seen signs the past few weeks that Alias and Norma really do appreciate their older brother.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Brother and Sister

Norma and Theo have rarely hung out together so this was nice to see. And Theo is flashing some secret signal with his pink toes.

Monday, November 15, 2021

Friday, November 12, 2021

Home Again

I’m glad they always seem happy to see me come home…

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Who Knew?

I’ve had this bag that holds cat toys since late 1990’s and Mr. Max. My dad used to give the boyz Christmas gifts (cat toys) that ended up inside the bag. None of the boyz were brave or interested enough to crawl inside the bag to retrieve the toys. Yesterday when I got home the bag was nearly empty and the living room full of cat toys. I’m guessing the responsible one was not Theo… Still he seems surprised by the treasure trove that was inside the bag…

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Tuesday, November 09, 2021

Voluntary Confinement

This is Norma’s penalty box. She goes inside it when she gets scolded for trying to steal Theo’s meals.

Monday, November 08, 2021

Gotcha Day

One year ago today I got two new housemates. I’ve loved getting to know them…

Friday, November 05, 2021

Winter is Coming

They report not much activity in the backyard. Just an occasional squirrel or chipmunk.

Thursday, November 04, 2021

Theo’s Modeling School

Theo is giving a modeling demonstration. Note the slightly raised chin, the strategically placed paw over the edge of the bed and his tail comfortably wrapped over the edge. He says getting things this perfect has taken years of practice so don’t be discouraged if you don’t get it right, right away…

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

Election Day

Theo is the only one old enough to vote…Fun fact about the mat. I bought it when Diego-San and Thompson were around because the cat in the middle reminded me so much of Theo. It now better represents our current household…

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

Morning Mission

They decided to spend their morning looking as cute as possible. Mission accomplished.

Monday, November 01, 2021

Theo Appreciation Night

It began with Theo skipping his dinner and taking a nap in my bed instead. Alias came up and snuggled up next to his brother. After a while, Norma looked for Alias and when she saw the nap puddle, she decided to join but instead of snuggling against Alias like she normally does, she put her head and paw on Theo. It was a good evening (and Theo eventually ate his dinner).

Friday, October 29, 2021

Relative Safety

Theo let me know the safest place to avoid the ghosts, goblins, and ghouls ringing our doorbell is the top of his bunk bed. I let him know it isn’t the safest place to avoid his sister who loves hopping above him to the window sill.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Cave Dweller

Norma is hoping I’ll provide some treats for her winter hibernation.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Flipped Off

Theo’s not sure, but he feels like someone is making an obscene gesture behind his back.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Energy Twins

I worked at the office yesterday and during the evening I went to a Timberwolves basketball game so I wasn’t home much. Some of my housemates spent the night expending some pent up energy chasing each other up and downstairs…

Monday, October 25, 2021

Norma’s Wish

Norma has a universal wish for you all. That you all have a sun puddle to call your own…

Friday, October 22, 2021

Mr. Personality

One’s giving me the skunk eye, the other is rolling his eyes. I guess they’ve gotten to know me pretty well. 

Thursday, October 21, 2021

One Out of Three

Throw a cat mat in an empty box, add a few cat toys and two out of three cats will go for the cat toys. The third? He’s fine enjoying a peaceful and comfy box.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

So Good

The boy loves his tummy scritches. He howls at me when I stop.

Monday, October 18, 2021

Conserving Body Heat

The crisp, cool fall air arrived last week. By the weekend all three of my housemates spent most of the early morning sleeping at the end of my bed. That was nice although it left me little wiggle room. I don’t remember them ever doing that last winter. Norma even slept some underneath the covers with me, reminding me of my dear Diego-San… Warmer weather arrives the beginning of this week.

Friday, October 15, 2021

Places Please

The weekend may be about being pinned down to the couch. I think I’m OK with that.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

On Two

Now that they’ve seen some football games, they decided the best part of the sport are the huddles.