Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Paw Bump

If you don’t have a paw to bump, Norma accepts fist to paw bumps as well.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021


I was in a video on meeting and Alias found a new place to rest to my left just off camera. I thought he looked so cute that I almost shut my video meeting camera off so I could sneak a picture of Alias. Fortunately he stayed in the box until after the meeting was over…

Monday, June 28, 2021

So Sorry Lil Buddy

I didn’t see Theo sitting behind me and I swung my arm bonking him in the nose with my elbow. He spent the next minute sneezing. As if his life isn’t hard enough…

Friday, June 25, 2021

Sure Enough

The ear position indicates one thing is forthcoming… let the pouncing begin…

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Wednesday, June 23, 2021

New Desk

Bought and assembled a new desk. Alias and Norma supervised the process and then thanked me for their new desk.

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Box Boy

No matter how he’s feeling, Theo has always felt better sitting in a box.

Monday, June 21, 2021


I keep telling Alias he can learn a lot from his older brother. That said I’ve never seen his older brother resting on his back in this position with arms and legs in spaghetti formation.

Friday, June 18, 2021

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Theo’s Puzzle

Theo wants to know how many cats you can find in this picture…

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Norma Jean’s Question

Norma is the first girl to grace our man cave. So when I talk to her and Alias about all the great boyz that came before, she has to wonder where the bleep are my role models!?

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Pins and Needles

Theo had his acupuncture appointment yesterday afternoon. He voiced his displeasure quite loudly when I put him in the carrier. He was pretty vocal at the clinic. He didn’t seem to mind the needles but was not happy when he was placed back in the carrier to allow the treatment to take effect. It’s too early to say if it helped, especially since he has been much more social and like himself the past week. But when we got home he spent the entire evening on the couch with me. He hasn’t done that in forever. He has another appointment next week.

Monday, June 14, 2021

We Got the Hots

We continue to have a stretch of hot and humid weather. Alias didn’t seem too impressed when I told him how when I first moved into the house with Mr. Max, we didn’t have air conditioning. On sweltering days we relied on a fan. Max would sit behind it because he didn’t like the air blowing on him, which meant he probably was sitting in the hottest spot.

Friday, June 11, 2021


One of Alias and Norma’s favorite spots is sitting in the big living room picture window. Yesterday I was outside with a hose watering the big ash tree. I turned the spray onto the window and they didn’t think that was at all funny. When I came back inside, I didn’t see them for an hour. I suspect they hid upstairs underneath the bed.

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Needles and Neck Cracks

A chiropractic and acupuncture center for animals recently opened within walking distance of our house. In doing some research, some of Theo’s increasing ailments are what the alternative treatments are meant to address. Having great personal success with acupuncture and having gone to a chiropractor for many years, I decided I’ll see if it can help Theo too.

His appointment is next week. Theo’s actually had a pretty good week showing more energy and interest in things than he has for a long time. He even spent some time yesterday morning looking out the window, something he hasn’t done at all since Diego-San died. His appetite has been more Theo like as well. He even did the go crazy after using the liter box thing he used to do all the time. Hopefully the center will find effective treatment to help him feel better more often…

Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Hot and Humid

It’s been unusually warm here with our weather more like late July or early August. There also seems to more bugs flying into the windows. Norma and Alias haven’t given up hope of catching the bugs even though there is glass between them and their prey.

Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Mousie Time

Theo wants to know if anyone wants to play with his mousie with him.

Monday, June 07, 2021

Friday, June 04, 2021

Thursday, June 03, 2021

Farmer Theo

Theo wants to know if anyone would like a carrot from his carrot tree.

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

The Window Sill

The basement well window was one of Diego-san’s favorite spots to sit. Thompson and Theo had no ability to get up that high, so that might have been why it was one of Diego-san’s favorites spots. Norma and Alias have discovered they can jump up into the window sill. They both enjoyed a snack of cobwebs, something I never saw Diego-san partake in…

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Play Three

Theo spent some time playing with his siblings last night. Yay (forgive the mess in the background, it was laundry day…)