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).