Friday, July 29, 2022

The Many Sides of Norma

Sideways Norma is a cute as upside down Norma who is as cute as upright Norma.

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Paws out

Alias is reaching out for a hug but is too tired to move toward one.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Once Upon a Time

Not too many pictures of these two sharing a shared space. But each and every time I’m so glad they do… 

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Me 2

I think they’re glad I came back home despite the pants I’m wearing.

Monday, July 25, 2022


Back from a five day trip to Madison, WI for a conference and meetings. It was my first out of state trip since Jan. 2020. I was worried about leaving Theo since his routine has become a bit complicated the past two years. No need to worry. It was like his old personality returned for a while as he happily greeted the food lady, kissing her on her arms and legs and eating just as much of his food as when I’m home. He even played with a catnip toy with her. 

Alias and Norma on the other hand took time to acclimate to a strange person in their home. They had only seen one other person here in two years. Norma runs and hides from that person and Alias eventually comes out to check her out. Same thing with the food lady. Both hid under the bed. Alias’ hunger finally overcame his fear during her second visit. It took Norma two days to figure out she wasn’t going to get fed once the food lady left. By the end of the week both were their playful selves chasing each other and playing with toys with the food lady.

And oh, the conference was pretty good too. I made them laugh. Madison is a great city.

Friday, July 22, 2022

Thursday, July 21, 2022

Still At It

Ever since he’s lived with me, every time I empty my clothes hamper out, Theo will tip it over and crawl inside. He loves scratching at the wicker. The simple things…

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

DJ Alias

Alias is a much bigger fan of the box that my record player came in than he is of the record player itself that plays the noisy music.

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Imminent Mousie Appearance

Norma hears a toy mousie being discovered elsewhere in the room…

Monday, July 18, 2022


Theo doesn’t sit on my lap very often but I think he isn’t happy it’s not an option at this very moment.

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Meeting Bomb

Alias knows when he hears voices coming from my work laptop and I’m talking into its screen, it’s time for him to shake himself awake from his nap and hop onto my lap to appear on camera. He is very good at that.

Tuesday, July 12, 2022


Norma watches me in fascination when I shave my face. I think this is doing her best imitation.

Monday, July 11, 2022


Usually when I nap in the basement with the TV on, Alias or Norma or both will come down, and nap on my legs. This weekend neither of them did that. I guess they’re tired of me. I missed them.

Friday, July 08, 2022


Sometimes I feel like curling up in a ball. Sometimes Norma actually does it.

Thursday, July 07, 2022

Bed Boy

Alias wants to know why my bed has a pillow and his does not.

Tuesday, July 05, 2022

No Boom

One benefit of Theo’s hearing loss is yesterday’s firecrackers and fireworks didn’t alarm him at all. On the other paw, I barely saw Norma or Alias all day.

Monday, July 04, 2022

Friday, July 01, 2022

Expert Napper

Alias decided this weekend he’ll get some quality nap time underneath the bed. To each his own…