Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Chain of Command

Alias wants to know how long Theo’s been in charge of this place. He thinks his brother did a darn fine job training the food guy.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Monday, August 29, 2022

Our Thinker

Just another day deep in thought for Thelonious Dribble.

Friday, August 26, 2022

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Wednesday, August 24, 2022


Theo wants to make sure I know his food dish is empty. I remind him that actually it’s not empty, it’s in the refrigerator so Alias and Norma don’t snarf up his remaining meal.

Monday, August 22, 2022

Oh Oh

Obviously these two have something planned for this week…

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Shared Knowledge

These two don’t spend much time together but both know when the TV is turned off, it’s dinner time. So when they see me pickup the remote control, it gets universal attention.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Big Brother Lesson

Alias hasn’t quite learned Theo’s legs in front rather than tucked underneath relaxation position.

Monday, August 15, 2022

The Old Normal

After a few weeks and days of traveling that disrupted the routine, everyone has settled back in.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

New Morning

Theo and I have a new morning routine. He’ll eat a little of his breakfast and then join me on the living room couch as I drink my coffee and do a little reading. He sits right next to me, not for long, but longer than he ever has in the past. I like Theo and my new morning routine.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022


This is Norma’s why are you taking a picture when you should be rubbing my tummy look.

Tuesday, August 09, 2022

Monday, August 08, 2022

Bobble Heads

Norma approves of my latest bobble head, Tony Oliva, one of my early favorite baseball players who was recently inducted into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. Another former Twin, Jim “Kitty” Kaat was inducted along with Tony. Norma probably would have liked a Kitty Kaat bobble head even better…

Friday, August 05, 2022


We’re soon approaching the dog days of summer. Both these fellas think it’s more accurate to say we’re coming up to the cat days of summer.

Thursday, August 04, 2022

Lazy Boy

Theo is just planning to hang out with his favorite chair.

Wednesday, August 03, 2022


Norma is a big dreamer. She twitches in her sleep chasing imaginary bunnies and birdies.

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Freak Out

I seriously let my housemates down. I flew to Denver Sunday afternoon to appear on a panel at a conference Monday morning. I was to fly back Monday evening. I hired the same food lady that came over when I was in Madison a couple of weeks ago to feed them a couple of times Monday. When she arrived in the morning the front door was ajar so she was reluctant to enter the house. She contacted me and I said I was pretty sure I closed the door and asked her to call the police. She indicated she saw Norma in the window and for me that was an indication no one was in the house since Norma has been so shy about meeting visitors in our house. A police officer did a walk through but the food lady still was reluctant to stay for a visit. So she left out food and water and left. This likely meant Alias gorged himself and Norma and Theo probably got a few nibbles. Of course being in Denver with no quick way to get back, I was trying not to freak out. Were all three OK? 

The police officer indicated the lock on the door handle was locked so it likely was I hadn’t close the door completely when I left (and Norma, who’s been more and more curious about the outside world, might have clawed the door even further open). Thankfully my storm door was still shut so none of them could get outside.

And thankfully it turned out not to be a break in although anyone could have just entered the house. I rushed home when my plane landed and things were OK although all three were clearly hungry…


Monday, August 01, 2022


Theo has been spending more and more time with his younger brother…