Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Goodbye Theo

I let Theo go yesterday. He had gotten so weak he couldn’t use three of his legs. He hadn’t eaten in three days and was clearly miserable. When Mr. Max, Thompson and Diego-San passed away I wrote memorials honoring my memories of them. I don’t think I’m going to do that for Theo… I recently finished writing my memoir (I hope to publish it by the end of the year). One of the chapters is about all the cats I’ve been lucky to love. Theo is undeniably the star of that chapter. He was the sweetest cat I’ve ever known.

Monday, April 24, 2023

Noisy Men

Saturday morning I woke to see workers on my neighbor’s roof re-shingling the roof. Last year we got a bad hail storm so many homes in our neighborhood got new roofs. I’m getting my done later in the spring. Of course all the noise and seeing guys where they never saw guys before stressed both Norma and Alias out. Alias actually skipped two meals that day- the first time he’s ever done that. I’m guessing they won’t be happy when our roof is worked on…

Friday, April 21, 2023

Happier Times

Theo does not have diabetes so he’s going to start a prednisone treatment. He ate a little bit but mostly slept. I hope the treatment helps him to feel a little better.

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Theo Update

Theo’s health took a serious decline the past week. He is barely able to use his back legs and he pretty much stopped using the litter box. He has diarrhea which has caused him to lose quite a bit of weight. I finally got a vet appointment but had to leave him there most of yesterday. The vet suspects the diarrhea is being caused by either an irritated bowel or intestinal cancer.

He isn’t sure what is causing the leg weakness but said often time that is caused by diabetes. So they did a blood and urine test. If Theo has diabetes it will make treating the other issues more difficult to treat because treatment of his bowel or intestines involves prednisone which raises the glucose level. With his litter box issues I have had to lock him in a room at night with his favorite cat bed and a litter box (and a lot of puppy pads). I feel bad about this because the past few months he has taken to sleeping at the foot of my bed, something he has never done in his life. 

The vet thinks it’s premature to let him go that we should try and treat whatever is causing the multiple issues. I don’t disagree although when I dropped Theo off at the vet yesterday, I really did wonder if he’d be coming back home.


Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Monday, April 17, 2023

Friday, April 14, 2023

Thursday, April 13, 2023

An Honor

For years, my fantasy baseball team has been named the Osaka Cats’ Meow. This season I decided to honor Theo by changing my team’s name to the Osaka Tuxedo Cats. He earned the recognition. Hopefully the Tuxedo Cats will finish in first place.


Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Surfer Girl

Last week we had piles of snow up to my waste. Yesterday I had to turn our air conditioner on. I wonder if Norma ever wonders why she wasn’t born a California cat.

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Monday, April 10, 2023

Theo’s Joke

Norma and Alias thought Theo’s joke was hilarious. I’m guessing it must have been about me.

Friday, April 07, 2023


Theo can’t believe he used to have the crazy energy Alias and Norma have.

Thursday, April 06, 2023

I took a day off yesterday. There was some quality napping that happened.

Wednesday, April 05, 2023

Scaredy Cat

I had a water heater tuneup yesterday. Norma and Alias hid under the bed the entire time the tuneup guy was here. Norma even skipped her dinner but not Alias who ran enthusiastically downstairs like he does for all his meal. However the tuneup guy left the laundry room door open, which it usually isn’t, and Alias immediately ran back up stairs even though the guy left hours before. I think I need to acclimate Norma and Alias to other people.

Tuesday, April 04, 2023

Late Life Allergies

Theo’s been put on a prescription food to hopefully help with his vomiting issues. It seems to be working some- he isn’t vomiting as much. Plus side too is he likes the food and is eating a lot… I should have thought of this sooner- late in his life Diego-San developed an allergy to his food. Once I switched brands, at the advice of the retail clerk at the pet store, he improved too.

Monday, April 03, 2023

She Stands Tall

Norma is the most vertically inclined cat that’s ever lived in our house…