Tuesday, July 16, 2024


Alias has a cute little smile when he’s napping.

Monday, July 15, 2024

Kenta’s New Friend

It took Kenta a few days but he finally played with his new stuffed hedgehog. This one is larger than the other one and I ended up also buying a smaller one with catnip inside. Kenta loves his hedgehogs.

Friday, July 12, 2024

Thursday, July 11, 2024

Fighting Style

Kenta is an open mouth fighter. It amuses me how when he’s wrestling one of his go to moves is to lean back with his mouth open. 

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

Go To

This is a new go to place for Kenta to nap. It’s also a favorite of Norma’s and was a favorite of Theo as well. I guess the corner prevents any sibling sneak attacks and the box top is comfortable enough.

Tuesday, July 09, 2024


Kenta’s favorite toy is this stuffed hedgehog? Porcupine? (I call it his kangaroo for no reason at all). No matter where I place it, it always ends up somewhere else in the house. He carries it in his mouth to the place he deems best. Yesterday I picked it up and it was soaking wet. I think Kenta may have dropped it in his water dish. I threw it in the dryer. But it now smells funny.

I checked the label to see if I can wash it but it said no. I noticed the toy contains catnip. That can’t be why Kenta loves it so much since we’ve had it for many years (my Dad bought it for Diego-San, Thompson, and Theo who never once picked it up) so whatever catnip is inside has long lost its potency. Alias and Norma too have had zero interest in the hedgehog/porcupine/kangeroo. I’m guessing the wet catnip is what is making it smell. Or maybe it’s covered in Kenta’s saliva. I honestly never smelled it until after its trip to the dryer.

I checked online if I could find a replacement and ordered a couple of different options. 

Monday, July 08, 2024


I was planning on working from home Friday, one of the few in the office who didn’t take the day off for an extra long weekend. Shortly after I fired up my laptop, Norma decided to jump on the roof of Alias’ new favorite place to nap, a soft cat house. The roof collapsed causing both Alias and Norma to flee from the unexpected turn of events. One of them disconnected the power cord from my laptop bending and breaking the piece that plugs into the laptop. So I worked as long as the battery lasted and then had to call it a day. I guess I’m not complaining but I was really looking forward to getting some things done.

Friday, July 05, 2024

Teaming Up

Just two bros hanging out and preventing dad from doing work.

Thursday, July 04, 2024

Boxed In

Some days leave you feeling like you’re all boxed in a corner.

Wednesday, July 03, 2024

Independence Day Eve

Quiet and peaceful on July 3. We’re hoping there won’t be too many fireworks July 4.

Tuesday, July 02, 2024

Survey Says

Two out of two siblings agree, Alias is a very huggable brother.

Monday, July 01, 2024

Comfy Cozy

Alias is making the rounds. It’s been a while since any of my housemates have used this pod bed. I figured it’s been warm upstairs and this bed probably retains warmth more than the others since it envelops its occupant. 

Friday, June 28, 2024

Mat Time

Norma loves to hide underneath mats. Since we have multiple mats spread through the house, I have to make sure to check that’s she’s not underneath whenever I step on a mat.

Thursday, June 27, 2024


Kenta is constantly cleaning himself so I’ve been giving him hairball gel. He loves it. He gets some two days a week, Wednesdays and Saturdays. When those days arrive I let him know it’s goop day. As soon as I pull the tube out of the drawer, he wiggles in excitement. I once left the tube on the counter and he chewed holes in it. He loves his goop.

Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Pillow Talk

I asked my housemates to recreate the pose on the pillow. Two of them lined up to do so. I guess the newcomer didn’t like his depiction on the pillow.

Tuesday, June 25, 2024

King of the Main Level

Kenta has claimed the main level as the own. While the rest of us spend the work day upstairs, and sleep upstairs at night, he loves looking out the big living room window and sleeping in the cat bed next to the window. I think that’s where he sleeps at night as well.

Monday, June 24, 2024

Alias, a Competitor

Alias just proved he’s no slouch when it comes to competing with his sister and brother as the most comfortable napper in our house. 

Friday, June 21, 2024


Kenta declared it ‘hug your brother day’ yesterday.

Thursday, June 20, 2024

Cat Cave

This is Alias new favorite napping place. We’ve had it since the beginning of the year and before this week he never showed much interest in it. I guess it’s a summer napping spot.

Wednesday, June 19, 2024


 Kenta is the king of comfort. I may need to get him a bigger bed.

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Monday, June 17, 2024

Back to the Routine

I’m back at work after a two and a half week medical leave. Alias is curious? Confused? Concerned? That we’ve returned to the old routine.

Friday, June 14, 2024

Father’s Day

I told Kenta I’m expecting a fancy Father’s Day gift and it’s our tradition for the youngest to arrange for that.

Thursday, June 13, 2024


Few things make me smile wider than seeing Alias and Norma napping together.

Wednesday, June 12, 2024


I’m not sure I’ve ever felt this comfortable anytime in my life.

Tuesday, June 11, 2024


I’m coming to an end of a two and a half week medical leave from work. I can’t even express how much these three have meant to me during my leave. They are amazing and have kept love in my heart.

Monday, June 10, 2024

Friday, June 07, 2024

Thursday, June 06, 2024

Wednesday, June 05, 2024

Fighting Strategy

Kenta loves to flash his teeth when Alias is about to pounce.

Tuesday, June 04, 2024

Free Belly Rubs

Alias gives up his belly for belly rubs to just about anybody. He’s not shy about it.

Monday, June 03, 2024


Kenta saw Norma squeeze into this box so he just had to try as well. This led to a quick exit by Norma as Kenta didn’t respect her personal space. I think both were proving that no box is too small to crawl into.

Friday, May 31, 2024

Super Snuggler

Alias’ superpower is his snugability. He’s been Norma’s favorite snuggle partner since their first days on the planet. Kenta loves to snuggle with his brother. Even Theo, who was ailing, accepted snuggles from Alias. It’s a great superpower to have.

Thursday, May 30, 2024

Tricks of the Trade

I saw Kenta playing with his favorite toy, a fuzzy porcupine. He usually just carries it around the house in his mouth but this time he was flinging it with his claws around the room. That’s exactly the way Norma plays with cat toys. I love how Kenta is learning from his siblings how to live his best life.

Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Norma Jean

Adorable isn’t Norma’s middle name but it could be.

Monday, May 27, 2024


I canceled Kenta’s vet appointment. The bump on his chest is gone. Not sure what it was but if I had to guess I’d say it was a sibling induced wound.

Friday, May 24, 2024

Memorial Day

Alias and Norma are looking forward to the three day weekend. I’m so tired that I didn’t realize I had Monday off until a couple of days ago.

Thursday, May 23, 2024

The Perch

Norma has a nervous and skittish personality but everything is always calm while sitting on her perch.

Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Reaching Out

The look on Alias’ face suggests he isn’t taking Kenta’s reaching out to him as a friendly gesture.

Kenta update: the bump which was more a bump than a lump has reduced in size. I’m hoping it was just an infected wound from a play fight with a sibling. Will continue to monitor.

Tuesday, May 21, 2024


Kenta is stunned that on occasion, Norma will skip a meal. He can’t fathom the very concept.

Monday, May 20, 2024


I found a bump on Kenta’s chest. I called to make an appointment but the soonest they can see him is in two weeks. I’m very worried. He’s added so much to our house and he makes me smile every day.

Thursday, May 16, 2024


I make my morning coffee on the stove. There’s a ‘tea’ bag full of ground coffee that I throw into the water and let it sit overnight. Before I go downstairs to feed my housemates, I turn on the stove. Yesterday I forgot to add the water. So when I returned from feeding my housemates, there was this awful smell of burnt coffee. I skipped my coffee and went into the office. 

When I got back home I noticed it smelled like someone smoked a cigarette. I immediately blamed Norma since she is very good at misbehaving. Then I remembered the burnt coffee. And yes, I did apologize to Norma.

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Love Kenta

Kenta loves the sun. But not as much as he loves his meals. And his siblings.