Thursday, February 29, 2024

Bus Stop

Kenta is fascinated by our neighborhood’s student bus pickup. He wonders when he will get to go to school.


Wednesday, February 28, 2024


Kenta really likes his older brother. He often does whatever Alias is doing.

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Once Upon a Time

Spent much of the weekend napping with the boys. Norma stayed upstairs by herself. I let her know I wished she had joined us. It’s been a while since she napped on my legs, tummy side up. I miss that.

Monday, February 26, 2024

Kenta’s Friend

Kenta’s favorite toy is the brown furry thing that he carries all around the house in his mouth. Wherever I find it I bring it upstairs and place it in different spots so Kenta too has to find it again. And he always does. We’ve had the toy for many years but none of my housemates have ever had any interest in it. When Kenta began playing with it, I wasn’t sure what it was but guessed opossum. Then I Googled what opossums look like and they look nothing like Kenta’s toy friend. So I started calling it his porcupine. Recently I ran across the picture of a hedge hog and I think that’s what it is. Meanwhile for some reason I started asking Kenta where his kangaroo was, which makes no sense. But it’s stuck so somehow Kenta’s toy is now his kangaroo.


Friday, February 23, 2024

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Box Sitting

Norma shows she takes the back seat to no one when it comes to box sitting.

Wednesday, February 21, 2024


 I found this poem I wrote when Thompson died in 2018. It made me cry because it was written in total rawness of a really significant loss. He was a great cat, and he inspired me every day we lived together.

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Fitting Right In

I love how quickly Kenta found his place in our house. He loves both of his siblings.

Monday, February 19, 2024

Friday, February 16, 2024

The Food Lady Was Great But…

Norma has been extra cuddly since my return from my business trip. I think she actually missed me some.

Thursday, February 15, 2024


Alias has a fairly deep wound next to his eye. I’m not sure which of his siblings is responsible but I’m guessing Norma since I’ve never seen Alias wrestle Kenta. Kenta has a wound on his ear, just a little cut. I guess Norma is showing the boys who’s the best brawler in the house.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024


Here’s what Emily, my cat sitter wrote about my housemates:

Kenta: Very food motivated!

Norma: Norma was super shy, but warmed up after a couple of days!

Alias: He took a minute to warm up but was so sweet.

I don’t disagree with any of her observations…

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Welcome Mat

Kenta sleeping under his favorite mat. I think he has learned napping with either Alias or Norma has been at this point, a short term endeavor. This is the next best thing. 

Monday, February 12, 2024


Spent most of the week (Tuesday afternoon through Saturday night) in Washington DC at a conference. Hired a new food lady from, the previous one moved out of state. Extremely thankful all three of my housemates accepted this new visitor (Norma on Norma time and terms). Really really glad to be back home. I missed the three, our routine, and our continuing connection. 

Tuesday, February 06, 2024


Kenta is trying to escape the jaws of the new cat bed.

Friday, February 02, 2024

Wrestling Mat

One of Kenta’s favorite things to do is to wrestle with this mat. It’s his wrestling mat. It’s usually located at the top of the stairs covering a hole in the carpet that Theo started and Norma finished. After Kenta is done I find the mat on the stairs or at the bottom of the stairs. It finally dawned on me why he likes to wrestle the mat- because his siblings are on it but he is not. So we remedied that.


Thursday, February 01, 2024


Alias has never noticed how strange his foot looks.