Diego-san and Thompson were adopted from a foster home as a pair because they were so fond of each other. They were named by the people in the foster home. Diego-san was named after the painter Diego Rivera and -d ma added the "san" because he wanted the name to be a little more oriental. Diego-san is a very floofy black cat and he is the leader. It's not quite right to call him the alpha cat, because there doesn't seem to be a real hierarchy among the three cats. It's just that the other cats will come over to see what Diego-san is doing and often copy him. Diego-san is an excellent bug-spotter and will often watch a spider on the ceiling. Sometimes one of the other cats will also look at the ceiling, but not spot the spider, but they keep looking up because Diego-san is. Diego-san is the one who takes -d ma's absences the hardest. When -d ma comes back after an absence, Diego-san will often ignore him for a while, as if to punish him for being left. Diego-san loves to be combed. He gets a combing session just before -d ma goes to bed. When he sees the preparations for bed beginning, he will jump up on his combing station and meow for his combing. He has also been seen hugging his comb. When -d ma goes to bed, Diego-san climbs right in with him and snuggles up to him for the night. Diego-san also gets alone time with the man while he his drinking his coffee and reading the paper just before going to work. Diego-san climbs up into his lap for petting and often makes it hard for -d ma to leave for work, because he is purring so much and it's very hard to leave him.
There is a black cat named Diego-san,
Who very, very much loves his man.
In bed each night
He snuggles up tight
To the side of his man, does Diego-san.