A regular feature at almost every New England cat show is Arubacat‘s vendor’s booth. Arty is a great guy, and I’ve come to rely on him for so many things…I end up needing to buy something he has at every show.
Of course, he was at the NEMO show. So mini-Jacoby and I went to check out the goods.
Arty has cat trees in all shapes, sizes and colours…including patterns!
But he has more than just cat trees. I get my chamois and bay rum to groom Jake from him, as well as various other grooming supplies. He also has treats, toys and other accessories. And it’s amazing…he shleps all this stuff all over New England nearly every weekend.
I don’t know what we’d do without Arty. But I’m glad we have him. Thanks, Arty!
Okay…brace yourself. This is a really sad one. Alaska is a seven-week-old Aby kitten who was left to be euthanised at a vet’s office because of birth defects.
This is what the posting says about her: “Alaska is a 7 week old Abyssinian female kitten that was brought into my vet office to be euthanized by her breeder because of her disability. She is partially paralyzed due to a congenital defect and has some physical deformity. Because of her paralysis, she has no bowel control and needs hr bladder manually expressed. Despite all that, she is the sweetest thing and has such a thirst for love and life. If someone would be willing to put in the time she needs for her care, she would enrich anyone’s life. Please give Alaska a chance!
LOOK AT HER! Okay, so…she needs a diaper now. She could grow out of that! But she’s gorgeous! Her adoption fee is $50, and since she’s a tiny kitten (I mean, too young to be away from her mother, tiny!) she’ll need to be spayed and get her shots. She’s still a beautiful girl and she needs the right home that will nurture her special needs. And who knows, she could be the next Buzzfeed sensation.
If you have fallen in love with Alaska, contact Kate Polese at 347-286-5124 or by email through the RescueMe.org website.
Yep, you read that right. Instead of Selfie Sunday, we’re having SELFISH Sunday.
I had put a package of delicious blueberry and maple syrup chicken breakfast sausages out on the counter to warm up before I cooked them. I thought that Jacoby would be in mid-afternoon nap mode, and wouldn’t notice them…and if he did, I figured the air-tight sealed package would have a fairly inert scent, and the blueberry and maple syrup would deter him. Yeah…right.
I was doing something in the bathroom when I heard Jake playing with something. It sounded like he was having fun and I wanted to see what he was doing…and I found my dinner on the carpet! The little fiend was trying to open the package!
I snatched it back and put it back in the kitchen. Do you think he was repentant?
Are you kidding?
He tried to steal it again, right in front of me! I ended up putting them inside the microwave (aka the Aby-proof food safe).
This is what they looked like when I took them out of the package to cook them.
While at cat shows with Jacoby, I amuse myself by taking selfies of us to send to Björn.
Jake does not always approve of my attempts at taking selfies. I obviously look too goofy in this photo.
Okay, Jake…NOW who looks goofy?
That’s a little better.
This one is us being super cute (or a facsimile thereof).
This is my favourite though. It’s me and my friend Charlotte, Facetiming with Björn in the show hall. Charlotte lives in Astoria…I wish we were closer and could hang out more. I’ll miss her (and her lovely Siame…er, I mean, Colorpoint Shorthairs) when I finally get to move to Sweden.
Back before the Big Reveal, back when I used to have time to spend 16 hours plus in Photoshop working on a cartoon…I used to make plushies. Specifically, plushie cats.
I was working on the perfect Jacoby doll. The problem is, I don’t really know how to make patterns. I can work with them, I can modify them…but I can’t make them from scratch. I was working on a couple of jointed doll concepts…but I have no idea how to implement them.
Someday I’ll learn how. But for now, I have these idea sketches.
Although, truth be told…I really fell in love with the fabric print inside. It’s a marvelous retro atomic city print by Riley Blake and I wish I could find it online. I tried everything…if I can’t find something, it’s hard to find!
As you can see, it’s a pretty awesome bed. Jake got into his instantly.
In fact, I actually had a bit of trouble getting him out of it to go up to the rings!
Just a quick post tonight, as Jacoby and I are exhausted, but…
At the New Hampshire Feline Fanciers’ CFA show this weekend, Jake finalled in 6 out of 8 rings! This is the best he’s ever done at a show, finals-wise. I’m not sure if it’s his best show points-wise, but there were 35 Premiers entered, so it might have been his best show ever.
Most of his finals were yesterday: 3rd (Kathy Calhoun), 5th (Don Williams), 8th (Karen Godwin) & 10th (John Collila) Best Allbreed and 9th (Doreann Naslin) Best Specialty. And today he was 3rd Best Specialty in Nancy Dodds’ ring. As you can see, he was beyond thrilled…