Aby-a-Day – Day 81 of 365

As I said in yesterday’s post, Jacoby and I had an encounter with an irresponsible Dachshund owner. She drove up with her two overweight, unneutered, unleashed dogs Leo and Wolfie. We’d had a run-in with her once before back in August, and knew she was one of those dog owners, so we packed up and started to walk away.

It did no good, because the dogs ran after us, barking like mad. I happened to have my video camera running at the time, though…

For the record, my husband never kicked her dog. He did yell at her to get her dogs away from Angel (who was panicking), though.

Despite all the stupid, I can’t help but point out what an awesome little cat Jacoby is. Watch him during the whole dachshund debacle; his ears are back, but he’s calm and not puffed up, hissing, or nervous at all, despite these dogs surrounding him and barking at him. He even continued to walk on home:

(Pardon my editorial comments…I was a pretty proud momma!)

Here’s Jake and those two dogs back in August when we first encountered them:

And here he is on Saturday, once again fearless in the face of canines:


Right now, I’m looking into what I can do about her (that park is not a dog park; the nearest one to our part of Boston is in the South End).

I will say this, though: It bodes well for Jake becoming a therapy cat.

Aby-a-Day – Day 80 of 365

This past week has seen glorious spring weather in Boston, so we took Jacoby out for his first walk of the year. Apart from a run-in with an irresponsible Dachshund owner (more on that later), it was a wonderul time. Considering that the last time it wasn’t too cold for him to go out was six months ago, he walked on his leash like a pro.


Jacoby seemed to love Binford Park as much as Gun-Hee did. Some of Gun-Hee’s ashes are scattered there, actually.


These are the same crocuses Gun-Hee enjoyed three years ago.


Kylie came along with us. It was a gorgeous day.
Here’s a rather long video, too: