Aby-a-Day – Day 147 of 364

Walking home from work on the Rose Kennedy Greenway one evening, I noticed some catmint in one of the gardens.

I’ve never seen catmint before (catnip, yes, but not catmint), so I picked some to show the cats. Jake was very intrigued.



He picked it up and started chewing it.


Nom nom nom…
Although, it’s not too surprising that he liked it. Even as a small kitten he was interested in catnip, and kittens aren’t supposed to be affected by it when they’re that young.


He’s 10 weeks old in this photo, and having a marvelous time!

Jacoby’s Namesake

Jake’s full name is Pellburn Jacoby Stealin’ Home, after Red Sox player Jacoby Ellsbury, who stole home against the Yankees last year almost two weeks after Jakey was born.

Well, there’s also a song by the Boston Baseball Band about Jacoby…which of course I sing to Jake on a regular basis. So I thought I’d share it with you:

Doesn’t every cat deserve his own theme song? Angel has one, too; her song is Pretty Little Angel Eye.