Aby-a-Day – Day 243 of 365

Jacoby loves it when we wash the sheets and make the bed. He comes running from wherever he is in the house to “help.”

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He was apparently sleeping when we started to make the bed on Sunday. He’s not quite awake in this photo.

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He woke up pretty quickly, however.

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Attacked by the duvet cover!

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He breaks free from the cover’s flowery clutches!

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He remains on guard for a second attack. The cover seems to have called in the duvet for reinforcement.

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But Jacoby fiercely battles it into submission as well.

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Without Jake’s eternal vigilance, it’d be curtains for the free world!

Getting the word out

As a relatively new blogger, I’m still figuring out ways to tell people about my blog. One thing I have done, however, is gotten cards to advertise it. I give them to people who meet Jake when we’re out and about.

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Zazzle makes awesome mini-cards, and they frequently offer discounts.

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The cards are also two-sided, which I love because I don’t have to sacrifice art for text. The “skinny” size (1″ x 3″) also make wonderful bookmarks.

Another marketing tool I’ve invested in is a Daily Abyssinian rubber stamp from Stamp Out Online (who also has shops on Etsy and eBay). Lisa worked with me to get the perfect font, and her stock Abyssinian design couldn’t look more like Jacoby if I’d drawn it myself!

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Not sure how exactly I’m going to use this stamp…but it was too awesome not to have!