Aby-a-Day – Day 285 of 365

Jake has, as usual, been dominating the posts lately…so it’s time for some Angel.

I’m not sure if it’s because there are more sports on TV right now, because the weather’s turning cooler, or if it’s simply because Kylie’s taken over the cat bed under the coffeetable, but Angel’s started spending a lot more time in front of the TV.


Sometimes to hilarious results. This is during my favourite scene in Bolt. I guess she likes that handsome Rex!

The best photograph ever taken of an Abyssinian?

There is a website, Pictures of Cats, which, as the name suggests, features photos of cat breeds and other aspects of feline husbandry. In an article on the website, Michael from London opines that this photo, by Helmi Flick is “perhaps the best Abyssinian cat photo” because “it is so active and dynamic.”

And he’s right. It is a great photo. It really does capture the grace and athleticism of the Abyssinian. But I have to counter with this photo taken last month by (who else?) Peter Hasselbom:


I would argue that this is the greatest Abyssinian photo ever taken. Not only does it capture that grace and that athleticism that Abys are famous for, but it also captures the goofy klutziness that lurks within. Because as graceful and agile as these cats are, anyone who’s ever lived with one knows that Abys are also silly clowns with feet that sometimes more faster than their brains at times.

What do you think? What’s your ultimate Aby photo?