Aby-a-Day – Day 332 of 365

I don’t know why it is, but Jacoby loves the Christmas tree.


As soon as I finished setting the tree up, Jake camped out underneath it.


It’s really funny, because my Siamese Harri loved the tree, as did Gun-Hee, but the girls don’t seem to care about the tree at all. They certainly don’t camp out underneath it. He’s going to be sad when I start putting boxes under there, and he won’t be able to fit anymore.


“Dis mai snowman…dun worry, he’z cool.”

Very Aby Holidays – Hacks, modifications, and other DIY Projects

Sometimes, the exact piece of cat furniture you want or need just doesn’t exist. Yet. But it could, with a little creativity and ingenuity.

Moderncat is a great source of ideas for furniture modifications, as is the IKEA Hacker blog. IKEA is actually the basis for a lot of creative cat furniture, including the Hollywood Franklin Tower, which is based on the Stolmen system.

Ideas for cat furniture can come from literally anywhere. Ever since visiting Twice Sold Tales, a used bookstore in Seattle, I’ve been in love with the idea of combining bookshelves with cat trees and beds. Our favourite Shabu Shabu restaurant in Boston’s Chinatown has several pillars wrapped in sisal rope.


Every single time we go there to eat, I admire these “giant scratching posts” and think that if we ever move into a place with an architectural pillar, I want to wrap it in rope.


How much fun would that be?