Aby-a-Day – Day 359 of 365

Happy Christmas, everyone! It was quite the cat toy and catnip orgy at our house this morning.


One of Jacoby’s favourite toys was his catnip hash brown.


Although, he also liked his LL Bean faux shearling coat and, well, everyone loved the FroliCat Dart.


Hard to say what he liked best…he also got more of his crispy catnip bacon and his chew mice. Probably the most popular gift overall was the fabulous boomerang bed from Like Kittysville. Everyone took a turn in it, it was that popular.


It was either that, or the squirrel tail I got him at the fly fishing shop. Or the fact that we finally took all the boxes away and he could play under the tree again. He was going bonkers with all the catnip, toys and new things. Just watch:

Happy Christmas, Aby Friends!


Thank you all for your comments and friendship, and we all wish you a prosperous new year.

Aby-a-Day – Day 358 of 365

Jacoby waits patiently for midnight to come and for it to be Christmas.


Aby-a-Day – Day 357 of 365

Jacoby is actually very responsive to vocal stimuli. He comes when he’s called, and if you speak to him in a praising, “cuddly” tone, he’ll preen and roll and rub things just as if you were touching him.


He was standing on this bench when I told him how handsome he was and “purred” at him. This is his half-roll, half-elevator butt reaction.


He’s also kneading with his front paws, and I didn’t touch him at all! This is all in response to my voice.


He reacts more to people talking to him than any other cat I’ve had. This may be related to the fact that he also talks more than any cat I’ve had, including the Siamese. Sometimes, you hear him in the other room, making little chirping sounds to himself.

Aby-a-Day – Day 356 of 365

It was decided that the red-and-white pawprint bandanna and the Santa hat that were included in the Santa Exchange package should belong to Jacoby.


This was mostly decided by the other cats.


He wasn’t nearly as put out as this photo makes him look.


As always, Jake was a good sport about it all. He was actually purring.


Especially when it was Tessie’s turn to try on the bandanna!

Aby-a-Day – Day 355 of 365

Another gift in the Santa Exchange package was this happy smiley feather guy.


I don’t know if he had catnip inside, or if it was just the feathers that made him such a hit.



Whatever it was, Jacoby really liked this little guy.


Angel…not so much.

Aby-a-Day – Day 354 of 365

We did a Santa Exchange with some kitties who live in Montreal, and the package came last weekend. In it were toys for everyone.


Angel really liked these little mice.


They rattled, and they were fun to bat.


See how much fun she had?