Aby-a-Day – January 7: Talking in a winter wonderland

People say Siamese talk a lot. I’ve had Siamese, and I have to say, Abyssinians talk far more than any other cats I’ve ever known.


Jacoby especially seems to need to narrate everything he does. It’s hilarious.


“Okay…here I am in the snow! Look at me! I’m standing in the cold, wet white stuff. Are you getting this, here? Cos I’m in the snow! Yep, check it out…cat in the snow! Getting his feet wet!”

Cat Physics

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Okay, so this isn’t exactly Abyssinian related, but I just have share my latest obsession with you: Cat Physics, an app for iPods, iPhones and iPads.

Now, as you may have already guessed, I was the artistic, free-thinking oddball type in school. I was friends with the math geeks, but I was not one of them. So I never actually took a physics class. But you know…maybe if they’d used cats back then, I would have been more interested.

This game is seriously addictive. It’s deceptively simple, so you do really well right at the start…and then, once you start feeling really confident, you get hooked. And the challenges get harder. But by then it’s too late.

I’m not kidding. There are tons of YouTube videos showing how to get through the more treacherous levels. And once you get your ball from the white cat to the black cat successfully, you can always go back and try to improve your score. A tiny tweak here or a better bounce there can make a huge difference. Best of all, it’s only 99¢!

And with their big ears, long tails and ball rolling abilities, they do look kind of like Abys…