Aby-a-Day – January 30: Jakey, Jakey, pumpkin eater

Since I took the photos of Jacoby eating the pumpkin straight from the can, I had to buy more pumpkin. I got larger cans this time, and the cat-food can lids don’t fit on them, so I’ve had to store the pumpkin in a Chinese soup takeout container.


Of course, this means he can stick his head right in there to eat the pumpkin.


I’d read that cats find pumpkin “highly palatable,” but this is a little ridiculous.

Jacoby is ready for his close up

Our friend Sparkle posted a heads-up in her blog today about the Fresh Step video contest on YouTube. I think I missed the earlier post on this, because…a video contest? Sign me up! Or rather, sign Jacoby up…if ever a cat was born to be in front of a camera, it’s him.

Basically, all you need is a cat, at least one video longer than 10 seconds and shorter than 3 minutes, and a YouTube account. Entering is done through Fresh Step’s YouTube channel. The rules are fairly simple; the toughest one for me is that there can’t be any music. Still, I managed to come up with a few entries: I submitted “Jacoby’s Christmas Crazies,” “Acrobatic Jacoby,” “Jake and the Meat Tray,” “Stop! Thief!” and “Jacoby Helps With the Laundry,” and I can still enter 20 more videos before the contest closes on May 16. And of course, now I know not to add music 🙂

I guess this has become a sort of defacto New Year’s resolution for 2011, entering Jake’s photos and videos in contests…but why not, right?