Aby-a-Day – June 24: Throwing in the towel (Fashion Friday)

Well, this may not be the most fashionable Fashion Friday, but it’s definitely in fashion here in Boston this week!


I’d forgotten about these photos I took last year of Jacoby walking around with a Bruins rally towel draped over his back.


I’m not (completely) joking when I say wearing rally towels as capes is stylish here in Boston, either! At the parade on Saturday, I saw a young man wearing a cape he’d fashioned out of about twenty rally towels all sewn together patchwork-quilt style. I wish I’d gotten a photo of him; it was really quite original.


That kid had nothing on Jake, though. Some people let the outfit wear them, but Jake shows an outfit who’s boss!

Aby-a-Day – June 23: One cat’s naughty is another cat’s courageous

Even after almost three years of living with us, Angel is still very skittish and nervous. So when she bravely ventures onto the kitchen counters, we don’t scold her.


Quite the contrary!


We encourage and applaud her!





(Although not too loudly, so as not to startle her into losing her nerve, jumping down and scuttling away.)

Abyssinian Cover Cat on August 2011 issue of Cat Fancy

Imagine my delight when I opened my PO Box to see this handsome fellow gazing back at me:


Abys are the featured cover cat on the August issue of Cat Fancy! Finally! They generally feature all CFA and TICA breeds in rotation, so it’s roughly two years between each breed’s cover article. It’s not a bad article, although it’s rather basic information (and there’s no mention of all the great blogs devoted to Abys at all!), but I do like the way they describe Abys as being “groupies.”

If you’re interested, you can find Cat Fancy in most bookstores with large magazine selections, and I’ve also seen them on sale at most Petcos.

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I really should get some rubber stamps made…

I had the cats sign my husband’s birthday card using a brown pigment ink stamp pad I got at Paper Source. Kylie and Tessie still have ink on their paws, despite my trying to clean them. I suppose it was rather breedist of me to use Aby-friendly brown ink, wasn’t it?


Can you tell whose paw is whose? It seems super obvious to me…

(In case you were wondering, here’s the outside; it’s a Hallmark Micheal Scott birthWHOLEday card!)

Hipstamaticat Sighting!

This handsome German Aby showed up on Hipstamaticat today, and of course I just had to share!

Aby-a-Day – June 22: Wordless Wednesday (Happy Birthday, Dad!)




Aby-a-Day – June 21: Who says Bostonians are rude?

Boston has a reputation for being rude.


Jacoby doesn’t buy into that, though, and neither do I.


The people we meet while out and about are all very nice.


And it goes without saying that Jake is nice to everyone he meets, too.


Score one for Boston!