Thanksgiving safety tips

While the holidays are a fun time for cats and people, they can be dangerous, too. I’ve seen some really good advice being posted on the various cat-related blogs this week, and I wanted to pass it along.

From Catster: 10 Ways to Avoid Kitty Disasters on Turkey Day

From PawCurious: Thanksgiving Food Dos and Don’ts For Your Pet.

And from Cat Fancy’s CatChannel: 3 Tips for a Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving with Cats.

Of course, it is perfectly fine to share some boneless, skinless bits of turkey with your cats…


…as if I could stop Jacoby from sharing!

I suppose I should add this one last holiday safety tip for Abyssinian people: Don’t let your cat get stuck inside the turkey!

Happy Turkey Day, everyone!

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Another Aby show cat superstar

Just when you thought it was safe to go back to the cat show…

Sherry emailed me last night to point out that this past weekend, at the CFA National Show in Indianapolis, Indiana, an Abyssinian was named Third Best Cat in Show!

GP Hitails Banjo Mooner, a blue neutered Aby, came in as 2nd runner up behind a tortie-and-white Persian spay and a red tabby American Shorthair male out of 500 cats! 18 Abyssinians were entered; 9 Kittens, 6 Championship and 3 Premiership.

What’s funny is, we’ve met Banjo’s family recently: You may recall my Halloween post about Racy Mooner. Turns out, the Hitails Abys are quite the characters. Not only is Racy a waterbug, but her mother, Zehnder’s Twyla Mooner of Hitails, is a Feline Agility star! She’s also a CFA Regional Winner: Look at this wonderful photo from the CFA Southern Region 2011 Awards page:

Such a talented – and gorgeous – family!

(Jacoby is related to Zehnder cats via his mother Catalina’s maternal grandfather, Zehnder’s Cuba of Instincts.)