Aby-a-Day – January 31: And the little one said, “Roll over!” (Cartoon Tuesday)


Partially inspired by Tessie and Angel earlier this month, because I’m almost certain that she was in the bed first and Tessie joined her, rather than the other way around.

But Jacoby totally does this. He does it to me all the time, and I’m sleeping in a queen-sized bed!

(Click cartoon to embiggen, or you can view all cartoons in Slideshow mode on Flickr.)

Aby-a-Day – January 30: “This is my stuffed cat impersonation” (Hipstamatic Monday)

Jacoby sees or hears a camera, and he poses.


He also seems to be aware of lighting and composition, as he tends to pose in photogenic places.


In this set, he seemed to be pulling an ET-in-the-closet and trying to blend in with his surroundings.


“What? I’m just a life-sized stuffed toy cat!”


I think he thinks I’m not very smart. He also seems to think that I don’t know that the headboard is his gateway to the top of the bookcase.


I’m onto you, Jake.

Aby-a-Day – January 29: Good morning!

Jacoby loves weekends almost as much as I do.


He knows he can’t wake me up (he saves the waking up maneuvers for my husband), so he just cuddles up with me and purrs for England.


It’s the best part of waking up, Folgers’ copywriters notwithstanding.

Aby-a-Day – January 28: Snow Day!

We’ve been having a really mild winter this year. Although, it did finally snow the other day.


And Jacoby? Was psyched.


He really does seem to like snow. I’m not sure if he likes how different it makes the world look, or if he likes to watch it falling…


…or maybe he likes both those things.


But Jake’s a lot like a little kid when it starts snowing. He just gets excited and pastes himself to the window to look at it.


And of course, I love watching him watch the snow fall. Unfortunately, the snow didn’t last long enough for us to go out and walk in it. That’s the kind of winter we’ve been having this year. I’m not sure if Jake was as sad about that as I was, though.

Aby-a-Day – January 27: It’s 5 o’clock somewhere! (Fashion Friday)

Angel looked so cute in Jacoby’s Hawaiian shirt and matching sunhat on Dress Up Your Pet Day, I wanted to post a few more photos of her wearing it.


She’s such a good sport!


Despite appearances, Angel isn’t really as put out by dressing up as her eye and ears might lead you to believe. It’s easy to look annoyed when you only have one eye.


And she can’t help having Airplane Ears of Supreme Disapproval. It’s the elastic on the hat that makes her ears look like that!


See? She actually has a happy tail! Dressing up isn’t really that miserable!

Aby-a-Day – January 26: “One of the ways in which cats show happiness is by sleeping.”

My husband took today’s photos. I’d been watching television and fell asleep (which is why I’m sleeping with my glasses on).


Jacoby usually does sleep with me, but he almost always sleeps near my legs, usually behind my knees. Still, it’s pretty good for an Aby; Gun-Hee never slept at all, and Angel usually prefers to sleep on the cat tree than on the bed.


But for whatever reason, he decided to sleep right next to my head this time.


Granted, I didn’t really know he was sleeping there until I woke up, so I don’t know how long he was there, but it was a nice thing to wake up to.


“Okay, Dad, enough with the camera and the flash. You’re gonna wake her up.”

Abys in Need: Cairo in Maryland needs a home!

I got this alert from one of the Aby lists last night…apparently, homeless Abys run in cycles, who knew? Poor Cairo, though…isn’t he handsome?


“I am a neutered male, ruddy Abyssinian. The shelter staff think I am about 2 years and 2 months old. I have been at the shelter since Jan 23, 2012.”

Apparently, Cairo is now in a foster home and out of that cold, steel shelter cage. If you are interested in him, you can contact the Montgomery County Animal Control & Humane Society at 240-773-5960, or email Susan at schenoweth@pipeline.com.