Aby-a-Day – January 19: Look out below!

Jacoby has discovered a new favourite thing to do.


When you look at this photo, keep in mind that we have 11′ high ceilings, and that Billy bookcase is almost 7′ tall. So Jake is way up there.


I’m not sure how he figured out the way to get up there. I’ve seen him do it, and he has to make a mighty leap from the headboard to the top of that shelf. It’s not easy, and it’s not an obvious thing to do.


He’s super proud of himself and his accomplishment, though, and you can tell.


Jake’s favourite time to go up there is late at night, after I’ve turned the lights out and gone to bed. These photos would have been better, but I took them in the dark.


There’s also only one way he ever gets down. He jumps. He jumps from where he’s sitting onto the middle of the bed. He usually manages to miss landing on a person when he does it.


We have a Tempur-Pedic mattress. You know how they say you can jump up and down on these mattresses and not spill a glass of wine? Well, that may be true, I don’t know. I haven’t tried it. But I can tell you that a 10.5lb cat flinging himself from 7′ tall piece of furniture? That, you’ll feel. Trust me.