Aby-a-Day – March 23: Shadow Boxing (Friday Flashback)

My husband gave me some photos he had on his iPhone that I’d never seen before. One of them was a shining example of why Angel is paranoid about using the litter box:


It was a lot worse when she first came to live with us; this photo was taken back in 2009, before Jacoby joined our family. Back then, Kylie and Tessie really ganged up on Angel. I don’t know if they didn’t want another female around or if they didn’t like the fact that she lost an eye, but it was tense in our house before Jake.

angel attack

This is what happened one morning. Angel had gone to the litterbox. Tessie chased her as soon as she exited, and then Kylie, lying in wait outside the bathroom door, ambushed her. I didn’t have a camera, so I sketched it to describe it for my husband.

What’s funny is that Jake didn’t have any problems being accepted by the girls. Maybe it’s the “Cats play better in even numbers” thing, or maybe it was because he was a kitten, a male, or both, but he had nothing like the hazing that Angel did.



I mean, really…Jake didn’t have to put up with anything like the reception Angel did.