Aby-a-Day – August 31: When Jacoby Met Angel (Friday Flashback)

August is the month I met my husband, our anniversary is in August and we got Jacoby in August, and it’s Tessie’s birthday month. For some reason, though, August always makes me think of when Jake and Angel first met.


Angel really adored Jake when he first arrived.


Jake loved her at first sight.


I mean, she doesn’t really ever sleep with anycat. But she did with Kitten!Jake.


That’s why it’s so distressing that she hisses at him now anytime he comes near her.


Maybe someday they’ll be cuddle buddies like this again.

Abys in Need – Bugsy in Marin County (URGENT)

This is super sad, and very urgent, especially considering this guy’s age.

My best friend died last week and left her 12.5 year old Aby, Bugsy. Bugsy is presently at the Marin Humane Society, taken there by the sheriff after my friend’s death. He family has given me the authority to find Bugsy a home. I want to get Bugsy out of the Humane Society and I cannot keep a cat due to allergies. Like all Abys I have ever met, he is a great personality. And a beauty. However, you should know that he has a medical condition. He has some kind of kidney disease, diagnosed about a year ago. The Humane Society told me that if he had a medical condition that they believe makes him unadoptable, they will euthanize him. That directive could come any day, ergo some urgency.

Please email or call me. I would greatly appreciate any advice. I don’t want to see poor Bugsy die. He should still have some good years left.

How tragic! If I still lived in San Francisco, I’d be there in a heartbeat to pick him up! I don’t know if Purebreds Plus is aware of this guy, but I sent an email to the woman who fosters Abys (and who I got Angel from). I checked the shelter’s website, and apparently he isn’t up for adoption right now; at least, I don’t see him on their adoptable cats page. I also can’t find his photo anywhere, but it’s all happened pretty fast.

Poor old man. He loses his human and ends up in the shelter, all in one week. I hope he can be rescued. Please respond directly to Gail (415-979-9594) or gmmcmahon@comcast.net if you are able to help.

Aby-a-Day – August 30: Does she or doesn’t she?

I got this wonderful soft, floppy stuffed kitty and was amazed to see how closely its colour matched Angel’s fur.


For the record, it is incredibly difficult to find stuffed toy kitties with short hair that are solid mahogany or caramel brown with no white or tabby markings.


I was very pleased with this kitty, needless to say.


Angel…somewhat less so.


But she’s adaptable.

Aby-a-Day – August 29: Wordless Wednesday (Face off)


Aby-a-Day – August 28: No bad dreams allowed (they make you move too much) (Cartoon Tuesday)

One thing that Jacoby has adopted as his personal job is protecting me at night. He sleeps on or near me every night. This cartoon was inspired by him sleeping on me, as I posted yesterday.


I always sleep more soundly when Jake’s around.

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

Aby-a-Day – August 27: My night watchcat (Hipstamatic Monday)

Jacoby loves to sleep on me at night.


I don’t know what he thinks will happen to me while I’m asleep, but he’s there for me.


I know it makes me sleep more soundly.

Abys in Need: Fritz and Lily in Mystic, CT

As the rabbits say, “one cloud feels lonely.” Would you believe I got another email about two more Abys who need homes?

Here’s their story: “My sister-in-law had been sick and recently passed away. I have been taking care of her two sibling Abyssinians (one male and one female) for approximately two months. I go to her condo to feed them, which is approximately a 20 minute ride twice a day. She had made arrangements for them to go to a friends’ home, but I learned that that was only going to be temporary, so I decided to not move them twice. My husband and I are planning to take them to a no-kill shelter during the first week of September. However, our preference would be to find them a good home. They are 9 years old. The male, Fritz, is very lovable but the female, Lily, is extremely skittish, more so because her routine has been quite disrupted.

(This is Fritz – Isn’t he handsome?)

My son is extremely allergic to cats so I cannot take them. I do want to keep them together.

(This is Lily. She looks like a total sweetie!)

Lily is the skittish cat and not very affectionate with me but she has probably been traumatized by the loss of my sister-in-law. I know Fritz would be easier to place alone but I need to honor Charlotte’s wishes and keep them together. They are, and have always been, indoor cats.

They are in Mystic, CT. They both have had their vaccinations as well as exams within the last few weeks. I took Fritz to the vet and had a mobile vet came to the condo yesterday for Lily. They are also both up to date with their rabies shots. Fritz is a little overweight but they are both healthy. I have all their papers, and I believe the name of the breeder is there as well (their breeder no longer breeds and will “beat the bushes” for them to be adopted). They were born in June, 2003.”

9 years old isn’t old! Tessie just turned 9 this month! If you would like two Connecticut Abys Leslie Acquaviva lsacqua@gmail.com