Aby-a-Day – August 18: Abys are clean and colourful cats

I never stop being amused by the way cats go through fads regarding napping spots and hiding places. One particular spot can be ignored for months and then, suddenly and for no apparent reason, it will become the hottest thing in the house.


Jacoby is a textbook example of the faddist cat. It’s funny to see him decide to revisit an old favourite or decide it’s time for a new one. He’s just inaugurated a new place: the coloured side of our laundry basket.


I haven’t ever seen him go in there before this week. Now he’s doing it every night.


It’s a pretty deep laundry bag, and it’s not easy to get in and out of, and let’s face it: it’s dirty laundry. It can’t be that nice a place to hang out.


Still, you have to give Jake credit: he only goes in the coloured laundry side, not the white side. I guess he’s leaving that open for Kylie.