Aby-a-Day – February 9: “Promise” (Saturday Photo Hunt)

This week’s Photo Hunt subject is “Promise.” This is an old photo, but it’s one of my all-time favourite photos that I’ve ever taken.

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This is Gun-Hee’s paw, with my hand and engagement ring. If that doesn’t say “Promise,” I don’t know what does.

Aby-a-Day – February 9: Snowed under Nemo

So, you may have heard something about a little storm happening out here in New England.

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We’ve all been safely hunkered down in our 107-year-old solid brick building and we’re all fine.

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The snow started to fall here in Boston around 10am and hasn’t stopped yet. The MBTA shut down at 3pm Friday afternoon and Governor Patrick declared a statewide state of emergency and shut down all roads – no driving allowed anywhere, on any road, for any reason (except emergency vehicles and snowplows) – starting at 4pm Friday. It hasn’t been lifted yet. According to the reports, “Nearly 22 inches of snow fell in Boston and more was expected, closing in on the 2003 record of 27.6 inches.”

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Problem is, we were supposed to go to a cat show this weekend! Not only were we entered, but I’m a member of the Nutmeg Club (you may recognise the drawing style on that logo), and I’ve been involved with the planning for this show since December! Disappointing, to say the least.

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I was really looking forward to our first show since September. We’d entered Tessie this time along with Jacoby, it was a hotel show, and it had a really special line-up of judges. We’re still keeping the option of going out there just for Sunday’s judging…but since the travel ban hasn’t been lifted yet, it’s looking less likely by the hour.

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Just now, as I’m typing this at 12:20pm, it’s still snowing outside, albeit more lightly than earlier this morning. But both the Mayor Menino and Governor Patrick are telling people to stay off the roads.

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I was really looking forward to my first cat show as a club member, too. Of all the weekends!