Aby-a-Day – April 30: Shine a little light on me (Cartoon Tuesday)

This isn’t a cartoon so much as it is a depiction of reality.

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

Aby-a-Day – April 29: Shadows (Hipstamatic Monday)

Sometimes I like to take photos of our shadows when Jacoby and I are out for a walk.

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It’s a different sort of self-portrait.

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An ephemeral one, to be sure, but still interesting.

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One cloud, and the whole picture changes.

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But what is a photograph, anyway, but a moment of light and shadow captured forever?

Aby-a-Day – April 28: Leftovers

Sometimes, I have photos left over that don’t seem to fit into a particular post. And then they sort of just…get forgotten. So here are some leftovers.

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This is from last Sunday: Jacoby in what is pretty much the middle of Back Bay.

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Jake is such a city cat…waiting for the train is just a walk in the Park (Street) for him.

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When Jake gets home from an outing, he sprawls. Angel uses that sprawl as an opportunity to sniff him and get away with it.

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Jake loves Cheetos. I had some at the CFF show and, of course, I had to share with you-know-who.

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Apparently, Jake has taught himself to “heel.” This is from when Jake accompanied Kylie to the vet.

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Angel tends to watch much of the goings-on from her perch on the cat tree.

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Sometimes, Jake and Angel get along…at least for 1/20 of a second.

Aby-a-Day – April 27: “Zoom” (Saturday Photo Hunt)

This week’s Photo Hunt subject is “Zoom.”

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Jacoby loves it when I run when he’s in his stroller. He leans forward and hangs over the edge; his body language screams, “Faster, Mom! Go faster!”

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And when I do, I say, “Zoom zoom, Jake! Zoom zoom!!” I think he knows that “Zoom zoom” means we’re going into hyperdrive.

Friday Fashion Flashback: Cheddar

On yesterday’s post about Jacoby and the CFF show, Sherry commented about a cat who used to make appearances at shows in New England called Cheddar.

She said: “Seeing Jake there in the costumes like that, brought back fond memories of seeing Cheddar at CFA shows in New England. My favourite was his RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) outfit! He was such a cool cat, always on the arm of his owner Bob, who even made a support for his arm so it wouldn’t get tired from holding up Cheddar. Fond cat show memories indeed!”

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Here’s Cheddar and Bob at the Seacoast Cat Show in New Hampshire back in 2007. He was 13 years old then! He was a red-point Siamese mix HHP, and he was awesome.

Aby-a-Day – April 26: National Hairball Awareness Day (Fashion Friday)

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Today is National Hairball Awareness Day!

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And Hauspanther, along with FURminator (the official sponsor of National Hairball Awareness Day, naturally) are here to help you celebrate!

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You can download a cat moustache template PDF and create your own cat moustache.

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Of course, you know I could not resist this. I printed out the ‘stache backs on cardstock, glued them to a couple of chopsticks and then stuck on some of Jacoby’s and Angel’s FURminations.

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Doesn’t Jake look dashing?

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Of course, when doesn’t Jake look dashing, right?

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Angel was less amused.

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She’s a bit of a tomboy; I thought she’d have fun with a moustache for a day.

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Guess she’s more of a girl than I gave her credit for.

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Don’t forget to check out FURminator’s Moustache Cats Gallery on Facebook, too!

Aby-a-Day – April 25: People’s Choice Award

Last weekend, Jacoby and I went with Meg, Cousin Taz, Cousin Louis-Fire and little Malaika Jamaica to a CFF cat show in Worcester, MA. Jake just went as the celebrity Abyssinian and show ambassador cat and wasn’t even entered in the show…

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…but he managed to bring home a rosette anyway!

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This show had a “Spectator’s Choice” competition where people who came to the show could vote for their favourite cat.

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Each cat had a number (like Lura/Pickles, number 42, above) and people wrote that down and put it in the ballot box. Jake didn’t even have a number – people just wrote his name if they wanted to vote for him!

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Jake worked hard for his ribbon, though. He spent a lot of time with the spectators.

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He also went through a few costume changes.

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But it was all worth it at the end of the day. The voting wasn’t even one of those hanging-chad deals – Jake won by a landslide!