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!

Abys in Need: Ziggy in Queens

Oh, how I hate these sorts of emails, and oh, how I wish I could adopt this cutey…I got this email via the Aby Rescue list:

“I am a veterinary technician at an animal clinic in Queens, NY. I have recently become aware of Ziggy, a 3-4 year old male Blue Abyssinian. His owners are unable to care for him properly because they now have a 3rd child, and do not have the available time for his playful needs. I am hoping you can help Ziggy. He is FIV/Felv negative, up to date on vaccines, and is neutered.

I look forward to your response.

Thank you for all you do!
Stella Saliaris
718-964-3318”

Because a playful young cat playing with playful young children is out of the question, apparently.

There wasn’t an email address on this, so if you can help Ziggy, please call Stella at the number above.