Aby-a-Day – May 26: City cat

Jacoby has a great sense of direction and an excellent memory.

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When we’re walking home from Tufts, we get to a point on the Broadway Bridge where he knows how to get home.

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And when we get to that point, he decides he can get out of the stroller and walk.

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I’ll let him, if we’re not in a hurry and the weather’s okay.

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I am endlessly impressed with how unaffected by traffic Jake is.

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He’s grown up in a transportation nexus: Trains, planes, trucks, buses…you name it, it probably rattles, roars or whooshes through or over our intersection.

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Oh, yeah, and bicycles, too.

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When you look at these photos, remember that it’s impossible to set up something like this. You can’t force a cat to pose next to a busy road if he doesn’t want to.

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He also gets right back into his stroller when he’s decided he’s tired of walking.

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He’s a smart little guy, our Jacoby.

Abys in Need: Abadura in Pennsylvania

Okay, people…we have another one…

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This is Abadura,

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He is 2 1/2 yrs, neutered, front declawed. Shy at first, but very friendly. He is ok with other cats. He is not afraid of dogs. His foster home has a cat-friendly Doberman and he went up to her and was rubbing against her. He was turned into a shelter because his owners’ child was allergic.

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Abadura is in northeastern PA, in the Pocono Mountains, close to New Jersey near Blairstown and Phillipsburg N.J.

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I suspect that Abadura is not a pedigreed Aby, but he may be an Aby mix.

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If you are interested in Abadura, or know someone who is, email Judy Burkard at jburkard@verizon.net.