Aby-a-Day – June 30: Annual checkup

Yesterday was a big day. It was everyone’s annual vet check up.

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It’s a lot of work, mind you. Everyone has to be put into a carrier for the trip.

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It’s fun to walk into the vet’s office with the whole crew.

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When we get into the exam room, everyone gets to come out and explore.

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If they want to. No pressure.

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Kylie and Angel love to check everything out.

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And they get so excited when the vet tech comes in from the back!

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Angel becomes especially brave in the vet’s office.

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Jacoby got a clean bill of health and a rabies shot.

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He also got a blood test to check his kidney and liver functions, just in case, and so we have a normal baseline in case anything changes in the future. Kylie and Tessie also got rabies shots, and Angel got her distemper booster. Kylie needs another dental cleaning, but other than that everyone is perfectly healthy (even their teeth!)

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So we’re all set until next year, which is a really, really great feeling.

Aby-a-Day – June 29: “Citrus” (Saturday Photo Hunt)

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

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This is a delicious Key Lime muffin. Now, limes are definitely firmly in the citrus family, and, as everyone knows, cats hate citrus. Right?

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Right???

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Apparently not.

Aby-a-Day – June 28: Five years without Gun-Hee (Part 2) (Friday Flashback)

Today is the day Gun-Hee lost his short but fierce battle against FIP.

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There is hope, however: Just last week, Cornell announced a breakthrough in the search for the mutation that turns the benign feline enteric coronavirus (FECV) into the fatal FIP virus. Let’s all keep our fingers and toes crossed that this will lead to some sort of a cure for this evil disease.

Aby-a-Day – June 27: Angel and the Welder’s Cats

The other day when we took Jacoby and Angel to the Harborwalk, it was very interesting to see that Angel wanted to make friends with the welder’s cats!

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At first, she sat on their steps and just kind of hung out with them.

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Then she got down for a closer look.

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A really close look! She actually tried to crawl under their fence to meet them face to face!

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They were not really up for that…but then, they weren’t completely against it, either. Neither Angel nor the two black longhaired kitties hissed the entire time we were there. And Angel usually hisses at everyone!

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The most we got from them was a yawn!

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The sisters’ mother preferred to watch us from the yard’s upper deck. This is the cat who, in my story, I called “Ginger.” Her real name is Baby.

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She’s one of the prettiest torbies I’ve ever seen anywhere (cat shows included). And she’s so much braver than she was when I first saw her two summers ago!

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She was really just a big kitten herself then!

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These were her kittens. The two black longhairs (Booger and Boogie) are still at the welder’s; Brad told me that the blue girl and the black shorthaired boy found forever homes.

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He also told me that Baby showed up one day, pregnant, and just decided to stay. They let her have her kittens, and then they were all fixed. I haven’t seen any kittens there since Baby’s litter. Which is good…but a little sad as they were so much fun to take photos of!

Abys are Everywhere – Gambling Abys

You may recall a post I made about two years ago when I discovered a cat-themed slot machine with Abys on it.

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Well, guess what? Now you can play this game on your computer or on your phone! Just go to DoubleDown Casino and you’ll see Kitty Glitter (and the Aby) as the featured game.

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It’s exactly like the real slot machine you find in casinos.

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Just much, much smaller.

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And you don’t play with actual money…just virtual play money.

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Which is too bad since I have over $60 million on this game…

Aby-a-Day – June 26: Wordless Wednesday (View from the Broadway Bridge)

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Aby-a-Day – June 25: Last night I had the strangest dream I ever dreamed before (Cartoon Tuesday)

Hey, a cat can dream, can’t he? This was inspired by our experiences at the park the other weekend and a conversation on the Abyssinian Cat Club Facebook group. And this cartoon. But wouldn’t it be great if we could take our cats out to a cat park? Sadly, all we cat people have is the internet.

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I do have to comment on the one sign that’s on the fence of Jacoby’s dream park. That’s an actual sign in front of the Roosevelt Island Historical Society Visitor’s Kiosk. Needless to say, I loved it and took a photo of it…and managed to work it into a cartoon!

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