Aby-a-Day – July 15: Doing the stroll (Hipstamatic Monday)

Jacoby has decided that the best way to ride in his stroller is to ride on his stroller.

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He scootches forward so his front paws are on the “running board” over the front wheel while holding onto the front of the passenger area with his back toes.

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Apparently, this is an awesome way to ride in the stroller. Who knew? He does this almost everytime we walk home fr0m a therapy visit at Tufts; he’s become very familiar with the route by now.

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I think he enjoys being close to the ground.

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Maybe it feels more like he’s running himself when he’s down there.

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Or maybe he can smell things better. Who knows?

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When he gets to a place he recognises and feels safe, he’ll step off the stroller.

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And he’ll walk a little bit on his own.

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When he gets tired of walking, the stroller is always there for him.

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He can always just hop back in.

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He’ll ride for a while in the seat the way he’s supposed to, but he’ll get back down when he feels like it again.

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And just in case you think he only does this for a few seconds, I also shot a crappy video of him riding side-saddle:

That was just one minute! He’ll ride like this for a very long time.

Abys in Need: Mia in Québec

Another declawed Aby in need of a forever home…this time, in Canada.

“Mia is a beautiful cat who was brought to animal control for euthanasia…we have no idea why. She made her way to us and now we are looking to place her in her forever home.

Mia is a silver Abyssinian DECLAWED on her front feet. She is about 2 years old. She is an absolute love and wants nothing more than to cuddle with you in your arms. She is not fond of other cats and probably best a home without dogs and small kids. just because she is a gentle cat who doesn’t appear to be used to either.

Mia is spayed, DECLAWED, dewormed and has her base vaccines. She is also negative for FIV (feline AIDS) and FeLV (Feline Leukemia) and comes with a bag of food and 6 weeks of free pet insurance.”

This gorgeous girl is currently at the Timberlea Veterinary Clinic oops, sorry I mean la Clinique vétérinaire Timberlea (don’t want to get them in trouble for using English!) in Kirkland, QC. You can phone them at 514-505-6555. And, if you happen to be in Eastern Canada and need help getting Mia from Québec, we may be able to help: Abyfriend Kim (who has Jacoby’s uncle Clancy and cousin Seamus) is going to be driving through there on her way from New Brunswick to Ontario. She says ” If anyone in Ontario or the Maritimes in interested in her, I will be traveling from NB to Brockville ON on Thursday/Friday next week and back on Monday/Tuesday (July 22/23) and would be thrilled to bring her to you!!! Get approved and I will be your transport!! An Aby is a wonderful thing!!! So if that works for you at all, comment here and I’ll pass it along to Kim.

Also, in case you’re wondering, I think Mia is a purebred silver Aby. Silver isn’t recognised by the CFA, but it is recognised by TICA and it’s a common colour in the British, European, Scandinavian and Australian registries.