Aby-a-Day – September 25: Wordless Wednesday (How I get Jake to pose)



Abys in Need: Rusty in Westfield, NJ

Oh, boy…it’s a good thing today is Wordless Wednesday…

“Rusty is 3½ years old. He is a ruddy male, neutered & microchipped. He is in excellent health and up to date on all his shots and wellness visits. He is VERY sweet and friendly with humans, just not other cats. I think he needs to be “top cat” in a home. He loves to rub his face on his humans and likes to sit on my husband’s shoulders.

[Dona] can be contacted by email or at my phones:
Home – (908) 232-6797
Cell – (908) 230-5742

Okay, I said I wasn’t going to say anything, but…HE’S 3½ YEARS OLD!!! That’s only a year younger than Jacoby!



Abys in Need: URGENT! Buttercup in San Bernadino, CA

Good thing this is Wordless Wednesday…or I’d have some choice ones for these “humans”…This is from the Facebook Aby Rescue group, so I’m afraid I don’t know more than what is here.

“BUTTERCUP IS 14 YEARS OLD AND SUDDENLY HOMELESS. She was dumped by her family today, Tues., 9/24, at the MEGA-DEADLY San Bernardino City Shelter. They said she is, according to her kennel card, “not friendly,” yet Maria, a total stranger, pet her, held her, and examined her with no issues at all. Buttercup is in terrible condition – underweight with mats all over her back, nails that aren’t trimmed, and most troubling of all a mass on her abdomen (see video #2). Despite overwhelming sadness Buttercup is sweet and gentle. After Maria pointed out the mass to shelter employees (whose job it is to find those things), Buttercup was taken to the vet. I put a hold on her (though I can NOT rescue her) to make sure her life doesn’t end scared and alone at the shelter vet. If she has to be PTS I want it to be with someone by her side who cares. I don’t know what the vet’s findings will be but Buttercup won’t be available for rescue or adoption until she returns to the shelter. Please share with all your cat people and anyone who has a heart and wants to help seniors and animals in terrible need. NOTE: I will be away from the computer for most of Wed., 9/25. Please don’t wait for me to answer questions or make arrangements. Please call the shelter directly and do what you can to save Buttercup. Thanks.

Buttercup VIDEO #1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXtXZ0bk2Wg

Buttercup VIDEO #2 (this video is somewhat graphic): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0O42xrSbcY

Buttercup VIDEO #3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5ruLxG02tU


My name is Buttercup and I am an unaltered female, brown tabby Abyssinian. Shelter staff think I am about 14 years old. I have been at the shelter since Sep 24, 2013.

For more information about the adoption process,
click here: San Bernadino Animal Control. Note that the last adoption will start at 4:30 pm.

San Bernardino City Shelter – Phone: 909-384-1304
Address: 333 Chandler Place, San Bernardino, CA 92408″

OMG those eyes. I hope someone rescues this poor girl! As you wish…

Aby-a-Day – September 24: String Theory (Cartoon Tuesday)

I’ve never actually seen cats play with a ball of yarn. Although, come to think of it, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a ball of yarn. It seems to always come in skeins…and those don’t look fun to play with at all.


And yes, Angel is the one knitting because she’s a girl. Totally sexist, I admit…but let’s face it, Jake would suck at knitting.

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

Abys in Need: Topaz in NY

Here’s a devoted girl who will need a new forever home soon.

Topaz will be homeless at end of month. Her human is going back to England. Topaz’s human is an older woman in her upper 80’s who is not healthy and has a little dementia. Her nephew is taking her home and putting her in a nursing home where there are no pets allowed (even if there wasn’t a quarantine for animals imported into the UK).

Topaz’s last physical exam was good. She’s a little chunky for her breed since she is on dry food only, and she needs dental work but her bloodwork seems good (waiting to hear back). She was so calm at vet. Don’t think she’s ever been around another cat.

I don’t know how old Topaz is. If you are interested in giving this lovely lady a new home, please contact Bunny Hofberg by email.

Aby-a-Day – September 23: Big train rolling down the line (Hipstamatic Monday)

Taking the Commuter Rail with Jacoby is always more fun than taking it by myself.



He just sits so nicely on the seat next to me.


Except, of course, when he looks out the window at the passing scenery.


Jake’s such a good traveling companion.

Aby-a-Day – September 22: Angel’s close-up

If Jacoby seems to get the lion’s share of the the attention in this blog, there’s a reason for that…


…he actively seeks it out!


Angel, on the other hand, isn’t all that interested in getting into everything and running to get in the middle of the shot when I’m taking photos.






Quite the contrary, in fact. You get the feeling that Angel would rather the camera not be pointed in her direction!


So over the weekend I pestered her and took a ton of photos. Like this super close-up of her cute little pink toesies.


And this one, of her little pink nosey.


And this one, of her strong white whisker…ies.


“Okay. You’re done here.”