Aby-a-Day – October 9: Wordless Wednesday (Here’s something you don’t see every day!)


Joka’s Zoe and her 19th birthday

This was posted to an Abyssinian mailing list I’m on, and I just had to share it:

I just wanted to take a moment to honor a very special lady in my life – Joka’s Zoe (Ch Joka’s Zoe of Southbound). In a couple of weeks, Zoe will be 19 years old, and to quote her vet – what an amazing cat. She is the daughter of GC, RW Crimsoncats Chicago Fire, DM and Joka’s Kissimee Kate. She is in great health and on no medication, never misses a meal (loves Popeye’s Chicken) and still makes it her job to wake me up every morning. She can also still get on the kitchen counters and helps cook all the meals, and I saw her in the hall about a month ago batting around a catnip mouse.

I feel so blessed to have this beautiful red girl share my life. I am also very blessed to still have Zoe’s 16 year old daughter Cassie.


Marti Sterner

19 years old! Here’s hoping she has many more!