Aby-a-Day – December 31: “Tiny bubbles” (Cartoon Tuesday)

Disclaimer: Do NOT give cats alcohol. It is doubleplus ungood for them.

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That being said, this cartoon was inspired by my red-point Siamese girl, Sigrid, who died in 1999. She loved white wine, sparkling or otherwise, and would steal it out of any glass she could find when you weren’t looking. We didn’t let her drink it…but she managed to get enough to actually get a little tipsy a couple of times. And a little hungover the next morning, too.

I got her when she was already six years old, and she died of cancer, so I don’t think that affected her lifespan, but honestly, I don’t really know. So, if you’re drinking tonight, remember to guard your glass from curious kitties! Happy New Year!

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

Aby-a-Day – December 30: The tunnel king (Hipstamatic Monday)

We are packing to move into a new apartment.

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This means that old, boring toys, scratchers and beds suddenly appear in new and exciting places!

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Like this little round bed tunnel.

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Jacoby won this tunnel at the Seacoast cat show in Concord, NH last year, and it’s been in the bedroom since we got it.

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It’s been largely ignored for ages.

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Put it on the top of three plastic storage bins, however, and suddenly everyone wants to get in it again!

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Jake got in it and simply would not get out of it again.

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Angel was camped out on top of the cat tree, waiting for him to leave so she could have her chance, but Jake simply refused to move.

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She had a long wait, too. From the time we first moved it and Jake noticed it, he stayed in there until dinnertime, about five hours later!

Aby-a-Day – December 29: Catatouille

Jacoby is such a great help in the kitchen. It’s particularly impressive when you consider that he isn’t, technically, allowed on the counters.

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And, yet, he finds a way to supervise all cooking operations.

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He’s not too sure about those carrots I’ve put inside the turkey, though.

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He’s also not completely certain about all that junk I’ve put on the turkey’s skin.

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But he’s willing to give it a chance.

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Um…okay, Jake. That’s quite enough chance-giving. Move along.

Aby-a-Day – December 28: “Shimmer” (Saturday Photo Hunt)

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

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Meg gave us this wonderful stained-glass, solar-powered Aby lamp.

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When I set it up next to the Christmas trees, it shimmered.

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It definitely got Jacoby’s attention!

Aby-a-Day – December 27: Jake Draper (Fashion Friday)

Back around Halloween, United Bamboo had a clothing auction…for cats.

This was the image I saw on Catsparella’s post about the auction, and the moment I saw it I knew what I had to get Jacoby for Christmas.

I mean, seriously? Seriously, what other cat on the planet could rock this suit the way only Jake can? Good thing I’ve been using eBay since 1997 and know a thing or two about winning an internet auction…

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…because look what Jake got for Christmas!

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And I was right, too.

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It’s like this suit was made with him in mind.

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It really works with his retro Like Kittysville lounge, too.

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And for the office Christmas party…

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…all Jake needs is his Mistletoe hat.

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That’s our Mr. Jacoby, the life of the party!

Aby-a-Day – December 26: Jake in the Box!

In honour of Boxing Day, the Daily Abyssinian is proud to present…

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The all-new Jake in the Box™!

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I think that Boxing Day should be the official international cat holiday. Because what could be better than cats and boxes?

Aby-a-Day – December 25: Wordless Wednesday (Merry Christmas Mayhem)

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