Aby-a-Day – December 6: The Westchester Fashion Show (Fashion Friday)

One of the highlights of the Westchester Cat Show that Jacoby and I attended was the Feline Fashion Show. Held both days, it was a major draw for the spectators and a lot of fun for the participants, human and feline alike.

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All of the outfits were made by Katherine Golden (who you can see loves kitties!) of Golden Couture Pet. Katherine creates fabulous fashions for cats, and has been featured in a few feline fashion shows in the New York area.

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This is Caleb the Sphynx, dressed in his hipster flannel shirt and beanie.

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Caleb is an old pro at modelling in feline fashion shows, and it’s obvious! Look at him pose!

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Malika the Bombay was born to wear this little red silk Chinese dress.

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This was the Red Dragon costume, modelled by a handsome Savannah.

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Ace, another Savannah, rocked out in this heavy-metal hoodie with an AC-DC logo on the back and a mohawk hoodie.

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Jake loved the fashion show. Here he is with Daisy the Sphynx in her pretty princess dress.

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Jake was originally going to wear the Santa suit…

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…but the second we saw the spectacular Turkey costume, we knew that was meant to be his! I also bought that cute little green leopard shirt Jake’s sitting on from Katherine and it’s wonderful as an extra layer under one of Jake’s coats on a very cold day. It was in the 20’s Sunday evening and Jake wore it under his coat on the train ride home.

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Jake loved the turkey costume.

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I was afraid that it would be too girly, but the hoodie made it quite boyish.

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The top was a stretchy fabric with a poofy skirt made of three different shades of tulle – one with glitter! – and a “tail” embellished with seed pearls and different types of feathers including peacock.

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Jake was insanely proud of himself in it.

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Look at him admiring himself in the mirror!

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When we were onstage, Jake showed off. I wish I had photos of us in the fashion show…when it was time to exit stage right, Jake didn’t want to go!

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After the show was over, Katherine gave the fabulous Turkey costume to Jake to keep! I feel honoured to own such a masterpiece. Thank you, Katherine.

Other People’s Abys – Want an Aby or Somali for Christmas? Check out this Ticked Friday shopping list!

Yep, I’m calling this Ticked Friday! My friends Sheila and Mike Dentico of Abyroad Cattery have some adult Abys and Somalis they wish to rehome. They are located in Rockland County, NY (near enough to NYC for Sheila to want to dress my Jake in pinstripes). Please contact Sheila if you want to know any more about these wonderful cats.


This is how they raise their kittens. You can tell they’re horribly mistreated 🙂

Here is the list of available adults:

  • Raj: Silver Somali neuter, age 8½. Very affectionate, huge coat. Social with other cats. Was her Somali breeding male for several years
  • Peggy: Ruddy Aby female, age 6 (the same age as Angel!) Social with other cats. Peggy has had one litter and was a good mom.
  • Trixie: Ruddy Aby female, age 3. Social with other cats. Trixie has had one litter and was a good mom.
  • Cassie: Ruddy Somali female, very affectionate lap-sitter, age 2. Social with other cats. Cassie has never been bred.
  • Brownie: Ruddy Aby male, age 6. Very shy and slow to adjust to changes. Social with other cats. Never used for breeding.

Shelia’s primary objective is to find all these guys great homes, and their adoption charges are very, very reasonable: the price of any medical attention (spaying or neutering if they haven’t been fixed yet, vaccination updates, routine things like that). This is a great opportunity to adopt an older Aby or Somali. Contact Sheila if you need more information.