Aby-a-Day – January 31: Olympic fever (Friday Flashback)

The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia begin next weekend. We’re all big winter sports fans here in this household, so the Winter Olympics are a Very Big Deal.

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And no one is more excited for the Games to begin than Angel.

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She loves hockey. And she really enjoys watching it as closely as she can.

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“Oh, I’m sorry…did you want to see the game, too?”

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Angel’s an especially avid fan of speed skating.

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She’s rooting for South Korea this year again…during the 2010 Vancouver Games she thought she could help them out by catching their opponents…

Abys in Need: Rosie in Florida Panhandle

Rosie is a rare chocolate Aby who needs a new home in Niceville, FL. Rosie is not aggressive, but she is very unhappy having to share her space, food, litter box with the other cats. She currently lives in a home with five other cats. She also has a mild allergic skin condition (you can kind of see it in her photo) which is easily controlled. She is very friendly and affectionate with humans.

“Rosie was born in June of 2006. Her human has had her since she was a kitten and has her papers. She will read the contract, but she didn’t think the breeder wanted her back in case of re-homing. She Niceville, FL is in the northwest corner, ie the panhandle, of Florida. I hope there is someone out there who will give her the perfect home.”

If you’re interested, contact Greta Weimer at 850-678-8812 or email RescueMe.Org (Rescue Me ID: 14-01-26-00603).

Aby-a-Day – January 30: To boldly go where no Aby has gone before…

I have to admit, I’m loving the cute photos of Jacoby and Angel together that I’ve been taking in the new apartment.

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I mean, look at them! They almost look like they’re best friends who cuddle together and groom each other!

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And maybe, someday, they will become those kind of kitty buddies.

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Photos like this give me hope.

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Photos, however, can be deceiving. This photo looks hopeful, too.

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But then this happened…

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…and then this…

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…which ended with Angel scurrying away hissing a blue streak. Oh well…can’t win them all.

Aby-a-Day – January 29: Wordless Wednesday (Angel’s close-up)

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Aby-a-Day – January 28: “Now you see it, now you don’t” (Cartoon Tuesday)

Moving must drive the cats crazy.

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They hate it when things move around…

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

Aby-a-Day – January 27: All ball (Hipstamatic Monday)

It seems the older Jacoby gets, the more cuddly he becomes.

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Whenever I lie down on the bed now, he’s right there with me.

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Curled up and purring away.

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I hope the fact that the TV and the bed will be in different rooms in the new place won’t change our cuddle routine…

Abys are Everywhere: Can Cats Be Therapy Animals?

Hey, wait a minute…that’s not just any Aby…

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My friend TJ Banks interviewed Jacoby and me for this article she wrote for PetsAdviser: “Hooray for Cats! More and More Are Becoming Therapy Animals”. Check it out!