Aby-a-Day – June 19: Thinking outside the box

Today is a cat holiday: International Box Day!

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However, there’s another kind of box that’s beloved and celebrated in our household. The cable box!

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It’s a highly coveted spot, too. For some reason, they are not at all interested in the cable box in the living room, but the one in the art room is apparently quite awesome.

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And when one cat has it, he or she will sit there until they have to go to another box or until they hear food.

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Oddly, they don’t really fight over it, and they don’t try to share. But when someone wants it and someone else is on it, they’ll keep coming back to check if it’s empty. And when it’s not, you can hear the loud, frustrated sigh.

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I know it’s warm, but it doesn’t look at all comfortable. And yet it’s one of the most popular napping spots in the house.

Abys in Need: Wendy in Florida

Poor Wendy was just returned to her rescue this week by the family who adopted her. She’ll need a little time to gain some weight before she’s ready for a new home.

Wendy is with Spots & Stripes: Exotic Cat Rescue and Sanctuary, an all-volunteer rescue organisation in Florida.

” Wendy the Aby was returned after three weeks in her new home.

We recommend keeping a cat in small area (small bedroom/bathroom) the first few weeks so situations like this do not happen. She hid the first few days & did not come out to eat. When she finally did begin eating, she was offered several different foods her stomach was not used to, which caused diarrhea. Unfortunately, the diarrhea persisted as she would continue to hide & not eat for a few days, then again eat food she was not used to. She was then returned after she had lost a major amount of weight.

We have her kenneled currently while we get her diarrhea controlled & weight gained. Her fecal came back negative & she is on probiotics & raw.

In a few weeks, she will need a new home”

Wendy is four years old and I don’t know if she is declawed, but she is probably spayed. If you are interested in Wendy, you can email the rescue or contact them through their Facebook page.