Aby-a-Day – March 31: Three April Fool’s Moon (Cartoon Tuesday)

This is not actually based on the (in)famous Three Wolf Moon T-shirt. It’s actually based on the even more awesome Three Grumpy Cat Moon T-shirt and the equally hilarious (if slightly illegal) Three Keyboard Cat Moon T-shirt.

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It had to be done. And I am going to try to get a shirt made, too. I’m holding my breath to see if Zazzle will let me make this – if they do, I’ll try to make a version for sale:

The moon background is actually two different moon photos by Moon-WillowStock on DeviantArt.

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

Aby-a-Day – March 30: Who are you, Cecil B. Demille? No? Then go away. (Hipstamatic Monday)

Jacoby is always ready for his close-up.

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It doesn’t matter if it’s a phone camera, or an actual camera. He’s learned that cameras = attention.

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And attention is a good thing.

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To a point. Okay, you’re dismissed.

Aby-a-Day – March 29: Nap and seek

As social and as involved as he is, Sometimes Jacoby just disappears. All of a sudden on a Sunday, ‘ll look up and you’ll say, “Hey, where’s Jake?”

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Lately, it’s been easy to find him.

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Cats tend to go through phases in favourite napping places. Recently, Jake’s favourite place to nap is in our bed, under the covers.

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He actually burrows under the covers.

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Sometimes, it’s difficult to find him, he buries himself in so deeply.

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I guess even Abyssinians need a little alone time.

Aby-a-Day – March 28: “Sport” (Saturday Photo Hunt)

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

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As you saw yesterday, Jacoby is a really good sport.

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He really didn’t like those boots I had him try on, but he still modeled them for me.

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And when I say he didn’t like them…

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…I mean he kind of hated them.

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But as I say, he’s a very good sport about the things I ask him to do for me.

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He may not always agree…but he humours me.

Aby-a-Day – March 27: New Boots (Fashion Friday)

I want to try Jacoby’s blue Muttluks on Angel the next time we go outside in cold weather, so I need to Jake a new pair of boots – hopefully one that matches his green parka a little better.

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I found a really cute – and inexpensive – set of waterproof boots on Amazon and thought they might work well.

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If nothing else, they match his fur rather nicely!

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He didn’t really like them though.

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I think it was the fact that they have a hard sole, compared to the Muttluks’ soft leather sole.

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He was actually able to kick these off fairly easily. I don’t think they’re going to work on his feet outside if he can’t keep them on in the house. I thought the zipper and velcro was a nice idea, though. So far, the Muttluks have been the only boots he hasn’t been able to kick off, so I guess I’ll just have to find a pair of green Muttluks on sale over the summer for next winter’s outings.

Other People’s Abys – Rie Komoto’s Aby shows his true colours in National Geographic

This incredible shot featured by National Geographic was taken by Rie Komoto of what happened when her Aby variant*, Meelo, saw a sparrow hit a window.

Thanks to Helen Warn of the Facebook Abyssinian Cat Club for this link!

*Meelo is an Aby variant because he carries the longhair gene. One of his parents was a Somali.

Aby-a-Day – March 26: Beggar

I have a really bad habit of eating while standing up.

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Want to see how that bad habit evolved?

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Well…

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…this little grabby dance is what happens every time I eat something he wants (which is pretty much anything I eat). If he can reach, he’ll try to grab. So…I eat standing where he can’t reach. But that doesn’t stop him from trying!