Aby-a-Day – August 24: Giants in the land of miniatures (Miniature Monday)

Thanks, tangentially, to the very missed Catsparella, I’ve fallen in love with Tony Moly beauty products.

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A lot of their products are packaged in cute little fruit-shaped packages. I thought it would be fun to pose the Russian ball-jointed Jacoby doll with some of my favourites. Here he is with my Apple Hand Cream and my Peach Lip Balm.

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Here’s the Jake doll on my Tangerine Hand Cream. Cats may hate citrus, but…well, this is an exception.

Aby-a-Day – August 23: Wakey, wakey, eggs and Jakey! (Selfie Sunday)

Who needs an alarm clock when you have a hungry Abyssinian?

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I don’t usually feed Jacoby in the morning, but that doesn’t seem to affect my wake up calls.

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It would be nice if he could learn the concept of weekends, though…

Aby-a-Day – August 22: “Beard” (Saturday Photo Hunt)

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

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Cat bearding is a thing.

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No, I’m serious.

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It really is a thing.

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And it’s a thing I’ve been meaning to try with Jacoby.

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I actually first heard of cat bearding two years ago…so I’ve been wanting to try this for a while now.

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Jake…Not so much

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We totally failed at it. But at least we had fun trying.

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Well, at least I had fun…

Aby-a-Day – August 21: Angel’s teeth – a retrospective (Friday Flashback)

Angel has had dental cleanings and extractions before. The last time she had X-rays taken was 2011.

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You saw her new X-rays yesterday. You can see she’d already lost all her incisors on her bottom jaw four years ago.

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However, she still had one left on her top jaw. That one is now long gone.

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This one tooth had a shadow on it four years ago. I think this is a tooth that was removed this time around.

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At least she still has all her fangs. This one, which we discovered was chipped four years ago, still seems to be healthy. Let’s hope she can hold onto it for a while!

Aby-a-Day – August 20: The tooth and nothing but the tooth

Angel has the worst teeth of any cat I have ever owned. She is only 8 years old, but already she has had more dental work than all the other cats combined.

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While Abyssinians are notorious for being prone to dental problems, this isn’t just an Aby thing with her. Jacoby, only two years younger, has amazing teeth. He’s never even needed a cleaning! According to both Sherry and Chris, his grandparents had good teeth, too.

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Since I know very little about Angel’s ancestry (and what I do know is based on speculation and theory), I have no idea about her genetic history.

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All I know is, she has had several FORLs (Feline Oral Resorptive Lesions).

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As a result, she has lost nearly all her teeth. Besides her four canine teeth, she has only a few teeth left.

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She has lost every single one of her tiny incisors, both top…

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…and bottom.

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She’s lost more of her upper teeth than her lower.

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One lower jaw only has two teeth left!

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The other side sports a few more teeth…

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…But I’m not sure I like the looks of that big one in the back. Hopefully it’s just a shadow?

Aby-a-Day – August 19: Wordless Wednesday (Rivningskula)

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Aby-a-Day – August 18: Kitty Letter (Cartoon Tuesday)

Just this past weekend, Björn finally found the first letter I sent to him in response to the letter he sent me about my cartoon.

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What I didn’t remember was that I’d written to him on stationery I’d made myself at the print shop I worked at. So my first correspondence back to Björn back in 1992 was this “Kitty Letter.”