Aby-a-Day – January 31: Cat-like texting detected (Selfie Sunday)

Not technically a selfie, per se, but definitely related.

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I was messaging with Björn in the kitchen and set my phone down. Jacoby stepped on it, and typed:

olh lmnk m

And he sent it! I’m not sure how he managed to do that with his toepads, but…

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…he seemed just way too proud of himself for it to have been completely accidental! Wonder what he was trying to say?

Aby-a-Day – 30 January: “Quick” (Saturday Photo Hunt)

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

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Anyone who has ever clipped a cat’s claws knows all about not cutting into the quick!

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I’m pretty good at clipping claws, but one wrong move – on my part or on the cat’s – and you can cut one claw too short and the blood will flow.

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And claws can bleed a lot.

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It can happen to the best of us. And I swear – I did NOT cut Angel’s claw too short just to take a photo, either…however, you may recall I once cut one of Angel’s claws too short and had to bandage her foot for a few hours.

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If you do have a mishap and accidentally cut a claw too short, I found the best styptic gel at CVS of all places – Super Clot!

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It not only stops bleeding, but it has a disinfectant and lidocaine to relieve pain. Incredibly handy and the best product I’ve found yet.

Aby-a-Day – 29 January: When Irish Abys are Smiling (Fashion Friday)

My friend Leza posted this to an Aby group on Facebook with the comment “Of course the Aby is sitting like a tease. smh! lol. Never cease to amaze us do they?”

So of course I had to buy it.

It’s a vintage, circa 1970, Irish tea towel.

And yes, the Aby is the only cat on it that’s posing like a porn star.

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Jacoby has no comment.

Aby-a-Day – 28 January: Pile-up on the cat superhighway

This is why it’s so important to have a two-way cat superhighway.

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Angel is pretty much trapped up there in the top box while Jacoby (and Tessie) block her one way down. And don’t think it’s accidental. Jake just wants to be up there in that top spot…and Tessie is just “helping.”

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I had wanted to eventually create some kind of way down to the windowsill on the other side, but it never happened. However, Björn and I are already planning a walkway in his (our!) apartment what will be a two-way street. He also has a balcony that is going to be a cat paradise when I get finished with it. Now if I could only just move there!

Aby-a-Day – 27 January: Wordless Wednesday (“Give us back our blankets!”)

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Aby-a-Day – 26 January: Work in Progress (Cartoon Tuesday)

I’ve been postponing showing you all this one because I swore I’d finish it…but that was almost 8 months ago, so I thought I’d at least show you the sketch.

This goes back to when I met our friend Summer last May at BlogPaws.

As you may recall, I wasn’t allowed to bring Jacoby with me.

So I had to bring Flat Jake instead. This cartoon – which I had been planning to do about Jake and Summer finally meeting – is the result.

In some respect, Jake not going to BlogPaws is the reason I haven’t actually been able to finish this cartoon. Ever since I came back, things have been rather…interesting. But you know all about that.

Aby-a-Day – 25 January: Undercover cat (Hipstamatic Monday)

As I posted yesterday, Jacoby loves to cuddle with me. Sometimes, he likes to sleep on me…

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…and other times, he’d rather sleep with me. Under the covers.

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He usually uses my arm as a pillow. And he often falls asleep so deeply that he stops purring!