Jacoby has always loved to go out in the hallway of our building, but it’s been a while since he’s gone out there. This is due in part to the fact that we now live closer to the elevators, and there are more people around. But the other day, Jake decided it was time to take a walk.
And, of course, a good roll on the hallway carpet. He’s always loved doing that, even now that we have carpet in our apartment.
Apparently the carpet in the hallway is superior rolling material.
He went back to the door of what was our apartment on the other floor, and gave it an affectionate rub.
Then he was off again, trotting merrily along.
So the display on my MacbookPro was acting up…and, as any owner of an Apple product knows, this can mean only one thing…a trip to the Genius Bar!
Since it’s been crazy warm in Boston lately – especially for February! – I took my buddy Jacoby with me to reacquaint Boston with Strollercat.
Here we are on Boylston Street…in February…without even a jacket on!
This week’s Photo Hunt subject is “Leap.”
This was Jake’s leap last 29th February. Unlike Gun-Hee, Jake is mostly good at jumping down from things.
And here is a leap from Angel. She doesn’t do it often, but when she wants to, she can make some great leaps, too.
Back on Leap Day, 2008, I posted photos of Gun-Hee leaping for Leap Year.
He was really great at jumping – and he could jump really high!
He was also really, really fast…
I was eating some beef and potatoes while FaceTiming with Björn.
I was trying to eat it in the living room.
I should have known better.
This is what happens.
Angel always swoops in from the back of the sofa and tries to steal my food right off the fork
Missed it that time…
Really Angel? Really?
Next bite, she’s right back at it, grabby Aby hands in action.
She’s really relentless.
Jacoby and Tessie wanted some, too, and they were sitting in front of me watching hopefully.
Not Angel, though.
For a cat who’s as skittish in so many situations as she is…it’s really amazing how aggressive a beggar and food snatcher she is.
Since my hands were full, I tried to push her away with my head.
That did not work.
She came right back!
She even went so far as to try to fake me out. Here, she tried to make me think she’d given up.
Nope! Abys never give up when there’s food involved!
And now, some notebook doodles of Jacoby!
It’s funny, but without even looking at the dates, I can tell which sketches are Gun-Hee and which are Jake. They may be half-brothers, but they look different.
Like this one. It could easily be either one…but something about the ears and the sassy expression tell me it’s Jake and not Gun-Hee.
Of course, I did a sketch of Jake at this most recent meeting, too. Here he is!