Other People’s Abys: Sky hunts with StarClan

I cannot believe I am having to write ANOTHER of these posts this year.

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One of my best friends, Barb, just lost her loving companion, Alexy Blue Cream Sky of Aksum, to cancer. She’d been battling it for over a year.

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Sky was only 10.

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Look at those gorgeous eyes!

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Sky was bred by Susan Graham of Aksum Abyssinians, and she was a very special Aby in more ways than one. Sky was a rare tortioseshell Abyssinian.
Susan is one of the few breeders in North America who works with sex-linked red (the true, genetic red, not the CFA “red” that most registries call either sorrel or cinnamon). And when you breed sex-linked red, you get torties (well, technically, torbies, since Abys are tabbies).

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This photo of her after one of her operations really shows her tortie pattern.

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I never got to meet Sky in person, which I truly regret. I can’t imagine what she must have been like…Tortitude combined with Abyssinian!

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She was certainly a character in photos!

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In her younger days, she was a TICA show cat and was even a model in the 2010 issue of Cats USA.

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And Sky even appeared in one of my cartoons once.

My heart has joined the Thousand, for my friend has stopped running today. Sleep well in Tuonela, sweet Sky.

6 thoughts on “Other People’s Abys: Sky hunts with StarClan

  1. This is heartbreaking. I did not know it. My wonderful sweet Nola., my blue Abyssinian, is one of Susan Graham’s kittens. Susan is in my will (as well as Mimi Cat of Sevierville, TN) so that if I die my Nola and Ra will be taken care of. It’s funny what a small world it is for lovers of Abyssinians. Have you read any of Susan’s posts about her new Horse?

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  2. That picture of Sky with her paw held up really shows off her gorgeous green eyes. Please give your friend my sincere condolences. Every loss hurts just like the first time. But her baby is in a place where there is no more cancer.

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