Aby-a-Day – 19 April: ” Every time I see your face, it reminds me of the places we used to go…but all I’ve got is a photograph, and I realise you’re not coming back any more” (Friday Flashback)

There are just so many reminders of Jacoby around the house. I have plushies, T-shirts and even jewellery featuring his image.

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But one big thing I have are the special plaques I made using Shutterfly.

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The first one I made was to commemorate Jake’s ascension to Grand Premiership.

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The second was made after Jake was featured on Page One of the Boston Herald (during a week that featured Hurricane Sandy, Halloween, the Patriots, and…some election involving an incumbent and a former governor of Massachusetts).

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Then I made one to remember the time Jake was featured in the Workman Page-a-Day Calendar. That one was especially special, since I had been getting that calendar – and sending in photos – since the early 80’s.

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Another plaque I made was a matched pair to honour the two-page spread Jake earned in the British cat magazine Your Cat.

All of these plaques were kept in my office when I lived in Boston, but since moving to Sweden, they are displayed on our hallway bookshelves, where I see them every day.

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But I also have the ultimate souvenir…a Pancake Pet I got via Toki Poki. It’s Jake, life-sized!

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Izaak was interested in the Jake-sized cutout…

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…as was Alfred.

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Freddy was a bit disturbed when I first got Pancake Jake out.

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Cordial…but a but disturbed.

I have so many reminders of Jake…but that’s only because he was an amazing cat. I miss him so much.

3 thoughts on “Aby-a-Day – 19 April: ” Every time I see your face, it reminds me of the places we used to go…but all I’ve got is a photograph, and I realise you’re not coming back any more” (Friday Flashback)

  1. Jake was so awesome and I am so happy that you have all of these wonderful mementos of him to help you through this difficult time. Peace & love!

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