Aby-a-Day- 31 Januari 2020: The manbun that wouldn’t die (Photoshop Friday)

You know, say what you will about the internet and Facebook in particular, but sometimes it can be a very silly and hilarious place. Remember Jacoby’s manbun? The other day I found a Facebook group called This Cat is PHOTOSHOPPED.

Well, of course I had to join! By way of introduction, I posted the close-up photo of Jacoby with his manbun.

And it BLEW UP. I posted it on Wednesday, and as of this evening, my post has had 1,568 reactions and 98 comments. Wow.

Some of the comments on my post were awesomely hilarious:

“Khajiit has wares, if you have coin.”

“This cat has a 100% chance of stealing your girlfriend”


“That’s one sexy cat! 🔥🐈
I am a little concerned about the fact that I think a cat is sexy though…”

“Jason Momoa in cat form?” “Jason MeowMeowa”

“He looks like he became a millionaire from Bitcoin but has since spent most of it on cocaine.”

And then, people started commenting with Photoshops they’d done including Jake and his Manbun.

Miroslav created a dating profile for Jake, with the caption “Unpopular opinion, Jacoby.” Someone else responded, “Nah, he vapes catnip in enclosed public spaces”

Micaela included Jake in a collage of celebrity manbuns.

Abigail had Smudge the cat confront Jake. Someone commented on her work, “I’m just here, trying to enjoy my salad, and I’m getting upstaged.”

Angela envisioned him as part of the cast of 90210.

But perhaps my favourite was the first photo comment, which started with Jessica asking me, “Can I use this photo for my religion? (ask me what my religion is). When I said, “Ohhhkay…what is your religion?, she responded with this:

I’m interested.

Aby-a-Day – 30 Januari 2020: Loving is sharing (Thursday things)

We won a brown domed cat bed by Dogman at a cat show a few years ago. Angel immediately claimed it as her own, and for the most part, all the other cats respect her ownership.


Except, of course, Logan, and, later, Izaak, at least when he was younger.


Or so I thought.


A couple of weeks ago, I found Zak in Angel’s bed. With Angel still in it.


So it’s still happening, even though Zak’s an adult who weighs the same as Angel does.


But the part that really made me laugh?


Angel has apparently just given up and resigned herself to sharing her bed at the whims of a stubborn Singapura.

Aby-a-Day – 29 Januari 2020: Wordless Wednesday (Friendly Freddy and the Cat Boys)





Aby-a-Day – 28 Januari 2020: This Cat is Assembled INCORRECTLY (Cartoon Tuesday)

There is a fun group on Facebook called “This cat is assembled INCORRECTLY.” When I discovered them a month or so ago, their group banner was similar to the cartoon above with the IKEA logo…except with a photograph pasted in. I knew I could do better…so, voilà! I made them this.

Okay, maybe the cat isn’t an Aby…or maybe it is.

EDIT: OMG the group was featured in an online article, and my banner is one of the illustrations!!

Aby-a-Day – 27 Januari 2020: A kitchen mystery (Mischievious Movie Monday Mystery)

So the other day I walked into the kitchen, and the cabinet above the refrigerator, where we store the dry food we give Angel as a treat, was open. And the bag was…somehow…on the kitchen counter. Pretty sure it was Alfred, but he tried to frame Dashiell for the crime. For some reason, most of the photos I took were “Live Photos,” so here they are as a short YouTube video:

Aby-a-Day – 26 Januari 2020: Happy 2nd birthday, Izaak!

Today is Izaak’s second birthday!




Zak was a bit taken aback by the flame on his birthday candle.




But since we have a show in two weeks, probably best not to get his whiskers all singed and twisty.



Zak’s birthday present was a catnip fish that was supposed to flop around like a live fish.



Turns out, the site was a scam, and the fishes don’t move. They’re just stuffed catnip fish.











…Zak didn’t care. He loved the fish, with or without gimmick.




Unlike last year’s birthday, Zak was not as hesitant to tuck into his non-raw birthday cake.


Happy second birthday, Izaak!

Aby-a-Day – 25 Januari 2020: “Get you a cat who can do it all” (Silly Saturday)

So, you may have noticed there’s a new social media challenge meme going around. Of course I had to do it…and of course, I had to do it with Jacoby. So…here you go: Jake’s profile photos on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Tinder.