Aby-a-Day – 24 April 2020: Fancy face masks (Fashion Friday)

As everyone on the planet knows, we are experiencing a pandemic and we’re all being held hostage by a familiar virus. Unlike the rest of the world, Sweden is managing the Covid-19 situation in a…unique way. Most businesses are still open, high schools and universities are teaching online but all other schools are still in session, there are markings on the floors near the checkouts in shops, but there are no measures taken in the aisles to keep people apart. And nobody is wearing masks. But I am. I have asthma, and everytime I get a cold, it doesn’t go away. It settles in my lungs, and turns into bronchitis or pneumonia. I know how insidious coronaviruses can be. I have been reading studies of one certain type of coronavirus for twelve years now, and I am not taking any chances.

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I bought a box of 50 semi-disposable medical masks on Amazon.de to tide me over until I can get some cuter ones. On a whim, I thought I would try one on Izaak. Whoops…sorry, Zak, you can’t see with it on like that!

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Okay, that’s better. Zak actually wore it pretty well, but I am not going to lie, I miss Jacoby. He would rocked this mask!

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Even though he’s not the pro Jake was, Zak did finally strike a couple of pretty good poses for me.

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Of course Alfred had to come check out what Zak and I were doing.

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Huh. That’s rude. Guess he’s not a fan of masks.

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Given his reaction, of course I made him model it, too. He only kept it on long enough for one good photo, though, and I didn’t have time to adjust it so it wasn’t covering his eyes. Again, sometimes I really miss Jake.

But I really want a better mask than these disposables. One of my Facebook friends sent me a link to a super cute face mask with Abyssinians wearing masks on it! I love that a blue Aby is the main cat on the mask. (There is also one with Somalis on it.)

But look what else they have! A Singapura face mask! I ordered one of each. I know they seem a bit expensive ($24.95), but each mask comes with three replaceable filter pads, to give a little more protection when you go outside, and you can always get more filters. I can’t wait to try them on!

7 thoughts on “Aby-a-Day – 24 April 2020: Fancy face masks (Fashion Friday)

  1. Invaluable, timely (expensive!) post! In my bldg., we can’t even get on the elevator without a mask! Thanks for this one!!

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    1. These look really good, with the removable charcoal filters – the fact that it comes with three kind of makes te price seem worthwhile. Plus they are super cute.

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      1. Super cute is super important when we are living under such restrictions. Amazed that they have a Singapura version.

        I am not going to lie either, I, too, miss Jacoby. My heart as always goes out to you.

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  2. You keep wearing the masks. I know what you mean about ending up with bronchitis and for me it now takes two rounds of antibiotics to end the infection. And…every time you mention how much you miss Jacoby, I cry. He was something so special. Followed you two since the Boston Herald pic on the “T”. I have an Aby too. Stay safe and stay strong ❤️

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  3. Because we’ve gotta wear these danged things, we might as well look good doing so! Love the aby n singa masks!

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