Aby-a-Day – 11 & 12 Juli 2020: Sleepaway sex camp (Special Swedish Saturday and Sunday)

The reason for this special, two-day post is that yesterday we drove the above route in a round-trip around the middle of Sweden. The distance we travelled is roughly the trip from San Francisco to Los Angeles, Boston to Baltimore, or Montréal to Toronto.

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The reason for such a trip? We were taking Lorelai…

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…to meet this handsome man in Överum.

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We rented a car and left around 10am Saturday, settling Rory comfortably in a carrier in the back seat.

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She isn’t showing any signs of being in heat yet, but she is doing some…odd…things, like attacking my ankles.

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Based on past experienceprevious experience, she should go into obvious heat by this Wednesday, since she had her last pill on the first of the month. Also, being around a male can speed up the process.

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We stopped for a snack at a Burger King, because there wasn’t a Max anywhere nearby. Rory was so happy to be out of the car for a while!

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Look how she tangled up her leash going around in circles!

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And she expected a share of our food, too.

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Which…she got, of course.

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I’m not sure how much of his burger Björn actually got to eat!

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Finally, around 5pm, we got to Karin’s house in Överum (we stopped at IKEA in Jönköping on the way).

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We got Rory settled in her love nest, and went for a little fika.

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While we drank tea and ate cake, Io watched us from an upstairs window.

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Then the magic moment arrived! We introduced the happy couple.

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It went pretty well.

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In case you’re wondering, Io weighs 4.5kg (between Alfred and Dashiell), and Rory weighs 2.6kg.

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Until…

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…Io used her litterbox.

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Io was interested in her, but also very cordial. He never hissed or swatted at her.

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The same could not be said of Rory.

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They spent a lot of time on the bench in the room, her underneath, him above.

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At one point, Io pooped…and stepped in it. Karin put him in the shower to rinse his feet off with the hand shower. Please note: This was Io’s first time in a shower. And just look at him. He has the best personality.

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Since the father’s personality influences the kittens, this is a great sign!

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And Karin was impressed with Rory’s fearlessness and confidence in an entirely new environment. This bodes well for the kittens they might have together.

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We also got to see Hera again. She is Freddy’s big sister, and we met her when we visited Freddy’s litter.

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When Karin saw Rory, she thought she looked like a Mini-Hera, and one time Hera walked up to us and I did a double-take, thinking Rory had gotten out!

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Just putting two fertile cats together doesn’t generally guarantee kittens, but on the drive home, we saw this rainbow (it was actually a double rainbow), so let’s hope that’s a good omen! We go back to pick her up on Friday. Let’s hope some magic happens!

Karin sent this video update to me this afternoon. Well…at least they aren’t fighting, right?