Aby-a-Day – 22 November 2020: Remember when we travelled? (Cat Show Sunday)

Today Björn posted a memory from this day last year, with the comment, “It’s a year since the last cat show we attended, and when we could travel like so many times before. How things can change in a year…”

This was the train to the ferry to a Turku, Finland, where Izaak and Lorelai earned their International Champion titles. We haven’t been to a show since then. A whole year without a cat show…hard to believe. And I haven’t been anywhere at all since July! Because of my asthma I stay in as much as possible, especially since the health officials in Sweden are still saying masks don’t help against the coronavirus…especially on public transportation.

“We don’t see that we are at a point where we might recommend general use of face masks on public transport,” Karin Tegmark Wisell, head of the Public Health Agency in Stockholm, told reporters on Thursday. “Face masks shouldn’t be used as an excuse not to keep a distance.” That’s a direct quote. Yeeeeaaahhhh…I’m not going anywhere by train for a while.

4 thoughts on “Aby-a-Day – 22 November 2020: Remember when we travelled? (Cat Show Sunday)

  1. You have done a great job keeping your blog interesting and relevant during this difficult time. I love coming to see all your current gang as characters rather than, I dunno, a color spectrum. Like you, I have a condition that puts me in the highest risk group. Even though the state where I live has embraced masks and distancing, I hardly go beyond the perimeter of our property. Once this might have felt like a lifestyle choice, now it’s because I’m trapped.

    And, like a cat, I’ve always hated being told what to do.


  2. I can’t believe Sweden – a country my human usually respects lots – is being SO dumb about masks. Here in the US, states with mask mandates are doing way better than states like South Dakota, with no masks and super spreader events.


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