Aby-a-Day – 28 Juni: Lorelai brings all the boys to the yard (Mischievous Monday)

Since we’ve had to keep Lorelai on a leash, the neighbourhood kids are asking to pet her, hold her, and walk her on her leash. Interestingly, it’s mainly boys who are asking! They get so excited when they see us, and if we’re out without the cats, they ask us when we’ll bring them out again.


It’s so much fun to watch them interact with Rory. And I get it…when I was a kid, I always wanted to “help” neighbours walk their dogs. There’s something about holding the end of a leash with an animal at the other end of it that’s like no other feeling.

Aby-a-Day – 17 Maj: “We live on the leash of our senses” (Mischievous Monday)

As you know, Lorelai loves to go outside.


Her leash? Not so much.


Girl can throw some serious shade, though. I mean, it’s not Singapura stink-eye level, but it’s up there.

Aby-a-Day – 22 Juni 2020: Izaak and the blanket (Mischievous Monday)

The other day when we went outside, one of our neighbours had left a blanket under a tree. We picked it up and hung it on the rug beating frame. There was a bit of a breeze, and the blanket had a fringe, so Izaak started playing with it.


Or attacking it. It’s open to interpretation.


Sometimes I forget that Zak is only two years old…Logan was such a little old man, even though he only lived 13 months, I am always surprised at how playful Zak is.


Look at that concentration. That blanket is going to regret its life choices.


It was so much fun watching him “hunt” the blanket.



Bite! Bite! Bite!


It’s amazing how much fun cats can have with ordinary household objects.



It was funny that he used his mouth more than his hands. I think Abys would be more handsy and less mouthy.


…And just like that, Zak was done.

Aby-a-Day – Super cuddly Alfred (Mischeivous Monday)

Alfred is the most cuddly cat I have ever met.


When he’s in a mood, he will not leave you alone.


He has places and times where he is annoyingly clingy.


One of these times is after we’ve eaten dinner and we’re watching TV.


The other time is when I am reading in bed after waking up in the morning.


It would be a lot nicer to cuddle with him if he wasn’t so drooly, though…

Aby-a-Day – 23 Mars 2020: Magnificent Alfred (Mischievous Monday)

When we went outside the other day, Alfred and Lorelai were a bit naughty and ran down the hill to the road and the houses.


He met a friendly Labrador; that’s why his tail is puffed up. I tried to get him to go back up the hill to the lawn.


Stay classy, Freddy.


Spoiler alert: He didn’t go back up the hill. These were taken before the fun and games with the lake and the geese.



Okay…maybe he’s not the poser Jacoby was. But he is rather photogenic.


…and this would be when he jumped down and went over to the lake. Brat.

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 – 6 Januari 2020: Dashiell and Lorelai, partners in crime (Mischievous Monday)

We don’t feed dry cat food to our cats regularly anymore at all. When we do give them dry food, it is fed as a treat. The problem is, we have some leftover prescription diet foods that we gave to Jacoby and Pyret. And we also we win bags of dry food at cat shows, really good, high-protein brands, which is what we give them when we do give them dry.

We have a few more-or-less catsafe storage places in our apartment, and one of these is in our laundry room. All the cats know we keep food in there, and the opportunistic little jerks never pass up a chance to try to get a snack when I have the laundry room door open ( you may recall that we have to latch the door because Alfred has worked out how to open that door).


So, the other day I left the door open for about a minute whilst putting laundry away. The cats, I thought, we all napping around the house, so I thought it was safe. Boy, was I wrong.


In the time it took me to go from the laundry room, dump the clothes onto the bed, and go back to put the next load in our drying closet…Lorelai AND Dashiell were up on top of it, nomming happily away on some of Jake’s leftover Urinary prescription diet. Since it wasn’t in a bin, I am fairly certain it didn’t have a hole in it yet, either. Never underestimate cats when it comes to food!

I didn’t know Dash even knew how to get up there!