Aby-a-Day – February 20: Statuesque (Hipstamatic Monday)

Jacoby sometimes seems to pose without even trying.

hipstajakeIMG_6300

I came upon him sitting on the cat tree in the entryway, doing a very nice impression of an Egyptian Bastet sculpture.

hipstajakeIMG_6301

He was doing it without there being a camera pointed at him, but once I did aim a camera at him, he kicked it up a notch.

hipstajakeIMG_6303

“I see you, camera.”

hipstajakeIMG_6304

Look at him flex!

hipstajakeIMG_6305

Such a ham.

hipstajakeIMG_6306

hipstajakeIMG_6307

My husband set his coffee mug down next to Jake, and even that, his reaction to the coffee mug, is a photo op for my little camera ham kitty.

hipstajakeIMG_6308

I love this little brown guy.

Other People’s Abys – I know Abys are divine but…

…Walking on water?

Koda_water_2

Ken Harrison, of Myabygem Abyssinians in Yorkshire, shared these photos of Myabygem Takoda (Koda for short) exploring a winter wonderland earlier this month, along with the comment, “Now I’m convinced Abys are special!”

Koda_water_1

And then, over the weekend, he posted this follow-up:

Koda_splash_1

Along with the caption, “Where’s my hard water going?” He also said, “I had to smile yesterday; before the ice started melting, he sat on the bucket for about 10 minutess just looking around. It made me cringe at the thought of how cold his little bum must have been! It’s a good job he’s been neutered…”

Koda_splash

Ken says that his name, Takoda, is Sioux Indian meaning “everybody’s friend,” and he is living up to his name. He certainly seems like a lively boy to have around!

Jake’s Monday Weigh-In – Week 9

Well…Jake still weighs 5.1 kg. I don’t get it…we’ve been going on outings, and therapy visits, and he’s still on his diet…but he seems to be stuck right on 5.1 kg.

Maybe once the weather gets nicer, we’ll start walking more, and that scale will show some progress in a downward direction.

Jake’s Monday Weigh-In – Week 8

Well…Jake still weighs 5.1 kg. He has a bit of a belly, still, but I think he’s looking slimmer. What do you think?

hipstajakeIMG_2528

Jake’s Monday Weigh-In – Week 7

Just like last week, the scale actually shows more progress if you don’t round up…Jake still weighs 5.1 kg, but technically, he’s down to 5.05 kg.

I think now that the weather’s getting nicer and we’re going to two different assisted living facilities, he’s going to start slimming right down. We don’t have to worry about hitting his goal weight of 10.5 lbs/4.75 kg until August 7, which is when the CFA show in Mansfield, MA is scheduled. It’s a six-ring, one day show, and its the only show I’ve found yet that I can get to by MBTA. Gun-Hee and I went to this same show in 2007 and it was fun to go to a show on the train.

So I think we’re doing just fine.

Jake’s Monday Weigh-In – Week 6

Once again, the scale actually shows more progress if you don’t round up…Jake now weighs 5.1 kg, but technically, he’s down to 5.08 kg.

I think now that the weather’s getting nicer and we’re going to two different assisted living facilities, he’s going to start slimming right down. It doesn’t look like we’ll be able to go to the Concord, NH cat show at the end of the month, so we won’t have to worry about his weight that soon…there’s usually a show in Mansfield, MA in August, so that will probably be the next show we go to.

Jake’s Monday Weigh-In – Week 5

Welcome to Week 5 of Jacoby’s diet and exercise plan, and finally, finally we’ve got some news! Jake now weighs 5.1 kg!

Okay, so it’s only 1/10 of a kilogram…but it’s progress!