Aby-a-Day – 14 Augusti: Heels over head (Silly Saturday)

I honestly don’t know how this can possibly be a comfortable way to sleep. And yet, Lorelai sleeps like this a lot.

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She also sleeps with her eyes a little bit open sometimes. That’s just creepy.

Aby-a-Day – 7 Augusti: Funny Angel (Silly Saturday)

Since moving to Sweden and becoming the eldest female in the house, Angel has become very comfortable and secure in the house.

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She has several favourite spots, and one of them is the IKEA cat bed at the end of the sofa.

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She loves to sit there whilst I am doing things on my computer.

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However, when she yawns…

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…she shows off the fact that she only has one tooth in her head!

Aby-a-Day – 10 Juli: Silly sandy kitties (Silly Saturday)

I wanted to take the cats out today, but the weather had other plans. But I found these photos from an earlier. Lorelai just LOVES rolling in the sand.

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Izaak, on the other hand, likes to dig. They are so fun to watch!

Aby-a-Day – 3 & 4 Juli: Just Izaak being Izaak (Silly Singapura Saturday and Sunday)

The other morning, I woke up to this.

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Izaak just sitting in his cat bed, on his baby blanket, chilling.

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It was really funny…and not a little surreal.

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Zak sat that way for a really long time, too.

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Just contemplating himbs peets.

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Apparently, they were very interesting that morning.

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Suddenly, Zak started to aggressively groom his tailtip.

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Lick, lick, lick…

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…lick…oops, almost lost it!

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Take that, tail!

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Zak was very thorough.

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And then,

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suddenly…

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..Zak was done.

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“What?”

Aby-a-Day – 26 Juni: Sweet Izaak Cat (Bom Bom Bom) (Silly Singapura Saturday)

Singapuras, having American Burmese in their ancestry, are brachycephalic. They’re not as bad as, say, Persians and Exotics, but it’s there.

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With Izaak, it doesn’t really cause any problems, except he gets black eye boogers pretty much every day.

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Okay, so maybe it causes a little problem for Zak.

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Because Zak hates having his eyes cleaned.

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But he is such a good boy, all he does is push my hands away.

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And he is wicked strong, too!

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As I was cleaning his eyes the other day, I came up with a little song:

Hands…pushing hands…I don’t want…you to clean…my eyes
Don’t clean my eyes!
(Bom Bom Bom)
I like them just the way they are…
(are…are…are…)

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Or, if you prefer something a little more modern:

Don’t clean…Don’t clean my…
Don’t clean my eyes for me

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And that, right there, is the Singapura Stink-Eye™!

Aby-a-Day – 12 Juni: Ministry of Silly Walks (Silly Saturday)

Dashiell is a very beautiful and graceful cat.

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As long as he’s standing still.

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As handsome as Dash is, he has a very…awkward way of walking.

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Standing: Gorgeous.

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Walking…not so much.

Aby-a-Day – 8 Maj: You cannot say no to a Singapura (Silly Singapura Saturday)

So this happened today.

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Angel was in her bed, and Izaak wanted to be in her bed. Look at her face. She knows she can’t do anything about it.

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Although, Zak was in there very awkwardly. “Yes. I am very comfortable here. Why do you ask?”

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I’m not sure which is funnier, the leg over Angel’s shoulders or the tail scarf.

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They stayed this way for a long time, too. I think Angel doesn’t mind it as much as she pretends…

Aby-a-Day – 3 April: Here comes Zakky Cottontail (Silly Saturday)

In the Abyssinian and Somali Facebook group I admin, every Saturday is Caturday, the day where people can post non-Aby/Somali cat photos. Every week, I make a fresh banner, featuring Izaak, that’s a different colour scheme so people can tell them apart.

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Since this weekend is Easter, I added bunny ears on Zak’s head. I was pretty pleased to find a photo of a rabbit that was almost the exact same colour as Zak. I wonder if rabbits come in sepia?

Aby-a-Day – 20 Mars: Sofa face plant (Silly Saturday)

I noticed Dashiell napping on the back of the sofa the other afternoon.

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He has a very…interesting napping style, I must say.

Aby-a-Day – 13 Februari: Takes a licking and keeps on ticking (Silly Singapura Saturday)

The other day, I looked over and saw Izaak licking my laptop.

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It was perfectly clean. Nothing at all lick-worthy there.

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I have no idea.

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And it wasn’t just one or two licks. He licked my laptop for a good five minutes.

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Why, Zak? Just…why?

Aby-a-Day – 6 Februari: Photobombing Freddy (Silly Saturday)

When I did Alfred’s birthday photoshoot, I started out by myself (Kalle came and helped me later), so I was trying to manage the cake in one hand and the camera in the other…all whilst trying to keep Freddy from eating it before I could get the candles lit. This was an accidental shot, but I thought it was so cute the way Angel was patiently waiting for her snack, so I kept it.

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Don’t worry, Angel. You’ll get some, too.

Aby-a-Day – 26 December 2020: Self-amusing cat toy (Silly Saturday)

My friend (and Dashiell’s breeder) sent us some Christmas gifts. Among them was a simple wand toy with holographic tinsel.

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I put it in a pencil cup. Lorelai really liked it.

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Errr…maybe she liked it a little too much. But she’s proof that wand toys don’t need to have a human on the other end to be fun to play with.

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As for the question on everyone’s mind…I still can’t tell if Rory is pregnant. Her nipples seem to say yes, but he isn’t showing anything yet. I am going to weigh her this weekend, so maybe that will give us a clue.

Aby-a-Day – 12 December 2020: Izaak meets Bruce the Spruce (Silly Saturday)

Seven years ago this Christmas, I found Bruce the Spruce, the plush Christmas tree who dances and sings Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree. We didn’t put up all our decorations last year, but we bought a new tree this year, and we brought up about half our decorations from the basement.

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Bruce was one of the decorations. I don’t think Lorelai had seen him before.

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I don’t think Izaak had seen him before, either.

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Given his plushie obsession, Zak was fairly fascinated.

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Or frightened. Could be either.

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Nah…I’m going with fascinated.

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Don’t stick your tongue out at Bruce, Izaak!

Aby-a-Day – 26 September 2020: I love your funny face, your sunny funny face (Silly Singapura Saturday)

I love Izaak’s face.

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I love the way he looks at me with such intensity. It’s like he’s trying to communicate with me telepathically.

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Zak is so expressive. He goes from that to a goofy yawn…

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…back to stink-eye in the blink of an eye.

Aby-a-Day – 25 Juli 2020: Wait, what? (Silly Saturday)

As you’ve seen this week, Dashiell is becoming increasingly comfortable with going outside, but he’s still rather easily startled.

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The other day, Dash was standing out in the open on the lawn when Lorelai came speeding past him.

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It happened so fast.

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And then, in hot pursuit, Alfred came barrelling past.

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Look at Dash’s body language. He’s completely thinking, “What just happened?”

Aby-a-Day – 30 Maj 2020: Angel and the tree battle, round three (Silly Saturday)

Angel has sort of claimed the top of the cat tree as her own, but as I have previously posted, Izaak has been challenging her for control of the top. But a new challenger approaches: Lorelai. Seems she was napping on the top of the cat tree when Angel wanted to be up there.

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But whilst Angel is attempting to deal with Rory, a complication presents itself…

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…Dashiell got up on the tree, too.

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I don’t think Dash realised what he was getting into.

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I think he thought he was just getting on the cat tree to play with Angel and Rory.

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I think he was wrong. Angel was determined to oust Rory from the top of the cat tree.

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Using as much force as necessary.

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Finally, Angel managed to evict Rory from the top of the cat tree.

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(A close-up of the ousting.)

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Rory’s disinvitation made Dash abandon the tree-ship as well.

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Angel was careful to make sure that all the younger cats were well away.

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Angel remains the Queen of the Top of the Cat Tree.

Aby-a-Day – 25 April 2020: “Beep, beep. Beep, beep. His horn went, beep, beep, beep! (Silly Saturday)

The last time I took the cats outside, one of the neighbour boys was fixing a toy car for his little brother out on the lawn.

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He asked me if I had a 13mm socket wrench. I don’t use those, but I know Björn has them, so I told him to wait until he got home, which was only in a few minutes.

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At that point, everyone else had gone inside, and only Alfred was still outside. When the boy went to chase after his little brother, I got an idea. It took a few tries to get Freddy to pose properly (again, I was really missing Jacoby)…

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…But he finally figured it out.

Aby-a-Day – 18 April 2020: Izaak and Angel up a tree, round two (Silly Singapura Saturday)

As I posted last Sunday, Izaak and Angel’s cat tree battle has become an afternoon ritual.

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Angel goes to hang out and chill on the top of the cat tree, Zak tries to unseat her, and she defends herself.

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And she is 100% capable of defending herself. I mean, look at that hiss! She may have only two teeth, but this girl is FIERCE!

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Angel has no problems keeping Zak in his place.

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Zak attempts to take over the top again…

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…but look at Angel’s cocked arm. She’s more than ready for him.

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Zak makes one last half-hearted feint at Angel…

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…and nearly falls out of the hole in the bottom of the house.

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…and…Zak out.

Aby-a-Day – 25 Januari 2020: “Get you a cat who can do it all” (Silly Saturday)

So, you may have noticed there’s a new social media challenge meme going around. Of course I had to do it…and of course, I had to do it with Jacoby. So…here you go: Jake’s profile photos on LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and Tinder.

Aby-a-Day – 13 Juli: Getting grabbed by a pussy (Silly Singapura Saturday)

Yesterday, I showed you the cat toys I found in London to bring back for the cats.

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But what did the cats think of them?

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I got our resident soft toy expert, Izaak, to examine them. First I gave him the Donald.

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Zak really liked “killing” this toy…even before I had a chance to take it off the cardboard!

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So what did he think of Donald when I took him off the card?

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Yep, still good.

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Putin was also a hit. Not as much as Donald, but still worthy of a solid kicking.

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The Catmium credit card and the Catberry were…okay. Zak liked the card’s rattle.

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But which was the “best” toy?

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ALL of them, apparently! Although I think Zak’s favourite is Donald. The hair probably reminds him of his mousies.