Aby-a-Day – 26 February: Gun-Hee’s leap (Friday Flashback)

Back on Leap Day, 2008, I posted photos of Gun-Hee leaping for Leap Year.

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He was really great at jumping – and he could jump really high!

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He was also really, really fast…

Aby-a-Day – November 19: Wordless Wednesday (Jump)

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Aby-a-Day – August 7: This is your cat on nip.

Abyfriend Wendy sent me a birthday package, but the best gift was a Yeowww! catnip fish.

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It also just happened to arrive on Jacoby’s “gotcha” day, so I think he was expecting something in there for him.

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He may be a mature five year old now, but he’s not above rolling around on the floor with a toy now and again.

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He started out playing with it on the S-curve scratcher…

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…but it managed to get away from him.

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Luckily, Jake was able to recapture it.

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He certainly gave it a good licking.

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Yep. A really good licking.

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I love the look Jake gets on his face when he’s nipped out.

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I really wonder what they think about when they play with a catnip toy.

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I never understand the whole “rubbing the toy on the head” thing, though…what’s that about?

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Jake’s not the only one who does it. Kylie and Tessie, do, too, and Patrick was the king of rubbing his toys on his head.

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This must be some seriously good catnip!

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I mean, look at this face.

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There was also some great Aby grabby hand action during this battle with the catnip fishy.

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He was having so much fun.

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The longer Jake played with it, however, the stronger it seemed to become. It was putting up quite the fight!

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Whoops! It got away again!

Aby-a-Day – September 18: Wordless Wednesday (Anatomy of a yawn)

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Aby-a-Day – August 29: Protecting valuable resources

Jacoby has a urinary crystal issue, and needs to eat special prescription UT food, which we get from Pet Food Direct.

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When an order is delivered, it’s a big day in our house.

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Jake always knows that it’s his food in that box. I’m not sure how he knows, but there’s something about the box that always alerts him.

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And apparently he feels that it’s necessary to protect his food from any scavengers who might want to steal it.

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You never know who could be lurking nearby waiting for their chance to snatch it away.

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Oh oh! Here comes Kylie!

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Sure, she seems completely uninterested in the contents of Jake’s box, but that could be part of her clever scheme.

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Is she coming back?

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Guarding one’s food is hard work.

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Did someone say “Dinnertime”???

Aby-a-Day – August 21: Wordless Wednesday (Angel in the window)

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Aby-a-Day – July 15: Doing the stroll (Hipstamatic Monday)

Jacoby has decided that the best way to ride in his stroller is to ride on his stroller.

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He scootches forward so his front paws are on the “running board” over the front wheel while holding onto the front of the passenger area with his back toes.

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Apparently, this is an awesome way to ride in the stroller. Who knew? He does this almost everytime we walk home fr0m a therapy visit at Tufts; he’s become very familiar with the route by now.

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I think he enjoys being close to the ground.

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Maybe it feels more like he’s running himself when he’s down there.

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Or maybe he can smell things better. Who knows?

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When he gets to a place he recognises and feels safe, he’ll step off the stroller.

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And he’ll walk a little bit on his own.

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When he gets tired of walking, the stroller is always there for him.

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He can always just hop back in.

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He’ll ride for a while in the seat the way he’s supposed to, but he’ll get back down when he feels like it again.

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And just in case you think he only does this for a few seconds, I also shot a crappy video of him riding side-saddle:

That was just one minute! He’ll ride like this for a very long time.