Aby-a-Day – 7 May: “Mum” (Saturday Photo Hunt)

This week’s Photo Hunt subject is “Mum.” Remember, both Jacoby and Gun-Hee were Canadian born and bred. So they both have mums.

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Here is Gun-Hee with his mum, Amber, and his siblings.

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And here is Jake with his mum, Catalina, and his siblings.

Both of these photos were taken by Sherry, for which I am eternally grateful. Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers…human, feline, and mixed-species.

Aby-a-Day – February 22: “Amber” (Saturday Photo Hunt)

This week’s Photo Hunt subject is “Amber.”

Gun-Hee’s mother was Ch. Marica’s Bright Amber of Pellburn.

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Here she is with Gun-Hee, his brother Rusty, and their two sisters. This is probably my favourite photo that Sherry took of Gun-Hee.

Aby-a-Day – May 11: Happy Mother’s Day (Friday Flashback)

Meeting Chris Giammarinaro, the breeder of Jacoby’s mother Catalina and co-breeder of Jacoby himself, was one of the best parts of the cat show last weekend. We chatted for about five seconds, and as soon as she realised who I was and where Jake came from, she said, “Oh, we’re related!” At one point during the show, she studied Jake for a moment and then commented, “You know, he really does look like his mother.”

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I thought that was interesting. I’ve always heard that Jake bears a strong resemblance to his father, Scar, but this was the first time anyone said he looked like his mother.

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Of course, I’ve not met Catalina in person yet. I did get to meet Scar, though, more than once.

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(Scar is #122 in this photo)

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Of course, Jake has other “moms,” too. Tessie, our only cat who has had kittens of her own, frequently mothers him.

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And he loves it, too.

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Kylie is more of an aunt or a big sister to him.

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But that’s important, too.

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Angel was his Abyssinian role model when he was a kitten.

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And of course, he decided I was his “mommy” right from the start!

I never met Gun-Hee’s mother Amber, either…but Sherry took this incredible photo of her with Gun-Hee and his littermates.

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This is the image I think of when I think of “Mother’s Day.” This photo is so lovely.