Aby-a-Day – 17 April: Wordless Wednesday (Jacoby and Logan)

loganjakenapC05542

loganjakenapC05543

loganjakenapC05545

loganjakecounterC05487

loganjakecounterC05489

loganjakecounterC05491

loganjakecounterC05492

loganjakecounterC05496

loganjakecounterC05497

loganjakecounterC05499

loganjakecounterC05502

loganjakecounterC05504

Aby-a-Day – 24 Mars: Some are born Singapura, some achieve Singapuraness… (Cinema Singapura Sunday)

Not to make a generalisation about Singapuras, but both Logan and Izaak decided they wanted to be friends with Angel and Jacoby…no matter what.

zakangelbedC03576

In Angel’s case, it means Zak gets in her favourite bed with her.

zakangelbedC03523

And then he grooms her.

zakangelbedC03544

He’s quite serious about it, too.

zakjakesofaC03408

With Jake, Zake just sleeps with him wherever he is, be it our bed or the sofa.

zakjakesofaC03409

Does Jake want Zak’s company? I have no idea. But I also don’t think he has much of a say in the matter.

Because still photos can’t quite capture that lovin’ feeling, here’s a video of Zak forcing his affection on Jake and Angel.

Aby-a-Day – 11 Mars: The rest of Lorelai’s vet visit (Medical Monday)

Last week I posted about Lorelai’s first visit to Min Vetrinär.

angelvetC05915

But that wasn’t the whole story.

freddyvetC05918

We took all the Abys to the vet that day. This was before Izaak joined our family, of course.

freddyvetC05923

Alfred got busy exploring the doctor’s supplies.

freddyvetC05926

Freddy! That’s marked “biohazard” for a reason! Get your face out of there!

freddyvetC05930

Oh? It’s my turn?

freddyvetC05922

Wait…a shot? Nobody told me about a shot…

roryfredvetC05947

After the shot, Freddy was a little jarred.

roryfredvetC05937

But he had his new little sister to cheer him up.

angelroryvetC06018

Next up was Angel.

angelvetC05998

Being the oldest cat, this was definitely not her first rodeo.

angelvetC06004

But that doesn’t mean she enjoys it.

angelvetC06009

She took her vaccination like a champ, though.

jakevetC05988

The last cat to be checked out was Jacoby.

jakeminvetC05995

jakevetC05991

He is always so good at getting his shots. Like everything else he does…he’s just bulletproof.

jakevetteethC06022

I wanted the vet to take a look at Jake’s teeth.

jakevetteethC06023

He’s an Aby, a breed known for bad teeth…but he was nine years old and had never even had a cleaning. When Angel was his age, most of her teeth were gone already.

jakeminvetC06025

But Jake has awesome teeth. Partly because he lets me scrape and brush them…but partly because he just got lucky in the genetic roulette.

bjornroryvetC06036

All in all, a pretty good day at the veterinarian.

Aby-a-Day – 10 Mars: Alfred and Logan playing (Cinema Sunday)

I posted a few of the photos from this series back when I rebooted this blog, but in looking for photos to commemorate Logan’s birthday, I finished editing the rest of them.

freddytunnelC01673

These photos were taken three days after Logan came to live with us.

freddylogantunnelC01677

freddylogantunnelC01680

freddylogantunnelC01684

Alfred, coming from a litter of five, was excited to see a cat his age in our house. The adult cats mostly just hissed at him.

freddylogantunnelC01686

Logan was…less thrilled to meet Freddy.

freddylogantunnelC01687

He even managed to chase him off, despite being a month younger and tiny.

freddylogantunnelC01690

But then Logan attacked Freddy!

freddylogantunnelC01692

freddylogantunnelC01694

And Freddy was so excited! A playmate at last!

freddylogantunnelC01695

But Logan proved to be a tough adversary.

freddylogantunnelC01700

And Freddy actually ran away!

freddylogantunnelC01702

freddylogantunnelC01703

logantunnelC01705

logantunnelC01707

logantunnelC01711

logantunnelC01714

With Freddy out of the room, Logan felt free to play with the tunnel we had.

logantunnelC01715

logantunnelC01722

It was so much fun!

logantunnelC01727

Somehow, he managed to put the tunnel in its more conventional horizontal position.

logantunnelC01729

logantunnelC01730

logantunnelC01732

logantunnelC01734

logantunnelC01735

logantunnelC01739

logantunnelC01742

Logan was having a lot of fun playing with the tunnel by himself.

logantunnelC01743

logantunnelC01746

logantunnelC01751

logantunnelC01754

logantunnelC01756

A lot of fun.

logantunnelC01758

logantunnelC01759

logantunnelC01761

logantunnelC01762

logantunnelC01764

logantunnelC01766

So much fun, in fact…

freddylogantunnelC01771

…That he didn’t notice that Freddy had returned! (Look closely at the photo above.)

logantunnelC01772

freddylogantunnelC01774

freddylogantunnelC01775

logantunnelC01781

Wait…what?

freddylogantunnelC01783

freddylogantunnelC01785

freddylogantunnelC01787

Suddenly…Freddy!

freddylogantunnelC01789

freddylogantunnelC01790

freddylogantunnelC01791

freddylogantunnelC01793

freddylogantunnelC01794

freddylogantunnelC01798

Logan defended himself brilliantly.

freddylogantunnelC01799

freddylogantunnelC01800

freddylogantunnelC01801

freddylogantunnelC01802

freddylogantunnelC01805

Especially considering that he was a month younger and a kilo lighter than Freddy.

freddylogantunnelC01807

freddylogantunnelC01810

freddylogantunnelC01816

freddylogantunnelC01818

freddylogantunnelC01820

freddylogantunnelC01821

Such a fierce little cat!

freddylogantunnelC01823

freddylogantunnelC01829

freddylogantunnelC01834

Look at those airplane ears!

freddylogantunnelC01835

freddylogantunnelC01836

freddylogantunnelC01837

freddylogantunnelC01838

Don’t mess with Logan!

freddylogantunnelC01839

freddytunnelC01840

Oh, wait.

Looking just at these photos, you would never know they’d end up being so closely bonded.

Unfortunately, I didn’t take videos of this play session, but I got this one of Logan playing with Kalle and a wand toy.

And this one of Freddy and Logan playing in the spare bedroom, aka the “kitten room.” Both videos were made the first few days Logan came to live with us.

Aby-a-Day – 4 Mars: Lorelai’s first vet visit (Medical Monday)

We got Lorelai on 4 May 2018 when she was just three months old. She’d had her kitten shots and gotten her microchip, but she was too young to get her rabies vaccination.

roryvetC05965

Because we took the cats to the vet soon after we moved here, our annual appointment is in June, which was perfect timing for Rory’s shot.

roryvetC05957

It’s very important to make sure the microchip in the cat matches the number in the passport. Every vaccine the cat gets in his or her life is recorded in their passport, and is checked not only when travelling to other countries, but every time we go to a show.

roryvetC05952

The doctor prepared the shot…

roryvetC05966

roryvetC05954

…and Rory tried to nope out.

roryvetC05974

roryvetC05977

Of course, she ended up getting vaccinated. We are the ANTI anti-vaxxers.

roryvetC05971

Then we let her go.

roryvetC05981

She was not impressed with being punctured.

Aby-a-Day – 1 Mars: So alike…yet so very different (Friday Flashback)

Izaak is so very different from Logan in so many ways. But they look so similar. Logan’s eyes were a bit more green, and Zak has a stockier build, but it’s hard to tell them apart in photos. In some pictures, I can only tell them apart by looking at their collars, and, of course, the date the photo was taken.

loganfridgeC06388

But their personalities and mannerisms are so different.

loganfridgeC06392

One major difference between Logan and Zak is Logan was a climber. He loved to go up on top of things: the cat tree, the hallway coat rack, the top of the bookshelf in the kitten room. And the tiny ledge on top of the refrigerator.

loganfridgeC06394

That’s a hard ledge to get up onto, let alone stay on!

loganfridgeC06396

Much harder than just sitting on top of the fridge door!

loganfridgeC06403

Another difference between Zak and Logan is that Logan was extremely fastidious. He hated to be “dirty” and would stop to groom anywhere, anytime. You may remember what happened when Logan got his Suprelorin implant as opposed to when Zak got his.

loganfridgeC06405

Even on the ledge of the fridge.

loganfridgeC06409

loganfridgeC06414

Logan was such a climber. He was so athletic.

loganfridgeC06425

He loved to be as high as he could.

zakcounterC04093

Meanwhile…Zak “The Sausage” Hellqvist can barely jump up onto the counter.

zakcounterC04089

And he is incredibly food-oriented, which Logan was not…but he’s also an extremely picky eater. I have never seen a cat who didn’t like dry food (it’s considered a special treat in our house), but Zak won’t touch it. He doesn’t even seem to recognise it as food. It makes cat shows challenging, to say the least.

loganfridgeC06416

I wish they could have known each other. It would have been interesting to see them interact. But of course, if Logan hadn’t gotten FIP we wouldn’t have Izaak. But it would have been interesting to see them together.

Aby-a-Day – 22 Februari: Brothers from another mother…and the little step brother who could (Friday Flashback)

I always think about Alfred and his “Brother from Another Mother,” Logan.

loganfreddycuddleC03834

These photos are from July 2017, a month after we introduced Logan to Freddy.

loganfreddycuddleC03839

They bonded after only a couple of days.

loganfreddycuddleC03842

loganfreddycuddleC03843

loganfreddycuddleC03846

loganfreddycuddleC03849

loganfreddycuddleC03851

But their bond was deep. I called them “Brothers from Another Mother.” But they really were.

loganfreddycuddleC03857

loganfreddycuddleC03859

loganfreddycuddleC03861

I mean, just look at them!

loganfreddycuddleC03864

loganfreddycuddleC03868

Logan and Freddy were so attached to each other.

loganfreddycuddleC03872

loganfreddycuddleC03875

loganfreddycuddleC03878

loganfreddycuddleC03881

loganfreddycuddleC03884

loganfreddycuddleC03891

They were so in sync with each other, too. You can see how bonded they were from these photos, taken only a month after we introduced them.

loganfreddycuddleC03906

loganfreddycuddleC03909

One thing Freddy liked to do was hold Logan down to groom him.

zakfreddycuddleC05457

Whilst Izaak is not Logan, and it’s taken Freddy some time to accept Zak…

zakfreddycuddleC05462

…it seems that Freddy needs a Singapura brother to take care of and look after.

zakfreddycuddleC05468

It’s not the extreme “brothers from another mother” love that Freddy had with Logan, but…

zakfreddycuddleC05471

zakfreddycuddleC05473

zakfreddycuddleC05475

zakfreddycuddleC05476

…Zak seems to be an acceptable surrogate for Freddy’s Singapura fixation.

zakfreddycuddleC05479

At least, until Zak has had enough of Freddy’s “brotherly” love.

zakfreddycuddleC05483

I guess that’s the difference between Logan and Zak…Logan grew up with Big Brother Freddy, and Zak…didn’t. But he tolerates Freddy’s attention well. Enough.