Aby-a-Day – December 5: “Market” (Saturday Photo Hunt)

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

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Angel and Jacoby love it when I come home from the market.

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Angel is always interested in whatever is going on.

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She may be a little tentative about it, but she’s still a curious Abyssinian.

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Jake just gets so excited when I’m unpacking the bags he just has to…

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…streeeeecccchhhh! It’s like he’s so excited he has to do something physical while he’s waiting.

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Because you know what he’s waiting for, right?

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Of course!

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The shopping bags!

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And this market, as I’ve mentioned before, has really awesome shopping bags.

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So, even though I still really miss Filene’s Basement, I’m happy we have a food market in Downtown Crossing now – it certainly came in handy when I was looking for my Thanksgiving pheasant!

Aby-a-Day – October 8: The cat’s in the bag

So Roche Bros. opened a store in Downtown Crossing. This instantly became the easiest place to buy groceries, because it’s only two T stops from our building.

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The last time I went, I forgot to bring any bag with me.

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So I picked up this cool, folding, box-bag thing. I think it’s meant for the trunks of people’s cars. Jacoby clearly thought it was for him.

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So I gave him a little ride in his box-bag.

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As you can see, he hated that.

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Jake just loves to go for rides in things.

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He seemed a little disappointed when I set the box-bag down on the floor and went to put away the groceries I’d bought.

Aby-a-Day – October 7: Wordless Wednesday (It’s a box! It’s a bag! It’s both in one!)

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Aby-a-Day – March 18: Wordless Wednesday (Nope. Not coming out.)

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Aby-a-Day – September 5: One cool cat

Everyone knows that Jacoby is one cool cat.

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But did you ever wonder how he stays so cool?

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Oh, it’s very simple.

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Insulated cooler bags.

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Just hop in and get cool.

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It’s also a great place to recharge his lazors.

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See?

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Too cool for school!

Aby-a-Day – January 13: Sunday surprise!

Just before Christmas, our friend Sparkle had a Fancy Feast totebag giveaway…and we won one of them!

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Since this happened over the holidays, of course I completely forgot about it. Then, today, we were notified that we’d received a package and I was mystified as to what it could be – it was like getting a mystery box in the mail! And, since it was sent directly from Purina rather than from Sparkle, I didn’t remember what it was until I actually opened it, so it was a real surprise!

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Jacoby, of course, claimed it immediately. So I took him for a little ride in it. It’s just his size!

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He had to show me how similar his profile is to Sparkle’s.

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Jake carefully examined every inch of the bag, including the handles…

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…until he heard someone in the kitchen with food and suddenly needed to be somewhere else.

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Kylie, on the other hand, preferred the other side of the bag, with the face of the Fancy Feast cat printed on it.

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I can’t imagine why.

Earlier this week, our friend Selina gave us an honourable mention for the “Next Big Thing” award.

According to the rules, I’m supposed to thank Selina (Thank you!), and nominate 5 other kitty blogs I think are deserving. I can’t think of just five…so I’ll table that for the moment.

However, the recipient of this award is also meant to talk about an unfinished project, and I do want to do that. I know my story of Romeo and Jacoby only got half-written during NaNoWriMo, and I haven’t forgotten it. I just need to think about it and decide where I want it to go. But rest assured, I haven’t abandoned it. It’s just simmering on my brain’s back burner.

Thank you, Sparkle! And thank you, Selena!

Aby-a-Day – April 20: Bring in the Fun, Bring in the Toys! (Friday Flashback)

On one of the Aby lists, Hinka Chapman shared the following quote, said to her by one of her pet owners:

“Where there is no fun, Abys will create their own fun!”

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Yep…sounds about right!

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Jacoby has always had a fascination with plastic shopping bags.

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He doesn’t seem to be outgrowing it, either. We have to hide bags from him because he chews the handles apart and he also gnaws holes in them, making them pretty useless for scooping the cat box (which is the reason we don’t always use more “green” shopping bags – if we did, we’d have nowhere to put the poop).

You may recall this documentary on what happens when Jake gets a hold of a bag…