Aby-a-Day – 30 Januari 2020: Loving is sharing (Thursday things)

We won a brown domed cat bed by Dogman at a cat show a few years ago. Angel immediately claimed it as her own, and for the most part, all the other cats respect her ownership.


Except, of course, Logan, and, later, Izaak, at least when he was younger.


Or so I thought.


A couple of weeks ago, I found Zak in Angel’s bed. With Angel still in it.


So it’s still happening, even though Zak’s an adult who weighs the same as Angel does.


But the part that really made me laugh?


Angel has apparently just given up and resigned herself to sharing her bed at the whims of a stubborn Singapura.

Aby-a-Day – 12 May: Secure in his masculinity (Silly Saturday)

At a cat show raffle, we won a very soft, very fluffy, very pink cat bed. We just saved it in its original plastic packaging until we knew we were getting Lorelai. Her colour is red (as Angel’s is purple, Jacoby’s is green, and Alfred’s is black), but pink is a variation of red, so it works. Finally! A reason to use this fluffy, girly, pink bed! Rory!


Except…not so much. The cat who likes the fluffy, pink cat bed most of all? Is Freddy.

I guess he is secure in his masculinity. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Aby-a-Day – 8 March: Bedtime rituals

A couple of weeks ago, our friend Summer posted about her bedtime rituals, and it looked like it would be a fun thing to post about, so here we go.


We don’t really have rituals, per se, but Jacoby always sleeps in bed with us. Sometimes Alfred joins us.


And before Logan became a man, as it were, he would sleep with us, too.


I think he really misses it. He is a great cuddler.


Jake may not always get along with Freddy and Logan, but the bed is his place, and he tolerates them when we’re all in bed. I’ve even caught Jake cuddling with Freddy!



But I think Jake is happiest when he has the bed all to himself. With or without me.


When he has to share, he has to be ON me.

Aby-a-Day – 1 May: The reason I’m late to work (Selfie Sunday)

Sometimes, when the alarm goes off, this happens.


Jacoby comes and cuddles with me.


And by “cuddle,” I mean “he lies on top of me with his full weight.”


And you can’t tell from the photos, but Jake is purring like crazy.


Did I say, “like crazy”? Make that “diabolically.” He lies on me with his full weight and purrs like a diabolical madman.


He does not want me to get up and go to work. And let’s face it…I don’t disagree with him.

Aby-a-Day – 16 April: “Pop” (Saturday Photo Hunt)

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


I recently discovered the Privacy Pop bed tent, and it is awesome. Haven’t you always wanted a bed fort? I may be 50 years old, but this thing is awesome.


You’re meant to put it on a bedframe, under the mattress, but it also works if your mattress is on the floor.


And it comes in all sizes, except King. Which means if you have a Full or Queen bed, you and your significant other can have your own private little nest.


Not only humans love the Privacy Pop…Jacoby thinks it’s pretty cool, too.


(And it only two about two attempts for him to learn not to try to jump on top of it!)



Jake has always loved to play with his round lambbones on the bed.



And a bed inside a Privacy Pop tent is just as marvelous a playground, if not better.



He really loves those lambbones. He loved them when he wasn’t even a year old yet, he loved them when he was four years old, and he still loves them just as much now, when he’s about to turn seven.



Aby-a-Day – 9 March: Wordless Wednesday (Two Cat Night)


Aby-a-Day – November 9: Do you canoe? (Hipstamatic Monday)

At the cat show this weekend, there was a vendor selling Cat Balls and Cat Canoes, and I couldn’t resist picking one up for Jacoby.


Of course, I’ve seen the Balls and Canoes all over the internet on sites like Hauspanther, but this is the first time I got to see and handle them in person.


Although, truth be told…I really fell in love with the fabric print inside. It’s a marvelous retro atomic city print by Riley Blake and I wish I could find it online. I tried everything…if I can’t find something, it’s hard to find!


As you can see, it’s a pretty awesome bed. Jake got into his instantly.


In fact, I actually had a bit of trouble getting him out of it to go up to the rings!


“Nope. Don’t wanna.”


But seriously…awesome bed.