Aby-a-Day – 17 Maj: NOM nom nom…(Friday Flashback)

I make a photo family calendar for my mom every year – that’s the only gift she really wants. May’s page is a collage of various cat show photos of Izaak and Lorelai.

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Since I am reminded every day this month of the time Rory tried to nom her NOM rosette…I thought you should, too.

Other People’s Abys – Calendar Cats

Look who was on my Page-a-Day Calendar today! Luna, the lovely Somali from Belmont, MA (not too far from Boston)!

Somalis like to engage. Alert and curious, the breed’s dramatic, foxlike appearance, with big ears and bushy tails, is complimented by their zest for fun and play. And much like their Abyssinian cousins, Somalis look both elegant and untamed. They also love their people and flourish when affection is returned.

I know Summer will agree with all of this!

Other People’s Abys – Calendar Cats

Here’s today’s Page-a-Day Calendar for today. Oh, look! It’s an Abyssinian!

“Eight-month-old Khulan is just the right size for her owner’s terra-cotta saucers, which serve as a marvelous nesting place for the ruddy Abyssinian. She was named after one of the wives of Ghengis Khan, who traveled with the conqueror and held a special place in his empire – and his heart. Khulan, the cat from Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, has also won the heart of her person, Don Martinson.”

Other People’s Abys – Calendar Cats

Today’s Page-a-Day Calendar cat is Espresso from Thousand Oaks, CA:

The caption says that she’s “One Cool Cat,” but I think a better title would have been “Large and in Charge.” She’s quite a round little girl, isn’t she?

Other People’s Abys – Calendar Cats (Is it an Aby?)

My mom gave me a Cat Gallery Desk Calendar for Christmas this year, so I have twice the kitty photos to enjoy.

And look! That sure looks like an Abyssinian nose to me. Of course, it could also be a tabby, or a Singapura…what do you think? Is it an Aby?

Other People’s Abys – Calendar Cats

Look! We already have our first Page-a-Day Calendar Aby for 2016!

CAT YEARS
Kittens develop rapidly and, by their first year, have almost reached adulthood, approximately equivalent to 15 human years. At the end of their second year, cats are about 24 in people years. After that, they age approximately four years for every calendar year. A 10-year-old cat is similar to a 56-year-old person. Cats generally live from 12 to 15 years; outdoor cats don’t live quite as long, usually around a decade.

But the best part about this photo of Freddie, is that he, and his human Linda, are both members of The Abyssinian Cat Club on Facebook!

Other People’s Abys – Calendar Cats

Check this out – today’s Page-a-Day Cat Calendar page features a Somali on a leash!

“Like their short-haired Abyssinian cousins, Somalis are both wild-looking and elegant, sporting colors from a traditional ruddy hue to a more unusual blue, all with the characteristic ticked fur that gives them their exotic appearance. Playful and athletic, Somalis can turn anything into a jungle gym – even your drapes – but if you take them outside for some R & R, keep them on a leash or watch out! These cats can be up a tree, or out of the yard, faster than you can shout their name!”

This lovely lady is Luna, and she lives in Massachusetts – Belmont, to be exact! I wonder if this photo was taken last year during all our snow?