Aby-a-Day – November 10: Two sides of the same stump

Sometimes you just see something, and you instantly think “Ooohh…I have GOT to take photos of that!”

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So, when we were on our way to our hotel room at the NEMO show last month in Sturbridge, I couldn’t wait to get some photos of Jacoby on this big tree stump.

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And Jake being Jake, he was perfectly willing to oblige me and pose on it.

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It was a gorgeous autumn afternoon.

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And it was a wonderfully huge tree stump.

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And Jake was pleased as punch to be up on top of that big stump, too.

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“I am ABY!”

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“Hear me ROAR!”

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My dad always told me not to shoot photos into the sun, but sometimes, it works to your advantage and gives you some dramatic shots.

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You know, the “pensive looking into the distance” kind of shot.

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Jake’s really good at that.

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I think he was really enjoying that tree stump. When he was on it, he was taller than I am, and cats always love to be as high as they can be. Plus, he’s always happy when he’s getting his photo taken…no matter where we are.

Aby-a-Day – August 15: Anatomy of a Photobomb

I was surprised to learn that some people don’t know what a “photobomb” is. So as a public service, I present you with this example:

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Poor Jacoby! He’s posing so nicely, and Tessie just comes along and barges right into his photo! And that, my friends, is a textbook example of a tortie photobomb.

Aby-a-Day – June 5: Wordless Wednesday (Pehea ‘oe, ku‘uipo?)

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Aby-a-Day – April 24: Wordless Wednesday (It’s KYLIE’S birthday, Jake!)

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Aby-a-Day – April 3: Wordless Wednesday (Peanut gallery photobomb)

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Aby-a-Day – March 25: Ripping it up in Rippowam (Hipstamatic Monday)

A few photos of Jacoby at the show this past weekend. The show was held in the Sheraton Stamford Hotel, which has a lot of windows and natural light.

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This panorama shot gives you a feel for how nice the show space was. The benching cages were in a ballroom off to one side (actually directly beneath where I was standing when I took this), so the benching area and the rings were more separated than they usually are. It was nice. And since it was so open, you could go up to the restaurant, the front desk, and other places in the lobby and still be able to hear the cats’ numbers being called.

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It made for some very nice photographs.

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The ceilings were very high – about two stories – and the top part of the space was all windows. It was almost like being outside. It really showed Jake’s colour off well.

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The cages in the judging rings were drenched in sunbeams, which a lot of the cats seemed to really enjoy.

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Jake included, of course.

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Of course, the sunshine was so nice that it was a bit difficult getting the cats out of the cages to be judged! They just wanted to stay in those lovely sunpuddles.

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Judge Rachel Anger told Jake and the audience a story about Ancient Egypt.

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She said he looked like he should be on a barge in the Nile with Cleopatra and Marc Anthony.

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Jake, of course, gave her his best Egyptian poses.

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I think he rather liked the idea of being fanned by servants with palm fronds while floating along on a barge…

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The fun thing about Hipstamatic is the randomness of the photos you get. And, I think Hipstamatic has a bit of a sense of humour, too…

Aby-a-Day – February 28: Jacoby’s first therapy visit to Tufts

Tuesday evening, Jacoby and I went on our first therapy visit to Tufts Medical Center.

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Jake was ready to go the minute we got off the train.

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Tufts is one of the biggest hospitals in Boston, and it’s also right downtown and super easy to get to on the T. The station is right across the street from them!

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The moment we entered our ward, Jake was the center of attention.
These next two were taken by the ward supervisor with her iPad.

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She called this one “Beautiful Boy.”

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I was so happy she took these photos – I’m always so busy interacting with the patients with Jake that I rarely have time to take photos.

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And there are NEVER any photos of me!

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Jake had an especially good time with one patient who loves the animal visitors and takes photos of them with his Kindle.

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Jake is such a camera ham, you know he loved visiting this man! We stayed in the hospital until 8pm, when visiting hours ended. It was an awesome experience, and Jake seemed to really love all the attention. We’re going to set up a regular schedule…I can’t wait to go back!