Four years ago, I posted about how Canadian-born Jacoby tended to get a little confused about what to wear the first few days of July.
To prove this point, I dressed him up in an Uncle Sam hat along with a maple leaf bandanna and Team Canada sweater.
He was such a legend at posing with outfits on.
And his eyes…so expressive!
And then…someone came and photobombed our little modelling session. Jake knew it immediately.
“Tessie’s right behind me, ruining my photo, isn’t she..?”
“Tessie, do you mind? I’m kinda doing a thing here.”
“Right. Let’s get back to the posing.” I’m just sorry I never found a Sweden jersey for him to pose in.
Sad news from my friend Kim…her fawn boy, Reggie, died yesterday. He had several tumours in his organs and a polyp in his nostril. He was only 13½.
Kim adopted Reggie and his sister Cheri when they were 10 years old after their human went into an assisted living facility. She got them from Northeast Aby (and Somali) Rescue (NEAR) just before Christmas, 2015. Sadly, Cheri died from the same multiple tumours in multiple organs only a couple of months after Kim adopted them.
Here is Reggie last October on his last birthday (which was celebrated late because Jacoby’s Uncle Clancy had just died. He was so adorably crosseyed, and a drooling, purring cuddler. I’ll miss seeing his photos. My heart has joined the Thousand, for my friend has stopped running today. Sleep well in Tuonela, lovely Reggie.
Today is the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the end of the Great War To End All Wars. As I recalled a few years ago, this holiday is observed somewhat differently in Canada than it is in the United States.
Apparently, the 100th anniversary observance of this occasion is handled VERY differently by Canada and the US, as evidenced by the two countries’ respective leaders. I’ve never been prouder to hold Canadian citizenship.
Okay, 2018. Seriously. We need to talk. This death thing? You really need to knock it off with the cats I know and love. Because…and I cannot fathom that this has happened again, and only a month since the last one…Jacoby’s Uncle Clancy joined StarClan today.
Clancy was Jake’s uncle. Clancy and Scar had the same parents, but were born to different litters. Clancy is most likely the red kitten in the back on the left in this photo.
Clancy loved to wear coats in winter and costumes at Halloween. This is him in a hot dog costume with Finnegan in a flame cape.
Clancy and Seamus even starred in one of my cartoons.
I have gotten the best holiday cards with Clancy and Santa.
This was his birthday present, four years ago. He obviously loved his new cat tree. He was only thirteen. My heart has joined the Thousand, for my friend has stopped running today. Sleep well in Tuonela, dear Uncle Clancy.
I don’t know how I missed this, but better late than never. Back in January, an Abyssinian kitten was seen for sale in a pet store in Brampton, Ontario, Canada…for $1,300 CDN!
Braydon Dennee first saw Cleo during a trip to the mall. According to him (and his photos), “You could see every single bone in her body…She wasn’t fighting back. She was just getting beat up by this other kitten.”
I can well believe that one…after all, I also have a red/sorrel Abyssinian who gets bullied by another cat. Bad enough that Abys don’t do well in cages to begin with.
Cleo’s plight sparked an internet attack on PJ’s pet stores. And it’s true: PJ’s Pet Centres are going out of business. Not sure if that “by popular demand” is referring to the closing or their restocking pet food…but I’m going to pretend it’s the former.
The only thing that stops this story from being a truly happy ending is the fact that no one seems to know what happened to Cleo. According to the news articles I found, the store pulled her to aid in her “recovery.” but no one seems to know where she ended up. If anyone does know…I’d love to hear the rest of this story!
Today’s Page-a-Day Cat Calendar page features a lovely blue Aby from Ontario.
“Saint Francis – Eight-year-old Isis, a beautiful blue Abyssinian, loves this statue of Saint Francis, says Lucinda Korman of Sharon, Ontario, Canada. Isis will eat anywhere, but she especially likes sharing a meal with the patron saint of animals, who loved all wild creatures and sometimes would kneel among them in the forest, offering bits of his meager supper.”
People sometimes forget this, but San Francisco was named for Saint Francis…