Aby-a-Day – 18 Maj 2020: Pink is for boys, too! (Hipstamatic Monday)

Dashiell and Izaak eat together in our bedroom. Breakfast, chicken neck snacktime, and dinner, those two always dine together. This is because, for whatever reason, Dash doesn’t try to steal Zak’s food (the way Alfred or Lorelai would), and since Zak only eats raw, he won’t try to eat Dash’s meal.

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This is one of the reasons this pair are such fast friends. When the other three cats are done eating, and I open the bedroom up, I often find them cuddling together, sometimes on our bed, and sometimes in this fuzzy pink cat bed we won at a cat show.

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It’s pretty girly. We thought it might be good for Rory, but she never sleeps in there. Angel does sometimes, but it’s mainly Zak and Dash who nap in that bed. The bed also has the white blanket that was in Zak’s crate when he came here from Poland, so that may be part of the attraction.

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Who says boys can’t rock the pink?

Aby-a-Day – 27 April 2020: So much for THAT Hallmark moment (Hipstamatic Monday)

It all started so innocently…

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…Alfred and Izaak were cuddling on the sofa, and Freddy lazily started to groom Zak.

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And then Zak started grooming Freddy in return.

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It was so sweet. It reminded me of Freddy with Logan.

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I mean, okay, they are a year apart in age, so not quite “brothers from another mother” the way Freddy was with Logan…

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…but at least Freddy still has a Singa pal who’s fun to be with.

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Zak, of course, loves all the Abys in the house. He happily cuddles with everyone.

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However, all of a sudden things took a turn. Freddy started to groom Zak a little…

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too enthusiastically.

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Zak had had enough! He way weigh around three pounds less than Freddy does…

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…but with true Singapura stubborness, Zak can stand up to anyone when enough is enough!

Aby-a-Day – 13 April 2020: Nap distribution (Hipstamatic Monday)

Working on various Photoshop projects today, at one point I looked over and noticed that all the boys were piled at one end of the sofa.

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Alfred, Izaak and Dashiell were all napping in a heap at the far end.

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It was pretty adorable.

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I mean, look at them1

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Totally a band of brothers.

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Meanwhile, Lorelai was napping on the right side of the sofa.

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Pretty much as far away as she could get from the boys whilst still being on the sofa.

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But she was happy on her “no boys allowed” side of the couch.

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Nice teeth, Rory!

Aby-a-Day – Super cuddly Alfred (Mischeivous Monday)

Alfred is the most cuddly cat I have ever met.

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When he’s in a mood, he will not leave you alone.

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He has places and times where he is annoyingly clingy.

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One of these times is after we’ve eaten dinner and we’re watching TV.

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The other time is when I am reading in bed after waking up in the morning.

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It would be a lot nicer to cuddle with him if he wasn’t so drooly, though…

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.

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

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Or so I thought.

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

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

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But the part that really made me laugh?

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

Aby-a-Day – 15 Januari 2020: Wordless Wednesday (Illustrating the Singapura personality…)

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Aby-a-Day – 16 Maj: Kalle’s couch brings all the boys to his room (Thursday Things)

Alfred and Logan were truly “Brothers from another mother,” and when Logan died so young and so suddenly, poor Freddy was probably the most affected by our loss.

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Lorelai’s arrival a month after Logan’s death helped Freddy cope. But then when Izaak joined our family a month and a half after Rory, it took Freddy a little while to accept little Zakky.

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As Singapuras are wont to do, Zak kept cuddling up to Freddy in spite of Fred’s opinion. Fast forward almost a year, and Freddy and Zak are usually found cuddled up together…especially on my legs whilst I’m asleep.

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Another of their favourite napping spots, especially on sunny afternoons, is on the couch in Kalle’s room.

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Okay, so Freddy and Zak aren’t the bonded pair that Freddy and Logan were…partly because Zakky loves everyone in his way. He’s also closely bonded with Lorelai, of course, and he had an…interesting…relationship with Jacoby. I’ve even caught Angel playing with him! But Freddy and Zak have their own special connection, being the two boys in the house.

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“I can make anybody love me! So there!”