Aby-a-Day – 15 May: “He Was Funny and Friendly” (Cartoon Tuesday)

I took these photos of Lorelai when she first arrived. But this one shot in particular reminded me of an illustration done by a Russian artist named Spirit of Alaska on DeviantArt

Rory looks just like Bluekit (later Bluefur and then Bluestar) does in this drawing! It was the first thing I thought when I saw this photo. I just wish I could draw like that! Check out her other Warriors illustrations on DeviantArt; she is amazing!

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These are the other shots from that series.

Aby-a-Day – 26 March: Re Ment Pose Skeleton Cat (Miniature Monday)

Personally, I think cat skeletons are kind of cool. You may remember
my roughly life-sized skeleton cat, Os-car I found at CVS one Halloween. So when Björn showed me a picture of Re-Ment’s Pose Skeleton Cat, I had to get one.

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It’s one of those typical cool Japanese toys with tons of special touches. The cat comes with a litter box (I think…it might be a bed), a typical Japanese wand cat toy, and a belled collar. I added a Schleich cat tower and some food and water bowls I had from another set, and it seems that the scale on all of them is roughly the same.

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The amount of detail on this little thing is incredible. The collar has stitching marks and a leather look, and the bell has a seam and the hole at the bottom to let the sound out.

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Of course, when he heard the camera, Jacoby had to come see what I was taking photos of…and why I wasn’t taking photos of him.

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Jake was very curious about the little cat skeleton and tried to pick it up.

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He only succeeded in knocking over the cat tree. Then he wandered off.

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Thanks a lot, Jake!

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It’s really a tiny figure (as you can see compared to Jake’s paw), but it has eight points of articulation (tail, both hips, mid-spine, both shoulders, neck and jaw)! I really adore this little thing.

Aby-a-Day – 27 February: The amazing technicolour dreamcat (Cartoon Tuesday)

Björn and I cleaned Kalle’s room this past weekend, and I found this adorable cat drawing he did in 2010. I love the eyes!

It’s part of a larger drawing that includes two hares, so it’s probably meant to be in the tall summer grass we have outside our apartment. Kalle keeps telling me he has no artistic talent…I disagree!

Aby-a-Day – 6 May: Sleep cute (Friday Flashback)

When Jacoby was a kitten, he had the whole “sleep cute” thing down.

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This was taken on 23 August 2009, when he was just over 4 months old.

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Yeah. He’s still got it.

Aby-a-Day – 6 February: “Now” (Saturday Photo Hunt)

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

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This is what’s happening right now.

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Yes, you are seeing correctly…Jacoby and Angel are almost sleeping together on the bed!

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She’s on the blanket, and he’s under it…

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…But still. For them, this is cuddling!

Aby-a-Day – August 17: Angel at the dentist (Hipstamatic Monday)

Last week, Angel and Kylie had dental cleanings at South Boston Animal Hospital. Angel also ended up having a couple of extractions. She has terrible teeth – I think now, apart from her fangs, she’s got about four teeth left.

This Instagram photo was posted on SBAH’s Facebook page…close enough to Hipstamatic, don’t you think? She’s hugging the moon…