Aby-a-Day – May 2: More Hallway Adventures (Hipstamatic Monday)

When I get home from work, I need to scoop the litter boxes and feed the cats their nightly can of wet food. In between these two chores, I have to take the bag of litter box scoopings out to the garbage room. Jacoby generally accompanies me and then we have a little free-range hallway time. I prefer to have this one-on-one time with him, but occasionally Tessie will come along. I don’t like to take out more than two at a time, because it becomes exponentially more difficult to keep track of them all.

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Basically, it’s like herding cats.

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Which I am actually fairly good at, but just because you have a knack for something doesn’t mean you really want to do it all the time.

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But lately, both Tessie and Angel have been insisting to be let out with Jake, and it’s hard to say no to them. It’s especially hard to not let shy, skittish Angel out when she asks, because it’s so rare.

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She doesn’t often feel secure enough inside our apartment to parade with her banner tail held high!

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Seeing it aloft in unfamiliar territory is just such a miracle!

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Especially in the presence of Tessie, with whom she still has the most strained relationship.

Aby-a-Day – April 21: Stairway to Heaven

Sometimes instead of running around in the hallway, I let Jacoby run up and down the back stairs in our building.

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It makes a nice change of routine. There are different things to explore there, like handrails!

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The rough concrete feels different from the carpeting, too.

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Jake understands the concept of a doorknob, even if he hasn’t quite got the height to act upon it.

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The nice thing is, he has a great range to explore but I can stay in one place and keep my eye on him.

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It’s a long way down!

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Jake talks more when we’re on the stairs. I think he likes the way his voice echoes on the metal and cement.

Aby-a-Day – March 16: Wordless Wednesday (Oops!)

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Aby-a-Day – Day 27 of 365

We got a second mid-century modern black-wood-and-sisal cat tree at Petco at a great discount. I really like this shot because you can see both Jacoby and Angel, each on their own top platform.

That weird white flash in the far background? That’s the reflective trim on Jake’s new Land’s End coat!

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