Abys in Need: Leo and Ruby in Oakland, NJ and a STRAY Aby in Orlando, FL

This is apparently a brother and sister, bonded pair. They are neutered/spayed and declawed.

Leo is a fawn colored, purebred Abyssinian. He is extremely affectionate and seeks lots of attention from his family. He is very bonded to his,Ruby, and they should be adopted together.”

Ruby is a red colored, purebred Abyssinian. She is an independent, sweet and quiet girl. She is very bonded to her brother Leo, so we would like them to get adopted together.”

All it says about them beyond that is to please contact Carol at 1-914-589-4575 for more information.

Now, THIS I have no words…It just turned up on the RescueMe website this afternoon. “Beautiful, young Abyssinian who has been hanging around my house. Very timid, but each day gets more comfortable. Not certain sex. One eye appears to be cloudy- blind in eye?. Have three rescued indoor cats and can’t take this beautiful, sleek creature. Please consider.” The photo really does look like a purebred Ruddy, too. I do know in Florida when elders go to nursing homes or die, their grown children frequently just turn their beloved cats out to fend for themselves because “that’s what cats do.” It’s terrible. I hope someone can help this poor Aby. For more info, contact Nan Farrell at (716) 708-5929.

Aby-a-Day – January 20: “Stupid American Cat…” (Cartoon Tuesday)

Look at Sketsi’s face! Every time I look at Jacoby enjoying the toys, treats, clothes and cat bed from Sanna-Leena and her kitties in Helsinki, I can’t help but think of Sketsi enjoying his things that we’ve sent from Boston!


I guess next time I’ll have to send him some boots?

Sketsi is actually fairly closely related to Gun-Hee (on Gun-Hee’s mother Amber’s side); one of Sketsi’s great-great grandfathers, Marica’s Mister Macon, was Gun-Hee’s grandfather! Jake and Sketsi are related, too…but more distantly. I don’t think Sketsi cares that Jake’s his cousin here, though…

Just for fun…this is the photo that inspired this cartoon, with a little added commentary.

And here’s the sketch I did of Jake to go with with it.

(Click cartoon to embiggen, or you can view all cartoons in Slideshow mode on Flickr.)

Abys in Need – Two Abys in Austral, NSW, Australia

These photos are just heartbreaking. The shelter is calling them “Abyssinian Crosses” but they look like purebred Abys to me.

Look at these poor ears! The cats in this shelter don’t seem to have names, only numbers, so this first one is #14840a, and it doesn’t say if he’s a male or female. It only says that he’s “Brown, has injury to eye which is being treated, underweight, shy but friendly in need of some TLC.”

This boy is #14840b, and he looks to be a fawn Aby, though he could be a sorrel or red silver Aby, too, since this is Australia. His ears are less tattered, and the shelter says he is “Fawn, underweight, shy but friendly in need of some TLC.” Both Abys were found in Narellan and were just listed today.

If you’re in New South Wales and want to rescue these two, please contact the Renbury Farm Animal Shelter, 402 Bringelly Road, Austral, NSW (near Liverpool)
Tel – 9606 6118
Email – info@renbury.com.au
Web – www.renbury.com.au

Poor kitties! As scary the idea of an Aby loose in the wilds of North America is, with cougars, coyotes and fishers…the idea of an Aby battling Aussie wildlife is so much more frightening!

Abys in Need: Ginger in Scarsdale, NY

Ginger is an 11 year old fawn spay.

“My sister passed and the little cat needs a home. Ginger is happy, healthy, and gentle. She needs a home. I am allergic to cats. Ginger is a playful cat and was my sister’s princess.

Ginger has had all shots and my sister cared for her very well. Can you help?

If you can help Ginger, please contact Ann Gauss at heartblossom@earthlink.net.

Abys in Need: Jezebel in Wyandotte, MI

Here’s something you don’t see every day: a Fawn Aby in a shelter!

“Jezebel is one of the sweetest cats at the shelter. Turned in as a stray with a mild injury, she is almost completely healed and was an absolute angel even when not feeling well. she loves to cuddle and seems good with other animals as well.

The cats/kittens that are posted are available, unless it is stated ‘adopted.’ If one is ‘pending’ you still may submit an application in case the adoption does not go through. The Wyandotte Animal Adoption Center Committee reviews this application before releasing any animal to a new home. If interested in Jezebel, please copy and paste the application on this listing, and email to wacvolunteers@gmail.com.

Gotta give props to the shelter for the awesome adoption photos. But I do have to wonder…a Fawn Aby…turned in as a stray? How does that happen? Didn’t her family want her back?

Aby-a-Day – December 5: Somalis on the go at Westchester

At the Westchester show, it was my pleasure to be benched next to Joe and Marvie and their Aby QGC, RW Odakota Fearghus of Majorus (Gus, for short) and their fawn Somali Majorus Conneach (Max, I think he was called for short).


Max is only just a year old (born 28 October 2012*) and he’s still in the Novice class, but he has a very mature personality.


In fact, Joe says he may have a future as a therapy cat! I can see it. Max is a wonderful guy who loves to walk on his leash and meet people.


He spent a lot of the weekend on the floor, playing with the spectators.


I don’t think I’d ever seen a fawn Somali in person before I met him…isn’t he handsome?


But the funniest thing was when we were packing up on Sunday afternoon. Joe and Marvie’s grandkids were pushing a little flat cart, and Max and Gus went along for the ride!


It reminded me so much of Jacoby riding the cart in our building down to the first floor. I guess cart riding is another Aby/Somali trait. Gus is actually an Aby variant; his mother, Thecatgarden Lildreamer of Odakota is a Somali).


I thought Gus looked more like a Somali than an Aby when I first saw him; he reminded me a bit of my Siamese Patrick, whose mother was a Balinese. Although he was a TICA-registered Chocolate Tabby Point Siamese, he had softer, silkier fur than a “normal” Siamese.


Max was much more into the riding than Gus was. It was pretty fun to watch them. Good to know I’m not the only one who has a silly cat!

*Speaking of Patrick, he and Max share the same birthday! Patrick (aka Sugar Hill Twinkletoes) was born 28 October 1994 and lived to the grand old age of 16.

Abys in Need: Noubia à Orleans, ON

Voici une chatte qui a besoin d’une nouvelle maison. Elle s’appelle Noubia, et elle est une Abyssinne faon. Mon amie Kim m’a envoyé cette chatte et son histoire.

“Noubia cherche maison sans chats! A cat-free home please!


Mon nom est Noubia, mais si vous me demandez mon avis, je préfère qu’on m’appelle Noubi.

Je suis une très mignonne abyssine de 1.5 an. Bien que mon plus récent carnet médical affirme que la teinte de mon poil soit roux, on le nomme faon. Et qu’il est doux et soyeux ce poil! Regardez bien ma photo, vous m’en donnerez des nouvelles.

Je suis très sociable, chaleureuse, intelligente, charmante et enjouée. Je préfère vivre seule en compagnie des humains. En général, je m’attache surtout à une personne, mais il m’arrive assez régulièrement de me laisser prendre et flatter par des invités.

J’ai bon appétit, je suis active et j’aime bien faire la conversation.

Je me cherche une bonne famille avec laquelle je pourrai partager caresses et bisous, vous ne serez pas déçu! Je ne suis pas la meilleure modèle, les photos ne me font pas justice!


Contactez moi à alexpelletierjean@hotmail.com pour plus d’informations – familles sérieuses SEULEMENT !

Hi there,

My name is Noubia, although if you ask me I prefer to be called Noubi.

I am a very lovely 1.5 year old Abyssinian. My health record says I am a reddish colored cat, I am rather fawn colored. And oh! so soft, my fur is! Look at it and tell me you can resist me!

I am very social, heartwarming, intelligent, charming and energetic. I prefer to live alone with humans. In general, I get attached to one person in particular, but I love to be pet by others as well, it just takes me longer to get used to them!

I have good appetite, am active and I love to talk!

I am looking for a good family with whom I will be able to share lots of hugs and kisses! My pictures don’t show how pretty I really am!


Please contact me at alexpelletierjean@hotmail.com for more information – serious inquiries ONLY!

Je pense qu’elle parle français‎…

Abys in Need (ANOTHER ONE!?) – Dexter & Giselle in Southern California

This is just one of those “what the hell is the backstory” Petfinder postings…


“Dexter is a young, healthy purebred Abyssinian male, born July 2012, who in search of his new furever home! He is neutered, current on all vaccines, and is looking for someone to play with, entertain, and love! Call 310-278-2935 for more information regarding Dexter!”

And…he has a (possible) sister!


“Giselle is a BEAUTIFUL, young (born July, 2012), female Abyssinian cat looking for her new, furever home! She has plenty of brains to go along with that beauty, and is incredibly playful and loves to frolic with abandon! Giselle is healthy, spayed and current on all vaccines. Please call 310-278-2935 for more information regarding Giselle!”

Born July 2012? These poor little guys are only six months old! Call me jaded, but I’m betting there’s a human baby involved here. Not only that, but the shelter he’s in is located in Beverly Hills (swimming pools…movie stars…), which also makes me wonder if someone got them to match the carpet or the furniture and didn’t realise that an Aby kitten is actually work. Either that or maybe they redecorated and their fur clashes with the new decor…

Native Northern Californian snarkiness aside, if you know someone who wants little Dexter and Giselle, call the shelter at the number above; there is no email contact given.

And don’t tell Jacoby – or my husband – that I REALLY want to adopt them both!

Abys in Need: TinyTim and BobCat in New Mexico

This may be the only time on record that I state publicly that I wish I lived closer to New Mexico.

tinytim and bobcat

Super sad story alert! “I have [been on this list] since Oct 2004 when I rescued my two wonderful Abys, TinyTim (a fawn) and BobCat (a ruddy/usual). They were littermates dropped off at a local shelter. My two little boys have become so much of my life. They are 8 years old, now.

I resently found out I have be relocating for my job, a 25+ hour trip with three flights, one lasting over 15 hours. My boys don’t like traveling in the car and I am worried they will not do well on this trip.

They have become so much a part of my life, but I am single and have to work. Is there anyone interested in adopting them and giving them a new home that keeps them together?


Stupid work, always getting in the way of real life! I’m guessing she’s moving out of the country, because I cannot think of anyplace in North America that requires three planes…and one leg lasting 15 hours!? Yikes. At least, I hope it’s that far away. Could you imagine changing planes three times and being on a 15 hour flight…and NOT leaving the continent? I mean, my flight to Tokyo via Chicago only took two planes and about 13 hours…and a lot of airlines won’t let you take two cats in the same carrier in cargo (the only way a single person can take two cats on a flight that I know of), and that was pre-9/11 (1998) and even then I had to cry on the phone because I flew in August (it was an overnight flight, so not hot).

If you can take in two lovely, neutered Aby boys, Contact Nancy Martin

Abys in Need: Lost Fawn Boy near Toronto, Ontario

Deborah Feltham of Glendoveer Abyssinians posted a message to the Facebook Abyssinian Cat Club on Monday:

Is there anyone on this list who has lost a ruddy Aby in the last few months (probably). I have just been notified of one who was found living in a feral colony, and the astute rescue worker trapped him and turned him in to a vet here. He is middle age and is suffering from his recent outside living but probably was well cared for prior. He is safe and being cared for but whomever owns him will have to prove ownership and care of his present health care before the vet in charge will release him. He is in NO danger of euthanasia unless his medical problems cannot be corrected!! Please contact me ASAP if you know anything about this Aby.


She updated the group last night:

Update on the Aby found in the feral colony. He is NOT a ruddy as you can see 🙂 He is a fawn. We visited him today at the vet clinic. He is very affectionate and sweet. About 7 years old. DECLAWED!! I am not sure where he originated from as there are only a couple of breeders here in Ontario. Heather & I breed only red and ruddy, and I breed only ruddy. It appears that he will be ok but his mouth is very bad. He is a BIG Aby with a ton of coat.

We are still looking for his proper owner first. Judging from his condition, allowing that he has been outside for at least a couple of weeks, he was definitely well cared for prior. The owner may be frantic! We have already found another person whose blue Aby got out and has not been seen since early March, so we will check all we can first. Then, there is a possibility of adopting him out, but the vet who is caring for him is very attached to him herself. Let’s consider his owner first though, because even though he is declawed, there is no reason to feel that they did it, or what the circumstances were (they may be sick over this). They could well be someone who got him after he was already declawed also. His personality and condition despite his experience says that someone loved him. She also mentioned that he is not microchipped.

So if you know anyone in the Toronto area who may have lost a non-microchipped, declawed, older adult fawn Abyssinian…point them towards this post, or to the Abyssinian Cat Club on Facebook