Aby-a-Day – 19 November: Modern Maturity (Monday Medical Mystery)

Izaak will be 10 months old next Monday.

(This is Zak)

He has turned into a husky, burly cat. I call him my “little sausage.”

(This is Logan)

He is much more burly than Logan was at the same age.

(This is Logan)

But that’s honestly the only way that Zak is ahead of Logan, developmentally speaking.

(This is Logan)

When Logan was the same age as Zak, Logan had to wear diapers because he was marking his territory like a tomcat. He also paced around the apartment, yowling.

(This is Logan)

Logan seems to have been a faster developer than Zak is.

(This is Zak)

Zak is one week shy of 10 months old, and he is showing zero signs of male maturity. No inappropriate play mounting (which Alfred was showing with Logan at seven months of age), no pacing and yowling, and no random peeing. His pee doesn’t even smell strong, like a tomcat’s!

(This is Zak)

Not that I’m complaining, exactly…and I do want to wait as long as possible before getting him his Suprelorin implant…but it’s like waiting for the other shoe to drop. You know it’s going to happen…but when?

Aby-a-Day – Day 35 of 365

The thing about Abyssinians is, they don’t look like kittens very long. They look like miniature adults. They’re sleek and well-proportioned; they go from tiny baby to young adult without a break. It’s easy to forget how small they were, because in photos, if you don’t have something to use as a reference, you can’t tell their size.

Here’s Jacoby with Kylie and Tessie the first few days he was with us:


Napping with Kylie.

Playing with Tessie.
And here he is with Kylie and Tessie today:


Sharing secrets with Kylie.


Watching TV with Tessie.
You can see that, without the girls to compare with him, you wouldn’t really be able to tell how big Jake was in August/September…or now.

My little boy’s growing up!

Last night I took Gun-Hee for a walk around the building, and I noticed his kitten harness was a bit hard to fasten. It was up to it’s largest adjustment. So I tried his “adult” harness on him (the same size as the one Tessie wears), adjusted to the smallest size…and it fit!

My little boy’s growing up…next week, he’ll be 5 months old.