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 – 1 June: Wordless Wednesday (This is what happened yesterday)

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Aby-a-Day – 16 May: Photographer’s assistant (Hipstamatic Miniature Monday)

When I was taking the photos for last week’s Hipstamatic Miniature Monday, I had a little help.

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Well…perhaps the assistance was somewhat driven by jealousy..?

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But I was taking photos of mini-Jacoby…

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…real Jacoby decided he needed to be involved.

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“Involved” as only an Abyssinian can be.

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Jake had to distract the attention – and my camera – away from his Mini-Me and onto himself.

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Jake, you do realise you’re competing with an inanimate object, right?

Aby-a-Day – 7 April: House wine

I tend to prefer red wine, but when I drink white I prefer Pinot Grigio. I’ve also taken to drinking wine in boxes because it’s lighter, more convenient, and better for the environment! It’s also easier to store.

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Over the weekend I went to pick up some more, and discovered this Original House Wine from Walla Walla, Washington.

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Well, the moment I saw it, I knew this had to happen.

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Because, seriously, what could be better than opening your fridge and seeing Dr. House glaring at you?

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Of course Jacoby helped me.

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If you’re an Abyssinian, you help. It’s what you do.

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(Sounds like an ad for Geico, doesn’t it?)

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Jake approves of my handiwork! Dr. House, on the other hand, thinks I’m an idiot for drinking wine in a box.

Aby-a-Day – 7 March: Makin’ Bacon (Hipstamatic Monday)

I decided to make some more garlic-maple baked bacon…and of course I had help.

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After trimming off all the fat I could, I marinated the bacon in the pureed garlic and maple syrup for two days. Then I spread it out on the baking pan.

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Jacoby really wanted to try some.

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I will share raw meat with him (and Angel) if it’s beef or lamb, but there is no way he’s eating raw bacon.

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This is him sulking after I told him he couldn’t have any.

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Undaunted, he made another attempt.

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I would have thought that the garlic and maple syrup would act as a deterrent…but apparently Abys don’t mind it.

Aby-a-Day – 18 February: Dis iz mah fort. No gurls allowed.

Jacoby has this crazy fascination with the laundry closet.

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Whenever the door is opened, he bolts into the closet and hides behind the washer. I mean, he literally comes running when he hears the door opening.

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And once he goes in there, it’s nearly impossible to get him to come out. Not even treats will dislodge him from his lair.

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I’ve even tried shutting him up in there for a few minutes so he can see how boring it is in there. Apparently, it’s not boring to him. He’ll stay in there as long as he can.

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When he wants to come out, he just pushes the door open if it’s closed. I just don’t understand what he finds so interesting in there. There’s nothing behind the washing machine! What are you doing back there, Jake?

Aby-a-Day – 20 January: Wordless Wednesday (Just TRY to take a photo of something that is not an Aby…)

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