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.
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.
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.
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.
Jake was very curious about the little cat skeleton and tried to pick it up.
He only succeeded in knocking over the cat tree. Then he wandered off.
Thanks a lot, Jake!
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.
When I was taking the photos for last week’s Hipstamatic Miniature Monday, I had a little help.
Well…perhaps the assistance was somewhat driven by jealousy..?
But I was taking photos of mini-Jacoby…
…real Jacoby decided he needed to be involved.
“Involved” as only an Abyssinian can be.
Jake had to distract the attention – and my camera – away from his Mini-Me and onto himself.
Jake, you do realise you’re competing with an inanimate object, right?
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.
Over the weekend I went to pick up some more, and discovered this Original House Wine from Walla Walla, Washington.
Well, the moment I saw it, I knew this had to happen.
Because, seriously, what could be better than opening your fridge and seeing Dr. House glaring at you?
Of course Jacoby helped me.
If you’re an Abyssinian, you help. It’s what you do.
(Sounds like an ad for Geico, doesn’t it?)
Jake approves of my handiwork! Dr. House, on the other hand, thinks I’m an idiot for drinking wine in a box.
I decided to make some more garlic-maple baked bacon…and of course I had help.
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.
Jacoby really wanted to try some.
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.
This is him sulking after I told him he couldn’t have any.
Undaunted, he made another attempt.
I would have thought that the garlic and maple syrup would act as a deterrent…but apparently Abys don’t mind it.
Jacoby has this crazy fascination with the laundry closet.
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.
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.
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.
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?