Aby-a-Day – 2 November: A Red Sox Therapy Visit (Fashion Friday Flashback)

On Sunday, the Boston Red Sox won their fourth World Series in fourteen years, which is incredibly awesome. Even more awesome, I was able to watch them every step of the way, because just this year, Swedish television started showing MLB games. I mean, I have been here for over two years, but when I saw they were (finally) showing baseball, I was so happy.


It also reminded me of when they won five years ago. About a week before they won, at the beginning of the series against the Cardinals, Jacoby and I went on a therapy visit to the Fuller Center in full Red Sox regalia.


We rocked it – I even found some real baseball pants to go with my jersey.


Jake was so good about wearing his Red Sox hat.



He actually wore it for most of the visit. He’s such a good boy.


I actually miss going on therapy visits, with Jake or with anyone else (Lorelai and Izaak, I think, would also be great therapy cats), but there doesn’t seem to be anything like that in Sweden. Too bad, too…because Skaraborg’s Sjukhuset is really close to where we live and super easy to get to by bus

Aby-a-Day – August 23: Wakey, wakey, eggs and Jakey! (Selfie Sunday)

Who needs an alarm clock when you have a hungry Abyssinian?


I don’t usually feed Jacoby in the morning, but that doesn’t seem to affect my wake up calls.


It would be nice if he could learn the concept of weekends, though…

Aby-a-Day – August 22: “Beard” (Saturday Photo Hunt)

This week’s Photo Hunt subject is “Beard.”


Cat bearding is a thing.


No, I’m serious.


It really is a thing.


And it’s a thing I’ve been meaning to try with Jacoby.


I actually first heard of cat bearding two years ago…so I’ve been wanting to try this for a while now.


Jake…Not so much


We totally failed at it. But at least we had fun trying.

Well, at least I had fun…

Aby-a-Day – February 9: Awkward Bathroom Selfies (Hipstamatic Monday)

It’s amazing the fun you can have with just a mirror and a camera.


I was getting ready for work the other day and Jacoby joined me in the bathroom to “help.”


So I scooped him up and took some silly photos of the two of us.


I was actually thinking of those “awkward bathroom cat selfies” you see on the internet.


Jake just can’t be awkward in front of a camera, no matter how hard I try, I guess.


By the way, you’ll notice that I am wearing my Winston “Adopt” T-shirt that I posted about last year.

Aby-a-Day – January 27: Sympathy Pains (Cartoon Tuesday)

Kind of a quickie this week, I’m afraid…On Friday, I woke up at 2am with fever and chills. Then I had some blood in my urine, and ended up in the ER on Saturday morning.


I was somewhat amused that I had the same thing that Jacoby gets. It’s like now, I really know how he feels when he gets a UTI flare-up. And for his part, he stuck by me the entire time I was home sick. It really seemed like he could tell what was wrong with me…and he empathised completely. And if he was the type to share his food, I’m sure he’d make this generous offer.


I actually got the idea for this week’s cartoon while I was waiting for my test results at the emergency room, and sketched it out on my iPad.

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

Aby-a-Day – January 26: I’ll be by your side (Hipstamatic Monday)

The last few days, I’ve been sick with a urinary tract infection.


Jacoby has been stuck to my side like glue since Thursday night, when I first started feeling ill.


Since I’ve been sick, it’s been him, my iPad, and CSI.


I don’t know if Jake knows why I’m sick…


…But I really do think that he knows I have the same thing he gets.


He really does seem to feel my pain.


He’s been my little buddy, stuck to my side…I think he can tell what’s causing my illness. And he knows it’s the same thing he gets.

Aby-a-Day – December 29: Snuggle buddy (Hipstamatic Monday)

One of the best thing about taking a few days off from work is napping!


Especially when every time you feel like taking a nap, you have a loyal napping buddy who is all too willing to join you.



Sometimes, Jacoby is already napping on the bed, and I have to kind of curl up around him.


He doesn’t mind when I join him. This nap-buddy gig is a two-way street.


And it actually isn’t just naps.


Jake also cuddles up with me like this when I go to bed at night.


Granted, he does it more during winter naps than he does for summer naps…but that’s okay.


It’s funny that he doesn’t want to sleep under the covers. He just wants to sleep up against my stomach, on top of the comforter.


He slept with me like that on his second day home…and five and a half years later, he still sleeps in the same place!