Aby-a-Day – 18 May: Wordless Wednesday (Turnabout)

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Aby-a-Day – 14 April: Give me the kitten until he is seven and I’ll give you the cat

Today is Jacoby’s 7th birthday!

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As is tradition, he got his cat food can-cake with a candle on top.

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He loves his birthday cake!

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He knows he can’t eat any of it til the candle is lit, so he paced around impatiently while I got out the matches.

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“Hurry up, mom! Light the candle already!!”

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Abys have no fear of flame…this is a reason why I never have candles.

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Fire on food? No problem!

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Angel was completely uninterested in the festivities.

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Nom nom nom

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I let him eat a little bit, and then saved the rest for his evening meal.

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After the cake, it was time for his present! A new Hexbug!This is the Hexbug Nano V.2, which can climb up tubes.

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What’s nice about it is, on the floor, it seems to just want to go around in circles. It doesn’t try to escape like the other ones. This seems to be more fun for cats, too.

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Kylie always gets involved in Jake’s birthday – hers is only 10 days away, on 24 April.

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Here’s a quick little movie of Jake playing with his Hexbug, with a cameo by Tessie.

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Happy birthday, Jakey!

Aby-a-Day – 30 March: Angel and her sisters

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Aby-a-Day – December 30: Wordless Wednesday (More photos from Boston)

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Aby-a-Day – December 23: Wordless Wednesday (This is what happens back at home when I go away)

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Aby-a-Day – November 29: Boxing match (Silly Sunday)

A couple of weeks ago, I ordered something from Amazon that came in a really big box.

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Jacoby was all over that action.

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Still, uneasy rests the head of the cat that owns the box.

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You can’t help but feel that there are other cats out there who would like nothing better than to steal your box out from under you.

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“I feel like I’m being watched…”

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“…Kylie..?”

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“Must have been my imagination…”

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“Still, I can’t seem to shake this feeling.”

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“Ahhh…I’m just being paranoid.”

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Or…not.

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Always trust your gut, Jake!

Aby-a-Day – November 24 – Breed sketches (Cartoon Tuesday)

I found these sketches I did during a therapy visit at Tufts last year with Jacoby, probably around the time some patients did portraits of Jake.

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On this one, I was explaining how different the body types and skulls of different breeds are. I also explained how ticking on an Abyssinian hair looks.

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Then I was asked if I had any other cats, so I drew Angel, Kylie and Tessie and showed how different each of them look – both when compared to Jake and when compared to each other.