Aby-a-Day – June 21: Happy Aby Father’s Day

I just had to share these photos of our friend Dante Mooner that Marsha Zapp Ammons posted on Facebook last week. They are the perfect embodiment of the concept of “Father’s Day.”

Marsha wrote: “Dante Mooner to one of his Humans, John: You’re mine, you’re mine, you are ALL MINE!”

Marsha also explained that “Dante loves to go walking, but he often ‘asks’ us to hold him, like John is doing in these photos.”

Awww…look how much Dante loves his human dad!

Aby-a-Day – December 18: Hoop-De-Do!

Racy Mooner was literally jumping through hoops to entertain her fans at the World Show last month.

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She did it several times, and I was lucky enough to be able to capture her on camera.

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Sort of, even with my rapid-fire SLT camera, Racy is fast! These last three were taken about 1/8th of a second apart…and she’s still a blur.

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After her landing, she composes herself…

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…and then she’s ready for a treat and another go.

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Of course, it must be remembered that Racy is a cat.

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And cats…

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…don’t…

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…always…

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…Perform on command.

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Sometimes, Racy didn’t feel like going through the hoop and just walked on by. It was pretty funny.

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Lisa-Maria just asked Racy to do it again.

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Come on, Racy, let’s go!

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Perfect landing!

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And now you get your treat! Good girl, Racy!

Aby-a-Day – December 17: Wordless Wednesday (Racy Rolls)

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Aby-a-Day – December 14: Racy Mooner at the World Show

One great thing about the World Show was seeing old friends again.

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Like Racy Mooner, her mother Twyla, and their human, Lisa-Maria.

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Racy, Twyla and Lisa-Maria were actually working at the show.

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Lisa-Maria was selling the Sturdi Walking Vests she and Racy helped design.

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Racy and Twyla were the models.

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Racy seemed a little dismayed that her mom was sharing the spotlight with her.

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She needn’t have worried.

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Racy is always the star!

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Besides, modelling isn’t as glamourous as it’s cracked up to be

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Racy sat on the table with the merchandise and basically did what Abys do.

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She helped.

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At least, I think she was helping.

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Lisa-Maria was busy explaining the harnesses, helping people find the right size for their cats, and selling them to a steady stream of customers.

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Meanwhile, Racy showed off how great the harnesses are.

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Together, they make a great team!

Abys are Everywhere: The Mooners in the Washington Post

Our friend Lisa Maria Padilla and Abys Racy and Twyla Mooner were recently featured in an article in the Washington Post

I love this one reader comment, too: “Currently [I have] 3 cats, two of which we raised as four day old kittens abandoned a couple years back by their mom. They all have learned little tricks, most of which involve ways to interact with their favorite humans and/or to get the occasional treat. In fact, every one of them responds to “Doors Closing” when I say it like the Metro announcement.

This proves that my cats are at least in one way smarter than many of my fellow commuters.”

Show Brag: Abyssinian Winners at the Kentucky Colonels/Great Lakes Aby Devotees CFA Show

A little cat show news for you: The following Abyssinians were the winners in each division at the Kentucky Colonels/Great Lakes Abyssinian Devotees show held last Saturday, 18 May:

From left to right:

Best Abyssinian Kitten: Purssynian Phantom of 3Janes, a 6 month old blue Abyssinian male kitten; Bred by Darrell Newkirk; Owned by Elizabeth Koller, Teri Kennedy, Jane Onstott.

Best Abyssinian in Premiership: GP Hitails Rocco Mooner (Another blue Mooner!), a blue Abyssinian neuter; Bred by Lisa-Maria Padilla; Owned by Diane & Scott Weber

Best Abyssinian in Championship: CH Absolute Fleur de Lis of Abizaq, a red Abyssinian female; Bred by Cynthia Cash; Owned by Martha & Norman Auspitz

Congratulations to the winners! I also found some photos of Rocco Mooner in Japan…along with Roger Vivier and some DeVande Abys! It’s actually a pretty nice account of a cat show in Japan. Talk about a cat show road trip!

Other People’s Abys – Racy Mooner on The Daily Buzz!

This just in from Facebook: Our friend Racy Mooner will be on The Daily Buzz tomorrow morning on a spot featuring travel gear for pets!

Racy’s been out in the public eye a lot lately; check out her appearance at the Yeowww! Catnip booth at the Global Pet Expo in Orlando:

It’s looking like 2013 is going to be the Year of the Aby!