Aby-a-Day – 24 Juni: Tentacle Kitty (Miniature Monday)

Last week I happened to go to our local second-hand shop and found an interesting plushie.

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Intrigued, I looked at the tag, and it said “Tentacle Kitty, Second Edition.” Second edition? What? A pink kitty-squid with a cute little nose has been a thing long enough to have a second edition plushie and I have never heard of it before!? How is this possible?

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Turns out, Tentacle Kitty was created in 2009 by a husband and wife team in Oregon. There’s a webcomic about her and a cast of other multi-limbed kitty characters. Not sure how I missed a cartoon kitty for ten whole years…but I’ve found her now! And she only cost 29kr (about $3 USD).

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Izaak seems to really like her, too. Or maybe it’s just that her tentacles remind him of his snake.

PS: Today is Cat World Domination Day. Be sure to go and celebrate it with our Somali friend, Summer!

Singas are Super: Picky Chicken

(Tweet by @jaygootz)

This photo came up in my Facebook memories today, and I realised that I haven’t posted about what may be the most famous Singapura on the internet…but I reckon only a very few of you know his name.

Picky Chicken was the companion of Wendy Gosselin. He lost his battle with oral cancer at the age of 12 on 28 May 2014. But he will live forever as one of the winners of the greatest photoshop battles ever.

(Photoshop by Dominyka Jurkštaitė)

There are even more Photoshop battles involving Picky Chicken on Reddit.

Aby-a-Day – 10 May: Just a comment…(Cartoon Tuesday)

The other day I commented on a Facebook post on Nerds with Vaginas page (awesome page, I recommend it highly, but take into account my sense of humour). It was this picture of a drawing of a dinosaur…

…with someone’s two week’s notice. So I posted this doodle I did of Jacoby probably 5 years ago during a meeting…

…Along with this comment: ” I am so doing this when I quit. They yelled at me once for doodling kitties during meetings, so Imma draw a kitteh.”

And it’s gotten a surprisingly large amount of likes (92, last time I checked, but hey, who’s counting?)…and a couple of pretty great comments. Now, I don’t usually care about things like that, but hey…one of my drawings got some attention. That’s cool!

Cattoonize your kitty!

My friend Sanna-Leena did this ages ago ((2012!), but I’d forgotten about it and was recently reminded…Check out the Cattoonizer!

This is her two boys, Kossi and Sketsi. The Finnish captions read “Kossi, before meal” and “Sketsi, any time.”

Of course I had to try it, too. I mean, who doesn’t love a custom cartoon generator? Here’s our boy Jacoby. Yes, he’s got the same silly expression as Sketsi…but then, they are related (distantly, but still).

And here’s Angel. I had to do a teesy bit of Photoshop to get her to only have one eye.

Of course, I couldn’t leave out Kylie…

…or Tessie! Tess was the most difficult, but then, torties are like that.

Aby-a-Day – March 31: Three April Fool’s Moon (Cartoon Tuesday)

This is not actually based on the (in)famous Three Wolf Moon T-shirt. It’s actually based on the even more awesome Three Grumpy Cat Moon T-shirt and the equally hilarious (if slightly illegal) Three Keyboard Cat Moon T-shirt.

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It had to be done. And I am going to try to get a shirt made, too. I’m holding my breath to see if Zazzle will let me make this – if they do, I’ll try to make a version for sale:

The moon background is actually two different moon photos by Moon-WillowStock on DeviantArt.

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

Aby-a-Day – December 3: Wordless Wednesday (Groupon)

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Aby-a-Day – October 5: “Spark” (Saturday Photo Hunt)

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

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The only thing I can think of for this one is our friend Sparkle, a Somali and Jacoby’s very distant cousin. Jake does a pretty good Sparkle impression when he wants to, too.

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We have both Sparkle’s books, and Jake really loves them.

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He’s read them both cover to cover.

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And, I’m sure, he’s gotten some really good ideas from them.

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Jake also reads Sparkle’s blog every day.

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Although he seems a little too interested in looking at the photos of Sparkle in her mermaid costume…