Aby-a-Day – 26 November: Bothering napping cats (Hipstamatic Monday)

Even though we have five cats living with us, there are moments where you wonder where all the cats are.

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There’s a time of day when all the cats are napping. Sometimes you see them…sometimes you don’t.

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Izaak usually naps close to me…although maybe not so much when I start taking photos of him.

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Alfred tends to nap on the sofa with Zak on the sofa.

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Freddy is a simple cat with simple needs.

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Mostly, he just needs a good place to nap.

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Angel loves the little brown bed.

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She naps in it almost everyday.

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Even though a certain Singapura tries to nap in there with her.

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Meanwhile, Lorelai has discovered the radiator bed.

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She spends a lot of time there.

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Can you blame her? It’s comfy and it’s warm.

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Who wouldn’t want to nap in a warm radiator bed, though, right?

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Last, but obviously not least, we have Jacoby. He loves to sleep on our bed.

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He usually digs himself a nest under our comforters…but today he decided to nest on top of the blankets.

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Even so, he usually sleeps on my side of the bed. How does he know that?

Aby-a-Day – 15 November: Pyret’s Pillow (Thursday Things)

A couple of years ago, Sherry sent me a Dean Russo Abyssinian print cushion cover for Christmas. We thought it would be the perfect cover for Pyret’s pillow…and she agreed.

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Sometimes, though, she sat next to it, rather than on it. Not sure why, but okay…

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Occasionally, when Pyret was sleeping in one of her other spots, Jacoby would commandeer her pillow, but he was the only cat who ever slept on it apart from Pyret. After she died, nobody slept on it. For months, it just sat there unused.

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Until recently. In the past month or so, Alfred has taken to using Pyret’s pillow. It’s near the radiator, so perhaps that’s a factor, or maybe it’s to do with the afternoon sun…but I have no idea why it sat empty for so long, or why Freddy decided to start napping there.

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Cats are so inscrutible.

Aby-a-Day – 14 November: Wordless Wednesday (Common denominator)

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Aby-a-Day – 18 October: Cuddle puddle in Kalle’s room (Thursday Things)

Kalle captured these photos a few days ago.

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Kalle has a lovechair/small sofa in his room, and the other day three cats decided it was the pefect napping spot.

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Nothing to see here…just Alfred, Lorelai, Izaak…and Izaak’s mousie.

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(As it turns out, Zak’s mousie is, in fact, an important member of this group.)

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Have you ever seen anything as adorable as these three?

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I mean, really…

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…The fact that Freddy is zonked out whilst the other two are alert and watching the camera speaks volumes.

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Of course, Freddy is so laid back, even that doesn’t faze him.

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It’s almost as if Zak was a blanket for Freddy.

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“He’s not heavy, he’s my brother.”

Aby-a-Day – 17 October: Wordless Wednesday (Some planets must be mad aligned right now)

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Aby-a-Day – 15 October: “When life gives you Monday, dip it in glitter and sparkle all day” (Hipstamatic Monday)

Today is just a normal Monday Chez Hellqvist…Angel sleeping in her favourite brown bed…

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Unlike Logan, Izaak doesn’t share this bed with her. Oh, he tries to get in there with her…but where Logan ignored her when she hissed at him and got in anyway, Zak walks away and naps elsewhere.

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Next we have Jacoby in the manly pink kitty bed. Which looks even more pink in this shot.

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This film and lens tones the pink down quite a bit…but doesn’t really help.

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Next shot is just plain black and white..and, nope. Doesn’t look any more manly without the pink. Must be the fluffy, not the colour.

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Next we have Alfred.

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I made Golonka (Polish beer-braised pork hocks) tonight, and Freddy always loves to chew on the bones.

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Chomp, chomp…

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He’s growling at Lorelai in this photo. He doesn’t like to share…

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…no matter how big the bone is!

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“Okay, Rory…NOW you can have it. I’m finished with it.”

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Rory, meanwhile, has moved on and is playing in our bedroom.

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Never fear! Zak the SuperSinga is here!

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Never mind that that bone is bigger than his head!

Aby-a-Day – 30 August: Izaak does Logan (Thursday Things)

Izaak is completely different from Logan…except when he isn’t.

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Logan did things no other cat in our family did, but the biggest one was sleeping with the other cats, whether they wanted to cuddle or not.

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I can tell you, no other cat since Logan has ever tried to cuddle with Angel in a bed she was already in. Only Logan and Zak have ever dared to do this.

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But, you have to admit…it’s pretty adorable.