Aby-a-Day – 22 February: It’s all downhill from here (Thursday Things)

Oh sure, it’s cute. And it’s the subject of hundreds of adorable YouTube videos. Hell, I’ve even posted about it. But it’s becoming a world-wide epidemic!

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You know what I’m talking about.

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Cats interrupting their owners’ enjoyment of the Winter Olympics.

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I suspect it’s because of the high contrast against the snow and ice and the fast movement.

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This is Logan’s first Winter Olympics. He appears to enjoy downhill skiing.

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The only cat who can really get away with interrupting the Winter Olympics is this bobcat in Whistler, BC (and yes, he is a bobcat, not a lynx).

Aby-a-Day – February 24: Après Olympics (Hipstamatic Monday)

Well, the 2014 Winter Olympics are over.

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I’m sure it’s exhausting to be an athlete competing in the winter games.

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But just watching them can wear you out, too!

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After yesterday’s men’s hockey gold medal game, which started at 7am EST, Jacoby was wiped out and crashed on the chesterfield with Tessie for most of the afternoon.

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Not even cuddles from Dad could roust him.

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It did wake Tessie up, so she gave Jake a little grooming.

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I’m sure you’ve noticed that Jake didn’t take off his hockey shirt after the game…he’s such a fan!

Aby-a-Day – February 23: Golden Goal

The 2014 Olympic gold medal men’s hockey game happened today in Sochi.

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Canada played Sweden in a rematch of the 1994 Lillehamer gold medal game.

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The outcome, however, was vastly different.

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Now, I’m not going to say that Jake’s Olympic gear made any difference.

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But I’m also not going to tell him that it didn’t!

Aby-a-Day – February 21: #GoCanadaGo (Fashion Friday)

Jacoby and I got a special delivery care package from our friend Kim (who lives with Jake’s Uncle Clancy and his Cousin Seamus) yesterday.

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Kim thought Jake deserved his own pair of Red Mittens

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Okay…so his mittens are actually a keychain. But they’re still real mittens!

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They really fit on his paws!

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He needs to grow into the thumbs, though.

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Kim also sent Jake an official Team Canada shirt!

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He was pretty proud of himself when I put it on him. You can bet he’ll be wearing it on Sunday.

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Here he is with his shirt and mittens on.

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#GoCanadaGo!

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You can see how pleased he is with himself. My friend Sheila said he was “being smug and showing off,” and she is right! We benched together at Westchester and she explained Jake to someone on Facebook: “Jake is a very atypical, unusual Aby. Seems to know how handsome he is and so he loves to wear clothes and show off. He certainly has one of the mellowest personalities. He will sit in a show shelter, door open, posing for the public, and not move a paw even when unsupervised. I witnessed this, and while it almost gave me a heart attack when I first saw it, I then marveled at it. MAYBE a freeze dried chicken treat would cause him to jump down, if it were on the floor, but then I swear he would jump right back up into his “house” and pose again.” That is Jake all right!

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We are now ready for the big game on Sunday – Bring it on, Sweden! Thank you SO much, Kim…we owe you one!!

Aby-a-Day – February 19: Wordless Wednesday (Angel loves hockey)

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Aby-a-Day – February 18: “Don’t get salt water on my mink” (Cartoon Tuesday)

This cartoon was inspired by two simultaneous online conversations I had recently, one about men’s figure skating, and one about how clumsy Abys – especially male Abys – can be.

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Throw in a silly pun based on a common skating move and voilà! And the quote is only tangentially figure-skating related…but I couldn’t resist using it.

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

Aby-a-Day – February 11: “Identity Crisis” (Cartoon Tuesday)

Finally! The Winter Olympics Hockey games at Sochi start tomorrow! And of course we’re all excited about watching Team Canada…but then again, our favourite goalie is on Team Finland.

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That’s bound to be confusing.

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