Aby-a-Day – 17 Augusti: Dash on the Silja Line

At long last we boarded the Silja Symphony ferry to Stockholm. First we rode the elevator to our cabin to put our luggage away and set up Dashiell’s food and litter.

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Dash really seemed to enjoy the windowed lift.

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This is kind of a dark photo, but you can see the shopping promenade and the cabins with overlooking windows. We stayed in one of those cabins on the way to Helsinki and it was kind of fun do have that view. They don’t have pet rooms in that block of cabins, though.

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After we got our room set up, we went up to the deck to say goodbye to Helsinki.

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This is what the ferry looks like from Helsinki. We happened to be at the waterfront the day before when the ferry was leaving for Sweden.

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Here is me with Dash.

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I posed almost the exact same way with Jacoby in 2016.

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Björn posed with Dash as well.

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On the aft deck, there is a little sandbox for dog owners to let their dogs go to the toilet.

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I have to say, it was pretty amusingly decorated. I have seen dog toilet areas on other ferries, but none decorated like this.

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Dash was not impressed.

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He was more interesting in people-watching from the vantage of a deck chair.

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Just then, a dog passed by on his way to the toilet. I guess we took a look at it in the nick of time.

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Despite what it says on the website, the crew staff assured us that cats were allowed anywhere onboard the ship. We thought a nice refreshing beer would be nice before taking Dash back to the cabin and checking the duty-free store.

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Dash was happy to sit in his carrier and watch Björn pour his beer.

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Dash never even tried to get out of his carrier.

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After our drinks, we took the elevator back to our cabin.

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I think Dash was happy to go back to the cabin and take a nap after all the excitement of the cat show and boarding the ferry.

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Ferry rides are a lot of fun. They go overnight, and some people treat it as a party. On this trip, there was what looked like a stag do going on. Not sure which guy was the groom, but my money’s on the guy in the bell bottoms.

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We had seen them in the bar earlier. They were going around to people in the bar with a straw, asking if they could have a sip of their drink, taking photos of it. It was pretty funny.

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There was also a new machine in the ferry’s casino – Diamond Cats! It’s a bit like Kitty Glitter except with no Somali. It was not a bad game; at least the Siamese have blue eyes on this game. But it was fun to play and I ended up winning a little, which is always nice.

Aby-a-Day – 6 April: Wordless Wednesday (It’s so shiny!)

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Aby-a-Day – 25 March: The first time Strollercat went to the Apple Store (Friday Flashback)

The very first time Jacoby went to the Apple Store was back in 2011, when we went to get our brand new iPhone 3. It was a Massachusetts sales tax holiday, so everyone was trying to get a phone to save money, and we had to stand in line for a while.

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That was his first, tiny stroller.

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He seemed to enjoy himself.

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And then, just for comparison, here we are on our most recent trip.

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He still enjoys coming out on errands with me!

Aby-a-Day – 14 March: Overlook at the Apple Store (Hipstamatic Monday)

When we were at the Apple Store, of course I posed Jacoby in front of the gorgeous Apple logo on the third floor window.

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It really is pretty impressive.

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And it’s definitely a photo-op.

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So, here’s Jake and a really enormous Apple logo.

Aby-a-Day – 13 March: Stairway to Genius

One thing the Boston flagship Apple Store is known for is its 3-story-tall spiral glass staircase.

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And it is gorgeous. A bit treacherous if you’re on the small side of the steps, but it’s pretty. Apple has even patented this glass cylinder staircase design.

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Jacoby thought it was pretty interesting.

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He seemed to really enjoy watching people go up and down the steps.

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Although I always try to remember not to wear a skirt when I go there…because reasons.

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Of course there’s an elevator, too. How do you think Jake and I got to the Genius Bar on the third floor? I don’t know what I’ll do in Sweden, though. The closest Apple Store is in Helsingborg; the other two are in Stockholm and Malmö. No more walking to get my machines fixed…

Aby-a-Day – 4 March: Outside Lord & Taylor (Fashion Friday)

When we were strolling through Back Bay, Jacoby took a particular interest in the window display at Lord and Taylor.

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Apparently, our Jake not only like wearing fine fashion, but he likes to look at it, too.

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It’s nice to see a boycat so in touch with his inner fashionista.

Aby-a-Day – 3 March: Back in the Stroller again

Last Sunday, I needed to go to the Apple Store and it was a nice day, so I took Jacoby along with me.

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I can’t remember the last time we went out to something that wasn’t a cat show. I think it may have actually been ArtBeat, last July.

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Jake seemed really happy to be back in his stroller! However, that trip ended up in my MacBook Pro being sent in for repairs…and then replaced! And I only just got it back. So if you’ve been wondering where the posts have been…that’s what happened. I will be catching up over the next couple of days.