Aby-a-Day – 11 Januari: 12 years ago this week…(Friday Flashback)

12 years ago this week, on 7 January 2007, I posted about Gun-Hee’s first visit to Petco.

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He was quite impressed with the mice.

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The birds…not so much.

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Those were always more Tessie’s thing.

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And Jacoby’s, too.

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I’m just glad that nobody tried to buy him for $3.99, though!

Aby-a-Day – December 31: Wordless Wednesday (I want the one with the Aby on it!)

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Aby-a-Day – December 25: Behind the scenes with Santa

Here’s some photos of yesterday’s photo being taken:

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I was a little bit amused that the photos were just taken with a little digital camera. Ah, progress.

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I really liked the manager’s commitment to the Santa outfit. I mean, really, he only needed to wear the top half of the suit, right?

Aby-a-Day – December 24: Wordless Wednesday (Unwrap joy)

Aby-a-Day – December 21: A visit to St. Nicholas

Last week, Jacoby went to see Santa at Petco.

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This is something I’ve wanted to do with him forever. I used to take my Siamese, Harri and Sigrid, to see Santa back in San Francisco.

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So when I learned Petco was doing photos with Santa I leapt at the chance.

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Luckily, it was a nice warm day, in the 40’s. I bundled Jake up well, but really, it wasn’t that cold at all.

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It’s been a while since we went anywhere in Jake’s stroller. I think he was happy to go out somewhere.

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We actually went to an Unleashed by Petco store. This one just opened on Washington Street in the South End back in July, and it’s so close to where we live! It was less than a mile’s walk, closer than the Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Center. We’ll definitely have to come back more often.

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The staff is awesome. And they were thrilled to see a cat come to shop.

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The manager, Jim, was playing Santa. He left his post to come meet Jake.

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Now, that’s special treatment, when Santa comes to see you.

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I’m not sure who enjoyed the petting more, Jake or Santa!

Aby-a-Day – December 19: In Soviet Christmas, cats deck you (Fashion Friday)

Last week I decked Jacoby out in his holiday finest. But then, we went to Petco to see Santa Claus, and a funny thing happened…

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Yeah, we kind of found more holiday gear for his wardrobe.

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Like this Elf costume complete with jingle bell “shoes.”

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Green is definitely Jake’s colour.

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And then we found…

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…Reindeer antlers!

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And they’re not just reindeer antlers. They’re red and green plaid reindeer antlers!

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Yeah, it just doesn’t get much better than red and green plaid reindeer antlers.

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Except…remember last week I mentioned I wanted to get Jake a fugly Xmas sweater…but I couldn’t find one? Well, guess what they had at Petco?

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Unattractive holiday sweaters!

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Yep…Admittedly, it’s more Neo-Fug rather than the Classic Fugly Sweater from the late 60’s to mid 80’s…but it’s definitely on the right track, don’t you think?

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And you know what makes the sweater even better?

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A red and green plaid holiday trapper hat!

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Oh, yeah. Now Jake’s ready for Christmas! Bring it on.

Aby-a-Day – November 22: “Feather” (Saturday Photo Hunt)

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

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Birds, of course, have feathers. And when we went to Petco last Sunday, Jacoby was very interested in the budgies.

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Or maybe he was just hungry?

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The birds didn’t seem very upset that a big brown predator was just outside their enclosure? Maybe they knew he couldn’t get at them?

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I really wonder what Jake would do if he ever encountered a bird that wasn’t behind plexiglas.