Aby-a-Day – 19 September: Wordless Wednesday (Pro photos from last weekend’s show)

Aby-a-Day – 31 August: Jacoby and his doppelganger (Friday Flashback)

Five years ago today, I posted about Jacoby and a plushie made in his likeness by Avanii on DeviantArt.

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We still have both Jake and his plushie simulacrum.

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I fixed the ears to make them more upright and less…floppy.

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Jake seems to be slightly envious of his alter-ego…

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….But he posed nicely with it when I took some five-year commemorative photos of Jake and his alter-ego.

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…And…we’re done.

Aby-a-Day – 13 July: Life imitates art (Fashion Friday Flashback)

An unsung hero of cat art history is Girard “Gig” Goodenow. I can’t even find a biography of him online, but a Google search of his name will give you plenty images of his art. I had a set of four of his “Pity Kitties” with huge, sad eyes in my bedroom when I was four years old. But a few years ago I found a print of one of the series of cat prints he did for Women’s Day…the Abyssinian, of course.

Well, I finally got around to finding a frame for it, and, after I unrolled it to look at it after years of it being packed away, both Björn and I were struck by how much it looked like a portrait of…Alfred. Eerily so, considering the print is 53 years old.

So we got Freddy to pose next to his two-dimensional doppleganger.

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Or, rather, I should say we tried to get him to pose. It didn’t start off well…

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This is one of the best photos of them together!

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At last Freddy took a good look at the portrait.

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“Wow! That really kinda does look like me!”

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“This is amazing..! It’s like looking in a mirror!”

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I think Freddy has a new-found appreciation for vintage cat art. I wonder if this Abyssinian was based on one of Freddy’s ancestors?

Aby-a-Day – 23 May: Night light (Hipstamatic Monday)

I got this cute little rechargeable nightlight for my bed.

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It’s a little round ball of light, USB chargeable, and it has the option of throwing cool or warm light.

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The light is really quite nice, and it gives off no heat.

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Perfect for use around cats.

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One recent evening, Jacoby and I were just hanging out, and I was intrigued by his interaction with the light.

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I also thought it would be interesting to see what Hipstamatic would do with the light poses.

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It was not a dissapointment. Sometimes the simplest set-ups make the prettiest photos.

Aby-a-Day – 10 February: Wordless Wednesday (“Draw me like one of your French girls”)

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Aby-a-Day – January 31: Cat-like texting detected (Selfie Sunday)

Not technically a selfie, per se, but definitely related.

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I was messaging with Björn in the kitchen and set my phone down. Jacoby stepped on it, and typed:

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And he sent it! I’m not sure how he managed to do that with his toepads, but…

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…he seemed just way too proud of himself for it to have been completely accidental! Wonder what he was trying to say?

Aby-a-Day – December 11: Angel’s third Christmas (Friday Fashion Flashback)

Last week, I shared Angel’s second Christmas, where she modelled her first Christmas outfit.

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However, that year, we put up a tree and a few little things, but it wasn’t as festive as it could have been.

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Angel’s third Christmas, however…

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That was very Christmassy, and I pulled out all my decorations.

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Some of which Angel probably liked more than others…

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Still, despite having a somewhat difficult start, Angel is still all Aby when it comes to modelling outfits. Not as good as Jacoby, perhaps, but she’s a good sport.