Aby-a-Day – 23 Februari 2020: Singapuras don’t share (Singapura Cinema Sunday)

The other day, a little drama unfolded right on our living room sofa.


Dashiell was happily napping in the corner closest to the television, which also happens to get the best sunshine in the early afternoon.


But Izaak wanted to nap there.


So he pulled out the super-stealth licking manoeuver. You start out with just a little friendly licking on the top of the head.


Then, when the target is lulled into docility…


…Zak starts to make his move.


And there you go: Singapuras always get the best napping spot in the house. Regardless if someone is already napping there.

Here’s a little video of Zak assimilating Dash’s napping spot. Resistance is futile!

Aby-a-Day – October 2: Sharing is caring

Kylie’s favourite place to sleep and hang out these days is the box part of the very highest cat shelf in the living room.


She can see everyone, but we can’t reach her.


In her mind, it’s perfect.


But of course, Jacoby likes it, too, because it’s high. The other night, he was up in the box…when Kylie wanted to be there.


Kylie was pretty upset about it, too.


The look in her eyes says, “Make him move!” But look at Jake’s face…


…look at that smug grin he’s got! He knows that’s her favourite spot, but he’s not going to move. Such a bratty boy!

Aby-a-Day – November 24: No bones about it

There’s a little ritual in my family, handed down to me by my mother, involving the turkey neck that comes inside the whole bird along with the giblets.


Basically, in my family, the neck is a little big dinner preview. We cook it, plain with just a little salt and pepper, and maybe a touch of garlic.



Once I eat the meat off the neck, I throw the bones to the lions.



They are, as you can see, very popular around our house.


The Abys, especially, love the turkey neckbones.



As you can imagine, it’s a bit difficult for Angel to get a shot at the bones without being interrupted.


*Sigh* Super-Jake strikes again.

Aby-a-Day – January 31: And the little one said, “Roll over!” (Cartoon Tuesday)


Partially inspired by Tessie and Angel earlier this month, because I’m almost certain that she was in the bed first and Tessie joined her, rather than the other way around.

But Jacoby totally does this. He does it to me all the time, and I’m sleeping in a queen-sized bed!

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