Aby-a-Day – 13 Januari: Lorelai in the snow (Cinema Sunday)

All the snow we had before Christmas melted away on Boxing Day, but we got a little more on Tuesday. So, Wednesday, I thought Lorelai might like to go out and have another run in the snow since she enjoyed it so much the last time.

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It was a little colder that day, and the snow was very thin on the ground.

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So, she was a little less enthusiastic this time.

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Rory wanted to stay close to the trees, where there was still some grass.

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There were also birds to watch up in the branches.

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Something seemed to bother her feet, too. I think it was the gravel they use to add traction to the snow. They don’t use the snow melting stuff that they use in Boston.

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But she did seem quite content to sit at the base of the tree and contemplate the sunset.

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I love little kitty pawprints in the snow…

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Markis, our upstairs neighbour, was also outside enjoying the snow.

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Rory just absolutely loves exploring outside, no matter what the season.

Here’s a little video of Rory the Explorer!

Aby-a-Day – 20 December: Kittens’ first snow (Thursday Things)

As you saw in yesterday’s post, we got our first real snow in Skövde on Monday. Tuesday, I took Izaak and Lorelai out to see their first snow. Jacoby and Alfred, always ready for a little outdoor adventure, wanted to come along as well.

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Rory absolutely LOVED it.

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She and Jake were the first to run out into the snow.

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Freddy, on the other hand…

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…was a bit more tentative about the cold, wet, white stuff.

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He did say hello to the neighbour girls out sledding, though.

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Meanwhile, Rory ran out to see Bruno.

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Zak was not impressed with the snow at all. I had to take him out in it, or he would have just sat on the pavement where the snow had either melted or been shovelled.

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And as quickly as he could, he went right back there.

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But Rory…she took off, running everywhere she could.

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The cold didn’t seem to bother her one bit. Neither did the wetness.

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She even ran all the way to the sandy place she and Zak played in last summer.

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Even though it was buried under the snow, she seemed to know it was the same place.

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You may have wondered, whilst looking at all the photos of Rory running everywhere, what the boys were doing. This. They were doing this. Sitting on the non-snowy pavement next to the building, watching her run about like a mad thing.

Aby-a-Day – 19 December: Wordless Wednesday (Running in a Winter Wonderland)

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Aby-a-Day – 10 March: Be careful what you wish for…(Silly Saturday)

Every time anyone goes in or out of the apartment, Jacoby is right there at the door, wanting to go out in the hall and, ultimately, outside.

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He pulled this, as usual, the other day while it snowing fairly heavily. So, okay, I thought…knock yourself out, buddy.

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He struck out valiantly.

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He clearly regretted his life choices almost immediately…but he wasn’t about to admit it.

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He always tries to find non-snowy surfaces to walk on when he’s out in the snow, but this time he was out of luck. There was very little snowless ground for his paws.

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He also didn’t enjoy the feeling of snowflakes falling on his fur.

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Hey, pal, don’t look at me. You wanted to go outside.

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The look on his face was so fraught with betrayal, I giggled endlessly. Which I am sure was not at all helpful in alleviating his mood.

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Finally he gave up and went back inside. Of course, the lesson didn’t stick. He tried to go out again when Björn came home later that same day. Sorry, Jake…snow doesn’t melt that quickly.

Aby-a-Day – 17 February: Ministry of funny runs (Silly Saturday)

Abys run funny. I don’t know what it is…they sort of kick their backlegs out and they look like Phoebe that time she ran on Friends.

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I haven’t had an Aby yet who didn’t run like this. Jacoby and Angel both run with this odd, legs-splayed running style.

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And it appears that Alfred is as much of an Aby as they are.

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We went outside just to take some photos, and since Freddy doesn’t feel like he needs to wear a coat, we figured he could come out with us.

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I mean, we weren’t going to be outside very long, probably less than 15 minutes, so there was no point in putting a lot of effort into the going outside preparation.

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And Freddy loved it.

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But…he runs like a goof.

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Cats are graceful animals as a whole…but there are exceptions.

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Freddy is definitely among them.

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Still, it is kind of refreshing that he favours enthusiasm over style. That’s nice.

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That being said, I dare you to look at this photo and not giggle.

Aby-a-Day – 3 February: When you gotta go…(Silly Saturday)

When I took the boys outside in the snow the other day, Alfred did something I never thought I would see a cat do. But then Abyssinians are really surprising.

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He was out playing under and amongst the snow-covered bicycles. And then suddenly, he started digging.

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At first, I thought he was just playing with the snow. But then…he did that squat, and I realised what was going on. I mean, every cat owner knows that squat.

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But when he was finished, he buried it really well.

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Really, really well.

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There was not a trace of yellow to be seen when he was finished.

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At least is wasn’t Logan doing that. Freddy hasn’t anything to freeze off when he sits like that!