Aby-a-Day – 3 April: My Three Abys (Cartoon Tuesday)

I really love old, classic television from the 50’s and 60’s. Shows like Get Smart, Dick Van Dyke, Dobie Gillis and Donna Reed are my catnip. I grew up watching them (some as they were aired, the older ones as reruns after school) and I miss the days when Nick at Night* would show them endlessly. I wish they would play them now, There’s a whole generation that’s missing out on these shows.

I also liked watching My Three Sons, because I was mesmerised by the opening credits. One day I said something about “my three Abys,” and, well…this happened.

*If you also watched Nick at Night in the late 80’s and early 90’s…you may remember the words to the My Three Sons theme song…

…You’re welcome.

Aby-a-Day – 22 February: It’s all downhill from here (Thursday Things)

Oh sure, it’s cute. And it’s the subject of hundreds of adorable YouTube videos. Hell, I’ve even posted about it. But it’s becoming a world-wide epidemic!

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You know what I’m talking about.

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Cats interrupting their owners’ enjoyment of the Winter Olympics.

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I suspect it’s because of the high contrast against the snow and ice and the fast movement.

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This is Logan’s first Winter Olympics. He appears to enjoy downhill skiing.

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The only cat who can really get away with interrupting the Winter Olympics is this bobcat in Whistler, BC (and yes, he is a bobcat, not a lynx).

Abys are Everywhere: A Quite Interesting Aby

Since moving to Sweden, I have been watching a lot of BBC Brit. I have fallen in love with the comedic panel shows, especially

My Cat From Hell: Mimi the Abyssinian

I realise that this is almost six years old…but apparently they have only just started showing My Cat From Hell in Sweden on a channel we get, so I only just saw this episode. It involved a couple with a 10-year-old overweight cat, Molly, and a young Abyssinian named Mimi.

Now, Mimi is NOT the cat from Hell in this episode. In fact, she’s the victim of Molly’s bad temper. As Jackson describes it:

“Mimi’s an Abyssinian. Abyssinians are spider monkeys. They swing from the chandeliers while everyone else is eating dinner. They need to have directed activity, and they need to have that activity constantly. In the meantime, you’ve got an older, crankier cat who’s saying ‘Just make it stop!'”

Molly actually sent poor Mimi to the vet for stitches after a gash in her flank!

The link above leads to the full episode on Animal Planet’s website, but you need to sign in with a television provider. However, you can see Jackson’s final visit to Molly and Mimi and Jackson’s follow-up with Molly a year later online without signing in.

Aby-a-Day – 7 February: Super Sunday

Well…there’s some big-deal sportsball game going on today. So you know what that means…

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It’s time to watch the Kitten Bowl!

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Angel is a longtime fan of Animal Planet’s Puppy Bowl Kitty Halftime Show…

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…But with the introduction of an actual Kitten Bowl, with cats as the main attraction rather than just the “entertainment”…well, like everyone else around here, we’ve switched.

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Angel was rooting for the red tabby Bengals team…

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…And for a while, they were ahead.

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But the brown tabby Bobcats team ended up winning this game, only to lose to the black-and-white Felines. Better luck next year…oh, wait. Next year, we’ll be in Sweden, where the Super Bowl isn’t a thing.

Aby-a-Day – November 12: Just don’t block the infrared remote sensor…

As I’ve posted before, the cable box in my hobby room is a highly sought-after and coveted napping spot.

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Angel is always quick to claim it when she can.

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I know she’s been a little out of the spotlight lately, what with all the cat show posts. I can’t imagine how Angel would handle a cat show…

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Speaking of things I can’t imagine…I can’t imagine how this is a comfortable place to sleep.

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Angel loves the cable box, though. Look – she’s even hugging it!

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Sov sött, Angel!

Aby-a-Day – March 2: If not for sits, why is it made of warm? (Hipstamatic Monday)

One of Jacoby’s favourite napping spots is, on the surface, one of the most uncomfortable places imaginable.

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That place would be on the cable box in the art room.

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It’s hard.

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It’s angular.

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But…

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…it’s warm!

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This was the scene this morning as I was leaving for work.

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Just as I was getting ready to leave, I caught Jake draping himself over the cable box.

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I will never understand why this is such a coveted place to sleep. I mean. I get the attraction of the warmth, but it’s so hard and unremittingly and intrinsically not comfortable.

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Cat logic is different from human logic.