Aby-a-Day – 30 March: Angel and her sisters

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Aby-a-Day – 9 March: Wordless Wednesday (Two Cat Night)


Aby-a-Day – 20 February: “Fit” (Saturday Photo Hunt)

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


The cable box in my room is pretty coveted real estate.


However, only one cat will fit on it.


And this morning, Jacoby was on it first. But Tessie wanted it.


However, he’s not a pushover like Angel.


Neither will he fall fall victim to her subterfuge again.


Tessie, of course, tried her best to pull one of her patented non-hostile cable box takeovers.


But this morning, Jake wasn’t falling for it.


Tessie tried her usual tricks, but to no avail. Jake wasn’t budging.


So, finally, Tessie gave up. Score one for the Abys…this time.

Aby-a-Day – 19 February: Jake and Tessie (Friday Flashback)

Jacoby and Tessie have always had a special bond.


These photos were taken on 9 August 2009, a little more than a week after Jake came to live with us.


As you can see, Tessie quickly became fond of the little boycat.


And even today, almost seven years later, they’re still best friends.

Aby-a-Day – 9 February: Office sketching – Part 1 (Cartoon Tuesday)

A couple of weeks ago, I had to go to a meeting in our Manchester office, and I brought along my notebook in case I needed to write anything down. I’ve had this notebook ever since I started working at this company back in 2007, and, looking back through the pages, I discovered a lot of little margin sketches starring Gun-Hee and then Jacoby.


Some of my little drawings are super simple. I’ve always done little drawings while taking notes. Somehow, looking at them helps me remember what was said. I wish I still had some of my old high school and college notebooks!


Some are much more detailed. Tessie occasionally makes an appearance, too.


This was doodled shortly after our first Seacoast show, where Tessie was the Best Household Pet in the show. She won a plaque.


Apparently I had an editorial comment on one part of this meeting…

Aby-a-Day – 28 January: Pile-up on the cat superhighway

This is why it’s so important to have a two-way cat superhighway.

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Angel is pretty much trapped up there in the top box while Jacoby (and Tessie) block her one way down. And don’t think it’s accidental. Jake just wants to be up there in that top spot…and Tessie is just “helping.”

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I had wanted to eventually create some kind of way down to the windowsill on the other side, but it never happened. However, Björn and I are already planning a walkway in his (our!) apartment what will be a two-way street. He also has a balcony that is going to be a cat paradise when I get finished with it. Now if I could only just move there!

Aby-a-Day – 27 January: Wordless Wednesday (“Give us back our blankets!”)


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