Aby-a-Day – 19 April 2020: “Like sands through the hourglass…” (Silly Sunday)

It’s been wicked crazy windy all week, but it finally died down enough yesterday and we were able to let the cats out for a much needed run. And of course, Lorelai had to say hello to her favourite sandy place, because she loves to play in the sand.

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And when I say she loves the sand…I mean she really LOVES the sand!

Aby-a-Day – 9 April 2020: Good day, sunshine (Thursday Things)

Europe changed to Summer Time last Sunday, and that combined with a few really sunny days has given the cats some great sun puddles.

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The other day, Lorelai was luxuriating in a sunbeam on the living room rug.

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Look at that face..!

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I swear she’s smiling.

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And then, suddenly…she started playing with a goat hair catnip toy.

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This was interesting because Rory doesn’t really play with toys. This is one of Alfred’s favourites. I got it at a cat show and it was called “Stinky Goat.” I think they steeped it in valerian root, because it is really stinky.

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In a good way.

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I swear though, if I hadn’t seen her and just saw the photos, I would have thought this was Izaak!

Aby-a-Day – 2 April 2020: I hear you knockin’ but you can’t come in (Thursday Things)

Even though Angel does enjoy going outside with the other cats, she tends to want to go back inside before everyone else is done exploring. So she goes to the door and waits for it to open.

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Although, usually she knows better than wait at the hinge side…

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…there you go. That’s better.

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It’s pretty cute to watch Angel at the front door, though. She stands up and tries to look through the window.

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She yells at the door.

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She even reaches for the door handle.

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Sorry, Angel. Guess you’ll just have to have fun playing outside like everyone else.

Aby-a-Day – 28 Mars 2020: TImeshare cats (Swedish Saturday)

I’m always amused at how popular napping spots go in and out of style amongst our cats. As an example, for months, nobody regularly slept on this cushion at Björn’s end of the sofa.

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Then Lorelai adopted it and naps there every evening. She’s so cute when she does that, curled up in a tight little ball.

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But what’s even funnier is, during the day, when Rory naps, it’s in other places nowhere near that corner. During the day, that’s Angel’s napping spot! I’ve read that cats timeshare places in the house, and apparently, our cats are big believers in that!

Aby-a-Day – 26 Mars 2020: Reach out and touch someone (Thursday Things)

The other day, we were watching YouTube videos on the television, and I wanted to show Björn the video of Lorelai stalking the geese, which he hadn’t seen yet.

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After that, YouTube autoplayed the next video, which was the one of Izaak sitting on top of Dashiell.

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Dash was intensely interested in seeing him and his buddy on TV. And then the cutest thing happened.

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He reached his paw out and touched Zak! It was so sweet, so tentative…but he definitely recognised his friend.

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Then a different video autoplayed, one of Angel and Zak outside. And Dash patted Zak’s image again! I have never seen a cat do this before. I have seen them play with images on screen, but not recognise another cat that they know.

I made a little video of him…but he went behind the screen looking for the cats. I did finally capture him patting Zak.

Aby-a-Day – 12 Mars 2020: Scoop the poop! (Thursday Things)

As you saw yesterday, the snow is all but gone again.

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But remember when Alfred pooped in the swing area when we went out in the snow? I felt bad about that at the time, but I couldn’t really do anything about it at the time. But when we went outside on Saturday, I went back to look for it…and I found it. And this time, I could do something about it. I scooped it up with a stick and put it under the bushes. They’re mostly sticks, so no one is going in there.

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You should feel bad, Freddy!

Aby-a-Day – 15 Januari 2020: Wordless Wednesday (Illustrating the Singapura personality…)

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