Aby-a-Day – September 17: Wordless Wednesday (Visiting with Vincent)

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Aby-a-Day – August 4: Silly Selfies (Hipstamatic Monday)

After our visit at Tufts on Thursday, I couldn’t resist taking some selfies of myself and Jacoby.

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Jake was in such a good mood, purring and kneading and headbonking and rolling around in his stroller, I just had to try to capture it for posterity.

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Easier said than done!

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Especially since Jake wanted to rub all over my phone when I held it out for a photo.

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It’s really hard to get a good shot when someone’s bonking the camera with their head!

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Interestingly enough, Huffington Post just featured a video of a “greedy” Abyssinian who begs for headbonks and, when he doesn’t get them, reaches out and pats his human’s face. Yeah, I have no idea what that’s like at all.

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Love is blind, especially when it headbonks your glasses off.

Aby-a-Day – July 23: Wordless Wednesday (Happy to be here)

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Aby-a-Day – June 18: Wordless Wedneday (Patients’ drawings of Jacoby)

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Aby-a-Day – October 31: Halloween at the Hospital

Today, of course, is Halloween, but it’s also Thursday, and Thursday is when we visit Pratt 2 at Tufts Medical Center.

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Of course we went in costume. I’ve been planning this for a year!

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Jacoby wore his cowboy outfit, and I swore I’d do last year, I cobbled together a cowgirl outfit to match. I found a genuine made-in-Texas fringed cowgirl shirt that just happened to have leopard print on it. I also found a leopard print cowboy hat, and I have leopard print boots…I thought we coordinated pretty well.

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Jake loves to visit so much…and of course, he doesn’t mind wearing an outfit.

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As long as he gets attention, he’s happy!

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Vincent is the OT who runs our visits, and of course he and Jake are old friends by now.

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I also found some patient artwork that had been left behind in the room we visit in. Now, I don’t know if Jake inspired this…but I like to think that he did 🙂

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Trick or treat!

Aby-a-Day – October 7: Hospital corners (Hipstamatic Monday)

Jacoby gets so happy when we go on a visit to Tufts.

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He starts purring and kneading when he realises where we are. He also starts drooling, he’s so happy.

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We meet the patients in a communal kitchen/crafts room when we visit.

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Jake has embraced this room as part of his territory. He loves to explore “his” room.

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Once he’s checked everything out, he settles onto a chair and waits for his friends to arrive.

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Then when they announce visiting hours are over at 8pm, it’s back into the stroller for the ride home. The other evening, one of the patients said something endearing: “If I could spend a day with a cat, I wouldn’t need treatment.”

Aby-a-Day – May 27: Making rounds (Hipstamatic Monday)

Jacoby really loves to go visit his friends in the hospital.

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As soon as we get close to the hospital, he gets visibly excited.

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And once we’re inside, he stands as tall as he can in his stroller, as if that will make it move faster (like when you stand up when riding a bike).

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“C’mon. Mom! Let’s GOoooooo!”