Aby-a-Day – 14 May: “Lake” (Saturday Photo Hunt)

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

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We don’t live near a lake in Boston, but Jacoby has seen plenty of water in his day. Of course, there’s Fort Point Channel, very close to the building in which we live.

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And there’s Boston Harbor, too.

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And there’s also the Charles River, which we cross over whenever we take the T into Cambridge.

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But when we move to Sweden, we’ll have an actual lake outside our window. It’s called “Käpplundasjön” and here is Pyret looking at it.

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Enjoy your peaceful view out the window while you can, Pyret. You’re about to be invaded by Abys!

Aby-a-Day – April 27: Water, water everywhere (Miniature Monday)

We’ve had a Pioneer Raindrop stainless steel pet fountain for a few years now.

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It’s been very popular with all the cats.

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Recently, however, the pump’s been showing its age, so we upgraded to a new fountain – the Pioneer Big Max fountain! Despite being twice the size of the old fountain, it uses all the same replacement parts, which is an advantage since we buy the filters in bulk.

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Jacoby’s mini-me couldn’t wait to check out the new fountain.

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Although, he seems to have a little problem in actually reaching the water…

Aby-a-Day – March 23: “Flow” (Saturday Photo Hunt)

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

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We have a Pioneer Pet Stainless Steel Teardrop Fountain, so fresh water is always flowing at our house.

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We have a still water fountain in the bedroom, but the moving water seems to be much more popular. We have it away from the eating areas since cats prefer not to drink where they eat.

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Which makes sense; how often do you see a lion eat her kill next to the watering hole?

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The cool thing about this fountain is cats have a choice of which water they can drink. A cat can either drink the running water that pours down the chute…

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…or they can drink the still water from the reservoir.

Aby-a-Day – November 15: You can lead a cat to water…

Ever since Jacoby had his second Urinary Crystal Incident, I have wanted to get a cat water fountain for the cats.

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The last time we went to Petco, the very fountain I wanted, the Pioneer Pet Stainless Steel Fountain, just happened to be on sale!

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I set it up just outside the kitchen, where we currently have one of their two watering stations set up. Then, I waited to see what would happen.

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In a completely shocking turn of events, Jacoby was the first to investigate (What a surprise, I know).

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Jake’s a huge fan of drinking out of the bathroom faucet, so I was very interested to see what he would do with the fountain. At first, he examined it thoroughly, but didn’t drink.

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He was very interested in the little waterfall section.

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Or, he was interested in his reflection on the shiny stainless steel. It was kind of hard to tell.

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I was surprised he didn’t stick his hands in the water. He didn’t actually drink out of it during his preliminary reconnaissance mission; I think in part he wasn’t quite sure which side he was meant to drink from!