Aby-a-Day – 1 April: Looks like we’re going back to Jönköping (Medical Monday Mystery)

Siiiiggghhh… And we had been doing so well, too. Jacoby has been on his treatment plan for several weeks, and he had been gaining weight nicely. But in the past week or so, he’s been…not himself. Less eager and excited about food, sleeping in unusual places (like the radiator bed, which I don’t think I have ever seen him in before), and just…not being himself. Most concerning, the last time I weighed Jake on 16 March, he was up to 4.8 kilos…and yesterday, he weighed 4.3 kilos.


So…I called Min Veterinär this morning to leave a message, and then, completely by coincidence, Anicura called me an hour or so later. I made an appointment with them, just in case…and, when Min Vet called me back, we discussed it and decided it would be better to take Jake back to Anicura since they have all his recent treatment records. So it looks like Jake and I will be riding the rails to Jönköping this Friday.

Other People’s Abys – Calendar Cats

Today’s Page-a-Day Calendar cat is Espresso from Thousand Oaks, CA:

The caption says that she’s “One Cool Cat,” but I think a better title would have been “Large and in Charge.” She’s quite a round little girl, isn’t she?

Aby-a-Day – July 16: Scalability

Jacoby and Angel getting weighed at the vet pretty much epitomise the difference between men and women in general.


Jake steps onto the scale filled with self-confidence.


“Ha! 10 pounds, 4 ounces. Not bad!”


Meanwhile, Angel is a little more hesitant about stepping onto the scale to see her weight.


“9 pounds and how many ounces?”


Aww…Angel, don’t worry. You still look good!

Aby-a-Day – July 9: Wordless Wednesday (I do NOT weigh that much! This scale LIES!)



Aby-a-Day – October 8: Scalability

I was a little afraid of this…Ever since Jacoby’s been on his urinary tract prescription diet, he’s been getting more canned food each day. However, he doesn’t seem to have backed off on his dry food nomming. We’ve tried feeding him less, but the girls, particularly Tessie, actually prefer dry to canned and aren’t getting enough to eat. Tessie actually sniffs her dish of canned food and walks away or stares at us as if to say, “Where’s my real food? I want a dinner that crunches!”

I’m also pretty sure that Jake is managing to eat at least part of Tessie’s canned food allotment, even though we try to prevent that. He’s pretty sneaky when he wants to be.


So I weighed him the other day, and he’s gotten up to 11½ lbs! At his last “official” weigh-in, on September 18, he’d actually gotten down to 10.8 lbs…of course, this was also when he had the sniffles and his urinary tract infection, but still…it looks like it’s diet time for Jake again.

He’s gonna love that.

Jake’s Monday Weigh-In – Week 9

Well…Jake still weighs 5.1 kg. I don’t get it…we’ve been going on outings, and therapy visits, and he’s still on his diet…but he seems to be stuck right on 5.1 kg.

Maybe once the weather gets nicer, we’ll start walking more, and that scale will show some progress in a downward direction.

Jake’s Monday Weigh-In – Week 8

Well…Jake still weighs 5.1 kg. He has a bit of a belly, still, but I think he’s looking slimmer. What do you think?