Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Abby Stories

This was taken before our kitchen remodel.
This is a time warp from the early 1980's.
But, Abby always loved getting into the bottom cabinets.
She would sit in front of the cabinet and look at me.
If I didn't act fast enough she would give me a big meow.
Let me in there Mom, NOW!

I use to kid her and tell her to go check out for aliens.
She would dutifully go into the cabinets and what she would do was go to the corner
and scratch. She would get up on her back paws and scratch with her front two.

Then she would come sit in the front like she is here.

I bet she saw one of the other cats wanting to check out what was in the cabinet too.

All of these were taken on the same day.
December 2, 2007
I sure do miss my little kitchen helper.
I love you Abby
to the MOON
and BACK
again, and again, and again. 

Sunday while watching the late afternoon football game I was sitting on the couch. I had a cup of coffee that was basically empty sitting beside me and all of a sudden I felt the pounce of a jump up onto the sofa's arm and onto the back. I thought Ping had jumped up. So I swiveled and looked and all that was there was a sleeping Gracie, except my cup had turned over and DaddyCAT saw/heard it too. There was nothing there. Gracie had not moved she was curled up sound asleep but it happened. I have to believe it was Abby. I can think of no other explanation. Her "spot" was up on the back of sofa. We had only gotten that sofa within the past two years and she loved the extra cushy top part. I had been looking at photos of her yesterday from December of last year in that exact spot. I know it happened and I have to conclude there is only one animal that would have done that. TO think it had been so long since she had made her presence known to me and out of the blue this. What a gift.


  1. Oh Abby, are you still claiming your spot?

    We like your cabinet guarding! Mama thinks that's funny. It is not something we ever really do.

  2. what a cool thing that is. i believe that was abby.

    emma and buster

  3. A wonderful memory of Abby.
    Mom has often felt a kitty jump on her bed only to find no kitty there. She believes it was Mickey coming to watch over her.
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Treasure,Tiger, JJ and Julie

  4. So cool that you got a visit from Abby that even DaddyCat heard! Speaking of Daddycat, we hope he's doing OK. You sure have had your hands full.

  5. A super memory and a wonderful surprise visit!!

    The Florida Furkids

  6. That is so neat that Abby came to visit. She is going to keep watch on all of you.
    Those pictures are great of her.
    Take care.

  7. What a precious visit you had..we had the walking on the bed when we lost our precious Merlin..and i had a vivid dream of Simba..running through the font of the property we were yet to buy..he had his full tail back and was having a ball..it clinched the sale for us..he was shot and killed and the reason we sold our house..this was him saying i am okay and waiting at the new property for you..precious visits hugs Fozziemum xx

  8. We're sure it would have been Abby on a visit to see how you are.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  9. you were furry good at checking for aliens. I nefur thought to look in the cabinets!!! purrss n nosekissies to mine gorgeous sweet tuxie angel alien hunter Abby
    your adoring floofy cocoapuff meezerman Sammy

  10. What a sweet gift from Abby. A visit!

    We bet there were never any aliens in those cabinets with Abby on watch!

  11. Angel Abby bless her heart...she was waiting for just the right time....we all know Abby liked to make a grand entrance!!!
    WTG Abby
    Hugs madi your bfffffffff

  12. Those are adorable memories and photos of Abby in the cupboard. What a sweetie. That was probably Angel Abby jumping up there. he he She had to pay you a visit.

  13. That was wonderful of Abby to visit. :)
    How is Daddycat doing?

  14. We think that was Abby visiting too!

    Cats of wildcat woods

  15. Oh yes, it was Abby. My late Brother Ivan visits from time ti time too.

  16. I wholehearted agree that it was Angel Abby who was visiting you!!!

  17. I love that Abby made her presence known. I'm sure she's been there all along, but you're grief has been too deep, perhaps. It was a full year before I had that experience with Annie being in the house.


  18. It absolutely was Abby! No doubt in my mind! Had no idea she was so clumsy though.....! :)

  19. Those are lovely photos of Abby in the cupboards. I am sure that Abby did come and visit you. I know without any doubt that Eric is watching over us and has made visits to us.

  20. Surely, that was Miss Abby saying "hi" to you. Hope that made you feel a warm glow and made your heart sing. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  21. Wow, she's still visiting! What a gift. Purrs to all of you and we could use some too.

  22. We rather like the white cabinets with the wood trim. It looks post-retro-pre-modern.

    But we have a corner cabinet that we love to go into and search around in. TBT thinks its because it is deep and dark. But WE know there might be aliens (or mice) in there. ~ Ayla and Iza

  23. Those pix of Abby in the cabinet are precious! The mom thinks she has been visited by some of her kitties, and The Girl swears she saw Minnie Pumpkin after she passed on too.

  24. Aw, what a sweet and special experience and visit for you to cherish.


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