A Christmas Surprise

Mmmm! Smells good in there!

My human went to the post office last week and came home with a surprise package for me! It is from my pal and very distant relative, Jake, and the rest of his family — Angel, Kylie and Tessie, and their human Coco. Maybe you know their blog, The Daily Abyssinian!

You are probably wondering about me and Jake being related. Somalis, of course, originally came from the Abyssinian breed, and most Somali kitties have Abys somewhere in their lineage. Well, Coco is an amazing feline genealogist, and she traced my line and Jake’s, and there was a point somewhere in the far distant past that we actually share a couple of ancestors! It is sort of like your human neighbor who says they are distantly related to somebody famous, but they have to trace it back to the nineteenth century.

Jake is a very busy, fanciful Aby - I bet it is easy to come up with cartoons starring him!

Anyway. You probably what to know what they sent me! One of the gifts was a beautiful hardcover edition of some of Coco’s brilliant cartoons! She is a very talented artist. This was especially cool because it is not for sale, although there is a Daily Abyssinian Zazzle store.

I wasn't allowed to chew on this - bummer!

There was also a shiny box in a pretty gold bag.

Can you tell how tiny it is?

It contained a dainty Somali charm! You can tell by my feet how small it is! My human loved it, especially since she has a hard time finding Somali things.

This was so nice of them!

There were also a couple of Aby stickers! This was such a nice and thoughtful gesture! Thank you, Jake and Coco!

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  1. says

    That is a wonderful surprise – and most suiting for such a noble, regal breed as yourself.
    We did very much appreciate the out take photo on facebook too, hehehehe.

  2. says

    Wow, that ornament is just the best. It looks just like you Sparkle. What a nice thing to do. And the book looks terrific too so it was all very special.

  3. says

    Wow, a whole post…thank YOU, Sparkle!

    I’m trying to make a book for sale this year – all the weekly cartoons from 2012 plus a couple of the 2013 ones. I’m just not sure how to do it, yet, but I’ve got a lead on a self-publication place that sells through Amazon.

    I’m glad you like all your gifts…like I said, I found that little Somali and HAD to send it to you!

  4. says

    Wow, very cool presents Sparkle! Ok beautiful Ladycats, Clooney Claus is here with all your goodies and treats, can you let me in? Merry Catmas to all of you! (Psst Sparkle, do you want me to take Binga back with me up North? She can help keep the deers in line!)

  5. says

    Wonderful Sparkle! Those are fabulishious! Are not surprise gifts the bestest! Your smile can bring joy to the whole world. May you keep smiling always. Merry Christmas to the best Somali on earth.
    Kisses Nellie and Kozmo and the hairy Slobbery sisters Bob and Cinnamon and the Pawrents!

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