About Abby the Cat

8814014Abby was born on April 17, 2002 in Dayton, Ohio. She quickly became a VIC, a Very Important Cat. Abby herself is named after the cat in the children’s book Rip Squeak and His Friends written by Susan Yost-Filgate and illustrated by her husband Leonard Filgate.

Our Abby enjoys watching the birds, squirrels, and chipmunks from her big picture window. Abby is also a big talker; She lets her family know when she wants more food, and she doesn’t stop meowing until someone walks over to her food bowl.

Abby is thrilled that the children’s nooks at Miami Valley Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Miami Valley Hospital South Shaw Emergency Department were named after her, because she loves books—especially lying on them.