Aby-a-Day – Day 293 of 365

Jacoby is a fearless hunter.


Especially when his prey is already conveniently dead and wrapped in plastic.


Notice that he has one eye on me and the camera…


Of course, it’s also entirely possible that he was just after the styrofoam meat tray

The Abyssinian world is a small one, indeed

Looking for a link to explain the traditional Abyssinian grooming trick of bay rum and a leather chamois the other day, I discovered Abyssinian Club – a Worldwide Society of Abyssinian Breed Admirers. Not sure how I avoided finding this site before, to be honest! It’s a pretty informative site and I’ve added it to the “Aby Friends” link on this blog.

However, while I was checking it out, I clicked on the Abyssinian Colours page…and whose photo do I see but Haro’s Jake of Eszencia, aka TJ, aka Jacoby’s paternal grandfather! Not only that, but the photo was taken by Sherry Pellerin, Jake’s breeder.

I thought that was pretty incredible. What are the odds?

And yes, while Jacoby was named for Red Sox player Jacoby Ellsbury, the name “Jake” is also a family name on his father Scar’s side of the pedigree.