Aby-a-Day – Day 293 of 365

Jacoby is a fearless hunter.

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

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

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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.