Aby-a-Day – January 22: The Hamburglar

Our first Abyssinian, Gun-Hee, loved to steal things and carry them back to his lair, aka the portable show cage that he considered his den, clubhouse and fort. One time, it was raw lamb; another time, it was a package of hot dogs.

Jacoby definitely shares more than a few of his late half-brother’s quirks. Since we’ve brought the show cage back into the apartment, Jake’s adopted it as his hideout.

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He also steals meat.

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My husband was thawing out some hamburger. I was in the other room, when I heard him shout, “Hey! Jake! JAKE! No!” Naturally, I had to see what was going on.

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Jake was in the living room, on the new cowhide rug, with a vacuum-sealed half-pound package of 93% lean ground beef.

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He was obviously headed towards his hideout with his ill-gotten gains, but the semi-thawed meat was either too heavy or too slippery for him to carry all the way there.

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Not that he didn’t try…

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He even tried to get Angel to help him!