Aby-a-Day – March 26: Elevator Ups and Downs (Hipstamatic Monday)

City cats have a whole different skillset than cats who live in rural settings.

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Take, for example, the elevator.

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Most cats would have no idea what the heck was happening to them if you put them into a box that took them to another place, but Jacoby takes it in stride.

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“Oh, hey, the lobby! Cool.”

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He knows that the buttons have something to do with making the doors open, and he knows which doors to stand in front on so he’s ready when they open. One of the elevators opens on both sides depending on which floor you’re on, and he almost always remembers which door is the one that will open.

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He also gets impatient when the doors don’t open quickly enough for his liking.

Other People’s…well, Not-Abys: Caveat Emptor

If you’re looking for an Abyssinian, you really do need to be aware of unscrupulous breeders. Check out this advert on a UK website called Pets4Homes:

3 BEAUTIFUL FEMALE PEDIGREE X KITTENS
The Abyssinian is a pedigree breed of domesticated cat with a distinctive ticked coat. Stunning! The Mother is an Abyssinian, the Father a DSH Black & white

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8 weeks old
Litter trained
De-flead
Wormed

Included (brand new):
Litter tray
Cat bowl
Blanket
Top formula milk
Royal Canin wet food
Pack of cat toys

And they are selling these kits for £220 (Roughly $350 US and $347 CDN)! thing is, the mother cat isn’t an Abyssinian at all. She’s a lovely brown ticked tabby, certainly, but she’s definitely not an Aby. There are photos of her, and the black with white father, on the kittens’ website.

I’d say they needed to check out the NAR’s “Is it an Aby” page, but I think they’re fully aware of their misidentification.