Aby-a-Day – May 12: Agility (n.) The quality of being agile; the power of moving the limbs quickly and easily; nimbleness; activity; quickness of motion…

So. That’s what the dictionary thinks “Agility” is.

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I believe Jacoby is trying to redefine “Agility.”

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Not even his beloved green laserpointer could get him to budge in the Agility run last weekend.

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We did several practice runs, during which I walked him through the course so he’d know what he was meant to do.

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But he was more interested in how he looked against the obstacles than he was in actually running around, over, and through them.

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It was pretty funny.

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The hoop, when he wasn’t using it as a prop, was his best hurdle (even if I had to give him a helpful nudge.

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He went around the hurdles and he never even looked at the weave-poles.

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And he camped out in the middle of the tunnels.

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The “A-frame,” though, was his absolute favourite. I think he saw it as his own personal stage.

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At one point during a practice, Jake noticed a small audience at formed to watch him, so he dropped everything and walked up to the front of the cage to acknowledge his fans.

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Eventually I gave up, and we just had fun playing on the course.

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If only they’d allow food as an enticement! I can get Jake to “dance” around the kitchen for just one Greenie. For a treat, I think he’d be an Agility cat superstar.