Aby-a-Day – January 6: Tessie and the Abys

These are some more photos from the 2010 Nikon backlog…I’m slowing working my way through them and I was thinking about the striking difference in the way Tessie treats Jacoby versus the way she treats Angel.

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Tessie, of all our cats, is the only one who has ever bred. She raised her own litter of kittens before I adopted her. In some ways, it has made her more maternal…at least towards Jake.

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I would suspect that Tessie is simply more maternal toward boycats than she is toward other females, but she loves Kylie. For whatever reason, she just doesn’t like Angel.

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It’s not because she’s an Aby, either…because obviously, Tessie hasn’t got any problems with Abys.

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Tessie frequently mothers Jake, but she barely tolerates Angel.

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This is about as cuddly as the pair of them ever get.

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Angel was on the TV first, and Tessie sort of pushed her way on there, too. Still, I suppose it’s better than Tessie smacking her way onto the TV table.