Aby-a-Day – April 7: The great escape attempt

At the show in Stamford, Jacoby showed how smart he’s getting. stamford-jakeescapeE_4073

He’s already figured out how to bust through zippers, to the point of him being able to even break through the clips we have to keep the zippers closed. I’m thinking I’ll need to use tiny padlocks now!

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But in his show cage in Kenny Currle’s ring, Jake decided he did not want to be in the cage.

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I think it was the open setting and the fact that he’d escaped once and ran up the stairs looking for the elevators.

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The scary thing is, I think he’s starting to figure out how the show cages open.

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After getting tired of just yelling his way out of the cage…

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…he sat and thought about it a moment.

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Then he started attacking the bottom of the door.

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What worried me was that he seemed to be making some headway…literally! I shudder to think what he could accomplish with a rock hammer, a poster of Sparkle and a little time.

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He also tried brute strength, rolling into the door.

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It didn’t work…

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…but that didn’t stop him from trying it again.

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This approach was the most accurate. You have to sort of push the door over to release the hooks. Jake was definitely on the right track with this one.

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Just check out the grabby Aby hands action!

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A quick check to make sure no one is coming to stop him…

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…and then right back to it!

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I was starting to worry that he’d skin his nose on the wire bars of the cage. Fortunately, he didn’t.

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When he was finally let out of the cage for his turn on the judge’s table, Jake was perfectly behaved.

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He didn’t try to escape at all.

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That escape attempt he saved for Lois Jensen’s ring!