Aby-a-Day – October 20: Boys will be boys

It’s so much fun to watch an Aby in a hotel room.

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They love hotel rooms.

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Jacoby has to explore every inch of the room, from top…

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…to bottom.

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On this trip, however, Meg and I had an adjoining room with Molly and Teresa. Which meant that Jake also had an adjoining room with Molly’s young Grand* Champion, Nikolai (Pentaclecats Nikolai of Tigrflower). Nik is actually the son of Mosey, who we met when we first met Molly two years ago.

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Nik is 11 months old; an adult, but just barely. And he is fearless. When we opened the door between our rooms, Nik just came marching on in.

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Jake isn’t crazy about cats he doesn’t know, so of course he hissed at Nik.

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Nik didn’t care. He just hissed back. “Whatever, dude.”

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But that’s all they did. Just a little hissing.

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And you can tell Jake wasn’t too upset at Nik, not with that happy tail!

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Meg didn’t come until Saturday morning, so the next night, Jake had an actual roommate in his cousin Fire.

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Jake and Fire have shared rooms before, but that was when Fire was still a Champion, so one or the other was always in a tent. This time, Fire was a Premier, so we let them both run loose. And they got along pretty well!

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Look at them! They definitely have some sort of project going on.

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Once Jake realised that the other Aby wasn’t a rival for my affections, I think he actually kind of liked having a buddy to play with.

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They actually stayed up all night playing chase and hide-and-seek games! It was really adorable…but oh, were they tired on Sunday!

*Molly actually called me this afternoon…Nikolai Granded this afternoon! Whoo hoo! Congratulations, Nik and Molly!