Aby-a-Day – September 4: Hands free

It’s always so delightful when we’re at a cat show and a judge really appreciates Jacoby’s strengths.

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Jake’s not a typical Aby on the judge’s table. He doesn’t play with toys. He doesn’t scratch the sisal post. He doesn’t act like a kitten.

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No, Jake just stands there on the table, majestically proud, surveying the audience.

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Pam Bassett, a judge from Louisana, was incredibly impressed by Jake’s show demeanour.

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She was so impressed that she did something you will only rarely see a judge do with an Abyssinian: she took her hands off him and stepped away.

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Far away – out-of-the-frame away!

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“Well, if she’s just going to leave, I might as well sit.”

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And she’s back.

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She really liked the way Jake was so calm and confident on the table. She gave him Second Best Cat in Premiership in her ring.

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Her best cat was this sable Burmese girl, GP Panthat Just One More of Burmay.

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You’ll notice that Pam did not take her hands off of her or walk away like she did with Jake!