Aby-a-Day – October 15: Abyssinian overload!

When Jacoby and I went to the NEMO show last weekend, we were delighted to see that there were four Abys entered in the Premiership class. I think this is the biggest Aby Premiership class we’ve ever had in our show career.

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The other Grand Premier, the red Aby on the end, #109, was none other than our old friend Garçon, visiting from Florida! He and Jake split the finals; out of the eight rings, Jake made four and Garçon three (one judge did not final an Aby at all). The other two ruddy girls were Premiers, not Grand Premiers.

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What was even more fun was that we were all benched together, too. Here’s what all the Abys looked like when they were at “home.” In the cage between Jake and Garçon (on the end) is Meg’s kitten Monty – you’ll see photos of him later.

Aby-a-Day – November 30: Scenes from the World Show – Bathroom Buddies

I have a lot of photos from the World Show to share, which I will post on this blog over the next few days and weeks.

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But I wanted to start with these, because I think they’re just so cute.

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When Meg and I go to a show together, we share a hotel room. Depending on what cat Meg is showing, this can be an interesting situation. We have had to keep one Aby in a show tent all night.

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Jacoby and Garçon, however, get along really well. They may not sleep cuddled up together, but they do sleep on the same bed when they’re at a show together.

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They also share the same bathroom.

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We had two litterboxes in there, one for each boy…but at the end of the weekend, when we were cleaning up, only one of the boxes had been used. That’s pretty impressive, really, for two cats who don’t regularly live together.

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Garçon loves me for some reason. The first time I met him, he stole my scarf so he could cuddle with it.

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I’m sure Jake knows that Garçon has a crush on me.

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I’m not sure he likes it.

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Don’t worry, Jakey! You’ll always be my boy!