I was sitting in the yard with Nairobi and saw my reflection in her eye. It was a very neat moment. I tried to capture it with my phone but to no avail. This cat has come so far on the last year and a half. She has picked up three new tricks in as many weeks. My first tiger I have trained. She is very special to me.
Yesterday, a woman was commenting on the similarities between house cats and tigers and was surprised at all the things tigers can be trained to do. She lamented she had 17 kittens at home. I told her she was free to bring them by and I could use them for tiger practice. She laughed, but her son had a look for horror on her face. Here's a new trick I'm working on with my one year old. My two year old is learning it as well.
Successfully made the 400 mile jump across New York. I'm very grateful we only have to do this once a year - we normally average 40-60 miles a day between towns. Without shows yesterday as the rest of the circus arrived, the girls enjoyed a relaxing days while I worked on the truck and trailer.