This is the second installment of posts about Alfred’s family. I was lucky enough to get to meet both of his parents, all of his littermates, and some other relations as well. Today we’ll meet Freddy’s mom and littermates. Last week’s post is here.
Alfred’s mother, Artemis, is devoted to her kittens. She went from having a singleton, Beaver, to a very active litter of five. Five is a large litter by Abyssinian standards!
When we went to visit the family, Artemis was present, monitoring her brood and making sure the visitors behaved.
Monitoring five kittens is a lot of work!
Especially these kittens! At times, they seemed to fly around the living room!
She took time to spend a little one-on-one time with each kitten. Here she feeds Freddy’s brother, Bertil…
…until she decided he was finished.
She also spent a little quality time with both her sons. Freddy and Bertil have a little cuddle, wash and snack with mum.
His sisters were busy, too. Märta and Greta were very interested in me, my camera, and my phone.
Meanwhile, Kerstin played on the climbing board.
I wonder if fighting his siblings for a place at the milk bar is what made him so food-obsessed?