Aby-a-Day – 23 March: Freddy’s family (part two)(Friday Flashback)

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!

momC07713

When we went to visit the family, Artemis was present, monitoring her brood and making sure the visitors behaved.

kittenmomC07716

Monitoring five kittens is a lot of work!

kittenchairC07600

kittenchairC07605

kittenchairC07608

Especially these kittens! At times, they seemed to fly around the living room!

bertilmomC07954

bertilmomC07950

She took time to spend a little one-on-one time with each kitten. Here she feeds Freddy’s brother, Bertil…

bertilmomC07957

…until she decided he was finished.

mom-freddy+bertilC07542

mom-freddy+bertilC07541

She also spent a little quality time with both her sons. Freddy and Bertil have a little cuddle, wash and snack with mum.

gretacameraC07442

gretacameraC07445

gretacameraC07448

gretamartacocoC07743

gretacocoC07747

His sisters were busy, too. Märta and Greta were very interested in me, my camera, and my phone.

climbingboardC07719

climbingboardC07728

climbingboardC07734

Meanwhile, Kerstin played on the climbing board.

breakfast

I wonder if fighting his siblings for a place at the milk bar is what made him so food-obsessed?