This is the fourth 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 meet Alfred’s father and his cousins. Last week’s post is here.
Freddy’s father is an absolutely stunning ruddy named SE*Maghreb’s Snusmumriken. Of course, his father’s awesome ruddiness is also part of the reason why Freddy is so dark for a black silver Aby.
He is also a poser, like Jacoby. He knows how handsome he is!
Snus is also super friendly, which has definitely rubbed off on our Freddy.
He’s also brilliant with kittens. Which is lovely; not all tomcats are.
Especially when the kittens aren’t theirs! These cute sorrel babies are actually Snus’ sister’s kits.
It reminded me a bit of watching lion cubs play with the big male lion.
Those cousins were pretty adorable, too. Either playing alone…
(Hey! Be careful!)
The cousins were also supremely adept at posing, just like their father.
But it was so much fun and such a special opportunity to meet so many members of Freddy’s family! Not often you get the chance to do that.
Because Björn is in Sweden, and I’m in the States, we spend a lot of time communicating online via FaceTime.
Sometimes, this can lead to some amusing photos. Now, these aren’t exactly “selfies,” I know, but…
…Abys + FaceTime can lead to some pretty hilarious photos!
This week’s Photo Hunt subject is “Elegant.”
Abyssinians are widely considered to be one of the most elegant breeds of cat.
No, I really AM serious.
Look, you can even Google it.
I can hear you laughing, you know.
I can still hear you.
Oh, now you’re just hurting his feelings.
Whoops…almost rolled right off the bed there…
Yeah, all right.
So maybe I don’t have the best example…
Because “Jacoby with a Finnish cat toy on his head” didn’t have nearly the same ring…
Ha ha, get it? RING? Because it’s one of the crocheted rings that Sanna sent us…oh, all right.
I put it on Jake’s head because I could, and because it was made of metallic gold thread, it looks like a little crown. Sort of.
Heavy is the head that wears the gold crocheted cat ring toy?
This week’s Photo Hunt subject is “Mystical.”
Throughout history, cats have been associated with mystical powers.
You see that all the time: Cats are mystical, mysterious, magical.
Yeah they are.
They totally are. They’re absolutely other-worldly.
I was in our local grocery store the other day and I happened upon a Lindt Gold Bunny gift set.
Well, once I saw those ears, I knew I had to buy it.
And you know what I had in store for those ears, too.
Well, seriously. Brown bunny ears? I’m surprised more Aby people didn’t snap these up!
We had a little trouble getting the ears to stay on properly at first, being that they headband wasn’t sized for a cat’s head.
But Jacoby’s a pro at wearing things on his head, so eventually we got it to work.
Oh, yeah, Jake got the ears to work, all right.
Work it, Jake.
My husband commented that he though the ears were more Angel’s colour than Jake’s.
All right, let’s find out.
So…who wore it better?