Albert was born in the wee hours of the morning on January 15th, of 2020, much like his other siblings. His amber spots and stripes, referred to as a blotched pattern, made him stand out from his siblings, and he immediately caught my husband’s eye. Since the moment he was born, my husband had already decided he would stay, and hopefully one day we would show him in shows.
For the first four weeks of Albert’s life, we feared we would lose him, as he remained the smallest of the litter for quite some time. He stagnated in weight, or would barely gain any as each day went by. We were supplementing six to eight times a day, while also juggling a day time job on the side. His mom Berenice was still breastfeeding as well, but with seven kittens for her first litter, it was hard to be sure everyone was fed by mom alone.
Thankfully Albert began to thrive after the first month of life; we began offering wet food and kibble as an option. He was one of the first kittens to begin eating solid foods.
Albert is extremely intelligent and intuitive, and has been that way since kittenhood. Our vet clinic and their staff have mentioned that he seems more like a person than a cat. He’s extremely friendly, and affectionate. Super playful, and dislikes being brushed or combed by us. He rolls around, batting at us whenever we attempt to groom him, but it’s adorable and we love his personality. He enjoys being held, and watching us cook. Whenever he seeks affection, he’ll usually climb into my husbands lap while he sits at the computer, and will glance up to meet his gaze. He rubs cheeks with us, and plops down in between the two of us when we’re watching movies at night. One pet peeve, is he claws beneath the door, when a room is closed that he wants access to.
Another interesting trait Albert has, is he grabs stuff with his paws. Treats, toys, a plate of food being carried from the kitchen. He’s very skilled with grabbing as well as opening drawers that he wants access in.