The Virtues' litter: 5 weeks & 2 days

Still happy summer days!

AMANDLA - NFO f 09 22

Female. Weight : 731 grammes

AMANDLA is the Zulu and Xhosa name for "POWER". "What a power!" I exclaimed after watching the hard struggle she had for one and a half hours before entering this world with her tail first. Of course she was a tortie, just like her mother Sira, who are just are just as poweful! Amandla made me think of virtues that are important to me in life. Therefor she was also the inspiration to the theme of her siblings' names.







AMOR - NFO d 09 22

Male - Weight at birth: 732 grammes

AMOR is the god of love and harmony in Roman mythology. LOVE is what I think is most important in life. 


TOIVO - NFO n 09 24

Male - Weight at birth: 767 grammes

TOIVO has a Finnish Sami origin. Toivo was at its most popular in 1936. The meaning of it is "HOPE" & "WISH". I also chose this name because of Åge's great grandfather, who was Finnish Sami. It's improtant to know your origins, I think.


SALAH - NFO n 09 24

Male - Weight at birth: 790 grammes

SALAH is a common Arabic name. It means "JUSTICE" or "GOODNESS", both really important virtues to me. Besides we are fans of Liverpool FC, and think Salah has been an excellent player for them.


MIMIR - NFO n 03 24

Male - Weight at birth: 854 grammes

MIMIR or Mime is a figure in Norse mythology, reknowned for his WISDOM and KNOWLEDGE. He was beheaded during the Æsir-Vanir War. Afterwards, the god, Odin, carried around Mímir's head and it recited secret knowledge and advices to him. Thinking about all the crazy conspiracy theories we have in our world today, and everyone who believe in them, I think that to focus on wisdom and knowledge is just as important, and perhaps even more important, than it was when I started teaching more than 40 years ago.


Happy siblings