Every mom is protective, affectionate and proud of her children. Then why leave the Cats alone? They also exhibit all these qualities of a wonderful mom.
When it comes to their kittens, they are very tender, caring and loving, but there have been also some strange cases when cats reject their kittens if they have birth defects. If the litter is too large, then the mommy cat tends to disown her own kids if they are not normal.
Apart from this, the momma cat has a lot of lessons to teach her little ones, and the most important one is socializing with the world. The kittens spend lot of time with their mothers to pick up this trait, and learn the most wonderful lessons from her.