Knocked Up


When Dave and I first moved into our house, I knew it would be the perfect place to raise a family.

A cat family, that is.

Unfortunately, both of my cats are fixed and, as far as I know, still kitty virgins.  Fortunately, though, the town of Clyde is crawling with stray cats.  And so I prayed to God that one day a knocked-up kitty would choose our home to have her litter.

I think God might be answering my prayer.  With that said, meet Misty.

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Misty is a teeny, weeny little cat who barely looks old enough to be having babies.

But she definitely is hungry enough!

About a month ago, Misty stood at the edge of our deck waiting for a handout.  I couldn’t tell if she was pregnant but she easily downed 2 hotdogs.

Then last week she appeared again, this time with a rounder tummy.  So I offered her a slice of cheese, some pieces of chicken and a scoop of cat food which she promptly gobbled up.

Brodie and Baby Girl weren’t too happy about that.

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Yes, Misty has stumbled upon a goldmine.

In fact, I’ve been referring to Dave and I as her WIC providers.  We supply her food, water and a place to relax and she doesn’t have to lift a paw.

Life is good.

Oh, and did I mention that we also give her plenty of ear scratchins?

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Well, we do.

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Ooo yeah, lady.  Right there, right there. Ah!

Misty appears to be about 2 weeks away from the big day, so I’m hoping she has started her search for the perfect birthing suite somewhere around our house.  Her choices are as follows:

Option A: The County Hospital

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The horribly unpleasant old shed at the back of our property would provide shelter but it’s a very undignified and unpersonalized setting.

Option B: The Somewhat Fancier Private Hospital

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Behold, the entryway into the bowels of our home.  Here she will have shelter and some peace and quiet, but what other creatures will be sharing this space?

Option C: The Midwifery

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A big box with some comfy old towels tucked away in our garage.  PLUS, bedside assistance from a doting cat fiend.  What more could an expectant mother want?

Okay, Misty, what will it be?  Option A?  Option B?

Never has a knocked-up stray ever had it so good.

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