Ever wonder how come human babies get to have all of the fancy photo shoots and cutesy birth announcements? I mean, what about puppies and kittens and even alpacas, for that matter? They’re babies, too. Fur babies, but babies nonetheless! They deserve a little recognition for coming into the world, don’t they? One Colorado-based photographer has decided that, yes; in fact, they do.
Along with her partner Steven, Lucy Schultz, photographer and owner of Lucy Schultz Photography in Denver, recently chose to give their new rescue kitten a proper welcome to the family. The couple asked their friend and fellow photographer Elizabeth Woods-Darby to capture their hilarious and now viral at-home, faux cat birth. And the pictures are purr-fect!
Schultz took to Facebook on January 13 with photos of the couples’ simulated cat birth and an an announcement from the proud parents, which is — in a word — HILARIOUS.
“On 1/10/18 we welcome our first baby kitten, a neutered male DLH,” Schultz captioned her post. “He is 22″ long and weighed 6 pounds 7 oz. He is already eating solid food. Name to be announced. We are so in love.”
Woods-Darby took traditional shots of the couple in bed, embracing and cradling their bundle of fur — err — I mean joy.
A few of the photos even show Schultz writhing in pain as if she’s actually giving birth, while Steven supportively coaches her through the whole ordeal.
Others show the new arrival wrapped lovingly in a hospital receiving blanket.
And then there are others that show Lucy gazing adoringly into her kitten’s eyes, as any new mother would with her newborn.
As well those showing Steven assisting with the actual birth …
And getting well-acquainted with all the many “joys” new fatherhood brings …
While the photo shoot was clearly all done in jest, the photos were so beautifully shot that some commenters on social media can’t seem to tell that the couple was actually joking. (RELAX, guys — I think we can safely assume that they didn’t expect anyone to believe that Schultz actually gave birth to their cat.)
Either way, it’s clear that people love birth announcements and kittens because the post has been shared over 72K times and has received roughly 38K comments on Facebook.
So how does the new “cat mom” feel about her Internet fame?
“I can’t believe (and also can believe) that I’m gonna be known as the lady who gave birth to a cat,” Schultz told 9news. We mean, jokingly pretended to give birth to a cat. I think we can all agree there are worse things you can be known for.
We wish the new family much joy as they start their lives together and we can’t wait to see what the couple has in store for the kitten’s 1st birthday!