This cat wins Father of the Year!
The ushering in of new life is a joyful, stressful time. It goes without saying that mothers bear the brunt of the responsibilities in the "giving birth” department; But what about the dads?
Thanks to Hollywood, I always picture a woozy-looking father not knowing what to do or where to stand, awkwardly holding a container of ice chips. But this cat dad has got it all in hand – er, paw.
This expectant father knew exactly what to do.
The confident, caring father stayed by the mother’s side throughout the whole birthing process, encouraging her every step of the way.
Until, at last, they welcomed four healthy kittens into the world.
This might be the sweetest family portrait of all time.
He even watched over their new babies while mom got some much-needed rest...
Keeping them safe and warm with some quality cat dad cuddles.
It’s clear this new mom will have the support and help she needs keeping up with the four new bundles of furry joy.
If this doesn’t say "family," we don’t know what does.
While this loving family is cute as all get out, remember that it’s important to spay and neuter your pets if you don't intend to breed them. June is kitten season, and shelters all over the country are flooded with kittens (and adult cats) who are looking for their forever homes.
Spaying and neutering your cats, especially female cats prior to their first heat, can have impactful health benefits that lead to a longer, healthier life for your beloved kitty. It also helps to reduce the number of homeless cats in need of love and care.
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