By Dominick Mezzapesa
I found this poor cat getting manhandled by three other cats. Having taken in my share of strays I knew the poor baby who was still a kitten herself and things would not end well if she continued to live outside.
After a few weeks of getting her accustomed to living in a house rather than the outside (not to mention my 4 other cats) Patches finally made the permanent move inside my home.
By this time Patches were clearly expecting and last night was the big event For weeks I had shown Patches that I made her nest in a spare empty room so no other cats would bother her. I took an over-sized cardboard box, cut in a little doorway, carpeted the bottom and I laid down wonderfully soft towels so she would be comfortable when the time came... Of course she chooses to run under a dusty, cobwebbed filled staircase throwing my weeks of planning all to hell.
Worse yet, Patches did not want me to leave her side so for four hours we stayed cramped under those stairs but, I could not bear for my little queen to go through this all alone, so it wasn't too much of a pain... My back on the other hand complained loudly this morning.
While we lay there I kept wondering who was the daddy. Of course the answer would come as soon as I saw the little darlings since I knew all the cats that were stalking her.
So there we waited until 4am when the big moment arrived. Patches as I wrote is more kitten than a cat, I believe she's only 8-10 months old and being small, she had a little trouble getting the first one out. Patches struggled and the kitten was 1/2 way out, but mama grew tired from pushing so hard.
So being the good midwife I was, I lent a hand and gently pulled the baby the rest of the way. By my count through the years, this was my 23rd kitten that I was present for, so to say I had some experience would be an understatement. But this was the very first time out of all those births I experienced a shocking first reaction...
But this was the very first time out of all those births I experienced a shocking first reaction...
"OMG the Kitten's Daddy is Donald Trump"
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