Friday, March 25, 2011


The kids & I had a really neat experience the other day. I got a call from my sister-in-law Kristal's totally rad family saying that their cat was giving birth & asked if the kids wanted to come watch.

I stopped for a second & thought, "Do I want them to see that?" but the thing is I'm glad they got to experience it. We're not a very agrarian society anymore. A few generations ago kids saw animals being born regularly & we don't get those chances much anymore.

So, THANKS to Kristal's family for providing the chance for me (it was my first time too) & the kiddos to watch the miracle. Plus we were all gaga for the kittens who were sweet little mew-y things (just look at the one with it's arm around it's sibling).

P.S. And speaking of birth, a shout out to my cousin, Katie, who just had her baby today! Pop on by her blog & see the new addition to their sweet family.


Katie said...

Ahh, thanks for the shout out.

I will never forget sneaking out to the garage late at night to watch our dog give birth. It was a neat experience.

Christie said...

"Sneaking," Katie? Hmmm, maybe you weren't supposed to be out there because you were little or something. I remember it as us all being out there having a party, lol. Actually, I'm pretty sure I've got pics of Ashley out there with a sock duct taped over her hand to keep her from sucking her thumb.
I've seen rabbits, cows, dogs, cats, guinea pigs, mice, guppies...hmmm...lots of animals give birth. It's an awesome experience!

Esther Noelle said...

What a neat experience!

April Carter said...

I am so glad you made it over. I think it is great for the kids to see