Pregnancy is a wonderful time for many parents-to-be, and it’s even more special when you can share the experience. “Mom, Wife and Lover of Life,” Lauren Maners had her husband by her side, but she also bonded with a cat named Dove, who happened to be pregnant at the same time.
Maners has a long history of caring for and rehabilitating animals, but as she neared the end of her pregnancy, she decided to take a break to focus on caring for her baby. But the day she made her decision to “no longer care for the moment”, she spotted an injured cat on the side of the road and knew that she had to help her. When she and her husband examined the cat, Maners found that the cat was also heavily pregnant. Immediately feeling connected to the cat, she decided to wrap it in her jacket and take it to the vet.
After the couple were nursed back to health, the couple took the cat, renamed Dove, home and laid her down. In an attempt to track down the cat’s original owners, Maners discovered that she was a stray and had been eating from a dumpster at a nearby cafe for over a year. With that, Maners decided to take care of Dove, and the two expectant mothers began to develop a close friendship as they went through the final weeks of their pregnancies. “Me and Dove connected immediately,” Maner’s told My Modern Met. “It was like she sensed that I was a friend and that I was there to help. She didn’t even let my husband near her, but she jumped into my lap. ”Every morning Maners and Dove sat outside on the porch eating breakfast together. “I would brush her fur and give her pets,” recalls Maners. “She eventually got warm to everyone else, but it was just me in the beginning.”
When Maners revealed the double pregnancy on Instagram, she wrote, “Had an exclusive meeting at the Pregnant Girls Club with my newest rescue, Dove. Anyone want to guess who shows up first? ”Little did she know that she and Dove would actually“ pop ”at the same time. When Maners went to the hospital to give birth to their daughter Kylie, she returned and discovered that Dove had welcomed her own babies into the world. The cute cat gave birth to six adorable kittens. Maners says, “You were very likely born at the same time.”
As the kittens grew and began to discover the world, so did Kylie. “When my daughter was 5 weeks old, she noticed the kittens when I was about to carry them in to feed them and give them some attention,” reveals Maners. “The kittens were also very curious about my daughter.”
After enjoying the big, furry family for several months, Maners and her husband decided it was time to find a new home for the cats. Dove now lives with Lauren’s friend and the kittens have been housed nearby so the family can visit them anytime. Little Kylie is sure to be a cat lover for life!
When Lauren Maners was pregnant, she and her husband were so excited to welcome their little girl, Kylie, into the world.
In the final weeks of her pregnancy, Maners decided to foster a stray cat named Dove, who was also pregnant.
The two expectant mothers are connected through their shared experience.
While Maners was in the hospital to give birth to Kylie …
Dove gave birth to her six adorable kittens!
Both families spent their first few months growing up together.
The cats are now housed and the Maners family is enjoying their life together.
Lauren Maners: Instagram
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