It’s not every day you get to introduce a new member of the family to the world. It’s an exciting new responsibility, and new parents are often eager to share that excitement.
Cultures around the world each have their own unique ways of celebrating the gift of life.
In Turkey, Huffington Post reports, new mothers drink Lohusa Serbeti, a red beverage made with cinnamon and sugar, first in the hospital, and then shared with visitors at home. In Brazil, it’s the mother who gives gifts to friends and family, instead of the other way around. Others keep their plastic hospital bracelet and baby’s dried umbilical cord in a book of keepsakes until it’s ossified and yellow, and some other child comes along and puts it in their mouth. Everyone has their thing.
And then there’s cat people…
Cat people are known for being proud of their “children,” too, and some more than others. When photographer Lucy Schultz and her partner welcomed a little furry friend into their family, they celebrated, as one would expect, with some photos of their own.
“On 1/10/18 we welcome our first baby kitten, a neutered male DLH. He is 22″ long and weighed 6 pounds 7 oz,” Schultz posted to Facebook. “He is already eating solid food. Name to be announced. We are so in love.”
The couple relied on fellow photographer Elizabeth Woods-Darby for some intimate camerawork featuring their purring new progeny.
Schultz and her kitty daddy announced the birth of their fur baby on January 13 with a few dozen photos from the “delivering room” of their home.
This small collection of cat photos may be a first for the internet, which is really saying something.
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