Don't' you think every child should have the experience of owning a pet who gives birth? What better way to teach them about the birth process, other than Animal Planet or a home birth, (we won't go there).
So, soon after Diamond became a part of our family, she gave birth in Dear Daughter's closet.
It started in the evening, and by midnight, all 4 beautiful kittens had arrived safely into the world.
Now, Prince Charming's idea was to raise the kittens to the tender age of 6 or 8 weeks, then find them all good homes.
He hadn't counted on the fact that all of his children had inherited THE GENE. The gene that would not allow the children to give away any of their beloved kittens. Of the 4 kittens, 3 were female, one was male. Turns out, someone heard about the kittens and begged us to give them one. They chose the male, and he did go to a good home where his owner, a cute little boy, gives him plenty of love.
But back on the home front, the offspring with their GENE, were traumatized. It was too much for the Grandmother, and she and the offspring went to battle.
Guess who won?
Meet Opal, Ruby, and Peridot.
No more "jewels" please. I think they have us outnumbered, don't you?
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