Are you a cat lover or a cat hater? It’s pretty hard to find anyone who is “not sure” how they feel about cats. In a (now viral) Facebook post, professional photographer Lucy Schultz has taken being a “cat lover” to a whole new level.

I’m personally a dog lover, but my dog sleeps in her bed next to mine, she eats from her own bowl on the floor, and I’ve never even once, dreamed about giving birth to her. As much as I love her, and as much as I consider her to literally be a part of our family, the idea of inviting a photographer into my home to reenact birthing her, seems, well…a bit odd to say the least.

Meet Lucy Schultz, of Denver CO, who clearly has a different connection with her cat than most. She’s a professional photographer, but all of the photos posted on her personal Facebook page showing Lucy giving birth to a cat, alongside her partner, were taken by Elizabeth Woods Darby.

Not surprisingly, the images Lucy posted on her personal Facebook page of herself giving birth to her cat, have gone viral. So far, the images have been shared over 75,000 times.

On her Facebook post, Lucy Schultz wrote:

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On 1/10/18 we welcome our first baby kitten, a neutered male DLH. He is 22″ long and weighed 6 pounds 7 oz. He is already eating solid food. Name to be announced. We are so in love <3

Thank you @Elizabeth.WoodsDarby for capturing these amazing first moments!!

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We have included some of the more interesting photos. To see all of the images Lucy posted to her Facebook page, go to the link at the bottom of the page.

The first picture, shows Lucy and her partner getting ready to birth her cat.

All Photos by Elizabeth Woods-Darby

Here’s Lucy Schultz’s partner getting ready to catch the cat on “its way out”.

Here’s Lucy, who’s clearly in pain during cat labor:

Push Lucy!

Here’s a great shot of Lucy’s cat emerging from…well, we’re not exactly sure where’s she’s emerging from.

The loving new parents dote over their new bundle of joy in this touching image:

And oh, look…Lucy’s “breastfeeding” her cat. What a touching moment.

Here’s a post-birth close-up of mother and cat. Both appear to be doing well.

This article is dedicated to the people who take humanizing their pets a little too far.

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Here is the actual Facebook post from Lucy’s page:


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