To celebrate the latest addition to their growing family, a couple from Denver, Colorado had a photoshoot to document the miracle of life coming out of a woman’s body — but what came out was their cat.
On Facebook, Lucy Schultz posted photos on Friday as she was “giving birth” to their new pet, weighing six pounds, 7 oz and was 22 inch. long. She and her husband were game as they acted in horrid as she went through labor, then ecstatically as their new child popped up.
Schultz’s post reached internet virality with 28,000 reactions, majority of which were 12,000 ‘laughs’ and 75,000 shares.
She shared her “birthing story” to local media by admitting that she was skeptical at first in continuing on with the shoot.
“It was definitely crossing my mind ‘am I really doing this?’” she told 9News. “People think we’re really extra, and it’s the cat that’s the most extra. We were just laughing at his expressions, and how he fell asleep.”
And Schultz’s mother was not surprised that her daughter did a birthing announcement. “She was totally like ‘yep, that’s my daughter, that’s what would happen, so no surprise there.”
She also shared some of the responses she got from posting the photos, saying that the polarity of their responses was one of the reasons why the photos went viral.
“You either love it or hate it, and there’s a lot of discussion going on,” she said on the comments she’s seen on the post.
What does she think of her newfound fame? “I kind of can’t believe and also can believe that I’m going to be known as the lady that gave birth to a cat,” she said.
“That is something that would happen in my life, but it’s also definitely surreal. It’s fine,” Schultz explained. “It’s like if it’s something that I’m ashamed of, then I would have a problem with it, but I was just so excited to share that I got to adopt my cat, that’s been my dream! But to be known for that? It’s like sure!”
“People might think I’m a little odd, but I am, and that’s ok with me!” Schultz exclaimed about her photos. Katrina Hallare