Stray Cat Wanders Into Living Room And Gives Birth To Kittens

Posted in Cat Stories - On: July 31, 2023 - Author:  Jan Travell
Posted in Cat Stories 
Last Updated: July 31, 2023  
Author:  Jan Travell

Angela Watts and James Harold were having a get-together with friends when a stray cat showed up on their front porch.

They opened the door and found a cat, crying to be let in.


The couple had been thinking about getting a cat so when she made herself at home in their living room they realised it was meant to be.


“We decided to keep her and after we gave her a bath she fell asleep in my hands,” said James.

“It just seemed obvious that she needed help and that we could provide that help.”


They decided to name the cat Jupiter because her fur patterns reminded the couple of the patterns in the planet’s clouds.

“She is aptly named, for she has become our Gassy Planet,” Watts told The Dodo. “She has farted in my face on multiple occasions.”


They later discovered that Jupiter had been searching for the perfect home because she was pregnant and needed a place to raise her kittens.

The couple had noticed Jupiter’s swollen belly but thought that was due to some sort of  infection or parasite.


“I was sure she had worms. When we took her to the vet the next day the nurse suspected that she was instead pregnant, and we became excited at the possibility,” said Angela.

“When the vet and nurse came back with the ultrasound, we could see the spine of one of the kittens!”


Only weeks after choosing her forever home, Jupiter gave birth to two healthy kittens.

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One boy and one girl — and the couple decided to keep them too.


It took a while for Angela to convince James that we needed to keep both kittens – but in the end he didn’t actually need that much convincing!

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They named the siblings Callisto (gray) and Io (black), after two of Jupiter’s Galilean moons.


A very apt name for a mama cat called Jupiter! And what a good mama she was.

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So now they are one big happy family, full of love and cuddles


So the little family has happily settled into their new home…

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…and it’s clear that Jupiter made the right choice when she wandered onto the couple’s porch that night.


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About the author

Jan Travell is a lifelong cat owner and a feline expert. She's been the Cats and Kittens lead editor from the start. She lives in rural France with her two rescue cats, Tigerlily and Mr.Gee. Her senior kitty, Ducati, passed over the rainbow bridge recently at the ripe old age of 22.

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