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Lucky Turns Mommy

Lucky gives birth to two lovely babies!

A couple of weeks after we took Lucky in, Ronald announced that she was pregnant. I would not have known as no lump was obvious. But if the catman says cat is with child, then it must be so.

Ronald and I were booked to travel to Europe to visit his family on the first of September. So we had to leave Lucky alone during her pregnancy. In late November 2011 after three months, I returned to the Philippines to find a mama cat shielding two very tiny babies huddled under the outdoor kitchen sink in the back of the house.


I took Lucky and her fragile-looking babes into the kitchen and arranged a place in one corner where they could be comfortable. All remaining thoughts of giving Lucky up vanished after seeing this heartwarming sight of a protective mother cat showering her little ones with so much tender attention.

We named the black-topped beauty Oue, and her twin brother, Aiko.

Twins: black-topped Oue and orangy Aiko – born in November 2011
Aiko and Oue at five months

Vivien Nyström

Born in 1979 in her hometown of Kiangan, Ifugao in the Philippines, Vi has moved homes too many times. Since 2020 before Austria's first lockdown during the pandemic, she moved to Sweden. She is still in Sweden today.

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