I adopted Halona (which means "fortunate") from the Bonnie L. Hays Animal Shelter after helping to drive my daughter's Girl Scout Troop to donate items for the shelter to use.  The day after our visit, I simply could not get this particular pregnant cat off of my mind.  I told my husband that when I was pregnant, I would not have wanted to have been behind bars.  He said, "Go get the cat if it makes you happy."  That is how Halona came to live with us.  She gave birth to her brood six days after her arrival here.

 

 
Halona a few days before the kittens came.

 
Here's a good full-body photo of her.

 
April 17, 2001 - Day One - Morning
Three little ones have arrived!

Day One - Morning
Day One - Morning

 

Day One - Morning
Day One - Morning

Day One - Morning

 
Day One- Evening

Day One - Evening
Day One - Evening

 

April 18, 2001 - Day Two
Day Two - Evening

Day Two - Evening

 
April 19, 2001 - Day Three

Day Three - Evening
Day Three - Evening

 

Day Three - Evening
April 20, 2001
Day Four
Halona taking a break...

Day Four
Vesper with the kittens