And while they don’t have to look down at their little bundles of joy and wonder how they’re going to pay for college, they do have to feed them, bathe them, potty them (which is a nice way of putting what they really have to do), and get them to behave.
But like all moms, these ones are also proud (if sometimes exhausted). In fact, even when they’re making a face wondering when it’ll all be over, we still have to give them a lot of credit for giving up their bodies to those furry little babies.
Just take a look at these 45 beautiful mama cats:
1) As Different As Can Be
We just love this beautiful mother cat, who looks like she’s done all she can to get them to look at the camera and is now just saying “take the darn photo.”
2) Pretty Little Kitties
And if we had our choice, we’d take home that one in the back.
3) Big babies
They’re all so beautiful and so different. Isn’t cat genetics fascinating?
4) Such Gorgeous Faces
And that serene look on mom’s face is the cherry on top.
5) Don’t Touch My Babies
She’s their fierce protector and we’re sure she’ll teach them how to be tough as well.
6) Nothing But Blue Eyes
What beautiful parents! If only we all had genetics this good.
7) It Must Be Sunday
We hope mom didn’t plan to get up anytime soon.
8) Black sheep
Although it looks like he or she is right up in there with everyone else and no one notices there’s anything different.
Only the little grey guy looks like he needs to reposition.
10) You Can’t Say No
It’s a good thing mama cats aren’t swayed by those big eyes.
11) Leave Me Here
Mom was probably trying to take a nap when the kittens decided it was time for lunch. Her eyes say that she wasn’t done with that nap though.
12) When The Whole House Is Asleep
We love that even mom and dad are snuggling with each other. How sweet!
13) Just Born!
What a beauty!
14) It’s Playtime
They look a little mischevious!
15) Soak Up The Sun
Mom is teaching them the beauty of that big ball in the sky.
16) She Loves Her Babies
It looks like she’s the one who asked to have her picture taken!
17) Time For A Picnic
This mama doesn’t seem to mind being crowded by her babies as long as she can get some fresh air.
18) Proudest Mama And Papa
Just look at mom and dad proudly watching their kittens eat. They’re so loved!
19) Snowballs Aplenty
We wonder if playtime looks like a snowball fight.
20) Porch Cat
She’s got this.
21) They Are Their Mother’s Kittens
We just want to know how she got them to line up and look in the right direction.
22) Please Stop, Mommy
No one wants to see that kind of affection, especially your children. Save it for later.
23) Lined Up And Ready
24) Meld Into Her
They’re so tiny and mama looks so sleepy.
25) Bathtime? I Think Not
26) A Box O’ Kittens
27) Perfect For Two
28) Her Eyes Aren’t Glowing
29) Adoptive Mothers For The Win
What a sweet interspecies moment!
30) A Little Privacy
But the papparazzi follows her wherever she goes.
31) No Room For Mommy
33) Daddy Looks Ticked
34) Little Leopards
35) Finally A Good Nap
36) Just Like Mommy
They’re just so tiny and cooperative!
37) Caught Me In An Awkward Position
38) They Are So Tiny
But mom is making sure they all know how to eat properly.
39) It Was A Rough Delivery
41) Watching Netflix
Do you think she’s watching Stranger Things or maybe The Witcher?