Peterborough Couple Saves Cat Named "Leia" Who Gave Birth To 6 Star Wars Kitties Yesterday

 Leia pre-birth

Leia pre-birth

On April 9th, Jennifer Henderson was confronted in the driveway of her Peterborough home by a female cat. Alone, super skinny and full of affection (it was obvious she was "domesticated"), she followed Jennifer to her front deck. Already home to three cats, Jennifer and her husband Ray debated on whether or not to open their door. They did just that, named her "Leia"—Ray and Jen are HUGE Star Wars fans—and Leia immediately made it her home. "We wondered if she had been spade, but since she was showing no signs of being in heat, we assumed she was...little did we know, she was already carrying," Ray tells us, adding, "A month later, we couldn't decide if she was just getting comfortably 'fat' or if something was up. Once we determined that it was, in fact, babies in there, we started keeping her in." Sure enough, yesterday (June 10th) at around 6 p.m, in the couple's living room, Leia's water broke. At 6:48 p.m., the first born emerged, and by 11:28 p.m., six little Star Wars babies had been born, "Chewie" first, then "Padme", "Wicket", "Jango", "Lando" and "Oola". The couple currently have homes for two of the kittens and now need to find homes for the other four. Leia is now a proud mamma—see the pictures below from her birth. May the force be with Leia, the kitties, and the Hendersons.

 Chewie is born

Chewie is born

 Leia and Star Wars kitties resting comfortably today

Leia and Star Wars kitties resting comfortably today

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