In the feline world, mothers end up doing the majority of the childrearing.
Cat fathers aren’t recognised for being “fatherly,” and they often avoid their offspring.

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When Chloe delivered a litter of kittens, she probably assumed she’d be on her own, but in a nice turn of events, the dad, Bonik, arrived to greet them!

When a cat dad meets his cubs for the first time

In a heartwarming video, Chloe is laying with her newborn babies while Bonik walks up to view them.
Before welcoming his kittens, he gives Chloe a nice kiss and appears to check in with her before looking over at the kittens.

Both Chloe and Bonik were born with a gene mutation that causes osteochondrodysplasia, a condition that most of their children are expected to inherit.

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Cats born with the disorder, known colloquially as Scottish Fold cats, frequently suffer from painful degenerative joint illnesses, kidney disease, and heart problems at a young age, among other things.
According to the RSPCA, their ears have a “folded” appearance due to poor cartilage.

Fortunately, Chloe, Bonik, and their kittens are all doing well right now!
Hopefully, despite their situation, they will all remain healthy and thrive.

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It’s heartwarming to see how much affection the family has for one another.

Check out the video below:

You can keep up with Chloe and her kittens on YouTube, TikTok, @cat_kittens, and Instagram, @catchloekittens.