#wolfcatcubs have arrived

14 years in development (with plenty of practice) the collaborative Wolfcat installation project of 2011 was successfully completed this morning.

Wolf and Cat are pleased to announce the Wolfcatcubs are finally at large.

Please join us in welcoming into the world, the latest members of the Dale/Cocklin Clan, our beautiful new twin baby daughters


Erin  Amelia Dale  Cocklin
Zara  Augusta Dale  Cocklin

35 weeks 5 days gestation
delivered by caesarean section

8:38am   Monday   4thJuly   2011

Jessie McPherson Private Hospital, Melbourne.

Erin  weight:  2.750 kg (6.06 pounds)   length:  48cm ( 18.89inches )

Zara  weight:  2.560 kg (5.64 pounds )   length:  48cm ( 18.89inches )

~ All involved are doing well ~

(though at least one of us has been scarred for life by the experience)

Further details as they become available, together with perhaps far too many photographs to be found at… bit.ly/wolfcatcubs


(Erin with the Red Cap, Zara without a cap, Mum with the blue cap )

for good luck, please feel free to wet the babies heads

or even smoke that fine cigar (twitter says a cigar for each baby is in order apparently)

(I know we will be indulging – guess who is looking forward to which the most)
Meet #wolfcatcubs - Erin

Meet #wolfcatcubs - Zara

… One stunned mullet…
How hard can this dad thing be....

and if you look at the big version of this image you will see that I am actually giving the #wolfcatcubs their first feed, not just standing around.

Erin puts her best foot foward

Zara puts her best foot foward

45 Responses to “#wolfcatcubs have arrived”

  1. Oh my goodness … so much double win right there … best to the four of you from the three of us 🙂

  2. Wow. Two little girls! Huge congrats to you and Cat and hurrah for the Wolfcat Club!

  3. Welcome to the Wolfcat Cubs, Erin and Zara!! Well done Wolf and Cat 🙂 Great photos of the ‘girls’ and mother… Cat looks happy to not be pregnant anymore! 😉 I hope someone took a photo of you – I want to see the expression on your face! Speak to you soon!

  4. Congrats guys, that’s excellent news.

  5. Congratulations to you and the family. Wonderful news.

  6. Fabulous! Great work Wolfies!

  7. Congratulations! Wonderful news and welcome to the world Erin and Zara!

  8. Congrats Wolf and Cat…. and welcome little wolfins….. ! How amazing…so so happy for you! – Sophia Healy

  9. Congratulations Wolf. They look very cute and sooo tiny! I hope they’re good sleeper and don’t keep you up too late.

  10. One detail missing – is Erin RC1 and Zara RC2 or visa versa?

  11. Congrats Wolf!

  12. Congrats!

  13. Woot. Congrats again!

  14. Congratulations Wolf and Cat!
    And welcome Erin & Zara!!
    Hahaha. Beautiful.

  15. Hey guys. Congratulations! Lots of amazing family, fun times ahead.
    Paige (mother-is-a-Dale cousin in ChCh)

  16. Congratulations!

    And to Erin and Zara: welcome to the world. It’s a bit weird, but you’ll work it out eventually.

  17. Congrats Mate!
    I’ll have 2 beers in their honour tonight.
    Welcome to the world #WolfCatCubs

  18. Hi Wolf and Cat – wonderful news, the photos are fabulous, enjoy! 🙂

  19. Lovely photos, everybody looks healthy and happy. Welcome to the clan Erin and Zara.

  20. Erin and Zara – beautiful! Huge congratulations to you and the Mrs, and what a launch for a 14yr project! Now for Phase 2… 😉

    (wow your Dad jokes are contagious)

  21. Congratulations all round!

  22. Congratulations Wolf and cat – and welcome to the world Erin and Zara. Wonderful news for the day.

  23. Congrats to you both from across the ditch.
    The hoodie suits you J – When do you get your “P’s”??
    Hope to see you both again early next year

    Antz & Gill

  24. Congrats you guys!! X

  25. Many many congratulations to you both – and Wolf, you are now seriously outnumbered at home!! 🙂

  26. Oh yes… I am aware of the out numbered… but still I have a chance to shape the girls… a crash course in hard core SCI-FI for example 🙂

  27. Well done to you all! Life will never be the same! Enjoy the journey..


  28. Congrats. Really thrilled for you……..such cuties! (I meant Erin and Zara!)
    Cant wait to be introduced!
    Best wishes,

  29. Well done to WolfCatCubs! Cat looks like she really did get the cream! Two lovely girls!! Looking forward to meeting them xxxMissy T

  30. (stumbled upon from a flickr link)

    Congratulations and enjoy!

    8.5yrs ago I had my first baby @ 35 weeks and 2.89 kgs – he has grown into a strapping lad -one of the tallest in his class. You would never know he was a premmie. Thankyou for reminding me about the how precious those early days were.

  31. Congratulations to you Wolf and Cat

    Erin and Zara look utterly adorable. Great pics!

  32. Fantastic effort and beautiful children.
    Welcome to the world of being a parent!!!!!

  33. Hey Guys, many many congratulations, delighted to see beautiful photos, you must be very proud!

    best wishes from Andrew Treloar

  34. Wooo WoW !! Congrats, the girls (all three) look terrific, pity about Wolf but we bet he thinks “It was a piece of Cake” Well Done to ALL of you and there goes a good nights sleep! Cheers from Ann & Roy

  35. WooooooW !! Well Done, all three girls look terrific – Congrats Guys !!
    Must have been a piece of cake – Wolf !!

  36. Dear Catherine and Wolfe

    Havent you done well Catherine (and of course you too Wolfe)….such great weights and I bet you are so thrilled….love the names and congratulations….
    will see you all when I come to Melbourne…

    love Wendy Slade

  37. congratulations wolfies. they need matching V2.0 onesuits.

  38. Dear Cat and Wolf
    Congratulations on your new cubs Erin and Zara. We look forward to meeting them at the VCA in a few months when all are ready to venture out in the world!
    Keep up the computer doodling while you’re breast feeding Catherine
    and Wolf, plenty of photo opportunities – just not when mum’s feeding cubs.

  39. Yey! Catherine, you look so beautiful in that photograph. I’m so glad that you’ve all made it through to the other side. It’s a pretty harrowing experience isn’t it but it’s amazing how quickly the shock gives way to the awe! Thinking of you…

    Gorgeous names by the way!

  40. Congratulations to you both! Nicest blog post I’ve seen all week. Gorgeous kids – MANY years of photo ops ahead 🙂

  41. […] crap…  the cubs are 7 days old […]

  42. I’m stunned! Congratulations Wolf and Cat. It’s a rollercoaster from here on in – much better than just sedately walking on the pavement. Wolf, I really cannot believe you could father such pretty girls! (good job Cat’s in the equation)

  43. Yeah… I feel exactly the same way re Cat in the equation 🙂

  44. That is really awesome, congrats to all four of you.
    Mate, love the T-Shirt. Hope you have plenty of them, you’ll be wearing it for the rest of your life.
    I’ve got my third on it’s way around Christmas. Hey, where can I get one of those shirts?

  45. T-shirt is here http://www.redbubble.com/people/wolfcat/t-shirts/6796842-learner-dad

    And yes, I know I’ll always be a learner 🙂

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