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Cat adopts duckling after it is abandoned by mother
Metro [UK] ^ | Friday 26 Jul 2013 | Jimmy Nsubuga

Posted on 07/28/2013 12:57:05 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows

A duckling that was abandoned by her mother at birth has found a new home among a family of cats.

The baby duck was adopted by a feline called Tosia after she was separated from her mum when she hurt her foot in Olesnica, Poland.

‘Tosia came walking into the kitchen one day with something in her mouth,’ said the cat’s owner Ryszard Andrzejczuk.

‘At first I thought it was a mouse or something, but then she placed it on the ground and I saw it was a little duckling.’

The 68-year-old added the female cat and the duckling were now inseparable, with the bird also being welcomed in by Tosia’s kittens.

He said the young cats allowed the duckling to share their bowl of water, and the whole happy family has also been pictured snuggling together and hanging out.

This isn’t the first time a cat has taken in a duckling.

In May video emerged of a tabby breastfeeding three baby ducks in Ireland.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: duckling; ducks; kittyping

1 posted on 07/28/2013 12:57:05 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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2 posted on 07/28/2013 12:57:39 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Good story


3 posted on 07/28/2013 1:45:18 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

Nothing sweeter than interspecies friendships.


4 posted on 07/28/2013 1:48:40 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Have fun teaching it to meow.


5 posted on 07/28/2013 1:54:54 AM PDT by Bullish (Psalm 46)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Or the cat is merely fattening it up for Thanksgiving dinner.


6 posted on 07/28/2013 1:56:04 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Bullish

Maybe the duck will teach the cat to quack.


7 posted on 07/28/2013 2:17:32 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I am confused. The cat hurt her foot in Poland and adopted a baby duck?


8 posted on 07/28/2013 2:45:05 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Moggie is paying forward.


9 posted on 07/28/2013 3:10:23 AM PDT by Daffynition (Life's short- paddle hard!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Interesting how domesticated (and feral)creatures no longer need their hunting instincts.

Isaiah 11:1-6; sometime after Jesus’ first advent or His birth, death and return to life. It is a time of peace, long life and joy.

And the wolf will dwell with the lamb, And the leopard will lie down with the kid, And the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; And a little boy will lead them. (NASB) Isaiah 11:6


10 posted on 07/28/2013 4:08:56 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Life is prickly - carry tweezers.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Cute, but the thought of a duck imprinting on cats as family doesn’t sound like the best idea.


11 posted on 07/28/2013 4:12:06 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Caipirabob

Ever see how kittens play at stalking and hunting? Sissy duck ain’t gonna want no parta dat.


12 posted on 07/28/2013 4:40:39 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: Caipirabob
Cute, but the thought of a duck imprinting on cats as family doesn’t sound like the best idea


13 posted on 07/28/2013 5:21:52 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracker)
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To: Slings and Arrows
I'm only doing this once! ...pay close attention!


14 posted on 07/28/2013 5:25:33 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracker)
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To: Slings and Arrows

metro.co.uk also has the story of a bear that walks into a bar — an Irish pub in Estes Park, Colorado.

[ripe for jokes]

Video at link

http://metro.co.uk/2013/07/27/cheeky-bear-walks-into-irish-bar-in-the-rocky-mountains-video-3900812/


15 posted on 07/28/2013 5:41:24 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Except in California.


16 posted on 07/28/2013 5:44:50 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Slings and Arrows
OK, this stuff doesn't come without a cost. So,

where is the momma can going to send the bill???

17 posted on 07/28/2013 5:49:14 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
momma "cat"

must not post before finishing morning coffee

18 posted on 07/28/2013 5:50:38 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Awwwww.

Thanks Slings and Arrows.


19 posted on 07/28/2013 6:35:25 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
What a telling photo!

It knows.

20 posted on 07/28/2013 6:42:55 AM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yay!!!!!!!


21 posted on 07/28/2013 8:21:26 AM PDT by Gefn (More Cowbell please)
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To: Gefn
Yay!!!!!!!

+1

22 posted on 07/28/2013 10:55:40 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: HomeAtLast

It does.


23 posted on 07/28/2013 10:56:38 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; Yaelle; EinNYC; Tabi Katz; LucyT; All
Re photo in #1:

I'm not a veterinarian, but I don't think that breast feeding on a lactating cat is very healthy for a duckling. Lactation and breast feeding in nature is limited to mammals. Birds are not anatomically nor physiologically designed to do it.

24 posted on 07/28/2013 3:25:02 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93

I don’t think it’s breast-feeding at all - just resting its head on Mama’s belly.


25 posted on 07/28/2013 3:27:14 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: TexasCajun

I don’t like that picture.


26 posted on 07/28/2013 3:35:03 PM PDT by EnquiringMind
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To: justiceseeker93

I agree with you. Not only are birds not physically adapted to nurse, but I’m sure that the resultant milk will not be in line with their particular nutritional needs.


27 posted on 07/28/2013 7:43:55 PM PDT by EinNYC
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