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Cat gives birth to litter and then lends teat to baby squirrel [w/pix]
Metro [UK] ^ | 1 Nov 2013 | Natasha Culzac

Posted on 11/01/2013 11:16:42 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

A tender cat that had just given birth gave her owners a bit of a shock when she was found to not only to be nursing her kittens, but a squirrel too.

According to her owner – a Redditor who posted the incredible pictures online – the adult cat had only given birth one day before she brought in the ‘shivering and breathing squirrel’ which had ‘no signs of a mother.’

‘We took him inside and called the vet. He said that if our cat had just given birth, there’s a very high chance she would care for the squirrel without a second thought. And that is exactly what she did,’ the Redditor explained.

The Good Samaritan cat didn’t stop there, however, as she went out two days later and ‘came back from under the porch with another one.’

Alongside her kittens she placed the second new creature with the first.

The litter reportedly all sleep together in their home on a farm, and the youngster is even sometimes carried around in the mouth of its new mum just like one of her own.

(Excerpt) Read more at metro.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: kittyping
Pix at source. Looks like Mama Cat had quite a few boyfriends.
1 posted on 11/01/2013 11:16:42 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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2 posted on 11/01/2013 11:18:03 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That is a good story.

Thanks for the lift!


3 posted on 11/01/2013 11:19:41 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

My pleasure.


4 posted on 11/01/2013 11:21:38 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

wow!


5 posted on 11/01/2013 11:21:46 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Slings and Arrows


6 posted on 11/01/2013 11:22:51 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Slings and Arrows
oxytocin, the hormone of mother instinct. I once gave a few injections of it to a mother ewe who was abandoning her second lamb. (new ewes sometimes can't count past the first) She mothered those two lambs and any bummer lambs clever enough to grab a meal. She tried to mother the dogs, cats, and even the occasional chicken. The high doses of oxytocin wore down in about two weeks.

I have a theory thay should put the stuff in urban water supplies so family bonds would last.

7 posted on 11/01/2013 11:23:22 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: blackdog

One FReeper said that oxytocin could give Courtney Love motherly feelings towards a chainsaw, or words to that effect.


8 posted on 11/01/2013 11:25:54 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Bless her little mother-cat heart. I hope her own offspring all find loving homes.


9 posted on 11/01/2013 11:32:22 PM PDT by Fred Nerks (fair dinkum!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Beautiful - made my night/morning - can go to bed with a smile.

One of my kitties is the son of a feral mama- she had four solid black little boys plus the one I took in due to injury, another little boy kitty with mainly white coat plus tiger stripe pattern that looks like a map of the world. There had to be more than one babydaddy contributing to that litter.


10 posted on 11/01/2013 11:39:28 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Slings and Arrows

That there is one very funny, yet accurate quote.


11 posted on 11/01/2013 11:41:07 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Jet Jaguar
Ha! The first picture looks like hey, I'm feeding this Squirrel could you at least not put it on Facebook or I'll lose all my street cred!
12 posted on 11/01/2013 11:41:46 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: Jet Jaguar

Mommy kittahs is da bestest,


13 posted on 11/01/2013 11:42:01 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: MacMattico

LOL!


14 posted on 11/01/2013 11:42:59 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Fred Nerks

Amen!


15 posted on 11/01/2013 11:55:38 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Sioux-san

It’s not uncommon in the kitty world. Maybe we should give them abstinence education.


16 posted on 11/01/2013 11:56:50 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Im tired of attributing human emotion to animals...The squirrel is a snack folks...a SNACK FOR LATER.

sssheesh

ok dogs are different...but all the other animals?

PHfffffft


17 posted on 11/02/2013 12:08:37 AM PDT by Therapsid (t)
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To: Slings and Arrows

BabyMama is doing what comes naturally. We were able to catch all of her kids to have them neutered, but she was a .shrewd one and eluded capture. AFter three litters, she moved on to plant another “cell” elsewhere. Abstinence will not be in her vocabulary.


18 posted on 11/02/2013 12:13:55 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Slings and Arrows

Soon that squirrly will have some bodacious toofies..
could knaw that nipple right off.


19 posted on 11/02/2013 12:23:16 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Slings and Arrows

What a good little puddin’.


20 posted on 11/02/2013 1:16:11 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Therapsid

I would rather spend time with animals than with other people.

Pets are far more loyal and loving.


21 posted on 11/02/2013 2:58:16 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Stop the world I want to get off.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

LOL. What?


22 posted on 11/02/2013 2:59:58 AM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Stop the world I want to get off.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN; Slings and Arrows

Kitty is a better mother than some hoomins.

Thank you for a lovely story. I needed a feel happy story today. I think the world is going to heck in a hand basket then I see a story like this and I can get through the day .


23 posted on 11/02/2013 3:33:39 AM PDT by Gefn (More Cowbell)
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To: Gefn

You’re very welcome. I love interspecies buddy stories.


24 posted on 11/02/2013 3:37:37 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Sioux-san

Yep.


25 posted on 11/02/2013 5:18:20 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Jet Jaguar

Priceless and adorable!


26 posted on 11/02/2013 8:17:01 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: Gefn
"Kitty is a better mother than some hoomins."

Yep, this is often true.

27 posted on 11/02/2013 8:21:14 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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The cat’s instincts in over-drive. I had two cat’s give birth to two litters at almost the same time and they would steal each other’s kittens from the other’s litter to get all motherly..Cool story though.


28 posted on 11/02/2013 8:28:45 AM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Sioux-san

The last litter my tortie had produced five kittens, only two of which looked anything alike (both were orange tabbies; one of them only lived about 12 hours). The only thing we can say about their parentage with certainty is that the black kitten must have had a black daddy. That one was female, as were all of the kittens except the two orange tabbies.

It’s possible for each kitten in a litter to be sired by a different tom. Unspayed female cats are sluts. :)


29 posted on 11/02/2013 11:09:02 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Why didn’t you ever get her fixed.


30 posted on 11/04/2013 11:31:27 AM PST by Fawn ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge" Hosea 4:6)
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To: Fawn

I got her fixed as soon as the kittens were weaned. She was a stray we took in, and she was already pregnant at the time.


31 posted on 11/04/2013 12:04:51 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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