Skip to comments.Cat gives birth to litter and then lends teat to baby squirrel [w/pix]
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, theres 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 didnt 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 ...
That is a good story.
Thanks for the lift!
I have a theory thay should put the stuff in urban water supplies so family bonds would last.
One FReeper said that oxytocin could give Courtney Love motherly feelings towards a chainsaw, or words to that effect.
Bless her little mother-cat heart. I hope her own offspring all find loving homes.
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.
That there is one very funny, yet accurate quote.
Mommy kittahs is da bestest,
It’s not uncommon in the kitty world. Maybe we should give them abstinence education.
Im tired of attributing human emotion to animals...The squirrel is a snack folks...a SNACK FOR LATER.
ok dogs are different...but all the other animals?
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.
Soon that squirrly will have some bodacious toofies..
could knaw that nipple right off.
What a good little puddin’.
I would rather spend time with animals than with other people.
Pets are far more loyal and loving.
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 .
You’re very welcome. I love interspecies buddy stories.
Priceless and adorable!
Yep, this is often true.
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.
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. :)
Why didn’t you ever get her fixed.
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.
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