Cats & Dogs & Babies

Cats and dogs are mammals. They’re smart. It won’t take them long to figure out what a baby is, if they’ve never met one before. That’s when the cuddling starts. The baby will figure it out pretty quickly, too. But that very first time–well, it’s natural to be a little skittish. Or just a bit excited.

9 comments on “Cats & Dogs & Babies

  1. It never ceases to amaze me how animals act the first time they see a human baby. They seem to know that it’s very young and they seem very careful. It’s hard to know how much they understand, but they seem to know exactly how to act in that unfamiliar situation.

  2. Well, let’s see if I can respond to this. Word Press has had me locked out for several days now. ?????

  3. Wow! It worked. I have been reading the posts, but couldn’t respond. Now that I’m back, I can say I still love the cat stories. I think cats can sense the helplessness and vulnerability of babies, and apparently there is a built-in “gentle” response.

    1. I had minor surgery some years ago. My cat stayed right next to me the first few days and never seemed to tire of the duty. As I got better, she seemed to understand and spent more time away from me, but still kept an eye on me. I told people that I was cared for by a nurse-cat.

  4. God knew when He gave us these wonderful creatures what a blessing they would be. 🙂

    1. I agree. They seem to be made in such a way as to be very useful living in close quarters with humans. Cats are all but essential to the bulk storage of grains. Dogs are very useful in helping with livestock. These are made for us.

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