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.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

9 responses to “Cats & Dogs & Babies

  • UnKnowable

    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.

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  • Erlene Talbott

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

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  • Erlene Talbott

    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.

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    • UnKnowable

      Undoubtedly. I have had cats behave exceptionally gently when I’m not feeling well. They seem to know.

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      • leeduigon

        Oh, yes–your cats do take care of you when you’re sick. They know, all right.

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        • UnKnowable

          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.

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  • Linda Sorci

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

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    • UnKnowable

      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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