Tag Archives: cats and babies

Cats & Babies: The Epic Continues

It looks like cats don’t like human babies to be sad. It also looks like they know exactly what to do about it when it happens. And cat comfort really works!

They don’t seem to be troubled by old men with beards being sad.


Cuddly Cats

Let’s face it, you can’t do this with your goldfish. But cats are ideal for cuddling up and snoozing with. Even babies think so.

Our cat Peep excels at putting her humans to sleep. Her sister, Robbie, doesn’t bother. Well, nobody ever said they’re all alike.

Come to think of it, I do know someone who cuddles with his fish. But that is all I want to know about it.


Bonus: Sweetest Cat Video You Ever Saw

Patty found this on Facebook this morning, and I couldn’t wait till evening to share it with you.

Do you sing to your cat? I do. “Walk like a peep, talk like a peep” I sing to Peep the cat. This cat’s name is Bailey, and the little girl is Abby; and the song she sings is You Are My Sunshine. My father used to sing that to me if he had to walk the floor with me at night because I had gas or collywobbles–one of my very earliest memories, and one of the sweetest.

Abby, you are a glimpse into Heaven.


Cats & Babies: The Unexplained

What–you want me to explain it? Like I know why cats make so many babies laugh uproariously? You can read Henny Youngman’s whole joke book to a baby and he’ll never crack a smile, show him Abbot and Costello till you’re blue in the face, all to no avail–and then a cat comes along and the baby squeals with delight. Go figure.


Cats & Tots: Beyond the Galaxy

I blame Byron the Quokka for that headline. I didn’t mean to write it. He distracted me.

Anyway, check out these infants and toddlers having fun with their families’ cats. Some young children take cats very seriously. Once, in a spirit of jest, I suggested to my granddaughter that I might tell our cat, Henry, about her latest lapse in judgment. She cried out, “No, no! Not Henry! Don’t tell Henry!” So of course I didn’t.


Cats Who Love Babies

I don’t know what you’d call it, but I’d call it a good start in life–cuddling with a cat before you can toddle. And it’s astounding, how patient some of these cats are with human babies who appear to have mistaken them for some kind of furry squeaky-toy.

Yes, I’m convinced it’s a good idea to let your baby and your pet cuddle and play together. Unless your pet is a lobster. Then all bets are off.


Smart Pets & Stupid People

If you’re blessed, your dog or cat will protect your baby. This is not to be taken lightly. In this video you’ll see some dunderheads provoking their pets just to get a laugh on Youtube. It’d serve these jidrools right if they got bitten. But you’ll also see a heroic cat chasing a dog away from a toddler.

Anyway, this is a gift–and if you’ve got it, don’t waste it. And be thankful for it! Babies need protection.


Cats & Dogs & Babies

I saw a sign in my doctor’s office that said that babies who interact with dogs and cats develop stronger immune systems than babies who don’t. So the cat licking the baby’s face, or the dog sniffing the baby’s ear–those are not bad things.

When I was still only three years old or so, I tried to change my baby brother’s diaper. I’d seen my mother do it; how hard could it be? All you’ve got to do is dump half a bottle of baby oil on him and then liberally coat him with baby powder. That’s when my mother came in and put a stop to it.

No cat or dog would ever do that to a human baby.


Cats & Babies: The Cover-Up

What cover-up? Aw, heck, “cover-up” always looks good in a headline…

This is really something, though: you can actually see the babies learning as they play with cats: sometimes, even, by trying to do what the cat’s doing.

Warning: there is one bad cat in this video, and I can’t imagine what got into him. But on the whole, I think we’re safe in saying cats are good for babies.


Cats & Babies: The Epic

How do these cats know they have to be gentle with human babies, and make allowances for them? What is it about a cat that so delights a baby? Too bad we can’t ask either one of them. Well, we could, but what’s the point?


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