How do cats know they must be careful with human babies? Cats who have no experience with babies seem unsure of exactly what these creatures are. Like, they sort of look like the dumb doofuses who feed cats and change the litterbox–could they possibly be the human equivalent of kittens?
You’ll be impressed by how patient most of these cats are with babies obstreperating at their expense. Note I said “most.” But don’t worry: no humans were hurt during the filming of these videos.
I can’t stand any more nooze today, just can’t. So turn we unto some of God’s stuff…
Hey, some of these cats are bigger than the babies they’re playing with! And yet even when the baby plays rough–crawling on top of the cat, say–all the cats in this video seem to understand that you have to be gentle with a baby. How do they know that?
I can’t say any of my lizards ever laughed, and I had a lot of different kinds of lizards. None of my cats ever laughed, either. But oh, I love the sound of a gull laughing!
And what is it about dogs and cats that send babies into rolls and rolls of merry laughter? Don’t we wish we understood that batter? It may be a treasure just waiting to be unearthed.
And check out the dog who won’t let the toddler open the drawer and play with the cutlery. Extra milk-bones for him!
If Tarzan had been raised by cats or dogs rather than by manlike killer apes, he might have turned out a bit cuddlier.
Dig the babies who’ve already figured out how to enlist a dog or cat in a scheme to get rid of unwanted food.
Well, I’ve had my fill of bad stuff today, including bad stuff that I’d just rather not write about–like enough, already.
So here’s some good stuff instead, God’s stuff. And I’m jealous of that baby who has a cat to hug that’s bigger than he is!
The cats in this video are not in the mood for the babies’ attentions. But with what gentleness they try to discourage those attentions! It would be the easiest thing in the world for a cat to scratch a baby–but none of these cats does anything to make the baby cry. How do they know they ought to be gentle with a human baby?
They’re smarter than you think.
I was going to hunt up some more news for you this afternoon; but as I sat outside, working in my book, I was overcome by a desire for some cat video instead. I hope you don’t feel deprived.
How good does that silky fur feel, against a baby’s skin.
Just another thing God thought of, when he was creating our world, that would have probably escaped us if we were doing it.
All right, time for a sanity break. Critter video. Cats & dogs & all. With a couple of babies thrown in.
I’ve never seen a dog and a mongoose trying for a meeting of the minds before. And there’s the cat and the baby holding hands. Priceless.
I don’t generally re-run cat videos, but when a loyal reader asks for one by name, I just can’t refuse. This one’s for you, Unknowable… because… you asked for it!
Cats make excellent baby-minders: ask anybody who’s ever been raised by a cat, they’ll tell you.
Meanwhile, the gavone who lets his toddler fiddle with the knobs on the oven needs his head examined. Good thing the cat has more sense than he does.