I’ve seen enough Cat & Baby videos to believe that many cats understand babies as human kittens, and respond accordingly. Many, but not all.
Some fall in love with the baby, right off the bat. Others are very, very cautious. You’ll see one cat run all the way upstairs because the baby made a movement that unnerved him.
You haven’t ever done that, have you?
What a cute baby! And what a handsome cat–who, for once in his life, is bigger than the human who wants to pet him. Something tells me that these two don’t yet know each other well. But they’ll get there.
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My mother would’ve plotzed if she ever saw any of her babies cuddling with a cat–but gee whiz! Obviously (in this video, at least) the baby is delighted by the cat. And the cat likes the baby, although he’s distracted by the camera. Clearly the cat makes the baby happy. And what’s wrong with that?
Pardon the headline; it’s an experiment.
I haven’t yet looked at any nooze today. Maybe that’s why I feel good. Don’t worry, I’ll look later.
Meanwhile, this little video crossed my eye. Look at the fun they’re having–a cat and a baby. I don’t know that I’d allow it, in case either one of them gets over-zealous; but at least in this video all’s well in the kingdom.
What a pity that we can’t remember the things we thought and felt when we were babies. Like, our first interactions with the family cat–what were those like?
Well, the baby here is a sealed book to us, but the cat is pretty easy to read. He’s confused. And wait’ll you see what happens when he tries to cover it up by playing cool.
Do babies ever go “Heh-heh-heh!”?
I’ve had enough stupid nooze for one day–haven’t you? Let’s enjoy some of God’s stuff.
Want to give a baby some genuine jollies? Bring in a cat. No one’s better at making babies laugh. And looking at it from a cat’s point of view, what could be better than a cat-sized human?
How about a bit of cozy time, eh?
There’s tons of video showing cats loving human babies, so it must be a thing. The cat in this video seems cautious about it, but he soon comes around. I wish we’d had a cat when I was a baby, but I’m afraid my mother was too fastidious for that.
You’ll have to pardon the headline. I couldn’t resist it.
Some of these babies are pretty rough on the cat, but the cats are careful not to rough the baby. Heck, one of these cats is bigger than the baby. If you wonder about the value of these interactions, judge them by the babies’ laughter.
In case I don’t have internet access this evening, I’d better post this cat video now.
See how good cats and dogs are with babies. It must be so good for a baby! I’m sure if I had this as a baby, I would have grown up to be more polite to Verizon representatives.
I’ve got about two minutes before the internet plotzes out on me, so without further ado, here it is–cats protecting babies. Cozy time!