I don't think cat mothers are given enough credit for their efforts

(7 Posts)
cozietoesie Wed 03-Sep-14 18:58:02

Imagine if you had to clean your baby's nether regions with your tongue - and swallow whatever came out. The prospect just could be the best human contraceptive ever!

CatKisser Wed 03-Sep-14 19:02:02

Urgh, this is very true!
I remember when I first found little Olive. At first she kept getting bits of poo stuck around her backside (sorry) and I was crap at cleaning her up with a warm wet cloth.

Luckily, Snowers, my totally unrelated to her male cat, stepped up to the mark and did all those kind of mum jobs, bathing her by licking her all over, cleaning her bot, etc - he was brilliant! I was v grateful...

cozietoesie Wed 03-Sep-14 19:04:12

Well done that Snowers. (You sure he's a boy?)

CatKisser Wed 03-Sep-14 19:05:39

Yes but it did genuinely surprise me that a male cat would act in such a maternal way!

beccajoh Wed 03-Sep-14 19:08:49

And feeding 3/4/5/6 babies yourself.

Fluffycloudland77 Wed 03-Sep-14 19:28:04

But they do evict them as teenagers & mate with blood relatives.

I imagine lots of parents with teens have thought about the first bit. Maybe not the second.

CatKisser Wed 03-Sep-14 19:47:16

Pffft! grin

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