- Oct 25, 2017
wonder if there's been a cat thread without "I don't like cats" being posted a bunch
No need to baby proof when you have a cat there keeping your kid safe.
Eh, gotta let them have a sniff sometimes.
One of my friends’ cats has a similar bond with their daughter.There was this one cat that my dad's cat had around the same time I was born. It and I were inseparable, it used to be around me all the time and I would play with it a lot. There was a story my dad told me of this one time I was about to fall it actually came to grab and hold me a bit like in this video I presume (as I don't remember it).
I recall hearing that mammals are kinda' programmed to find other mammal babies cute and to be protected, like how we as humans find puppies, kittens and other baby mammals cute, other mammals can also find other types of mammal babies cute, including human babies. I'm pretty certain from that video that the cat had the protective "must protect baby" instinct with that baby.
My cat flicks its tail when playing all the time. I think there is a very real chance this was just dumb luck. It saved the kid nonetheless, so whatever the case, I don't think it matters much.I am pretty sure the cat isn't "playing". Seems is stressed and agitated because it's flicking its tail. There was a good chance the baby could have overpowered the cat with its weight and both of them could have tumbled down the stairs. Cat was probably fearing for its own life as well and is gaurding the stairs warily.
It was probably stressed in the first place seeing the baby out of the crib and wandering around. Hence the swatting at him when baby tried to play.
your cat might be a crakerCats totally care.
My last cat Larry once refused to leave my side when I was the sickest I've ever been, and he would never normally behave like that. He preferred generally to keep his distance, but if you weren't well for whatever reason, he would just lie next to you purring.