Showing posts with label mothering instincts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label mothering instincts. Show all posts

Monday 15 May 2023

Turkish Van cat lookalike brings her kittens to the person who feeds her in an act of deep trust

The video on Twitter says that this cat was being fed by a person and decided (wisely, it has to be said) to bring her kittens to the person for help in raising them. It is a beautiful example of complete trust from a cat in a human. Good on that human whoever they are.

We are not told but it would seem to me that the video was captured somewhere in the Mediterranean region and perhaps even in Turkey as this cat is a dead ringer for a Turkish Van purebred but is in fact a stray cat.

RELATED: The Real Turkish Van Cat.

The Turkish Van in Turkey is more purebred than the registered selectively bred Turkish Vans in cat shows in America.

Most cat breeds have lost their inherited connection with their origins due to intensive selective breeding by breeders over decades in following breed standards.

Saturday 13 May 2023

Heroic cat charges into large pack of dogs one of which was savaging another cat to save their life

We don't know the relationship between the cat who was grabbed by a dog who was a pack member and the lifesaving cat but this amazing cat charges at the dog with the other cat in its mouth and scatters the pack. The courage was enormous. It is probable that this cat is the mother of the young cat who was attacked and who would surely have died fairly quickly but for the intervention.

The main impression one gets from watching the video is courage and fearlessness. She dives in knowing that there was a strong risk of injury or death. She throws herself at the central dog who led the attack. Her forelegs are in front of her, claws out to smack the dog around the face. The dog releases the young cat. Both cats scram. 

The quality of the picture below (a screenshot) is hopeless but it is on the page to provide a 'featured image' for SEO purposes.

On the internet you will see a lot of videos and still images of mother cats defending their offspring. I can't be sure that's the case in this video but I feel that it is.

Thursday 27 April 2023

Cat brings baby rabbit home and locates mother's nest so that it could be returned to its siblings

Well, this is interesting and a bit different. A woman has videoed her black-and-white cat bringing a newborn rabbit into her home and delivering it to her. Her cat then led her to the spot where the mother rabbit's nest was buried in the ground outside, covered in fur and straw. 

Cat brings baby rabbit home and identifies mother's nest so it could be returned to its siblings
Cat brings baby rabbit home and identifies mother's nest so it could be returned to its siblings. Screenshot from video below.

Inside were the baby rabbit's siblings. She reunited the lost and found sibling with the rest of the family and left them alone. She confirmed that the mother rabbit had returned and continued to care for her family which confirmed that her intervention had not disturbed her parenting.

Her assessment is that the rescued baby rabbit had crawled out of the nest and was found by her cat who took it up in her jaws and brought it inside. The cat was handling the rabbit as if it was one of her kittens it appears. It was totally unharmed.

In bringing the rabbit home the cat was asking her human caregiver (acting as the cat's surrogate mother) to help her reunite the rabbit with its family. That's my interpretation. 

It is unusual but plausible in my view.

The key point is that the cat did not regard the baby rabbit as a prey animal but as one of her offspring. It appears that her motherly instincts were the prime motivator for her actions.

It is an example of a cat performing the task of rabbit rescue as opposed to a human performing the task of cat rescue. Something different as I said.

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