A good cat mom

July 11, 2014 • 2:25 pm

As always, I try to end the work week (not mine, which never seems to end) with something nice, i.e., catty. Here’s a great cat mom rescuing her kitten in distress as it goes down a slide. As she takes it up, another kitten begins its descent.

But how did they get up there in the first place? Oh, I just found out; here are the notes from the video:

Kittens that are living in my old playhouse are learning how to go down the slide. Momma Dove isn’t happy about it.
Added notes: The cat gave birth up there, I didn’t put them up there. I blocked off the top of the slide, they got around it, I blocked it off better, and finally kept them safe. They got on the slide themselves and even after falling off when I wasn’t there, they still kept getting back on. I did help the kitten at the end back up. I love my babies, so shut up about the animal abuse crap.

p.s. I have a feeling I’ve published this before, but even so it’s worth seeing again.

p.p.s. Footie tomorrow!

h/t: gravelinspector

13 thoughts on “A good cat mom

    1. More like :
      “Eeee!
      Ee ee eee!
      eeeeee!”
      I don’t think these catlings have got their teeth sorted out to do a “wubble-wu” sound yet.

  1. Adorable!

    I’m curious about the physiology that has the kittens unable to stop their descent but Mom able to climb, with kitten, without much difficulty. Especially given the lighter weight and, therefore, presumably, higher traction :: weight ratio of the kittens, I would have predicted the opposite.

    animal abuse

    What the…?

    Damn. Some people are too stupid to be allowed on Teh Innertubules. It’s kittens! On a slide! In a park! With their mama! The kittens are in no more danger nor distress than an human at a similar developmental stage, equally anxious about falling down the slide.

    Whoever wrote that needs to have his and / or her Internet license(s) revoked retroactively, perhaps even posthumorouslessly.

    b&

    1. “I’m curious about the physiology that has the kittens unable to stop their descent but Mom able to climb, with kitten, without much difficulty.”

      I noticed the kittens tended to flatten when they felt unstable. This means the pads of their paws were no longer in contact with the slide while the momma stayed on all four paws.

      1. Oooh — good observation! I just re-watched. When the kittens were on their feet, they didn’t slide; on their bellies, they slid fast. (Wedging themselves against the side of the slide helped, but not much.)

        b&

        1. Also noticed that Mamma cat walked down the sides of the slide a lot of the time, which might be a bit less slippy than the middle.

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