6 posts tagged Kittens
6 posts tagged Kittens
The Oatmeal recently illustrated some of his favourite quotations and shared them on his awesome website. They’re all great, but we couldn’t resist tempting you to go look at the rest with this one depicting our hero Abraham Lincoln covered in adorable kittens.
(Speaking of favourites, we keep trying to pick a favourite kitten, but the hypno-kitty keeps interfering.)
[via The Oatmeal]
Hooray! It’s time for another visit to the Department of Unexpected Interspecies Friendship. This broody farmyard hen was spotted sitting on a litter of kittens after they strayed in to her nest. A mother cat intruded on the hen’s usual nesting spot, having recognized how wonderfully soft and cozy it was, and set about using it to keep her kittens warm. Upon discovering the four tiny kittens, instead of kicking up a fuss, the hen appeared to happily adopt them. In fact, she didn’t just sit on the kittens, she sat on their mum as well! (She’s the one on the far right, basking in the warmth, nose to beak with the chicken)
Husband and wife Linda and Richard Oldani captured the sight on camera at their farm in Clymer, New York. And we’re so very glad they did.
Gather round friends, it’s time for another awesomely cute tale of unexpected interspecies friendship:
“Though by nature, they’re predator and prey, a set of kittens and their mother have taken to an orphaned squirrel like he is one of them. The squirrel was discovered by eight-year-old Bailee Schultz, who heard the squirrel whimpering a few weeks ago in a wooded area of his grandparents’ property in Bay County’s Bangor Township, Michigan.
Grandmother Stephanie Box told MLive.com Bailee brought her to the squirrel, which was under a nest and less than a week old. After rescuing the squirrel by picking him up in a coffee can, Ms Box said she placed the squirrel they call Bushytail with her cat, Oreo, who recently gave birth to five kittens.
The next day, Ms Box says the squirrel was nursing side-by-side with the kittens. They’ve also seen Oreo groom Bushytail, though they say she is a little leery of how Oreo feels about the rodent. Ms Box says Oreo may not have fully accepted the squirrel, however, since she once moved the kittens but left Bushytail behind.
They want Oreo to keep an eye on Bushytail for a while, but said they’ll give the squirrel all due freedom when he’s old enough. ‘He’ll be free as any of the cats,’ Norwell Box told MLive.com. ‘We’ll try to feed him to keep him around, if we can,’ Ms Box added.”
We wish Bushytail, Oreo, and her kittens all the luck in the world. Here’s hoping someone from a local wildlife refuge will see this story and offer to take in Bushytail to give him some desperately needed underpants and introduce him to some other squirrels. Hee hee, baby squirrel underpants…
[via Dark Roasted Blend]