Stray cat joins nursing dog in kennel to give birth

Cat joins nursing dog in kennel to give birth
Cat joins nursing dog in kennel to give birth
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This is another charming video from The Dodo. It appears to have been come from Eastern Europe or Russia. The dog’s owner had built a kennel for his dog and she had given birth in the kennel on the 1st September and was nursing her puppies. On the 7th September he found a stray, grey cat and her newborn kittens in the kennel with his dog and puppies.

The cat had decided to join them for warmth – an ideal place to give birth provided the dog accepted her which she did. What a great idea. What a wonderful dog. It’s a case of interspecies support. Perhaps they knew each other from a previous encounter. It is possible as it seems that in the country where the video was made it is not unusual for companion dogs to live outside. This would have provided the opportunity for this twosome to have met and formed a friendship.

6 thoughts on “Stray cat joins nursing dog in kennel to give birth”

  1. Bet the oxytocin levels in there are are high.

    I think other species help each other out a lot more than is realised. Female feral cats quite often carry out the roles of midwife and kitten sitters for fellow colony females. This happens most commonly for first time Mothers.

    Beautiful.

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    • I never realized until I watched my colony that the male cats would also babysit the kittens once the kittens were old enough to wander off.

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      • I never knew that males kitten-sat too. That’s very heartening. I have only seen females do it. I’ve seen adult males show adolescents the colony ropes, but that’s a bit dfferent.

        Amazing.

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  2. Bet the oxytocin levels in there are are high.

    I think other species help each other out a lot more than is realised. Female feral cats quite often carry out the roles of midwife and kitten sitters for fellow colony females. This happens most commonly for first time Mothers.

    Beautiful.

    Reply

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