Looking for a good pick-me-up? You might not find a better mood booster than watching furry kittens, which is probably why the video (see below) showing a mother cat and her newborn kitten has gone viral.
In just a few days since it was uploaded to YouTube, it has already received over 13 million views.
In the video, a mother cat is resting with her newborn kitty next to her. Her furry paw is draped over the kitten. As they sleep, they stretch and move and the mother’s hug only becomes more pronounced and affectionate. The kitten lays on its back, with its mouth slightly opened, not having a care in the world. Besides showing how much animals and humans are similar as mothers, it also displays the supreme instinctual habits of our four-legged friends.
Motherly instinct is apparent in almost every animal species, but it is instinctual to know how to be a mother? I think on a certain level it is. While we might not know everything to do in every situation, I think most of us, when paying attention, have a gut reaction when something is off with our children or when something is wrong. How many times have we heard stories of mother saving the lives of their children over a feeling?
We adopted a black lab a few months ago when she was just 8 weeks-old. My son said that he wishes we could have her mother too because he says she must miss her mommy. I assured him that our pup was ready to leave her mom even though she was still so young and now she is part of our family. I explained how puppies want to be in a human family and she’s very happy with us, which she is…..but boy does this video really make me wonder how true that is.
If the saying a picture is worth a thousand words is true, then this video is worth a million.
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