How about the story of the cat who stole the baby’s breath. Heard it? You know, the super scary one that every parent with a cat will eventually hear from someone? It’s totally true, we swear. Okay, not really, but as someone who doesn’t own a cat I know that the idea that a cat in the crib could hurt the baby is one that made me go cross-eyed when the idea of ever adopting a kitten came up. If I had a cat? I know I’d be pretty anxious about it ever going into the baby’s room – or any room the baby was already in!
Ever wonder what your cat does when he/she sneaks away for an adventure? One family decided they really wanted to know what kitty was up to when she went prowling around the nursery so they set up a cam.
Surprisingly – or maybe not so surprisingly – the cat did get into the baby’s crib. She didn’t steal the baby’s breath or even try to cuddle too close for comfort. What she did do probably says a lot more about the mammalian mothering instinct than anything else:
Is that what you expected? Do you love it? Hate it? Are you like totes grossed out?
We’d love to hear from other moms out there with cats. Did you ever feel anxious about having a cat in the same house as your baby or child? Please give us non-cat-owning mamas the 411! I’m allergic so ultimately that kitten had to go home with someone else, but I still love watching these sneaky pets from afar and hearing good stories and viewing hilarious videos from all of you cat owners. Let’s see yours!