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Squirrel purrs like kitten!1!
November 17, 2012 10:49 AM   Subscribe

Your Saturday dose of interspecies lovin: cat adopts squirrel, squirrel learns to purr (slytb). Warning: seeing this might lead to hours of watching related videos as you fall down a rabbit hole of interspecies fostering.
posted by MartinWisse (19 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

 
Love turns squirrel into kitten.
Your move, atheists.
posted by mikoroshi at 11:42 AM on November 17, 2012 [7 favorites]


I am worried about all the other cats!
posted by zscore at 11:43 AM on November 17, 2012


Reminds of the cases of lions that sometimes adopt the young from other species ,like a baby antelope.
posted by Wolfster at 11:56 AM on November 17, 2012 [3 favorites]


For those who want more animals and other animals being awesome together:

Fuck Yeah Interspecies Friendships

And Nature on PBS is running a new series called "Animal Odd Couples" about this very subject. The first episode is viewable (at least in the U.S.) for free here. I'm partial to the cheetah and the dog.

Desperate Crying Jag Warning: the billy goat and the blind horse will rip your heart to shreds.
posted by tzikeh at 12:16 PM on November 17, 2012 [8 favorites]


Oxytocin is helluva drug
posted by zippy at 12:29 PM on November 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


Oh god, chimp feeding tiger, I died, I am dead and I died.
posted by The Whelk at 12:29 PM on November 17, 2012 [4 favorites]


As a vegetarian, i sometimes feel like a squirrel among cats. I'm with ya, little fella!
posted by orme at 1:39 PM on November 17, 2012


And then, you'd never guess what - those Duke boys went and adopted them a squirrel and some cats. Well, you can bet Boss Hog didn't like that one bit. But, before you knew it, they zipped away in the General Lee and left him in the dust.
posted by Dmenet at 2:29 PM on November 17, 2012 [8 favorites]


Desperate Crying Jag Warning: the billy goat and the blind horse will rip your heart to shreds.

Seriously, thank you for the warning. I don't think I'll risk it because I could only make it about 2 minutes into Wolfster's lioness/baby antelope link before getting teary-eyed.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 2:41 PM on November 17, 2012


I always find it heart warming until the antelope says hello to the new pride in town.
posted by BlueHorse at 3:10 PM on November 17, 2012


So the lion + baby antelope link led me to this video about baboons kidnapping feral puppies who then become assimilated into the baboon troop. I wonder if there's any evidence for pre-human hominids having done the same.
posted by univac at 3:10 PM on November 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


as you fall down a rabbit hole of interspecies fostering.

I see what you did there.
posted by GenjiandProust at 3:13 PM on November 17, 2012 [1 favorite]


Do we know for sure that baby squirrels DON'T make that purry sound anyway? I need to know before I, um, send the link to all my friends.
posted by lollusc at 5:30 PM on November 17, 2012


As a vegetarian, i sometimes feel like a squirrel among cats.

As an omnivore, let me assure you that my kind have no interest in eating you.
posted by Dasein at 9:20 PM on November 17, 2012 [2 favorites]


I want to kiss every little teeny paw and nosey and be surrounded by sweetly purring baby kitties and squirrlies for the rest of the weekend please
posted by These Birds of a Feather at 11:02 PM on November 17, 2012


This was so adorable, but really, my favorite part as a displaced southerner was the accents.
posted by whitneyarner at 11:33 PM on November 17, 2012


That's what I liked as well.
posted by MartinWisse at 2:58 AM on November 18, 2012


There was a big brood of wild chickens in my yard this spring. When the roosters got old enough, they started to crow. Except for the one who imprinted on my neighbor's cat- he meowed. It's not so bad to wake up to a meowing rooster.
posted by kamikazegopher at 5:39 AM on November 18, 2012 [1 favorite]


Cats and squirrels living together?

They warned us about this kind of thing happening once gay marriage started getting legal.
posted by hippybear at 8:07 AM on November 18, 2012


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