Reflections on a daddy cat and America’s fatherless children

It’s two days after Father’s Day, but not too late to acknowledge what a good father this cat is.

Watch how daddy cat takes care of his babies and lovingly licks his mate.

Sadly, too many fathers in America today are mere sperm donors.

According to data from the 2010 Census:

  • The number of children living in single-parent homes has nearly doubled since 1960.
  • The percentage of two-parent families significantly decreased in all 50 states. Even as the total number of American households with children increased by 160,000, the number of two-parent households, however, decreased by 1.2 million.
  • In 2014, as many as 15 million or one-third of American children were without a father.

The above doleful statistics are a direct result of the Democrats’ decades-long enabling via welfare policies that reward single mothers and unwed pregnancies, and in so doing, replace fathers with Big Government.

But these same Democrats are now screaming about Trump immigration policy’s “separation of families”. Hypocrites!


15 responses to “Reflections on a daddy cat and America’s fatherless children

  1. This daddy cat is an exception. Growing up on a farm, I have seen more male cats eat their young so the mother cat can come into ‘heat’ again than male cats do this. This is one of the many reasons I do not care for cats.

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  2. Very uncommon. Exception. Cabin 1954 is right, male cats (and many other mammals) kill the cubs so the female goes into heat again so they can mate. Have seen it happen with cats and dogs too on the farm. That’s also a reason why most mammal females give birth hidden and move their offspring around often. Domesticated cats may act differently like this one. Sweet yes, but rare.

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      Male cats have been known to kill kittens, usually kittens that they didn’t father. This behavior is a throwback to instincts from wilder days when killing a rival’s young would keep the rival from spreading his genes about the countryside and giving the killer a better chance of advancing his own genetic agenda.

      Not all male cats kill kittens and some have even been known to participate a little in caring for their own young by cleaning and playing with them. People have even reported having their tom cats turn up with litters of kittens in tow, as if to inform their humans that they were living up to the responsibilities of fatherhood.

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      • True.

        One spring morning a male feral we had been feeding who had always been skittish and shy turned up on the back porch with a female mama cat and three tiny kittens in tow. The mama was very skinny. He knew we would help take care of his family, but he came around every day, too, to cuddle and spend time with his brood and check on things. We were able to trap neuter return the adults and kittens, but one kitten lived out his next fifteen years as a beloved and snuggly indoor/outdoor cat. Because that kitten was born feral he could be shy; it took me several years before I could rub his belly. He slept every night on the bed with us.

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      • Perhaps domesticated male cats, especially cats that are kept indoors, are good dads BECAUSE they know and are confident the kittens actually are theirs, which means it’s in their interest NOT to kill, but instead take care of the kittens.

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  3. Amazing, tom cat looks very proud of the litter.

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  4. Spay or neuter too many unwanted kitties in this world. I’m not poo pooing your post Dr. Just getting on my soap box on an issue I feel very strong about

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  5. Agreed. It can be nearly impossible though when a feral cat population is already out of control. I have an aunt who has spent decades trapping/neutering and either returning them outside or, more frequently, working to find homes for the gazillion Gerald in her neighborhood, Animal control hates her and threatens to fine her, even though she has always worked with them to try to find farm homes for these multiple generations of cats. Neighbors treat her like an exile and blame her for feeding the cats; which she only does while trapping them. I have known many people like this who work hard, largely on their own, trying to do the right thing with these out of control feral populations. Everyone MUST neuter and spay because all it takes is a female in heat sneaking out of your house once to get seven kittens, quickly to become 49 more, etc.

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  6. That was an exceptional film. I loved how the Daddy finally laid down opposite the Mama and snoozed.

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  7. i cannot imagine how a woman can carry a child for nine months to later kill the child.

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  8. One of my relatives was like that, 4 kids with no daddy. His dad was the same way, didn’t give a crap about any of his kids.

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