Lioness overjoyed to reunite with her former human companion


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/12/07/lioness-overjoyed-to-reunite-w.html


#2

affection? Looks like she is tenderizing him to me.


#3

All the other cats are thinking, “Oh, it’s feeding time!”


#4

This is me coming home every day, except with two dogs.


#5

That’s very affectionate chewing.


#6

Former human? What is he now, an android?


#7

Just one reason why I am often thankful that housecats are not lion-sized. I am frequently amazed how much force they can direct with their 12-pound bodies as-is.


#8

Reason #962 to not own a cat: They always think it’s feeding time.
AND
Reason #963: They think YOU are food!

(There are 12,492 reasons…and counting)


#9

Granted, my housecat does gently give me a bite if she thinks I’m not hurrying along quickly enough with her food; usually on my calf. Like, “You’re next”?


#10

That’s just love.


#11

Be fair and balanced, show videos when lion hugs go wrong (much more fun & educational to watch).


#12

Negative. He is a meat popsicle.


#13

nope nope nope


#14

Funny how similar housecats and big cats behave. One of our cats does the exact same “grab and maul head” thing when she’s happy to see us.

I would imagine it’s slightly more terrifying when a 250 lb cat does it, versus our 15 lb cat.


#15

Seems like a very thin line between being overwhelmingly greeted with affection, and being mauled.

Either way, the lion is way too strong to be deterred.


#16

after she ate away most of his face, a cyborg.


#17

I think this is the original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l22XTZUfO2U


#18

Original video:


#19

She is such a beautiful animal, though.


#20

This is what my tabby does, either on the shoulder when I’m lying down, or on my calf when I’m standing erect.