Mother cat who lost three babies adopts three orphaned kittens


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#2

Thank you.


#3

Is somebody cutting onions in here? Man, the feels are real ): remind me when I tried my cat at 2 days old. I still wish he had had time to be raised by a mama cat.


#4

ZOMG! A cat doing what they’ve been genetically selected for! Stop the press!

Besides, around here, we go for inter-species nursing.


#5

What is it like to not have a heart? :wink:


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Going to the movies with you must suck.


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Well, now I feel slightly better about thinking “the redundant array of improvised descendants appears to have rebuilt successfully once the failover kittens were swapped in”. Slightly.


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I suppose you never can have too many failover kittens.


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The problem with kittens is that they are easier to scale up than scale down…


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That’s actually the tricky bit. Kittens in offline storage have a very short shelf life, so (as in this story) finding failover kittens when you need them can be a problem.

Ordinarily, I’d suggest having hot-spare kittens; but kitten hosts can only support a limited number of total kittens, so (as in this case) you may not have enough hot spares to cover failures.

This may be why "Cat as a Service" solutions are popular in some markets.


#11

It’s a version of tit-for-tat that ends up being altruistic.


#12

More like tit-for-cat.


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