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what kind of cat is that??eek!

post #1 of 27
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cat & baby
post #2 of 27
.........

Is that a joke ???
post #3 of 27
Maybe the cat was starving and desperate for anything to eat.

I read about something similiar happening a few years ago, but I don't remember where I read it. In this story, the mother had just brought her new baby home from the hospital. There was a dog in the house who hadn't eaten for several days and was absolutely starving. Later that same day, the mother went to the store to buy infant formula and left the baby home alone with the dog. When she came back home from the store, she found that her baby had been killed...
post #4 of 27
that is really strange.. I don't even know what to say..
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post #6 of 27
To answer the question of the post: I'd say a very hungry and smart kitty! I mean, it managed not only to enter the nursery but get in the incubator and grab a baby who probably weighed as much as the cat.
This is pretty unbelievable!
post #7 of 27
I'm suprised about how that cat got in that hospital in the first place
post #8 of 27
That just makes me sick to my stomach!!!! How on earth could they act as if it were nothing!!!!! I already have Fears about cats and babies (because of old superstitions and wives tales) but to have a baby stolen from its incubator and then cased around the nursery by a nurse!!!! that just bothers me! and If I were the infants parents I would demand a new hospital and then sue the crap out of them. After I thanked the lord a millone times for keeping my baby safe.
post #9 of 27
well to be honest i'm not suprised.

I think we all seem to forget, and it is very easy to, that cats ARE animals, and carnivorous ones at that.
If a cat is hungry, then a small, defenceless baby would be easy prey for it.

I do think it's very easy to 'humanise' the cat, but we must remember that these animals have been around for centuries and their hunting/ prey instinct will always be there.
post #10 of 27
Quote:
Originally posted by Lorie D.
Maybe the cat was starving and desperate for anything to eat.

I read about something similiar happening a few years ago, but I don't remember where I read it. In this story, the mother had just brought her new baby home from the hospital. There was a dog in the house who hadn't eaten for several days and was absolutely starving. Later that same day, the mother went to the store to buy infant formula and left the baby home alone with the dog. When she came back home from the store, she found that her baby had been killed...

Who leaves their newborn baby alone???? You're just asking for trouble. Especially with a dog in the house.
post #11 of 27
I find this VERY hard to beleave. Neo is 19 pounds and there is no way he could pick a baby up in his mouth. AND HOW did the cat get in the nursery??? That makes no sense at all! ANDDDDDDDDDD IF that really happened wouln't they be flipping because of rabies, and cat bites are nasty to begin with exspeical for a new born! I think it is just more people trying to give cat a bad wrap.
post #12 of 27
I agree with PrincessPurr doesn't sound like a real incident. A cat picking up a baby and dragging it around?!? come on...
post #13 of 27

I'd have to wonder if it's true or not, too...

If there is a large population of starving cats there I guess it's possible, but I still find it hard to believe, unless the baby was VERY tiny and the cat was HUGE. Cats normally don't go for prey that large - squirrels & small rabbits are about the biggest creatures I've ever seen a cat take on, and that was a very large Maine-Coon sized country ranch cat.

Common sense says never to leave a tiny infant unsupervised with any animal. I grew up in a house with cats - my parents had cats when I was born, and my siblings & I turned out fine & healthy, no cat ever tried to 'steal our breath'.

Those myths aggravate the heck out of me, b/c those superstitions are very common in South Texas, and a common reason for cat abandonment. I've seen neighbors kick their cats out on the street to fend for themselves, totally abandoned because a new mom feared the cat would try to kill her baby. It's also the reason a lot of cats here are in shelters - new parents think they have to get rid of the cat to keep their child safe. How about a little supervision & common sense, instead???
post #14 of 27
I honestly don't believe this is true. I think personally that someone harmed the baby and tried to put the blame on a make believe 'cat'. Calcutta is one of the worst overpopulated cities in there and their medical care SUCKS. As well as Bangladesh unless you have money. My mother n law had her first daughter, right after she was born, the f***ing nurse dropped her and fled the scene never to return. The daughter ended up paralyzed and died after a few months. A cat wouldn't go in there and steal a baby, no matter how hungry it is, that is too complicated to get to. However, a nurse could harm a baby by accident and try to blame it on something else instead of taking responsibility. Otherwise why would the doctor and hospital staff try to 'blow it off' and act like it's not a f***ing big deal?! They are responsible for the baby, no matter what. And in their country, their is no such thing as 'suing' but you can get someone killed for something like that. So their covering their rears.
post #15 of 27
Yah, and the myth of cats stealing babies breath!!! I can't believe how many of my 'so-called' friends were telling me to get rid of JB as if he was trash! Totally pissed me off. I told them that there isn't such a thing and that it's impossible and that a cat wouldn't even be able to do that. On top of that, all my docs told me it's fine to have a cat in the house, better than a dog who is more possessive of their owners. Either way, it's the parent's responsibility to watch over their babies and pets and kids and husbands, etc LOL!!! My JB is the most protective of my son which makes me really happy! He will actually come and bite me when he hears my son crying at the top of his lungs and sit next to my son till he calms down!!! My little sweet cat!!! And he's a four year old cat!!! I hope he's the same with the other furless babies we may have
post #16 of 27
Wow, that's really sad, JB. Those poor babies!

Thanks for the insight.
post #17 of 27
You're computer must be a lot faster than mine - I was still sending a reply to the 1st comment when you'd already posted a 2nd

I'm glad JB is a good baby-monitor.
post #18 of 27
Quote:
Originally posted by Princess Purr
I find this VERY hard to beleave. Neo is 19 pounds and there is no way he could pick a baby up in his mouth. AND HOW did the cat get in the nursery??? That makes no sense at all! ANDDDDDDDDDD IF that really happened wouln't they be flipping because of rabies, and cat bites are nasty to begin with exspeical for a new born! I think it is just more people trying to give cat a bad wrap.
I agree, I think that this story is very questionable, however, it could be true.

My cat Hattie, is exactly 7.2#. Nothing more, nothing less. She is declawed and an indoor/outdoor kitty who mostly stays in our backyard. I have seen her take down HUGE rabbits. Rabbits that are just as big, if not bigger than her. She is tiny and can do it even without the aid of claws. I do however, think that this story is doubtful at best, and probably another attempt to make people fear and dislike cats. Who knows? Strange story...

Cindy W.
post #19 of 27
WOW...the things people in this world are still willing to believe...

like most here, i don't see how it's possible for a cat to run off with a baby..... HMMMMMMMM....
post #20 of 27
We should check out snopes, or fact or fiction web sites and see what is said about this story being true.If I get time later I will check it out.
post #21 of 27
I checked out the site, and found nothing....but it sure is interesting reading about all these rumors, here is the link:
http://www.truthorfiction.com
post #22 of 27
And why are my last 2 posts both #332, happens to me all the time! Should of increased by one!
post #23 of 27
Quote:
Originally posted by lmj1954
And why are my last 2 posts both #332, happens to me all the time! Should of increased by one!
Each time you post all your numbers move to that new number.....so you don't have like post #330 and then the second one you post says says 331....... the post of 330 will change to the 331
post #24 of 27
Quote:
Originally posted by Creepyowl
Who leaves their newborn baby alone???? You're just asking for trouble. Especially with a dog in the house.

That's exactly what I was thinking when I read that.
post #25 of 27
Strange
post #26 of 27
YIKES that cat looks Evil
post #27 of 27
Did anyone check out truth or fiction . com? It is an interesting site if you have not checked it out, I think you would enjoy it. It has several rumors to check on, and has an animal link.
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