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Originally posted by weedwhacker
reply to post by TrueBrit
Agreed, "TrueBrit"....but, you are referring to Lemurs, and they are in the family of primates (as are WE)...
I htink it's been already mentioned that this video, while heart-warming, is being misinterpreted. I AM a "cat person", BTW, so I am not 'hating' on them, but just pointing out (attempting to) that the 'kneadsing' instinct, as shown, is...well, an instinct.
To attribut that cat with the "intelligence" that some have is a stretch of the imagination, I am afraid. This would require one to believe that THIS CAT has knowledge of the internal organs, and their arrangement, of the other cat, AND that THIS CAT somehow also has the wherewithal to consciously grasp the biology of respiration, and heart/blood/circulatory systems in mammals, etc.
Cats are clever, cute (sometimes) and crafty....but trained in EMT procedures? I hardly think so, not even in "instinct".
The 'kneading' behaviour has been well-explained, already.
Originally posted by VintageEnvy
I can't watch the video. I like animals more then people which is sad but I do.
Originally posted by xX aFTeRm4Th Xx
another one bites the dust....
[edit on 3-5-2010 by xX aFTeRm4Th Xx]
Originally posted by the.lights
This video brought a tear to my eye. It's profoundly moving.
My pet cat when I was growing up exhibited behaviours of deep emotion and sensitivity. She would kiss me on the nose with her nose when asked for a kiss, she would wait for me everyday outside the house at the same time and run out to greet me, an so on...
Anyone who believes this is something else is clearly in denial at what they are watching.
Originally posted by ricwolt
You guys.... I hate to kill the topic, but that cat wasn't trying to revive the other cat... it was in heat and humping the dead cat!
My male cat does this all the time on his favorite sleeping blanket. He will put part of the blanket in his mouth and start "kneading" with his paws while his hind legs and rear end are "spazzing" out, almost twitching, and it's back is arched over... Like dry humping a blanket...
I have to agree with this satement- our cat shows the same actions.
The cat make sexual advances to his dead mate- just watch closely from 40 to 50 secs