Parenting is important, right? Without love, support, and guidance, children rarely turn out the way that we’d hope. Strangely, while you might not believe this – it’s also true in the animal kingdom.
Babies need their parents no matter what species they are and this story is quite incredible. You see when it comes to child-rearing, the vast majority of species out there tend to leave that up to the mother and the father is never to be seen.
In this instance, we’ve found a feline dad who’s willing to break the mold and stand up for his family and it’s absolutely heartwarming. Check it out with us now!
10. The Good News
Thuy Duong is a Vietnamese immigrant to America and she loves her cats. So when she realized that her cat was going to go into labor, she was quick to be there for her. Yet, when she arrived, she found that the new mom had all the support she needed right by her side.
9. Facebook Photographs
Her cat became a new mom in February 2017 and being a modern sort of animal lover, Thuy Duong immediately decided to share the pictures of the happy event with her friends, her family and the world on Facebook. We’re sure you’ll agree that they turned out very nicely.
8. Adopted Family
The mother’s name is Tam The, and she was adopted by Thuy Duong and her family about a year before this photo was taken. She soon had a male visitor, called Yello, who began hanging around with her and things had obviously become pretty close between them because Thuy discovered that Tam The was pregnant.
7. The Delivery
On February 13, 2017, Thuy Duong had many happy moments to celebrate. She attended a friend’s wedding the day before receiving news that Tam The was ready to give birth. So she scrubbed up well and prepared to assist her cat through her labor pains. Tam The was not to be alone during delivery.
6. Plain Sailing
You’ll be pleased to hear that Tam The’s delivery went exactly according to plan. Four new little bundles of kitten were delivered that day and each of them arrived in perfect health. But what happened next both amazed and delighted Thuy Duong and her family because it was so unusual.
5. Yello Arrives On The Scene
Yello turned up just before Tam The went into labor. He sat quietly throughout the birth but never left her side. He was obviously there to make sure that Tam The would be OK and that their children would be born healthy, right? Actually, his presence, rightfully, made Thuy Duong a little nervous.
4. Pitching In
3. A Kiss For Mum
This is absolutely adorable. Yellow can be seen here leaning in to give Tam The a kiss on the lips! Yes, he’s congratulating his mate on giving birth to their family and doing so in a respectful almost human way. It’s something you would never expect to see.
2. Reformed Character
This behavior really shocked Thuy Duong and her family. They’d thought that Yello was going to be a serious problem after the kittens were born because he’d never been a friendly cat and apart from a good relationship with Tam The and the family dog, he didn’t really get on with anyone.
1. A Furry Family
As you can see, Yello’s proud of his new family and unlike many male cats, he’s taken to fatherhood like a natural. The reason that many male cats are a threat to kittens is that they may seem them as competition for their own resources in the wild. Yello, it seems, has no such fears.
Isn’t that absolutely amazing? We can’t believe how Yello has overcome his natural feline tendencies and become such a loving, supportive father. In fact, there are many children out there that would be very lucky to have a dad like Yello.
It’s worth noting that there are other pet owners who report similar displays of affection between feline fathers and their offspring. Maybe the cat world is discovering feminism?
What do you think drives this kind of behavior in male cats? We’d love to hear your input in the comments below. Also, if you enjoyed this please share it on social media so others can enjoy it too.