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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Pet Pride, a little girl's lesson in love

My grandniece was very young when she learned her cat, Taz, showed his love by butting her with his head. When she started crawling, one of the first things she did was crawl up to Taz and butt him with her head. He immediately understood that she loved him, just as he loved her.

These pictures were taken in 2008, and Taz is a very old cat now. He and my grandniece still love each other, and of course she knows to pet him gently, instead of butting him with her head.
Photos by Kay Davies


Posted for  Pet Pride, hosted every week by Bozo and his family in Mumbai.
"Hi, Bozo," says Lindy, "I haven't met Taz, but I've heard stories about him! He's a great cat."

To see other pets as their families (and great-aunts) see them, please click

19 comments:

RNSANE said...

What a sweet story, Kay. Children can learn to be gentle with their older pets.

Kay said...

Too too cute, Kay! What sweet love and friendship.

Dimple said...

These shots are "keepers." I share head butts with my cats, too!

Mr Puddy said...

Taz was pretty cool ! he handled the baby very well : )
Me, the baby scared me ! I just run away real fast !!!
May be I need more experience ! Thanks Taz for this lesson : )

Lynette Killam said...

I love these sweet pictures, Kay! Both grandniece and cat are adorable...:)

And I still head-butt my tom cat, who actually looks a lot like Taz!

Lynette

magiceye said...

that is so sweet!

Cezar and Léia said...

I love your story, you have a great talent also with your words!Your pictures are excellent!
Adorable post!
Léia

Dianne said...

it's wonderful when children learn to "speak" to animals
adorable photos

Leslie said...

Such a sweet, sweet story and photos.

Gattina said...

My heart melts when I see these pictures ! soooooo cute !

i beati said...

very memorable bonding sandy

Martha Z said...

Sweet!

Filip Demuinck said...

This looks like a very big cat

Cildemer said...

He he he! So cute!
Thanks for sharing:o)

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Have a happy week****

Phil said...

Hi Kay, thats one big cat you have there. If it was a bit strip all over it might resemble a tiger. Kids and animals just get on so well don't they?

ros@dimaggio63 said...

Hi :)
queste foto sono così dolci !!!!
Bellissimo questo incontro d'amore.
Buona serata.
Myriam

Ebie said...

Sweet moments shared between the two.

My cats are my alarm clock. They lick and kiss me in the mornings.

SquirrelQueen said...

What wonderful photos of a shared moment. My housecat in just the last couple of months has decided she likes head butts.

jabblog said...

This is delightful. What an observant little girl she was:-)