Male mommy??

       The Horse Forum > Life Beyond Horses > Other Pets

Male mommy??

This is a discussion on Male mommy?? within the Other Pets forums, part of the Life Beyond Horses category

Like Tree2Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    06-13-2012, 10:11 PM
Question Male mommy??

Yeah, weird title right?
Well I have a 2yo black lab that I take to my barn almost every day. We have two kittens that are out and about, they used to hiss and swat at him, but now they let him REALLY close.
Is it odd that it snuffles them and licks and nibbles on them? My instructor thinks he's preening them, but isn't that weird because he's a boy?
He really likes to "chew" the one kitten, he won't pick it up, but he kinda puts his whole mouth around it and holds it. He does the same thing to me when he doesn't want me to leave.
Should I keep him away from them, or just keep a close eye?
Sponsored Links
    06-13-2012, 10:34 PM
It sounds like he really loves them, and he probably feels like he needs to protect them. Sky did the same with a filly born at the place he was at. He would protect her and clean her and stuff.
    06-13-2012, 10:55 PM
All the mommy cats hate my dog! Haha
    06-13-2012, 11:00 PM
Lol well he's hoarding their babies :P

You should get pictures!!
    06-13-2012, 11:02 PM
I have a male cat and when I got a new kitten it started trying nursing on him and my male let it. I gess it just comforted it or somthing because the moma cat got killed before they were weaned.
Posted via Mobile Device
    06-13-2012, 11:05 PM
I'm hoping to get some tomorrow.
I think my dog is a little racist.. He only chews on the black kitten, not the stripey grey one.
    06-13-2012, 11:11 PM
I have two kittens and a Mim Pin right now. This was the first time my dog has been around kittens and she was super over-interested, so I kept them separated for the first few weeks. Then I introduced them slowly. Funny thing is she was only wanting to "mother" them but I didn't know that for sure! So now she cleans them and cuddles them and tries to get them to nurse her non-existant teats. I also had a male Malamute when I was a kid that would try to mother the kitties
    06-13-2012, 11:13 PM
I think we're going to need pictures... lots and lots of pictures, in order to give you a precise answer ;P
Lexiie likes this.
    06-13-2012, 11:19 PM
I'll try my hardest to get lots!
    06-13-2012, 11:22 PM
Green Broke
They're his pack. His just taking care of them. Picts please.
Dog Forums

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
my mommy came out to play :) kait18 Horse Talk 7 03-13-2012 12:40 PM
I'm such a mean horse mommy! Equus_girl Horse Talk 4 02-28-2011 11:52 AM
My mommy was so happy.. ilovemyPhillip Horse Pictures 1 07-21-2010 06:11 PM
Mommy, take me with you!!! luvmyperch Horse Pictures 9 01-21-2010 04:15 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:18 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0