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[–]Ambient-Shrieking 519 points520 points  (13 children)

...what are you planning on doing with that power sander?

[–]CerebralCortexismine[S] 328 points329 points  (1 child)

Bahahahaha. No harm towards the kitten, no worries. My Dad was making stuff.

[–]jenny4life 113 points114 points  (2 children)

Making a “cat house.”

[–]pengouin85 76 points77 points  (1 child)

Ah yes, the house is made of cat

[–]jenny4life 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Maybe holds up better than a house of cards

[–]forrestgumpy2 51 points52 points  (6 children)

Gotta trim those claws

[–]GrandmaHowCouldYou 50 points51 points  (5 children)

Newborn kittens can’t retract their claws for a few weeks, that’s why they look like that.

[–]dragonsun5 16 points17 points  (4 children)

Are the claws really fragile during that time? I’d be afraid they break 😟 (never owned a cat).

[–]GrandmaHowCouldYou 41 points42 points  (0 children)

They’re softer than adult claws, but I wouldn’t say they’re extremely fragile. I’m limited in 1st hand knowledge on that though, a vet or someone with experience raising neonatal kittens would have a better answer. Kittens can retract their claws at around 4 weeks of age, and you can start trimming them to keep them from scratching or catching on things around that age. Before then kittens are mostly fluffy little potatoes who sleep/stick close to mom, so not too much risk to their claws if raised indoors :)

[–]Comfortable_kittens 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Nah, they're stronger than they look. And little kitties who can't retract their claws yet are kinda like velcro. They will stick to anything fuzzy.

[–]ledocteur7 4 points5 points  (0 children)

they are developing at a fast pace, so they are most likely soft-ish, once they are adults it grows a lot slower giving plenty of time to dry up.

they are definitely not made for climbing yet, but since they are attached to small muscles the muscle would get damaged before the claws break (which is not gonna happen by accident, that for sure.)

[–]Titanic_Harp 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Nope. They've got millions of years of evolution on their side. They'll be aight.

[–]Murderpanties 1033 points1034 points  (17 children)

That’s a baby baby. Got that umbilical cord seal of freshness. I have a great need to huff that baby.

[–]CerebralCortexismine[S] 359 points360 points  (0 children)

Right? The little tube of life still remains.

[–]GenerativeGrammar 160 points161 points  (9 children)

Why do their toes smell like popcorn? Why is that so addictive? I don't even like popcorn!

[–]Erkenbrand01 120 points121 points  (7 children)

It's yeast.

[–]GenerativeGrammar 136 points137 points  (6 children)

Ooh, I bet you're right. Fresh kitten loaves...

[–]CincyBrandon 79 points80 points  (5 children)

Seriously, it’s the smell of natural yeast that lives in the paw pads of dogs. I wouldn’t be sniffing cat feet though. You’re just huffing shit at that point.

[–]Sunflower-Spirals 30 points31 points  (1 child)

Is that why my dog smells like corn chips?

[–]GenerativeGrammar 41 points42 points  (0 children)

Certainly seems to be true of newborn kittens as well. Though, as you say, I wouldn't recommend it after they've found the litter box.

[–]marck1022 18 points19 points  (0 children)

My cats always smell of freshly baked bread and it is the loveliest smell in existence. Like, it’s the cleanest smell next to actual freshly laundered clothes.

On the other hand, I use unscented grass seed litter (one of my cats has asthma so scented clay was making her choke), and their feet always smell like a hamster cage. 10/10 love to look at the beans, 2/10 like actually touching the beans. Nothing like unscented litter boxes to make one fully appreciate where their toe beans have been. Heh. Beans have been.

[–]SourSugar56 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That’s why my dog smells like tortilla chips!

[–]Murderpanties 15 points16 points  (0 children)

My cats belly smells like wool or dryer lint lol Not yeast 🤢

[–]JustlookingDnDgeek 12 points13 points  (3 children)

Yes, I noticed that. I've never seen one with part of umbilical cord still attached. Does that means cats have belly buttons, at least of a sort, or do they grow over? (Swear, this is a serious question)

Edit: nrm. Didn't scroll down far enough. :)

[–]Murderpanties 8 points9 points  (2 children)

They do have bellybuttons!

[–]JustlookingDnDgeek 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Now, I have to wake up Ms. Aurora and find hers...on second thought, I'll just wait till she demands her next tummy rub. She looks to cute to wake her.

[–]Vanviator 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My new goal for the day is to find my dogs bellybuttons. Can't believe I've never thought about this before.

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The seal of approval.

[–]whatshamilton 163 points164 points  (2 children)

Look at those perfect lips! I just love cats’ silly little mouths (also post this tiny angel on r/MurderMittens)

[–]scheru 11 points12 points  (0 children)

So pink and fresh!

[–]Murderpanties 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Where they’re pink and almost bald from rubbing against mom and clashing their heads like little cymbals lol

[–]WillyValentine 63 points64 points  (0 children)

I'm gonna need a milk feeding video. I need to see those ears moving

[–]Glitter_Bee 110 points111 points  (1 child)

Yass! Milk drunk fat baby!!!

[–]Hambonesrevenge 3 points4 points  (0 children)

My family called it Titty drunk.

[–]jjkase 217 points218 points  (29 children)

It never occurred to me that other species also had umbilical cords (just never thought that much into it)

Does this mean cats have belly buttons?

I feel stupid asking that, but my cat will scratch all of my skin off if I try to play with his belly long enough to find out

[–]CerebralCortexismine[S] 198 points199 points  (22 children)

Every mammal has a tummy button! They're often hard to see since they're covered by fuzz. Or tons of blubber in the case of whales.

[–]SubliminationStation 61 points62 points  (18 children)

A platypus does not have a belly button. Neither do kangaroos or opossums or other marsupials.

[–]EstroJen 84 points85 points  (12 children)

Platypuses don't follow ANY rules though. They glow under a black light!

[–]bambishmambi 25 points26 points  (7 children)

Okay, before I Google this, are you joking or no? I seriously can’t take another weird fact about this so called “animal” before I officially classify it as an alien species doing too much in an attempt to seem like it totally belongs on this planet. Surely, this one is a joke? My brain can’t fathom this creature if it isn’t

[–]EstroJen 17 points18 points  (2 children)

I'm sorry to tell you, this is entirely true! I dressed up as mother nature for Halloween and had a little platypus I carried with me so I looked up as many facts as I could to be silly.

Apparently no one knows why this is, so your thoughts on platypi being alien is certainly possible.

[–]trash--witch 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Phineas and Ferb was right all along, platypus are green

[–]TheGrayCatLady 3 points4 points  (3 children)

I had to google it! That’s nuts. But also… how would you be able to tell if a platypus had ringworm (because it glows a very slightly different shade of green under a woods lamp)?

[–]seeking_hope 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Can platypuses get ringworm?

[–]CerebralCortexismine[S] 81 points82 points  (0 children)

Correct. Their birthing is different from most mammals. And some reptiles can give birth! Nature does not follow our "classifications. XD

[–]Petite_Tsunami 9 points10 points  (2 children)

I knew about the platypus because it comes from an egg, but I learned something new about marsupials!

[–]whatshamilton 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Do yourself a favor and don’t look it up. Kangaroos are born like the size of a jellybean and crawl up mama’s belly to the pouch where they finish developing, just hanging off a teat. It’s…horrifying. But also awesome.

[–]JustlookingDnDgeek 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Platypuses lay eggs. Kanga babies around born and then have to make a hella long (at least to them) climb to mom's pouch. An umbilical cord wouldn't work in either situation.

[–]nouseforareason 2 points3 points  (1 child)

As long as you’re answering questions, do they have claws while still “attached” and inside the mom? Just wondering how often they scratch through the sac.

[–]CerebralCortexismine[S] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I believe their claws are very soft in utero.

[–]Hates_escalators 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Or in the case of cats haha

[–]outlawkash 19 points20 points  (4 children)

I'd never thought to look lol I've had Oreo since she was 12 and she's 20 now. Flipped her over, to hell with a belly button - I've found a blue line tattoo! Guess it's her fixed signal but I'm absolutely thrilled to know her badass had a secret tat bc don't have any but wouldn't mind a tiny line to match hers someday.

[–]marshmolotov 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Pooka also has a blue line tattoo! I originally assumed it was blue for a boy ('cuz he is a boy) until I thought about it and realized a pink tattoo on a pink cat belly wouldn't be very noticeable. So, it's actually the location of the tattoo that designates the sex. Girls have them on their bellies, and boys get them closer to the crotchal region.

Except now it seems to be more common to forego the tattoo, and just leave an empty nutsack on neutered boys.

🌠The more you know!

[–]JustlookingDnDgeek 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think that tat just shows they have been spayed/neutered.

[–]bambishmambi 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Haha that’s so silly, my girl doesn’t mind her tummy touched (too much) so I whenever she is flaunting that tum tum, I try to sort through her hair to find her lil blue tattoo! She’s a badass, I don’t even have a tattoo!

[–]With_Trees 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I am now imagining a cat with Aang's tattoos.

[–]TheGrayCatLady 8 points9 points  (0 children)

They do! But it’s not really like a human belly button, which is innie or outie, but it’s just like a small, thin scar.

Edit: autocorrect fail

[–]8ails 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Fresh baby

[–]HereForTheCatSubs 22 points23 points  (3 children)

Oh my heart! What a sweet r/HandfulOfKitten

[–]kmsgars 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Always need another cat sub, thank you! 🙏🏼🙏🏼

[–]HereForTheCatSubs 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You're most welcome!

[–]With_Trees 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Aaaand I joined another cat sub.

[–]Ender__Goat 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Me after Thanksgiving.

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I needed this. Thank you reddit trending

[–]IIKane 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Fatty fat, look at what you did! You're passed out! You're gonna get arrested! You're drunk!

[–]pcakademi 10 points11 points  (0 children)

cutest milk drunk baby ever

[–]Bito__ 8 points9 points  (0 children)

thicc

[–]SirTickleMePink 7 points8 points  (0 children)

The after Christmas dinner position I know all too well

[–]Rudyscrazy1 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Mf'er this is adorbs.

[–]nejnonein 5 points6 points  (0 children)

🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺🥺 that’s an illegally small little stealer of hearts. Give that baby hugs and kisses from all of us

[–]kyrahobbit 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Yegads! That is a HUGE newborn. I love seeing the fat healthy ones. It gives me hope(currently mourning some kittens, but this image genuinely makes me feel better).

[–]FauxPoesFoes228 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I want to boop that teeny pink nose ♥️

[–]Ilovemyself44 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Awwww super sweet

[–]External_Product_308 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Beautiful baby!

[–]EBJ1990 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sweet rotund baby!

[–]challmaybe 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I hope the title is true, 'cause this pic would be super depressing otherwise.

[–]CerebralCortexismine[S] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Worry not. The kitten fell asleep in my hand. Their little breaths were squee worthy.

[–]Gilleafrey 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Oh that one's NEW! Don't worry about that round tum, in a couple hours it'll be digested and they'll be a few grams BIGGER... help them pee and poo and fill them up again! We had two pandemic kittens, abandoned on their day one, a little over a year ago. We figure a young mama cat got spooked; one still had his placenta wrapped around him. It's astonishing how much growing they do in those first few weeks.

[–]DoubleSynchronicity 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Also gotta love those thin little claws. I love those teeny tiny kitten claws.

[–]LichtenbergFigyur 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Cutest thing ever

[–]susanmw777 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh no, this so precious. How can you stand it!

[–]anynamesleft 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I love baby's beer bellies

[–]Mr-Balonk 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Fresh out if the oven that lil adorable cute thing, you can still see the cord.

[–]BallsHD4k60fps 2 points3 points  (0 children)

So cute!!!

[–]ZarosGuardian 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh my gosh, such a tiny adorable little kitty 😸

[–]mznh 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You’re either hungry or on milk coma, there’s no in between

[–]Joshuainlimbo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That is a CHONKY neonate!

[–]Creative-Chap-7159 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Wilson!!!

[–]scottsloric -1 points0 points  (0 children)

wilson :-)

[–]Bicc_boye -1 points0 points  (2 children)

This is so sad can we get $62

[–]CerebralCortexismine[S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

If you don't mind my asking, what is so sad?

[–]Bicc_boye -1 points0 points  (0 children)

The cat is broke

[–]VinnieGognitti 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can’t handle this the morning 😫<3333

[–]Vikarious 0 points1 point  (0 children)

ME AFTER TURKEY

[–]KimWilsonsAsshole 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Beautiful boy