Cats have a reputation for being cold and evil, but they're definitely sweet and protective when it comes to their kittens. These momma cats posing with their kittens prove that every mom can be proud of her children!

Mother cats are tender and caring, but there are cases in which they can reject their kittens. This can happen when their kittens have birth defects, when their litter is too large, or for certain stress-related reasons. It's important to socialize kittens after 2 weeks, but be sure they spend most of their time with mom – she's got important lessons to teach them!

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Look At These Little Fluffy Cat Nuggets

Look At These Little Fluffy Cat Nuggets

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HavisaHusada
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5 years ago

Omg i'm dead help me this is too cute

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Cat With Her Mini-me

Cat With Her Mini-me

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JessicaCarroll
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5 years ago

ADORABLE!!!!

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#3

The Same Cat's Mini-Me

The Same Cat's Mini-Me

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Delta
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5 years ago

This is actually the same cat, the original poster (on Reddit I think) said that this was a comparison of their cat when it was a kitten and full grown.

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#4

The Cutest Little Girl

The Cutest Little Girl

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PamSinclair
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5 years ago

Should be "The Cutest Little Girl"--calicos are females.

ZeldaLoftwing
Community Member
5 years ago

Not all calicos are female. And it is "The Cutest Little Girl".

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ShannonChastain
Community Member
5 years ago

Didn't realize thay posted twice! Sorry!!

SirChrissyAlexander
Community Member
5 years ago

Most cute but neither of them are 'guys.' Cats with black, ginger and white are always* females.

ShannonChastain
Community Member
5 years ago

Most calico cats are female. If a male cat is born calico, is because of a genetic miscoding and he will likely not be able to reproduce, and is usually mentally retarded.

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Lorna Burns
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11 months ago

Hello darling !

Supergirl127t ninja-gal
Community Member
5 years ago

It is the cutest little girl XD

ElizabethHoeveler
Community Member
5 years ago

Little beauties, the both of them.

whatup
Community Member
5 years ago

so Cute

ViktorijaG.
BoredPanda Staff
5 years ago

Thank you :) I've just corrected that.

NicoleStrain
Community Member
5 years ago

Omg it's cute I don't see how there is a diffrents

MaxineFultz
Community Member
5 years ago

These 2 are a great twosome, so sweet!

AlisonDobbs
Community Member
5 years ago

She's adorable

AnnSymes
Community Member
5 years ago

We'll this one is definitely not a photo shop. Note slight differences. Some people are just killjoys! Anyway you like this picture gives a lot of people a smile. ..,.,.lCant be BAD! ANNIE from OZ!

RebeccaMisterly
Community Member
5 years ago

She's a girl...I wish my calico had a mini meow

gmcallis
Community Member
5 years ago

The little "guy" is a girl - calico is female gene related

gmcallis
Community Member
5 years ago

The little one is a female - it's calico and that is female gene connected

VilmaButkute
Community Member
5 years ago

Cat and paste ;)

ShannonChastain
Community Member
5 years ago

*female (instead of "femal") **most are (instead of "are most*)

ShannonChastain
Community Member
5 years ago

Definitely cute! But calico cats are femal based on the DNA coding. Males CAN be born calico, however, they are not able to reproduce and are mostly mentally retarded because of the genetic mishap.

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#5

Like Father Like Son

Like Father Like Son

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ClaudetteMcCoy
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5 years ago

My male cat sleeps on his back too.

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#6

Matryoshka Cats

Matryoshka Cats

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ShannonChastain
Community Member
5 years ago

None of these cats are photoshopped. They are super cute and remind me of the nestling dolls :-)

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#7

Like Mother Like Daughter

Like Mother Like Daughter

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Nutmeg73
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5 years ago

Yawning is catchy. ;)

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#8

Friend's Cat And Her Kitten

Friend's Cat And Her Kitten

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MaxineFultz
Community Member
5 years ago

How cute can you get? Not much more!!

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#9

Cat With Her Mini-me

Cat With Her Mini-me

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MarilynJackson
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5 years ago

If you say that bad word again, I'm washing your mouth out with soap!

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#10

Like Mother Like Daughter

Like Mother Like Daughter

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LoisReese
Community Member
5 years ago

WOW. Even down to the different-colored eyes.

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#11

Cat And Her Mini-me

Cat And Her Mini-me

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JaneStraw
Community Member
5 years ago

That is so perfect!

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#12

Mini-me

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JaneStraw
Community Member
5 years ago

Lol! Looks like the cat is taking a selfie!

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#13

Cat And Her Mini-me

Cat And Her Mini-me

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NicoleArmstrong
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5 years ago

You have never had kittens then.

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#14

Mama Cat Hugs Her Kitten

Mama Cat Hugs Her Kitten

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DianaCovell
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5 years ago

I LOVE ALL OF THEM!!!

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#15

Cat And Her Mini-me

Cat And Her Mini-me

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SueReading
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5 years ago

Cow cats!

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#16

No Matter How Much...

No Matter How Much...

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CristinaConstantinescu
Community Member
5 years ago

Please could I have the photo"No matter how much 16/69" full vision --the cat with ears with all seven kittens ?Thank you.

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#17

Mini-me

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LoisReese
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5 years ago

Smooch!

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#18

Starshine & Mother Lilith

Starshine & Mother Lilith

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ShreyasiAngelEsha
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5 years ago

<3

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#19

My Cat Appears To Be Growing A Kitten Out Of His Belly

My Cat Appears To Be Growing A Kitten Out Of His Belly

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AnabelleClendening
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5 years ago

:):):):):):):)

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#20

My Foster Cat And Her Mini-me

My Foster Cat And Her Mini-me

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maggiemoonbeam
Community Member
5 years ago

Send them to me! Tuxedos are smart and funny!

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#21

Scottish Wild Cat Aka "the Highland Tiger" And Her Kitten

Scottish Wild Cat Aka "the Highland Tiger" And Her Kitten

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AmyJones
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5 years ago

Thanks for dinner marmee!

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#22

Thais And Mini Thais

Thais And Mini Thais

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AnabelleClendening
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5 years ago

tiny tiny wittel kitten

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#23

Big Cat, Little Cat

Big Cat, Little Cat

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Aly Cat
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow

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#24

Acela And Gingerginza

Acela And Gingerginza

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AmyJones
Community Member
5 years ago

Too... Much.. Coffee... It affected my child

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#25

Kitten With The Momma Cat Version 2.0

Kitten With The Momma Cat Version 2.0

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AnabelleClendening
Community Member
5 years ago

:);)

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#26

My Cat Xiaoniu And Her Son

My Cat Xiaoniu And Her Son

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Cookie
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5 years ago

Xiaoniu - little cow?

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#27

Like Father And Son

Like Father And Son

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maggiemoonbeam
Community Member
5 years ago

They are GORGEOUS! Positively regal.

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#28

Mini-me

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CodyBaldwin
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5 years ago

Awww......!

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#29

Mother's Love

Mother's Love

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Lorna Burns
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11 months ago

Contented cats !

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My Sister Is Fostering A Cat Family And She Walked In The Room To See This Snuggle Action

My Sister Is Fostering A Cat Family And She Walked In The Room To See This Snuggle Action

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PinkPotatoUnicorn
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2 years ago

SOOOOO CUTEEEE!!!

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