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!

#1

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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#2

Cat With Her Mini-me

Cat With Her Mini-me

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DawnStafford
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5 years ago

Alley cats. My all time favorites!

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#3

The Same Cat's Mini-Me

The Same Cat's Mini-Me

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StaceyRebecca
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5 years ago

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This is photoshopped... look at the shadows and the lack of reflection on the floor.

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#4

The Cutest Little Girl

The Cutest Little Girl

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SirChrissyAlexander
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5 years ago

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

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#5

Like Father Like Son

Like Father Like Son

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MaxineFultz
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5 years ago

These 2 are the best, so sweet!!

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#6

Matryoshka Cats

Matryoshka Cats

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FaustynaSalska
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5 years ago

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Last cat photoshopped... FAKE

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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
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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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JessikaHodson
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5 years ago

Ha. Shut up, stay still! I swear they wont see us.

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#10

Like Mother Like Daughter

Like Mother Like Daughter

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LoisReese
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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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YanEin
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5 years ago

Precious!

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#12

Mini-me

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IevaKalnina
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5 years ago

Sooo Beautiful :)

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#13

Cat And Her Mini-me

Cat And Her Mini-me

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HelenBailey
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5 years ago

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I don't think that kitten got there on its own...

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#14

Mama Cat Hugs Her Kitten

Mama Cat Hugs Her Kitten

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DanaHyatt
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5 years ago

OMG!

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#15

Cat And Her Mini-me

Cat And Her Mini-me

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JessicaCarroll
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5 years ago

That is so cute!!!

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#16

No Matter How Much...

No Matter How Much...

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KimberlyShaffer
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5 years ago

Oh my goodness!! Beautiful!!

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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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Tom
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5 years ago

Purrfect copy-paste! :)

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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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AmyJones
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5 years ago

ALIEN!

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#20

My Foster Cat And Her Mini-me

My Foster Cat And Her Mini-me

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maggiemoonbeam
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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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BrendenAllen
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5 years ago

That pink nose!

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#23

Big Cat, Little Cat

Big Cat, Little Cat

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Aly Cat
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1 year ago

Wow

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#24

Acela And Gingerginza

Acela And Gingerginza

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PennyPenelopizePalmer
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5 years ago

Wow what big eyes x love love

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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
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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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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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9 months ago

Contented cats !

#30

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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