Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Tenebrouser, Nov 16, 2006.
Consider this the obligatory call of shenanigans.
Is that picture supposed to be an actual photo of the dog/cat litter? Because it looks like the woman just stuck two newborn pups next to her pet cat. I call BS on this one.
Whats with the recent rush of stories from the Daily Mail, has some big news collating site just added that pathetic fascist rag to thier website pool?
I like the two puppies in the back of the picture....
No. This is impossible. 'nuff said! Next!
I think the more likely scenario is that either the "pup" kittens are some weird mutation (mutations aren't always freakishly hideous things), or the kitty had a litter, then snuck off to the neighbors and carried back a couple puppies to her nest. The second scenario is the most likely.
Cross-species parenting is pretty common. We had a cow that thought she was a dog's mom on the farm. Also, a cat that thought it was a squirrel's mom, and a male cat that thought it was a fox's mom, a male dog that adopted a kitten that got abandoned and one time a kitty that took on the momma role for a puppy that was missing its mom after it was brought to the farm. Momma animals get really weird right around their birthing time, or right after their babies leave the nest. Either of those times they'll swipe other animal's babies, especially if those other babies are abandoned. Sometimes male animals just play the role of momma too. Haven't figured out why yet.
It's pretty funny to see a "momma" cat trying to train a "baby" puppy that's bigger than her how to hunt. And when she scolds the pup, it still obeys.
That I can relate to
is it a cag, dat, cog, or a dot?
Cats and Dogs living together? Mass hysteria!
I await the coming of Gozer!
I take this piece of new with a large grain of salt, for starters, I don't think cross species breeding with canine and feline is possible. The sheer porportions of anatomy between the two species makes it unlikely for them to breed. Then the compatability of the sperm and egg is another point. I can't tell if those a new born puppies, or kittens with puppy traits. The kittens/puppies/pupkittens seem to have a similiar nose to the mother cat, but I just have a hard time believing this piece of news.
Another thing to keep in mind is that all quadraped species look extremely similar in the first week or so of their lives, just different sizes and colors. Kitten babies look almost exactly like puppy babies, just much smaller (except for tiny dogs obviously). So holding up any random pups with similar coloring to the mom would result in that picture you see. Well, provided you had a nice bit of cleavage and a revealing shirt.
The puppies look like what many newborn pups look like. I really see nothing that leads me to believe that they have any cat DNA whatsoever.
To be fair, dogs and cats probably shared an ancestor long ago in the evolutionary chain, so I suppose it could be possible if one or both parents had some genetic mutation that was a throwback to that time. I'm no geneticist, but I believe that nothing is impossible.
I still don't believe this case, those are puppies. And the things in back are boobs.
The only thing that makes me think of is the fox. A canine with calt like features.
That has about as much chance of proving true as a genetic throwback allowing a human to have puppies. There's more than enough seperation between the species to keep this from actually happening.
Having a pet man-dog would just be creepy and wrong.
Yeah, I was just going to add that, if you get technical about it, every mammal, hell, every SPECIES shares an ancestor at some point back along the chain. And while, realistically, the cat and dog common ancestor is probably not as far back as the cat-dog-human common ancestor, it's still far enough back that there's no way they could cross-breed today.
There have been theories that DNA contains an evolutionary "log" of whatever creature it comes from. Who's to say that through some strange mutation, some of those ancient DNA strands may not become activated, and allow mammals that are close (like cats and dogs) to breed?
Granted, the chances of anything like that happening are astronomical.
Zebras/horses, donkeys/horses, and cattle/bison have cross bred, but they are all much closer than cats and dogs.
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