Parenting can be a very tiring job. Caring for babies is no easy feat with cleaning, cooking, feeding, entertaining, and basically taking care of all of their needs. As a parent, sometimes you just need a break. That is exactly what this mama kitty needed, and there was an unlikely someone who she trusted to help her.
“That is one cozy kitty…”
Doggo Helps Cat Take Care of Her Kittens
TikToker Lauren has a full house with her fur babies: two dogs and a cat. And recently, her cat had a litter of kittens, hopefully her last! As of now, we do not have a name for mama cat or the kittens. But when mama cat got a bit tired of taking care of her kittens, she had someone other than Lauren she could trust to take care of them.
In a viral TikTok video, we see mama cat bringing her kittens to Lauren’s dog Toby. The cat is just trotting along, holding a kitten in her mouth as she places it down next to Toby on his bed along with the other kittens. The kitties were nestled closely to Toby, with one even being under his paw. How adorable!
Toby must be the best babysitter since mama cat trusts him so well to take care of her kittens.
This first post went wild! The video received over 12.1 million views, 2.5 million likes, and thousands of comments.
One TikToker mentioned, “Toby looks like he lied about his qualifications on his resume and is now trying to rapidly figure out how to proceed.”
“Awww…he’s going to be that cool uncle every kid wants…Uncle Toby,” said another TikToker.
“Human, this babysitting isn’t in my contract” joked another person.
Videos via TikTok/ljayne7
The Babies Have Grown Up!
Since the original video, other videos of the babies have been shared. They enjoy going outdoors through a small cat door and playing with mama.
One little boy kitten loves spending time with his doggo babysitters, Toby and Bruno. Once they got old enough, the kittens were adopted out to new homes. As far as we know, mama cat still lives with Lauren. While Toby and Bruno were a little heartbroken to see their kitten siblings go, they are all going to great homes.
For cats needing a break from their litter, it looks like Toby is for hire!
If you happen to have a cat bring you her kittens, it’s a sign they trust you to help them care for their babies. We’ll take that as a purrfect compliment.
Photos by @ljayne7/TikTok.