Woman's cat appoints itself protector of her pregnant belly—and now, her baby.

Woman's cat appoints itself protector of her pregnant belly—and now, her baby.
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When Liel Ainmar Assayag got pregnant, she started noticing some interesting changes—in her cat, Panda, a black-and-white female rescue. Panda, perhaps (it's been speculated) developing sympathetic maternal instincts, suddenly became way more attentive. "Once I got pregnant she started following me around the house, tucking her head on my belly, purring," Assayag told BoredPanda. And she's got the pictures of the cat loving her baby bump to prove it.

אני כבר יודעת מי הולכת להיות החברה הכי טובה של בוטן הקטן... :)

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Posted by Liel Ainmar Assayag on Sunday, February 21, 2016

When Assayag gave birth, she sent her husband back to their home in Calgary, in Canada, so that the cat could learn the baby's smell and not be alarmed by the new creature in the house. Far from being alarmed, Panda has transferred her attention wholeheartedly to the new baby boy. "Now, 3 months later, she jumps on the bed near him, smells him, sits next to him. You can clearly see she loves him from the beginning!"

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Hey, did you know that kids who grow up with pets have fewer allergies and better immune systems? It's also just really nice. So is adopting a pet. Liel has a message for families who are thinking of giving up their animals after having a kid: “I want to show the people that pets are great companions for kids and they can learn so much from them,” Assayag told http://www.buzzfeed.com/leticiamiranda/this-cats-love-for-this-newborn-baby-will-warm-your-cold-hea?utm_term=.skolGEVzwB#.xuKzAbdJE3BuzzFeed. “For some people they are just pets. But for the pets, people are their family and that’s how we should treat them — as family. And you don’t give up on your family." Nice stuff is nice.

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