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Naturevolume 36page341 (1887) | Download Citation



MY children and their governess, when staying in the north of Ireland lately, witnessed the following curious display of feeling, in animals not usually credited with feelings. A boar pig was in the habit every morning of going to the basket where a blind kitten of about six weeks old was kept, allowing the little thing to creep on to his back, and then taking it about and caring for it during the day. The kitten got its food at the same time as the pig, and at the same trough. In the evening the man who saw to the animals used to carry the kitten back to its basket to pass the night. “Où done la vertu va-t-elle se nicher?”

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  1. Pollokshields, Glasgow

    • E. R.


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