If the cat smelled milk on the babies mouth, it might try to lick it off.  I 
have a couple of persistant ones that will try to take food out of my mouth 
when it is something they want.  I take a bite and they come running as soon as 
they smell it, almost have t eat standing up.
---- Natalie <at...@optonline.net> wrote: 
> This is such an old "old wives' tale"; supposedly, a cat will smell the
> breath of milk on a baby's mouth, and then try to suck the air out of the
> baby's mouth/lungs - how ridiculous for anyone in the 21st Century to use
> this lame and idiotic excuse! 
> I bet that if questioned further, with supplying the correct info and
> suggesting any help, she would probably come right out and admit that she
> just doesn't want the cat anymore!
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org
> [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of
> dlg...@windstream.net
> Sent: Saturday, August 06, 2011 10:20 AM
> To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org
> Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] No Good Rotten People!
> 
> I have been arond cats and dogs all my life and have never heard of a child
> being smothered.  Lil Bit has to lay on my shoulder, touching bare skin and
> her whiskers tickle but that is all.  Ask her to give you 1 verified
> instance of a cat smothering a child.  She can't find one.  The cat is 12
> and probably needs extra care and she does not want to take care of it
> anymore.
> ---- Lorrie <felineres...@frontier.com> wrote: 
> > On 08-05, Joslin Potter wrote:
> > 
> > > I don't get that either, I have a friend of a friend who is looking
> > > to get rid of her 12 yr old cats becuase they are having a baby and
> > > she just can't take that chance of the cats smothering the child.
> > 
> > What a crock that is.  I have three grown children, and always had
> > cats.  None of them smothered my babies. 
> > 
> > 
> > 
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