Chicks Dig Cool Cats

Written by: Kelli Brinegar
For more than five years, Kelli Brinegar has been using her ability to write and her passion for research to tell the tale of what cats are thinking and why. She has provided care to more than 30 cats in her lifetime.Read more
| Published on January 24, 2020

Oscar the cat is what you imagine when you think of the quintessential cat. He’s a grey tabby and delightfully chubby. Napping makes him happy. Food is an ultimate pleasure. And, he looks at the world like he’s bored. Unless he’s looking at his baby chicks.

Yes, you read that right.

His baby chicks.

And this is where our view of cats goes sideways a bit when it comes to Oscar. We as cat lovers know the true depth of kitty cat hearts. When a cat makes a connection with another being, they’re loving, doting, and oh-so-snuggly creatures. While we generally think of humans, or even other kitties, as a cat’s usual object of affection, Oscar proves cats are softies for fuzzy babies of all species.

Oscar’s Chicks/Facebook

Some time ago, caught up with Oscar’s dad, Jack, for a quick Q&A and we learned a little about the famous gray tabby we’ve fallen in love with thanks to his love for chicks.

Well into his teens, Oscar is considered a senior cat and this mess of chicks isn’t the first litter he’s helped care for. Jack regularly hatches eggs and the little birds stay in their United Kingdom household for the first six weeks of life. Like kittens 6 weeks and under, tiny chicks are vulnerable to the world, susceptible to illness and predators. Sweet tabby cat Oscar often helps nurture the hatchlings.

Oscar and His Chicks are Just Too Cute

While Oscar may look aloof to it all, he’s quite proud of his brood and enjoys when they snuggle close…

screenshot, Oscar’s Chicks/YouTube

The tubby tabby may try to play it cool, but we see his nurturing side and we can’t help but melt…

Oscar’s Chicks/Facebook

Oscar is adorable with his brood no matter what, but sometimes, he’s extra cute when hanging out with the younglings…

screenshot, Oscar’s Chicks/YouTube

Sometimes the birds get a little bold…

screenshot, Oscar’s Chicks/YouTube

…and they stand on Oscar’s striped head even when they’ve grown fluffy and fat…

screenshot, Oscar’s Chicks/YouTube

He endures chickie kisses even if they make him say, “Ouch!”…

Oscar’s Chicks/Facebook

Oscar has adjusted to life with a feather pillow…

Oscar’s Chicks/Facebook

The tabby boy must love every minute. He wouldn’t cuddle with the feathered babies if he didn’t…

Oscar’s Chicks/Facebook

…because we all know cats do as they please…

screenshot, Oscar’s Chicks/Facebook

If you can’t get enough of Oscar and his chicks, check out Oscar’s Chicks for more achingly adorable videos!

Feature Image: screenshot, Oscar’s Chicks/YouTube and screenshot, Oscar’s Chicks/Facebook