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July 2007 Issue

Mothering Myths & Truths

Watching a feline mom with her litter is fascinating. But what's really going on between a cat and her kittens?

The ancient Egyptians revered her in the form of Bastet, the feline goddess of fertility and protector of women and children. Other ancient peoples kept small statuettes of her with suckling kittens throughout their homes to bring good luck. Modern science has studied her, attempting to explain her ways. Who is she?

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