A midwife can be an invaluable person to have around for pregnant women before they give birth – and it’s no different for goats.
But Copper, who is expecting her kids in the near future, doesn’t have a human or even a goat midwife – she has her very own cat.
The moggy, named Pretty Boy, has taken something of a shine to Copper, who lives at a farm in West Virginia.
In fact, Pretty Boy acts as a masseuse and is helping Copper out as she readies herself to give birth.
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Cat rescue group Operation Fancy Free wrote on Facebook: “Copper the goat is due to deliver babies any time now.
“Pretty Boy thinks he’s a midwife and is massaging Copper through her contractions trying to help Copper have her babies.”
The cat is a one-goat midwife – he is apparently ignoring all the other pregnant goats on the farm to devote all his attention to Copper.
The goat has now given birth to two boys and one girl – and she couldn’t have done it without Pretty Boy!
Top pic: Facebook/Operation Fancy Free