Even in this universe, it was probably going to happen sooner or later: our first cat video here at WOCS. My shaky justification is that it’s interesting from a scientific perspective (compare Konrad Lorenz famously showing young geese imprinting on the first moving stimulus they observed, for example, Lorenz’s boots or a toy train).
Plus, it’s a nice way to spend five and a half minutes:
Historical and literary note: Isaiah 11:6-7 doesn’t actually refer to the lion lying down with the lamb (or the cat lying down with the ducklings):
The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid, and the calf and the lion and the fatling [young animal fattened for slaughter] together, and a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall feed; their young shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox.
And while we’re quoting scripture, let’s not forget Ezekiel 16:49:
Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom; she and her daughters had pride, surfeit of food, and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy.
Got that, Congressman Ryan?