Saturday morning cartoons may have given everyone the impression that cats are forever plotting to catch and kill a bird. Yet sometimes cats can be affectionate to other animals, even those normally considered to be meals for a cat.

As the above picture shows, one cat delicately grooms a canary while the canary contently enjoys the cat’s company. While not every cat will treat birds with such affection, it does show that cats aren’t always ruthless, cold-hearted killers. If they were, they could probably go into politics.

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