The domestic cat is surely one of God's most delightful creatures. Last Thursday The Irish Times carried this story: Purrfect Harmony: mother cat suckles ducklings. Whether or not the cat is suckling the ducklings she is certainly mothering them.
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 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. The sucking child shall play over the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder's den. They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea (Isaiah11:6-8 RSV-CE).
Here's a Japanese choral version of Leroy Anderson's The Waltzing Cat.