While watching a show called Cats in the Womb, I learned that when the mother cat licks the kittens after their birth, this releases a hormone (I believe they stated oxycontin but I didn’t quite catch it) that gives a pleasurable sensation of well-being and comfort – increasing the bond between mother and kittens.
Wait for it….
Next big thing in the natural horsemanship world?
Licking your horse to increase the bond.
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