Safety With Animals (1961)

Grover-Jennings Production

Synopsis: An educational film intending to teach young children how to act and how not to act around a variety of animals, both wild and domesticated.

Kitty Cameo: In one segment a little boy is seen interacting with a beautiful Maine Coon cat.  The cat allows the boy to approach.

Safety with Animals - little boy approaches Maine Coon cat

The cat also seems okay with the boy petting him.

Safety with Animals - Maine Coon cat tolerates boy's petting

Then the boy grabs the cat’s paw and starts to tug.  The narrator explains this teases and aggravates the cat, which claws at the boy.

Safety with Animals - little boy tugs at Maine Coon cat's paw

The cat’s claws hook the boy’s sweater as the cat continues to try to scratch and bite at the boy.

Safety with Animals - Maine Coon cat strikes out at little boy

Finally the cat has had enough and gets up and walks away.

Safety with Animals - Maine Coon cat walks away from little boy

Final Mewsings: This film should have been titled “How to Tolerate Human Beings Making Safety Films”.


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