Necessity is the mother of invention. The father is unknown.
The following patent was issued by the US Patent and Trademark Office on June 22, 2004.
Thermostatically Controlled, Heated Animal Nurser and Means for Simulating a Mother's Heartbeat
patent#: US 6752103
Oh dear beloved mother,
Comments on Thermostatically Controlled, Heated Animal Nurser and Means for Simulating a Mother's Heartbeat
Lorelei | Sep 2, 2007 5:59 AM
I actually had this same exact idea, right down to the heated milk and the heartbeat. I had it sketched out on a piece of paper. Then I searched for it online, only to find out that it already had been patented! :(
Kristen | Apr 12, 2007 11:44 AM
My family breeds dogs, so imagine having to bottle 16 puppies every 2 hours. With everyone helping, it still takes forever. By the time they are all fed, it is time for the next feeding. We've always joked about patenting some kind of milk dispenser (or at least sticking the bottle inside a stuffed animal or something). For hassled breeders out there, this is actually not entirely a bad idea. Though it is still kinda creepy.
heidi | Mar 10, 2006 11:09 AM
i applaud this invention! i hand reared 2 kittens from the moment of their birth -their mom was young & notinterested. One of the kits was fine with bottle feeding, his sister, however, was not happy about it at all. I had a seriuosly shredded hand from her frustration at not being able to knead while eating - even a towel wrapped around the hand wasn't enough protection. Even though we all survived childwood without it, I believe that this invention may have made things a bit less stressfuil for all of us.
tiny | Jul 27, 2005 10:49 AM
There once was a cat named Jewel Whose nipples were a little too cool So I plugged in her tail when her kittens would wail and her nipples no longer are cool
Riovanes | Jul 25, 2005 4:23 PM
Your mom is a robot!
Tampa Tom | Jul 13, 2005 8:48 AM
Oh, wow, the joys of motherhood.... in the 21st Century!
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