Like babies of all species,
kitten is a sentient being.
A little life-force arising in the Divine Consciousness
which surrounds us, flows through us, lives and breathes
our unified consciousness into apparent separate lives.
So when your cherished darling shows up on the door step with a little snake dangling from her/his mouth, DO NOT scream, slam the door and scold.
Kitty is a bit of Divine Consciousness, snake is a bit of Divine Consciousness, you are a bit of Divine Consciousness. All of us exist in a unified field of Sublime Divine Conscious Energy. Honor the kitty, the snake and yourself.
Remain calm, say, “Good kitty,” close the door gently leaving kitten and snake outside and go take a stiff drink of something to calm your nerves. Recall that your precious bundle of fur evolved as a descendant of Wildcats, and unlike dogs, domestic short-hair cats have not been bred into some form of animal that suits human-being temperaments. Study Traces Cat’s Ancestry to Middle East
As you develop a slight buzz from your beverage of choice, contemplate the thousands, nay, hundreds-of-thousands of Tom Cats out there in Wild Cat Country [I live in the rural southwest but the same holds true for suburbs and cities across the nation, in cat talk, everywhere outside your house is Wild Cat Country]. And Tom cats that have not been neutered rule Wild Cat Country.
Mr. Tom is busy as he can be propagating at every given chance – for that reason, domestic short-hairs retain a fairly diverse genetic pool, one that keeps ancient Wildcat evolutionary genes alive. The Evolution of House Cats
Mr. Tom, Old Snaggletooth Wildcat, and your Sweetums all have the hunter’s heart that served to keep the species alive through all the terrors of life before domestication.
As a good parent to a kitten, you will honor her hunter’s heart and simple engage good training practices when kitty gifts you with a snake.
A Principle To Remember:
Animal training begins when YOU restrain, and retrain yourself.