As much as I hate to admit it, male cats are notoriously bad fathers. 9 out of 10 male cats will abandon both their mate and their kittens and many male cats end up fathering and abandoning multiple kittens with different females. Male cats are often so resistant to taking on the demands of fatherhood that any attempt to force them to accept responsibility will lead to hissing, growling, and occasionally clawing.
Some humans, however, have done better. In fact, there’s even a few good fathers who write for this site! To them, we say Happy Father’s Day from the Shattered Lens!