In honor of the United State’s Independence Day, we were going to tell you about some cats who served in the military. But since there is no record of George Washington having cats with his troops, we decided to look a little farther to see what we could find.
German cats were messengers during the World Wars. And cats are excellent at sniffing out drugs and bombs. But we decided to focus closer to home. We found five cats who displayed great bravery at home.
First, we have Tara. She was outside with her small human (4 years old), when he was attacked by several dogs. Without a thought for her own safety, Tara ran into the group of dogs. She hissed, growled, and attacked the dogs until they ran away. The boy ran into the house and is fine. We assume he is now a “cat person” for life.
Next we have Jack. Jack is a cat who knows how to protect his turf. When a bear wandered into his yard, Jack was not pleased. He went into full attack mode. Jack chased the bear out of his yard and up a neighbor’s tree. We assume the bear went home and told his friends to avoid the crazy cat’s yard.
Next, we have Baby. Baby’s human parents were sleeping on the sofa when Baby smelled smoke in the back bedroom. She went into the front room and wouldn’t stop crying and pawing them until the humans woke up. Everyone was fine, and the mom had twins a few weeks later. Baby probably doesn’t have to worry about her humans sleeping too soundly anymore.
Schnautzie started her career as a hero early. When she was just a kitten, she smelled something strange. She went in to wake up her human parents. They were a little difficult to wake up, but she didn’t stop nuzzling them and crying until they wre awake. It was lucky that sh e was so persistent. She saved the family from a possible explosion due to a gas leak. With a little fresh air, the family was fine.
Last, but not least, is Pudding. He had just settled in for his first night in his new forever home. Suddenly, his human ,Mom started to act strangely. He didn’t know what was going on, so he went over to his human and tried to make her stop. He was so persistent that she oused herself from a diabetic seizure to call out to her son. He called 911, and she is fine. Puddinghas no worries about ever losing his forever home.
Just thinking about these brave cats makes us proud to be feline. It also makes us very tired.
Pictures courtesy of Google Images.
20 thoughts on ““And the Home of the Brave (Cat)””
5am every morning nibbles on the eye brow 😸 Hoist the ensign and open up the seafood buffet 🐱
Sounds like the perfect plan.Pawsome way to wake your human!
Very good story. Dogs aren’t the only heroes!
Thank you. Cats rule!
Mom and I loved this story today about our feline heroes. I know there are many more. Once upon a time when mom was sleeping very hard after overtime, she had a nightmare…she knows because when Admiral finally woke her up (Admiral: a gorgeous Tortie) she heard herself hollering “Help Help”. Mom as she started
surfacing” from heavy sleep- couldn’t understand these hard nudges. As she fully woke she saw, in the dim ambient light, Admiral raised up and about to come down again with the full force of her 12 pound body behind straight front legs! She had been trying to wake mom for several minutes. She saved mom from continuing bad dreams.
Sounds like Admiral was taking very good care of your mom, protecting her from her dream goblins
Really enjoyed reading about these amazing felines especially the one about the bear.x😸😻💜🐾
We are glad there are no bears in our neighborhood. Purrs, Snoops and Kommando Kitty
Great stories! Cats are such smart little animals!
Doing our part to make sure everyone knows how pawsome cats are.
Louis Catorze would totally not save me from a pack of dogs. He’d be, like, “Tant pis. She had it coming.”
You never know. You are the one who feeds him.
What an excellent post ! Thank you for sharing these stories !
Glad you enjoyed them.
Such brave kitties. Happy 4th! XO
Cats just let dogs get all the attention.
thanx for sharin theez storeez snoops & kommando; we N joyed reedin each one …..kinda hard ta pik out a fave !! 🙂 ♥♥
They’re all amazing kitties.
They’re all Heroes…MOL😹We hope you had a wonderful Fourth. Pawkisses for a Happy Thursday🐾😽💞