When it comes to heroic cats, Sammy the Lifesaving Cat, as he is being called, deserves major kudos for courage. Sammy is credited with saving the family dog’s life by fluffing himself up and confronting the bully when an aggressive bigger dog had little Izzy in its mouth. Life with Cats reports that Sammy raised and puffed out his fur and approached the big dog, then led it on a chase after it dropped Izzy to the ground. Sammy escaped without injury, and Izzy is being treated for her injuries at Animal Emergency and Critical Care Clinic in Toledo, OH, where the incident occurred. Ironically, Izzy the dog normally chases Sammy the cat all the time, so you’d think Sammy wouldn’t have come to the rescue of his tormentor! Read the full story and watch a news clip on Life with Cats.
I recently came across two articles on marketing websites about Richard, the Home Depot cat who mocks helpless DIY humans. Marketing Profs reports that bright orange, fluffy, and very self-possessed Richard recently hit the social networks to talk about life in a DIY home and share the story of Home Depot. The brand’s consumers can follow him on Twitter, where he shares tweets such as “The humans have a gorgeous new grill, yet they’re eating burnt burgers and scorched salmon. The only rare thing here is a decent meal.” You can also create your own Richard memes (just choose the images and pictures, and the app generates it for you) on his Tumbler profile, and join in his cat-and-home-improvement observations.
Today’s video may just be one of the oddest cat videos I’ve seen, and apparently, more than 5 million YouTube viewers think so, too. This fearless Russian cat gets a a surprise when the vacuum hose attaches itself to its face — and apparently, he likes it! Don’t try this at home with your kitties…
Have a great weekend!
Photo sources: photo of Sammy from Live with Cats, photo of Richard from Tumblr