Mews and Nips: Cat Saves Woman’s Life

adopted cat saves woman's life

Our top story of the week goes to Pudding, a cat who, hours after he was adopted from the Door County Humane Society in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, saved his new guardian’s life. The Green Bay Press Gazette reports that the 21-pound cat made himself right at home, acting as if he had always been there. An hour and a half after Amy Jung went to bed, Pudding came to her rescue. Jung, who was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 4, started to have a seizure. According to Jung, Pudding planted his weight on her chest and, when he could not wake her, began swatting her face and biting her nose. “Anything he could to pull me out of it (the seizure),” she said.

It worked. She woke up and the convulsions stopped long enough for her to call to her son for help. When Ethan did not respond to the calls, the cat ran to his room and jumped on his bed. Ethan later told her that he didn’t know anything was wrong until the giant cat landing on the bed woke him up. Jung is convinced that she would not have survived the night if Pudding had not intervened. Read the full story in the Green Bay Press Gazette.

hank the cat for senate

A cat running for political office? Why not! Despite a disappointing defeat to James Webb in last November’s Virginia State Senate elections, Hank has vowed to try again. Catsparella reports that Hank intends to be the cat who gets the cream on November 6. In his announcement, Hank stated: “Our situation is too dire to risk placing this important job in the wrong paws, and that is why I have decided to run for US Senate for the great Commonwealth of Virginia. If I had to sum up my feelings for Virginia’s future, I would have to say: Meow.” Read more about Hank’s bid for senate on Catsparella. As a Virginia resident, I’m delighted to finally see a viable candidate on the ballot. Hank has my vote!


Last weekend’s season finale of My Cat From Hell featured two more cases of Cat Daddy Jackson Galaxy coming to the rescue of cat guardians who were at the end of their rope. The show has been renewed for a third season, but you won’t have to go into complete Cat Daddy withdrawal.

Last Friday in Phoenix, Jackson appeared in front of a packed audience to premiere his seminar “Cat Mojo 101.” Organized by Moderncat Enterprises, the event attracted cat lovers from Arizona and other parts of the country. Jackson shared his successful approach to dealing with behaviourally challenged cats to the delight of attendees like Karen Speaker-Nunley, the guardian of two cats. “Jackson was funny and insightful,” she said. “Through it all, one thing was very clear. He loves cats — all cats. Even the hellish ones. I can’t wait for Cat Mojo 102!” Read the full story on

It’s been a pretty exciting week for us here as we’re gearing up for our blog anniversary next week. Allegra and Ruby almost spilled the big secret earlier this week!

Today’s video is pretty high on the cuteness scale – enjoy!


Have a great weekend!

Photo sources: photo of Pudding from Life with Cats, photo of Hank from, photo of Jackson Galaxy from


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9 Comments on Mews and Nips: Cat Saves Woman’s Life

  1. Chris Davis
    February 25, 2012 at 2:58 pm (9 years ago)

    I just LOVE Pudding! Thanks for the update on Jackson – I wonder if he’ll be bringing his seminar to the northwest? As for that adorable video, I’m trying to understand the 21 “dislikes” – huh?

    • Ingrid
      February 25, 2012 at 4:26 pm (9 years ago)

      I would be highly suspicious of anyone who doesn’t find this video totally adorable, Chris.

  2. Caren Gittleman
    February 25, 2012 at 1:55 pm (9 years ago)

    Soooo excited to help you celebrate your Blog-o-versary next week!!

    Wooooooo hoooo!

    • Ingrid
      February 25, 2012 at 4:25 pm (9 years ago)

      Thanks, Caren! It’ll be fun!

  3. Deb Barnes - Zee and
    February 25, 2012 at 11:40 am (9 years ago)

    Oh my goodness – I am so in love with Pudding!! What an amazing story! Great wrap up and happy to hear Jackson will be back for another season!

    • Ingrid
      February 25, 2012 at 4:25 pm (9 years ago)

      Isn’t it awesome that My Cat From Hell was renewewd, Deb? Kitties everywhere are celebrating.

  4. Esme
    February 25, 2012 at 10:06 am (9 years ago)

    Pudding is truly a lifesaver and a beautiful cat. My kitties are always jumping on me…to wake me up for food!!!!! The video is darling-little kitties will always melt your heart.

    • Ingrid
      February 25, 2012 at 4:24 pm (9 years ago)

      Ruby has the jumping down on top of me thing down pat, too, Esme.


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