As far as rescue stories go, the story of Crete, the kitten pictured above, is one of the most extraordinary ones I’ve come across lately. Life with Cats reports that constructions workers in Sandy, UT heard what sounded like kittens crying. They looked everywhere around the construction site, but couldn’t find the kittens. They cut holes in sheetrock and dry wall throughout the house before they realized that the kittens were trapped in honeycomb blocks beneath the already poured and hardened concrete garage floor. The crew decided they were willing to pay out of pocket for the setback to the job and tore up the concrete to rescue the kittens, knowing they could not bear to leave them to die. Be sure to watch the amazing video of the rescue on Life with Cats.
Our second story features a cat rescuing her human. Monty, an orange tabby, woke up his diabetic human, Patricia Peter, only three months after she had adopted him, alerting her to a medical emergency that could have killed her. When Monty woke her up by repeatedly biting the fingers of her left hand — the one she uses to test her blood-sugar levels — she at first pushed him away. “He had never bit me before, but he was so persistent,” Peter said. “I kept pushing him down and he kept coming back, and each time he bit my fingers a little harder.” When Peter eventually managed to get up and test her blood sugar level, it was dangerously low. Monty was inducted into the Purina Animal Hall of Fame in recognition of his heroics. Read the full story on Canada.com.
Charlie, a cat with cerrebellar hypoplasia, got a new lease on life with a wheelchair built by a prison inmate. The Daily Mail reports that his guardian contacted the paper after reading a story about animals who get around in special wheelchairs. Charlie had already broken several chairs, and his guardian appealed to the paper for help. An inmate in a nearby prison who had experience with building mobility devices for animals built a custom wheelchair for Charlie. Now Charlie can do almost everything a normal cat can do. Read the full story in The Daily Mail.
Todays’ video of two cats playing hide and seek made me think of some of the old Bugs Bunny cartoons – enjoy.
Have a great weekend!
Photo sources: photo of kitten screenshot from KSL News video, photo of Monty by Greig Reekie , CNW Group/©Nestle Purina PetCare, photo of Charlie from Mailonline ©Jeff Morris