Mews and Nips: Cat Saves Dog


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

9 Comments on Mews and Nips: Cat Saves Dog

  1. Jobi and Fisher
    May 5, 2013 at 5:46 am (6 years ago)

    Sammy is a true hero! The vacuum cat is a true nut. I am on my way to find Richard – he sounds like a wonderful cat.

  2. Bernadette
    May 4, 2013 at 7:57 pm (6 years ago)

    I had no idea about the Home Depot cat! What a great idea–guess they learned their lessons in marketing, go with what’s popular!

  3. Shane
    May 4, 2013 at 5:04 pm (6 years ago)

    That video is hilarious! I will have to pass that one on. Cats are so funny…

  4. Cynthia Southern
    May 4, 2013 at 1:54 pm (6 years ago)

    Sammy was a brave kitty too. I think this is the first story I have read about a cat rescuing a cog though. 🙂

  5. Cynthia Southern
    May 4, 2013 at 1:53 pm (6 years ago)

    I love Richard the cat and predict he will be the next grumpy cat. I saw this video a while ago and could not stop laughing. That is a silly cat too but then all cats are silly.

    • Ingrid
      May 4, 2013 at 6:11 pm (6 years ago)

      You may be right about Richard, Cynthia. I love his cynicism.

  6. Sammy
    May 4, 2013 at 6:58 am (6 years ago)

    YAY SAMMY ! How brave of him to save Izzy…..that’s a lovely story. I’m not sure about that vacuum thing though – I believe I’ll pass on trying THAT little stunt out!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

    • Ingrid
      May 4, 2013 at 6:11 pm (6 years ago)

      Allegra and Ruby said the same thing about the vacuum thing, Sammy!


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