Mews and Nips: Feline Crossing Guard Keeps School Children Safe


A crossing guard who makes sure that school kids get to school safely each day is nothing unusual – but when that crossing guard is a cat, it becomes news. Each morning, 15-year-old Sable comes out like clockwork to help students at Enterprise Middle School cross the street. Sable is owned by Tamara Morrison. She says one day, Sable just walked outside to greet the students, and he’s been doing it ever since.” Read the full story and watch a video of Sable at work on Army Kitty.


It looks like cat cafes are catching on in yet another country: cat lovers in France could soon get their own purr-fect cafe in Paris. Plans to open the first café à chats have been getting a big financial boost from online backers. Margaux Gandelon said she got the idea for the cat cafe from the Neko cafes in Japan where customers can enjoy the company of cats without actually having to own one. For more on the plans for Paris’ first cat café, read The Connexion.

If you missed any of the stories featured on The Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: On Monday, we told you how to get your cat used to the carrier, on Tuesday, we reviewed the Ultimate Scratching Post, and shared the news about a massive pet food recall from Natura, on Wednesday, we asked whether changing a cat’s name after you adopt is a good idea, and on Friday we reviewed The Fifth Life of the CatWoman, a very special novel. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway for Through a Cat’s Ear: Music for Calming.

Today’s video of the cat battling the terrifying banana peel made me laugh out loud. Be sure to watch all the way to the end!


Have a great weekend!

Photo sources: photo of Sable from Army Kitty, photo of cat café from The Connexion

4 Comments on Mews and Nips: Feline Crossing Guard Keeps School Children Safe

  1. Cat in Fancy Collar
    July 4, 2013 at 1:43 am (8 years ago)

    Wow! It looks like 15-year-old Sable has made my day. I’ve never heard about something like this.

  2. Sue Brandes
    June 23, 2013 at 1:56 pm (8 years ago)

    That sounds so cute. A kitty crossing guard. LOL a kitty that scared of banana peel.

  3. Nancy Blue Moon
    June 22, 2013 at 4:45 pm (8 years ago)

    What a little hero Sable is to those children..A kitty scared of a banana funny!

  4. Long Life Cats and Dogs
    June 22, 2013 at 6:44 am (8 years ago)

    What a gorgeous story about Sable. I’d have been head over heels if I’d had a cat like that helping me safely to school. That video is just hilarious. Thanks for the great laugh


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