In yet another story of a cat saving her human’s life, 15-year -old Cleo alerted her guardian, Pauline Jenkins, when her husband Richard was having a heart attack. Jenkins knew something was wrong when the normally laid-back Cleo started running up and down the stairs and behaving strangely. When Richard complained of chest pains and Cleo clambered onto the bed to be next to him, Pauline called for help. Paramedics arrived and confirmed Richard had suffered a heart attack and needed emergency treatment. Cleo received the Cats Protection 2014 Hero Cat Award for her heroics. To read more about Cleo, and the other winners in the contest, please visit the Cats Protection website.
If you missed any of the stories featured on The Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, we examined whether life stages and lifestyle diets are really necessary for your cats or whether they’re just a marketing gimmick, on Tuesday, we looked at the feline diabetes epidemic, on Wednesday, we shared information about feline marking behavior, on Thursday, we looked at how cats communicate vocally, and on Friday, we reviewed a charming new book, Bailey Boat Cat.
Today’s video made me laugh out loud. If you still have an old turntable, maybe it’s time to turn it into a cat toy!
Have a great weekend!
Photo of Cleo via Cats Protection