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Old 05-15-2014, 10:44 AM   #1
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Video of cat saving little boy from dog

I just caught wind of this and found it amazing. Nobody speaks about the protective qualities a cat may have. To tell the truth, I didn't even know they had any protective instincts towards their human family.
Somewhat violent for a couple seconds, but worth the watch.

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Old 05-15-2014, 10:50 AM   #2
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They had the family on the Today show this morning, although the little boy was sleeping in his mother's arms It really is amazing. I know our cats love us, but the protectiveness the cat displayed is surprising to me, too. Very cool
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Old 05-15-2014, 11:05 AM   #3
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Saw this on the 11:00PM news last night. I was surprised as well.
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Old 05-15-2014, 12:40 PM   #4
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Surprised here too.....must be why it made the news, dogs do that all the time.
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Old 05-15-2014, 04:55 PM   #6
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Awesome kitty.
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Old 05-15-2014, 05:46 PM   #7
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That is such a brave cat! Why did the mother not pick up her little boy and carry him away?

If he were mine, I would have been afraid the dog would return and I would have carried him to safety.

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Old 05-15-2014, 05:54 PM   #8
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I agree, Cat, lots of people have commented about the same thing. Why did she leave him? I would have scooped him up too.
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Old 05-15-2014, 08:41 PM   #9
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It is odd, yes?

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Old 05-15-2014, 09:28 PM   #10
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I can soooo understand. Before my children were born, I had a fantastic Siamese kitty I called Porky. Yep, not a really elegant name for such a lovely breed. Suffice it to say, he wasn't the usual sleek, trim kitty most Siamese cats are.

At any rate, as soon as the children came along, Porky appointed himself guardian of "his" children. It wasn't unusual for me to find him sitting by the infant seat, with one child or the other in it, and Porky standing nearby with one of his front paws on the baby's knee. The message was loud and clear, "This is my baby! Any who wish harm should take heed."

After my last child was born and we moved into a very large house, Porky would, at bedtime, go from room to room and sleep a few minutes with each of "his" children. He did it for years.

I think he would've gone to bat for any of his children if pushed to the limit.
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Old 05-15-2014, 09:58 PM   #11
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What are you guys talking about? The mother ran as fast as she could to her child. You do realize that this was surveillance video. Nobody was standing around taking a video. In fact, the parents didn't realize the cat was involved until they saw the video.

A friend of mine had a cat as a child. Every night the cat would lie in a crate in the pantry. They would put a blanket on the cat and shut the door. Then in the morning they would open the door to the pantry and let the cat out.

One night their house caught on fire. The cat managed to open the pantry door and ran to each bedroom door, upstairs, and made sure to wake everyone. My friend is convinced that the cat saved all their lives.
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Video of cat saving little boy from dog

Taxy, the extended version of the video showed the mom picking up, then putting the boy down and running in the opposite direction toward the house. It was the first one I saw, on FB.
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Taxy, the extended version of the video showed the mom picking up, then putting the boy down and running in the opposite direction toward the house. It was the first one I saw, on FB.
I've seen a number of versions. I guess you don't really know what you would do in an emergency.
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Interesting that the video is no longer available, because the father pulled it. Strange. I wonder how many people have made a comment on the behavior of the mother being questionable, and it was removed. Trust me, if I was the mother, I wouldn't have left my child, no way, no how.
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Creative editing. I know when I first saw the video yesterday, a number of people were commenting and questioning the mom's first picking up and then leaving the child. Maybe she went in to call 911? But still. And today's videos left out the closeups of the unstitched bite marks.
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Old 05-15-2014, 10:53 PM   #16
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Amazing cat!
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Old 05-15-2014, 11:02 PM   #17
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Katie H: I like Porky also! I'm sure he would have protected the babies!

You named a Siamese cat Porky?

Perhaps I must hold my tongue. I named my first car Snot and I love her!

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We named a cat, "Pupdog"...
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We named a cat, "Pupdog"...
I would expect anything from an Ogress with a husband named Shrek, yes?

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I had one tubby cat who was so stupid we called him Dumbshit.
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