And people say cats are too detached ... not so and this among many other incidents proves them wrong. I have told you about my cat who bit my husband when he was scolding my daughter about something ... She knew just what she was doing ... protecting her little friend. I love this! I just want to hug that cat ... though I doubt tha she would appreciate it :)Andrea @ From the Sol
I have has cats like this, and strongly respect them. As a stray, Tara learned some important life skills. She appreciates her family, too. I love it.
i saw that on msn. just a good thing!
Yes, this one deserves to go viral.
Paws up to Tara! Thanks for posting this; I missed it several times on CNN ... cats are the best "fur sure" and thank heaven Tara was there as she was to intervene.
I am glad you enjoyed Tara, Ann. Thanks!
I saw this on TV on the news! Awesome cat!!!!
I agree, Beth.
I saw this on the news last night but not all views were shown. Seeing all of it makes me gasp. That cat was fantastic, such a brave little thing to protect her boy. Phenomenal!
Thanks, Denise. She is brave, indeed.
She certainly is, Roan.
wasn't that just the most amazing thing!treats for life for that kitty hero!
And a fish tank!
I saw that this morning...it was awesome!
It has gone viral...with good reason!
I saw this the other day on Facebook and was deeply moved by what this sweet cat did to save this boy from further harm.
Exactly, I was moved, too. Cats do this, and people need to give them the credit they deserve. They sometimes get a bad rap.
I love this video and now that I know she was a stray it makes it all the better!
I knew you would like this, Queen. Hugs.
I have watched this video several times over the past couple of days and it amazes me!!!!
Cats are pretty amazing, aren't they?
We were talking about this video at the shelter yesterday. Anyone who thinks that cats don't care knows better now. She was protecting her boy and was willing to take on the dog to do it. I like that she chased him away after the attack. Cats are awesome!
You are very right about this. People tend to misunderstand cats too often. They even get a bad rap. But they are deeply sensitive and social, loving and devoted. They just aren't dogs.
Oh, the video was deleted now (not sure if it is I'm in Japan). It is wonderful that the ca cat has such kindness for what she owed for the owner♡♡♡Thank you very much for visiting and wishing your husband's safe drive!!!Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*
I hope you get to see this. It is incredible.
This is the most amazing video. Mom saw it on the news. She can't believe the amount of damage the dog did in such a short amount of time. Hugs, Janet
It doesn't take much for a dog to injure a child. It is a shame it had to happen. People need to keep their dogs contained. I have had dogs for 45 years, and never had one loose.
Cats can be so amazing, it's great to have a video of Tara showing how awesome cats can be. Too bad the child had to get hurt though, glad he's ok.
I agree. Cats are awesome. I am glad Tara was there to help!
She goes down in my book with the cats that realized their owner was deaf and decided, themselves, to let her know when the baby cried or the dryer buzzed or of any other noise they thought she should know about.
I am with you, Mimi. Thanks!
DH was telling me about this the other day. I was surprised to hear that a cat saved the day or in this case the little boy. This cat is unique. There is only one other cat I heard about that attacked a dog, and that's only because it was being chased by several neighborhood dogs. Morris, the cat, stopped mid-chase turning suddenly and laying his claws into the top of the leading dog's nose. That stopped them all dead in their tracks, as ole Morris walked away unhurt. I'll never forget that. It was almost comical. lol Great story to share! ;-)
Cathy, actually, I have known several cats who did this kind of thing. It isn't that unusual. I even had had cats who went after dogs. It just isn't common for it to be shared. Cats are very sensitive. They also have strong hunting and survival instincts. You can see videos on You Tube of cats chasing dogs and similar things. Tara's story just happened to make the news this week because she saved her boy. I'm glad. Cats need a bit more respect & credit than they are given.
I read about this....such a PURRfect story with a wonderful ending.
Loved this story! Animals really are amazing! I hope that kitty got lots of treats!
I suspect that she will. She got a fish tank, too!
It's amazing what animals will do!