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Old 05-16-2014, 06:43 AM
 
Location: NY
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Any info on the cat?

Who is she? he?

Has she? he? done heroic things before?

Name? age? breed?

Who are the owners?
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Old 05-16-2014, 06:55 AM
 
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Any info on the cat?

Who is she? he?

Has she? he? done heroic things before?

Name? age? breed?

Who are the owners?
It's all over the internet. A simple search will answer all your questions

Google is your friend

BTW. The cat was a hero before. It helped raise the flag on Iwo Jima
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Old 05-16-2014, 06:55 AM
 
Location: On The Road Full Time RVing
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The breed of the dog is not important because all kinds of dogs will do the same thing
even small dogs.

Many kinds of cat will fight to protect it's territory and owners.

We have problems with raccoons in our area, and one of our neighbors
had 3 coons ( which can be very dangerous to their small children )
in their yard close to their house, and their black cat attacked and run them off.

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Old 05-16-2014, 07:26 AM
 
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It's all over the internet. A simple search will answer all your questions

Google is your friend

BTW. The cat was a hero before. It helped raise the flag on Iwo Jima
lulz
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Old 05-16-2014, 07:54 AM
 
Location: Northern Minnesota
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Cool cat, but I am wondering where the mother was running to after she checked on the child. She left him there, if only briefly, when she should have scooped the child up in her arms instead of leaving the child to get up and flee on his own. I guess she was checking to see where the dog was; however, for all she knew the dog was on its way back to the child from another direction that she couldn't see. As a mother she no doubt saw her error when she watched the video afterwards.

I am very glad they have such a protective and alert cat that was allowed to be outside with them. And of course I am very, very happy the child is o.k.
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P.S. I noticed the difference in the video editing from when it first appeared online Thursday morning (which I referred to above in another thread) to what is being shown now. So I guess the parents DID see the error Mom made by not staying with her son and removing him from the scene of the attack. Therefore the parents didn't want too many more viewers to see the original video posting that I saw and I'm sure others saw as well. I don't blame them! Again, I'm glad the boy is fine.

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Old 05-16-2014, 08:08 AM
 
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What an awesome kitty! There is a minor league baseball team that asked for the cat to throw out the first pitch at their next game, and the family said yes, lol.
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Old 05-16-2014, 08:27 AM
 
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My Siamese used to guard my sleep - anyone who snuck up on me when I was asleep would get attacked. When I was a kid, my father would poke his head in to see if I was asleep after he got in from his evening appointments, and my cat would charge him, shrieking at the top of his lungs. It was pretty crazy. And a friend who lived with me and my mother after I graduated high school got attacked one night when she got in late from a date and poked her head in to see if I was awake.

But having worked with dogs literally since the time I could walk, I can honestly say that I have never observed this type of behavior from a dog. They do not typically "stalk" prey in this way - usually there would either be some sort of confrontation (or warning) OR the dog would just spot and then charge its target with no hesitation. But creeping around a corner like that and then grabbing the kid in such a calculated manner is just SO atypical of a domesticated dog attack.

I'm friends with a lot of other experienced dog people, and none of us are talking about the cat - we all acknowledge that any species will defend what is important to it. The dog's behavior is what has us talking - everyone agrees that even with all the problem dogs they've worked with, they've never observed behavior quite like that.
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Old 05-16-2014, 08:27 AM
 
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Geebabe - I agree and noted the different video edits also.
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Old 05-16-2014, 10:04 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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Legal discussion on CNN:


Watch hero cat save kid from dog attack - YouTube

Interview with Family on Today show:


Hero House Cat Saves Boy From Dog Attack - Today Show - May 15 2014 - YouTube
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Old 05-16-2014, 10:11 AM
 
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Arent the parents just sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Californian.
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