Readers Share How Their CH Cats Have Protected Them
And I thought I had some great stories!
The other day, after I published a post on how my CHers have protected me, a few readers shared their own stories, and wow! I was so taken by them, that I wanted to share them with you. I hope you enjoy them, too!
From Renee, CH cat mom to Kiki:
My son, who was 2 years old at the time, jumped off the couch seat and broke his leg. We had company over at the time, and our Kiki girl immediately put herself between my son and our guests. She would not leave his side.
She also gets very frantic if my son isn’t home overnight (for example if he has a sleep over at his grandparents’ house). She paces and cries, searching for him for hours. We try to reassure her, and I think because we are not alarmed she finally settles after a few hours. They have a very special bond!
From Ruth, CH cat mom to Betty:
I fell last week, and while I was lying on the floor on my back, Betty was the first one to wobble over, poke her head out of the bedskirt and sniff at me. When I’ve been sick, she and her buddies (Sweetie and Sophie) are right there on the couch. The funniest thing is how when I finish a shower, I open the curtain to find Betty sitting on alert at the bathroom door -– just in case!
From Catherine, CH cat mom to Dotty:
My daughter calls Dotty my “watch cat” because she’s so alert to the noises outside. I feel like she will let me know if someone is lurking around the house.
But it’s my late Miss Moppet (non-CH) who really came to the rescue once, and amazed me at what a little cat can do. I was bent over pulling weeds in the front yard, far away from the unlocked side door, when I noticed a giant dog -– a bull mastiff -– loose and standing in the middle of the street, staring at me.
I slowly crouched and started walking toward the side of the house and the dog came toward me and followed me, and my heart was racing as I grabbed the door handle and opened the door… OUT popped Miss Moppet, who had been watching this from the window, hissing and spitting and hopping toward him sideways with her back up and her tail puffed out, and she went after that giant dog, and he took one look at her and RAN AWAY as fast as he could go!! He didn’t want any part of that!
So don’t underestimate what a little cat can do to protect you!
Thank you everyone for sharing your stories! If you have more, please feel free to leave them in the comments!