[and other rich pets]. Our poor frustrated mama cat never tried adopting baby bunnies again. “A group of kids approached Jackson, threw him into the air, ran over him with their bikes and squirted energy drinks in his face.”. Charming very short book with stories of cats and dogs delivered in a style of Mother telling bedtime stories to her children. Upon making the connection with Winston, Janet eagerly went to the vet clinic and found Winston in bad condition from his life as a stray. The dogs, I think, had no idea what this ferocious creature was! There was … Not sure my husband would agree so I had better hold off. I said no we are not, yes we are she came back at me. Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on June 16, 2013: Eiddwen - Now that a 7 month old kitten has joined our household, we will surely have some interesting stories to share! I have always owned cats (or vice versa) and love them! I do love him though but I do miss having a cat. Thanks for stopping in to comment...hope you find the perfect cat! He did that 3 times in the night. and they are not only loving but also funny and cheer up their owners. declawed cat, protected his territory from a black bear by chasing it up a tree when the bear wandered into his yard in Milford, New Jersey. Glad you enjoyed the cat stories. Choose the part of True Stories about Cats and Dogs which you want to read from the table of contents to get started. by Eliza Lee Follen. Sadly, within a very short time, both newborns died. It was our first family dinner together since our son and his family moved to our town, and our grandson was telling us how much he missed his cat that had been gone for more than a month in spite of all their efforts to find him. The man inside had ventured down the stairs after “crying” in his room “after a very messy breakup,” he later confessed. tipoague - I really think that cats have a sense of humor, and love to make bigger animals look foolish. Francis arthur Rawlinson on November 14, 2018: Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on September 26, 2018: How lucky you were to have such a wonderful cat in your life for so many years! to Az. Fortunately, proper care, some eye cleaning, and antibiotics have improved the cat’s health. Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 01, 2014: I loved reading this and those videos were precious. to Wis. and back. Meet the cats . Declawing your cats is cruel! Through my articles, you can learn about the animals we all know and love! Because he was soaking wet and sickly looking, we locked him in our bathroom with food, water, and a litter box for a few hours until he dried off. She still has times she acts just like a kitten, racing through the house after everything that moves. One of Poe’s most unsettling tales, ‘The Black Cat’ actually contains two black cats – although the second may be a ghostly reincarnation of the first. Oscar is a rescue cat who was adopted by the Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Providence, Rhode Island. What a lovely hub about cats. From Wis. to Tex. Thanks for stopping by to share your story about Tommy. All his fur was matted, and he was frail and weak. Sometimes they surprise you! My cat Pepper stepped in and protected the toy poodle the entire time he stayed here. She tolerated kittens & put up with puppies. The story became a brief media sensation, with Huff Post, Buzzfeed, and The Examiner, among others, posted articles on the event. Oscar lives on the third floor, an advanced stage dementia unit that allows pet therapy. They are amazing creatures! It is the equivalent of chopping off our toes shame on anyone who declaws their cat. Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on April 29, 2013: Your cat stories are awesome! It was heartbreaking to hear Missy crying and calling for her babies as she searched the house for her kittens. Thanks so much for sharing your story with us! A group of youngsters (kittens) is called a kindle; those old-timers (adult cats) form a clowder. Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on July 18, 2013: DeborahNeyens - Thanks for sharing your amazing cat story! She traveled in my car with no carrier or cage. He bossed our other cats relentlssly. Huffington Post reported what Wendell saw the group of boys doing to the cat. Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on September 14, 2013: Dolores Monet - I loved the cat who gave comfort to patients in the nursing home. We never realized this was going on until we heard the kids laughing one day and watched it for ourselves. It's always great to see you! I have always had both cats and dogs. :(. She enjoys the company of animals and has owned various cats and dogs over the years. It was heartwarming to see them cuddle together. If These 3 Ingredients are in your Pet Food…Watch Out! Finally, the owner took pity on the poor bear and called her watchcat indoors so the bear could be on its way. Perhaps your dog would accept a kitten into your home? New England Journal of Medicine 357 (4): 328–329.). cats are so clever! I had to rescue the poor thing! Three older, taller boys marched over Ethan, who was playing with his younger brother, Ashton, and began taunting him. Megan Houston Sager. In June of 2006, Jack, a 15 lb. Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on June 25, 2013: erinshelby - Apparently Nora's version of a lovely melody is a little different than ours, but anyone who's heard male cats yowling in their back yard calling for their female lady-love knows they march to a different drummer (or piano player, as the case may be!). There’s no shortage of amazing cats! Most cat lovers would do anything to defend their favorite pet, but cats can still be very misunderstood. Keep Your Pet Safe This Autumn (8 Helpful Tips for Dogs and Cats). Several dogs moved in, along with some teenagers, and after about eight months it appears as if Winston had had enough of the transitions. I loved your amazing cat stories. They bring happiness with every purr and bunts. Thanks for sharing it. erinshelby from United States on June 25, 2013: Nora the Cat is quite fond of dissonance! Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on November 14, 2017: Daniel - What is your objection? I absolutely love the cat stories. Thanks so much for your comments and the share! Max + Maude has a Facebook Group that supplements its blog. Share your thoughts Complete your review. Bravewarrior - You do sound like a dyed in the wool cat lover! Their antics never cease to amaze and entertain! I got a cat when I was 15, Jack. Fajita is certainly one of many amazing cats. I was distraught when it was killed by a reckless driver. FlourishAnyway - It looks like your King Isaiah was looking out for his subjects! I love that they can just go where they want. Janet Barnes is an older-aged woman with blond hair and glasses. "In a cat's eyes, all things belong to cats. ". Due to his heartwarming story, Smudge stands out among the various amazing cats out there. Like many female cats, she liked to bring us her catch, and it wasn’t unusual for her offerings to include mice, birds or chipmunks, sometimes still alive and kicking! He and his mother then picked up the cat and took him to the vet clinic. So, they let them loose and observed their activity. I love my kitties. A dynamic table of contents enables to jump directly to the chapter selected. Knowing that the oil or whatever he had gotten into would not come off by itself, we cornered the cat in our basement and wrapped him in old t-shirts while we gave him a bath—no easy task, let me tell you! I've had cats who seem to know when I'm sick and sit close to me, seemingly to give comfort. She just gives me dirty looks. Click and Collect from your local Waterstones or get FREE UK delivery on orders over £25. Some of the stories are happy and some are sad, but all have been told from the heart. As of January 2010, Oscar had accurately predicted approximately 50 patients' deaths. Really enjoyed reading this hub! Much depends on the cat, too. Whether they perform remarkable feats of bravery or show off with silly tricks, each cat is a unique individual. Buy online. The Cat Who Adopted Bunnies This is a true story about a lovely gray and white female cat, Missy, who gave birth to two sickly kittens. But it was so sweet to see her try to mother them. Rebecca Mayglothling from Binghamton NY on July 01, 2013: Okay, okay, I'll try to like my boyfriend's cat..... she just doesn't do any of this stuff. Dolores Monet from East Coast, United States on September 14, 2013: Loved the cat stories - especially the brave cat that treed the bear and the one that lived in the nursing home. Brad even pre-chewed beef jerky so that the cat would have something soft to eat. Making the Rounds With Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat, A cat can make over 100 vocal sounds (dogs can make 10). She told me at the pet shop she put her finger up about three inches away from the cage and this little kitten sat down and reached out with its front paws and pulled my wifes finger towards the cage. I know many of my visitors love to read stories about cats and also many like to write their own stories. Read on for true stories about some of the most remarkable cats! She never bit or clawed any of us. Poor mama who lost her babies! I especially liked the story of how Tiger came home. Nobody could touch her belongings! To everyone's surprise, the cheerful cat made a quick recovery. But somehow this remarkable cat knew that we were a safe haven and that it would only be a matter of time until his master came to claim him. Karen Hellier from Georgia on April 28, 2013: I am much more of a dog person than a cat person, but I love all animals and have had cats in my life. James Herriot's Cat Stories book. Thanks to Wendell’s courage and Jackson’s determination, this story has become heartwarming and even inspiring. I also like dogs and have both dogs and cats in my life. I'm glad you enjoyed these amazing cat stories. Thanks so much for stopping in to read and comment! His owners brought him in to be euthanized, but the doctors decided to give him a second chance. Eliza Lee Follen's True Stories about Cats and Dogs consists of 1 parts for ease of reading. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately. We could see that these babies would not survive the adoption, so we set out to see if we could find the nest and return the bunnies to their birth mother. A cat taken far from its home can return to it. Unfortunately I don't have a cat at the moment. It was adorable. Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on July 14, 2013: MsDora - Cats can be so funny and entertaining! Tips for cat owners, and stories about funny and sweet felines from around the world. Hero cat. Denise Handlon from North Carolina on April 29, 2013: Awww, as a relatively new cat owner I loved this hub and can attest to the 'amazing cat' stories. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. The veterinarian on the other line insisted that this stray cat’s microchip revealed her number and address. Thanks to his compassion and bravery, Jackson the cat is recovering well at Outer Banks SPCA and ready for his forever home. A few days later, our family gathered in our dining room for Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks for stopping in to comment! Gypsy Rose Lee - The cat is the lead picture is Shadow. Thanks for visiting and for your comments! Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on July 21, 2013: bac2basics - So glad you enjoyed my hub about amazing cats! He has become famous through Dr. David Dosa's bestselling book, Making the Rounds With Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat. What a lovely memorial to build a garden around her burial site. Add to Cart. Isaiah became insistent in meowing loudly -- screeching. It even jumped into the car when I set off on journeys and enjoyed looking out at the scenery. In my internet searches, I have found stories of cats who survived life threatening treks to find their owners.There's a cat who chased a bear out of his territory and a cat who comforted the dying in a nursing home. How to keep animals safe and calm on Bonfire Night. It was called Oscar and I still miss him. Otherwise I came home to an open front door and Dusti would be sitting outside on the grass. I would never declaw a cat and most Veterinarians I know would not do it. Read True Stories about Cats and Dogs, free online version of the book by Eliza Lee Follen, on ReadCentral.com. It’s the first pet he’s ever had. These amazing and heartwarming stories about cats makes me want to go to a shelter right now and adopt one. From time-to-time, Sunny would go missing for a few weeks but he always came back no worse for the wear. I don't know how young she is, probably between 2 to 3 months old. Eventually, we found the nest and set the four adoptees back with their siblings. Meet the cats . I loved your stories! This is the kid’s-eye version of Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World, the true story of Dewey Readmore Books, a handsome orange tabby that was stuffed into the returned book slot of the Spencer Public Library as a kitten, who went on to change the lives of the people around him. ", "If we treated everyone we meet with the same affection we bestow upon our favorite cat, they, too, would purr. Cats are the only animal that walks on their claws, not the pads of their feet. It's so nice to meet another cat lover. This happened about five years ago, this cat was to be a companion to my wife after we lost our youngest son in a car accident. Who is that wonderful looking cat? She loved me for the first month until we took her to get spayed. I have a stray cat that's been a house cat for a few years now. Dog and Cat Owners Are Loving These 7 Movies, Cutest Before And After Photos of Rescued Cats and Dogs. Nora the piano player is such fun. [1] The story of Q199’s rescue was all over the news. She would chase big dogs out of our yard all the time. My sister-in-law had a barn cat, Sunny, a big orange tom that was friendly as could be. Love your Hub! True Cat Story I peered closely with my reading glasses at my book, trying not to be distracted by a domestic outcry in the other room. She enjoys independence, intelligence, and quirkiness. But one time, Sunny didn't come back. Sunny must have known that the farm was just the place to retire for his last years! Whatever your answer, this article is for you…. I have had many cats in my 75 years but none have ever come close to her in intelligence. But now we've brought home two lovely cats from the local animal shelter who are delightful. It was awful. Seanorjohn - We become so attached to our cats (and dogs) - it is heartbreaking to lose one to a horrible accident. Cats are amazing creatures.Thanks so much for sharing this story! Dusti traveled from Wis. to Mas.. and back again. At the vet, veterinarians cared for Jackson the cat, who ultimately recovered from his injuries. I had a cat that followed me everwhere just like a dog. The former owner immediately took Winston in, and soon he was safely within the Barnes’ loving household. A 10 year old boy courageously saves a cat from a group of bullies. Sharyn's Slant - Cats are definitely entertaining as well as amazing creatures...we do love them! An orange, de-clawed cat like this one Intimidated a bear! :). :). She also knew that if any food, even a butter dish, was on the kitchen table she was not allowed on it. This one table was under a large window that Dusti liked to look out of. I love cats and enjoy reading stories about the amazing things they do. The average cat food meal is the equivalent to about five mice. Janet, not realizing they referred to Winston, replied no. :) Glad you enjoyed the stories and videos of these amazing cats. Smudge, a Tabby breed, was “no scaredy cat” – in the words of a Mirror article – when he noticed his human companion, Ethan, getting bullied by some local children. Thanks for sharing and passing this on. (See full story) Staff Sgt. Glad you enjoyed these stories. Tenkay - Even dogs can't resist a cute little kitten, it seems. Most cat owners are convinced that cats, especially their cats, are truly amazing. Once the patient died and he was no longer needed, he would leave the room. I'm always amazed by stories of what cats can do...they just seem to have a whole other dimension sometimes. Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on July 02, 2014: Peggy W - I do love cats! She treated him like he was her child. Hi Stephanie, what an amazing story of Missy, and those adopted bunnies, that is so sweet, but I am glad you found the mother rabbit and took them back, and the stray! Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on April 28, 2013: Stephanie, Misty and Ashley died within 6 months of each other. The black cat in the photo is named Rademenes. Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on April 29, 2013: Hi Denise, We felt so badly for the mama cat who lost her babies, especially after we had to take the baby bunnies away from her, too. Wonderful and voted up or sure. That dog is going to get fat if the lid is not secured on his dog treats canister. I love this hub very much. Never once did she cause a problem or have to be confined. And a final trip from Az. Cat myths. He climbs up in the bed and goes to sleep between my husband and I. Cat is always cute and adorable. How to rehome a cat Find out about our simple three-step cat rehoming process. Cats never fail to surprise us with their antics! ", "Dogs believe they are human. Thanks so much for stopping in to read, comment and share! Reviewed in the United States on April 20, 2014. Susan Zutautas from Ontario, Canada on April 29, 2013: These are all wonderful stories and I enjoyed reading your hub so much. Jackie Lynnley from the beautiful south on April 28, 2013: My cat just passed her 18th birthday and seems to be doing fine although she has given up hunting. Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on October 15, 2016: I agree, Jess! Neither Ashley nor Misty liked that behavior, but Misty was too little to do anything about it. My last cat, Shadow, died several years ago and we are afraid to introduce another cat into the family right now as my dogs have not had a cat "friend" for some time now. She so loved gardens! In the back of my head I was hearing Kay shouting “Put him out! She only weighed 12 lbs but she was very tall. We had two cats who terrorized a big gentle German Shepard...one of them backed him into a corner and the other jumped on his back. Meanwhile, she went outdoors again and in a few minutes was back with another baby bunny. It was heartbreaking to hear Missy crying and calling for her … Cats are endearing, mysterious, loveable and kooky; their owners often wonder what goes on in those fuzzy little heads. All made me smile, thanks! It's wonderful that your mother was able to laugh and enjoy your cat's antics! Using this Facebook Group, we hope to provide you with a community that encourages, inspires, and educates you as you raise your dog or cat. Wendell, appalled at what the group was doing, saved Jackson by telling his mother what was going on. 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