Love these cat facts and tales. 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!). Janet Barnes is an older-aged woman with blond hair and glasses. My Goal is to share a fresh perspective on caring for dogs and cats. 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. Huffington Post reported what Wendell saw the group of boys doing to the cat. The cats mother wasn’t letting her nurse so my parents took her in. Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on June 18, 2013: Hi Nell, You sound like you might also be a cat lover! He bossed our other cats relentlssly. She still has times she acts just like a kitten, racing through the house after everything that moves. Voted way up and sharing, thank you for a lovely hub :). Tell readers what you thought by rating and reviewing this book. Mommy and Baby Cat . Brad even pre-chewed beef jerky so that the cat would have something soft to eat. Keep Your Pet Safe This Autumn (8 Helpful Tips for Dogs and Cats). She very promptly bonded with our eldest son, she gives head bumps and sits on his lap and gives alook of pure contentment. TENKAY from Philippines on July 20, 2013: A stray kitten adopted me and my 5 dogs one very rainy day. Amazing True Stories about Cats. Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on May 11, 2013: fpherj48 - That is really an amazing cat story! She tolerated kittens & put up with puppies. Thanks, Vinaya! I had a declawed Seal Point Himilayan named Ashley. I guess they know I speak their language. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was heartbreaking to hear Missy crying and calling for her babies as she searched the house for her kittens. This should bring a smile to many faces! Then from Wis. to Conn. then back. He did that 3 times in the night. Glad you enjoyed it! It's so nice to meet another cat lover. To everyone's surprise, the cheerful cat made a quick recovery. Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on November 14, 2017: Daniel - What is your objection? Glad you enjoyed the stories! :). She traveled in my car with no carrier or cage. They are incredibly smart and can learn to do things by watching humans. The pictures are what make this story so incredible. He was long in the tooth when we found him, and looked ragged, but he quickly became King of our cat domain. Thanks for stopping by....your comments make me want to purrrrr.... prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on April 28, 2013: Dear, Stephanie. 4.0 out of 5 stars True Stories about Dogs and Cats by Eliza Lee Cabot Follen. I love my kitties. Cat myths. Funny Stories about Cats 39kViews Cats are the most favourite pets of about every third person around the world. Needless to say, the haughty owner had a change of heart about cats and apologized to me for his snide remarks! Like birds, cats have a homing ability that uses its biological clock, the angle of the sun, and the Earth's magnetic field. Seven years later, Jen went outside and found an old orange tomcat on her porch. 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. The stories are short and often have a lesson to be learned. Fortunately, a man named Jessiepon and his dog, a Golden Retriever named Ponzu, stumbled upon Ichimi and took her in. The man inside had ventured down the stairs after “crying” in his room “after a very messy breakup,” he later confessed. I built a garden around her. Ashley took a running leap and landed on the Spaniels back, in full combat mode - growling, hissing and all puffed up. Great article @Stephanie!! It's wonderful that your mother was able to laugh and enjoy your cat's antics! Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on May 06, 2013: Tebo - Cats do seem to have a sixth sense about many things, and are just amazing creatures. You can’t blame the cat – … I got a cat when I was 15, Jack. A cat taken far from its home can return to it. "In a cat's eyes, all things belong to cats. Here's to so many more for us both to share on here. We jokingly referred to him as a first-class jerk because of his dominance displays, but one day he saved the life of one of his underlings. She so loved gardens! My parents had had her all of her life and she was so gentle and loving. While Janet Barnes had no idea where he had gone, Winston ultimately trudged 35 miles from home and lived as a stray for multiple years, apparently either snagging food from strangers or hunting his own. Similarly, it appears as if Jessiepon and Ponzu also needed Ichimi, as Jessiepon’s old cat, Wasabi, died just weeks prior. My sister had a cat that loved to torment dogs. Jesse Knotts rescued a cat … I know many of my visitors love to read stories about cats and also many like to write their own stories. She even suckled the mama-labrador and sleep between paws of the big dog. Sheila Brown from Southern Oklahoma on April 29, 2013: Your cat stories are awesome! Read on for true stories about remarkable cats who adopted bunnies, played the piano, chased a bear and predicted death. If you don’t believe me view the stories posted by site visitors just below this article. When they arrived, they found Tommy the cat by the phone. I will check out the link you sent. Required fields are marked *. Trying to tune into what was causing him so much distress, he led me to a neighbor's crawl space, where one of our black cats had accidentally become locked. Wendell Overton, a ten-year-old boy from North Carolina, once stumbled upon a group of kids, whose ages ranged from 5-13, tormenting a cat named Jackson. Thanks so much for sharing your story with us! And the video too. I have always had both cats and dogs. “A group of kids approached Jackson, threw him into the air, ran over him with their bikes and squirted energy drinks in his face.”. It was awful. Daniel Richardson from Liverpool, UK on November 14, 2017: Hey I object to your sidebar fact that; "Cats are the only animal that walk on their claws, not the pads of their feet.". Thank you for sharing. But it was so sweet to see her try to mother them. 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! Meet all the cats looking for new homes. Just Ask Susan - I'm so glad you enjoyed these stories of amazing cats. 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. Brad decided to adopt the animal and gave the cat the name “Q199” after the name of the train where he was found. See video below of cats who adopted baby rabbits. She would just give any dog there a look that said she would not bother them but if they started something she would finish it. :(. Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on September 14, 2013: Dolores Monet - I loved the cat who gave comfort to patients in the nursing home. It was summer and the sun was shining brightly in the sky. They are amazing animals. I loved your amazing cat stories. He lived out his last couple of years on the farm and died peacefully earlier this year. In terms of cat true stories, this one is definitely insane and unusual. It was heartwarming to see them cuddle together. I had a cat that followed me everwhere just like a dog. One November, a shy tiger cat became a regular, sneaking up the basement stairs to help himself to the cat food on our basement stair landing, but scooting away if we tried to lure him closer. New England Journal of Medicine 357 (4): 328–329.). 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. Pamela99 - Your tuxedo cat sounds like a loveable giant! Making the Rounds With Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat, A cat can make over 100 vocal sounds (dogs can make 10). Apparently, it is not unusual for cats to adopt baby animals of another species. The stolen bunny story really was touching....o wow, the power of motherhood. Oscar lives on the third floor, an advanced stage dementia unit that allows pet therapy. Vote up! cats are so clever! She ignored them but when I took her to the vet and also took 1 kitten to be fixed she allowed that kitten to cuddle. After about 15 minutes, the bear came down and tried to escape only to be chased once again by a hissing and spitting mad Jack who treed the bear once again. The hero cat was taken by Karen Wellen, who cared for her until her death 11 years later. Ah well. ... and not a cat sanctuary if you get suspicious later on in the story. And I love to read stories of the kitties of others. Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on June 26, 2013: Sheilamyers - So glad you enjoyed these amazing cat stories! It was adorable. 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. ", "If we treated everyone we meet with the same affection we bestow upon our favorite cat, they, too, would purr. Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on April 29, 2013: Voted up and interesting. 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. At some point around 15-years-ago, Janet and her husband, Peter, decided to purchase a new house. Glad you enjoyed these stories. He wouldn't leave me alone. She loved me for the first month until we took her to get spayed. Sadly, within a very short time, both newborns died. 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! Thanks for stopping by to comment! There are many stories of cats who have managed to travel long distances to return to their homes. Unfortunately, she no longer had milk to feed them. The next day when we checked the nest, the babies were gone. My sister-in-law had a barn cat, Sunny, a big orange tom that was friendly as could be. The Spaniel took off running and wouldn't go into the back yard unless Ashley wasn't in sight. Cats pop up in many religions as well, as both angelic and devilish figures. She had a real low gutteral growl/meow when she was pissed and would puff up. Through my articles, you can learn about the animals we all know and love! Thanks for your comments. Animals exhibiting signs and symptoms of distress should be seen by a veterinarian immediately. voted and shared, nell. In 2014, he arrived at an animal shelter in Poland with a severe disease of the upper respiratory tract, which caused him excruciating pain. My mother who is an Alzheimer's victim arranged to have a cat brought to our house; but the very next day she said she had nothing to do with it. One day, my neighbors had a friend over who took his Springer Spaniel everywhere he went. Sharyn's Slant - Cats are definitely entertaining as well as amazing creatures...we do love them! She's now my husband's cat all the way, even going so far as to bite me if I try to pet her! David M. Dosa, MD, MPH, a geriatrician who cares for patients at the nursing home has written an article for the New England Journal of Medicine about Oscar's abilities to predict and comfort the dying. Enjoyed. I was distraught when it was killed by a reckless driver. I have one, too. :) Most people don't believe that cats can be very territorial and protective until they see it with their own eyes. Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on June 25, 2014: Precy anza - Glad you enjoyed my stories about amazing cats! Janet Barnes is an older-aged woman with blond hair and glasses. Cats are loving pets. Not a single soul I told would believe me, until they came over to actually see it for themselves!! Like other conscientious staff, he makes rounds of the patients each day, sniffing each one and sometimes choosing to curl up with certain ones. Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on October 16, 2016: Hi Martin - Cats definitely choose their own people! He seemed to know her and she thought, could it be Sunny? Share your thoughts Complete your review. My son and his wife have 6 cats and every time we visit we are witnessing a strange combination of their personalities in their amusing interaction. The man noticed the cat was in poor health, and he took him to the vet. Nora the piano player is such fun. I offered to watch his 11-year-old male toy poodle. FlourishAnyway - It looks like your King Isaiah was looking out for his subjects! The World’s RICHEST Dog??? :). How to keep animals safe and calm on Bonfire Night. Meet the cats . Read on for true stories about some of the most remarkable cats! Reviewed in the United States on April 20, 2014. This is an excellent book for children who love animals. I'm glad you enjoyed these amazing cat stories. - Anyway, a very interesting hub well written, Stephanie. Most cat owners are convinced that cats, especially their cats, are truly amazing. I took her to the vets with no cage or collar or leach. :). The cat has taken them all out and plays soccer with them all over the house. Now his name is Sampson and he is playful and cute we have 7 cats now. People who are allergic to cats are actually allergic to cat saliva or to cat dander. She also knew that if any food, even a butter dish, was on the kitchen table she was not allowed on it. If Janet hadn’t answered that call, Winston likely would have been euthanized because of his age and condition. Gypsy Rose Lee - The cat is the lead picture is Shadow. Cats are endearing, mysterious, loveable and kooky; their owners often wonder what goes on in those fuzzy little heads. James Herriot's Cat Stories book. 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. A cat can jump even seven times as high as it is tall. My favorite is the cat with the piano....awesome. I'm so sorry for your loss. erinshelby from United States on June 25, 2013: Nora the Cat is quite fond of dissonance! They also noted that he was underweight, had an upper respiratory infection, and had his eyes crusted shut. Poor mama who lost her babies! The most incredible story about cats I saw on a You Tube video, with a cat that intimidated an alligator to pull backwards into water. Eliza Lee Follen's True Stories about Cats and Dogs consists of 1 parts for ease of reading. Thanks for stopping in to comment...hope you find the perfect cat! News. Sadly, within a very short time, both newborns died. I love the sayings too, yes cats do believe they are the boss and we are just there for their benefit! Your Tommy sounds like a real escape artist! lol! Thanks for stopping by to read and comment! We never realized this was going on until we heard the kids laughing one day and watched it for ourselves. to Wis. and back. An orange, de-clawed cat like this one Intimidated a bear! Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on April 28, 2013: Stephanie, Misty and Ashley died within 6 months of each other. How very sweet that your cat protected her friend so well! Thanks for stopping in to visit and comment! Read 452 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. She had arthritis in one of her legs for about a month. In the back of my head I was hearing Kay shouting “Put him out! 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. She would chase big dogs out of our yard all the time. Three older, taller boys marched over Ethan, who was playing with his younger brother, Ashton, and began taunting him. Americans spend more annually on cat food than on baby food. Stephanie Henkel (author) from USA on July 02, 2013: Beckieland - Haha...you already know the way to a cat's heart! But the most interesting part of this story was yet to come. Megan Houston Sager. Put him out right now, Eve. It was heartbreaking to hear Missy crying and calling for her … He has become famous through Dr. David Dosa's bestselling book, Making the Rounds With Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat. 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! Our poor frustrated mama cat never tried adopting baby bunnies again. Because these five heartwarming cat stories are the ‘cherry on top’ for a great day and the medicine for a bad one. Seanorjohn - We become so attached to our cats (and dogs) - it is heartbreaking to lose one to a horrible accident. I loved the bunny story. Lifestyle. It took me decades to get over her death. Her name was Pussy. How to rehome a cat Find out about our simple three-step cat rehoming process. Some of the stories are happy and some are sad, but all have been told from the heart. The story became a brief media sensation, with Huff Post, Buzzfeed, and The Examiner, among others, posted articles on the event. I love cats and enjoy reading stories about the amazing things they do. It looked like 1 very large cat with 2 heads. Thanks so much for stopping in to comment! 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. True Stories about Cats and Dogs begins with a mother talking to her boys about the nature of cats and dogs. She brought back four of the babies before deciding that was enough. She managed to navigate almost 200 miles and showed up two months later near her home in West Palm Beach, Florida. Great hub! Well my girl dog brownie (large dog) didn't want this tiny poodle near her. Why Is Chocolate So Bad for Dogs and Cats? Back in 2013, a kitten named Ichimi (the owners are from Asia) was “abandoned by her mother,” according to several news articles, and left as a stray. My sister found a stray little kitten it was alone we thing it’s mom had died from a car! Nobody could touch her belongings! 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. Cat is always cute and adorable. It’s the first pet he’s ever had. Thanks so much for your comments and the share! This is quite funny and fascinating. She doesn't want to leave the garage where most of my pets stay and amazingly, she is not scared of the dogs. I had to put a hasp & padlock on my outside door. As of January 2010, Oscar had accurately predicted approximately 50 patients' deaths. It is the equivalent of chopping off our toes shame on anyone who declaws their cat. They have been seen chasing a feral cat down at the barn, with no love in their eyes, if you know what I mean! The former owner immediately took Winston in, and soon he was safely within the Barnes’ loving household. Never harming them. What Do I Do About It? Recently, IKEA set loose 100 cats in their store in Wembley to test out which items they preferred. What a lovely memorial to build a garden around her burial site. He and his mother then picked up the cat and took him to the vet clinic. ‎True Stories about Cats and Dogs Eliza Lee Cabot Follen, author and abolitionist (1787-1860) This ebook presents «True Stories about Cats and Dogs», from Eliza Lee Cabot Follen. 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