The quick thinking and courage of Tiger, a 3-year-old calico cat in Harrison, Michigan, saved her 97-year-old owner from being attacked by 4 pit bulls who live next door.
Sophie Thomas was working in her garden in August when the dogs surrounded her. She hit one on the head and got it to back off, but another one charged and bit her on the arm.
Tiger leaped into the middle of the pack and distracted the dogs by getting them to chase her into the garage. Tiger undoubtedly jumped onto something out of their reach while giving Sophie time to escape into the house.
Tiger sustained a small scratch on the nose. The dogs were quarantined for 10 days and their owner fined. She claimed her dogs had escaped through a bedroom window and were “just playing.”
Just the sort of excuse you’d expect from a moron who keeps 4 pit bulls in a small house.
Another brave calico was involved in a similar incident in Houston in May. Her name is Lima. When she saw 2 pit bulls on the loose chase her owner across the street, knock the woman down and start attacking her, Lima leaped out of the bushes to scratch and hiss at the dogs, distracting them while her owner’s husband pulled her indoors. Lima was unhurt.
Before any pit bull lovers drop by again to comment that Cats Working unfairly picks on that friendly, cuddly breed, I’ll give them the credit they deserve. I found a story where 2 pit bulls in Colorado actually rescued a Chihuahua from a coyote attack.
But if Tiger and Lima hadn’t possessed superior feline intellect, speed, agility, and nerves of steel, they and their owners would have certainly ended up as Pit Bull Chow.