Stray Cats Stop Singing, Save Baby

January 8 | 2 Comments

I know cats sometimes think I’m not on their side. Well, they’re right, most of the time.

However, when I see a heroic deed performed by the feline class, I’ll bark it out.  It’s the least I can do to support my feline sister Moose, and her sorry lineage.

So here goes a bark out for a job well done.

In Argentina, it appears a gaggle of kittens saved a baby’s life.

Marketwatch, yes the financial web site, has all the details.

Argentine police say a destitute 1-year-old boy was kept alive by a colony of stray cats who shared food scraps and kept him warm in the city of Misiones.

The boy, who had been missing for several days, was found by Police Officer Lorean Lindgvist, The Daily Telegraph reported Saturday

“The boy was lying at the bottom of a gutter. There were all these cats on top of him licking him because he was really dirty,” Lindgvist said. “When I walked over they became really protective and spat at me. They were keeping the boy warm while he slept.”

Lindgvist said she noticed scraps of food near the boy and surmised “the cats knew he was fragile and needed protecting,” the Telegraph reported, noting doctors said the warmth of the cats saved the boy during freezing nights that could have killed him.

The boy’s father, who is homeless, said his son vanished several days ago and that cats had always been protective of the boy, Lindgvist said.

Maybe it’s the conspiracy theorist in me, but I suspect they just wanted to fatten the boy up so they could eat him later.


2 Responses to “Stray Cats Stop Singing, Save Baby”

  1. megan on March 11th, 2009 4:36 am

    Wow amaxing. Sometimes cats can do more than ya think

  2. Brittney on March 19th, 2009 12:23 pm

    Wow. Thats amazing. I never thought animals would be that important to a child’s life. Go cat! haha

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