This cat might have a bigger heart than some humans. Meet Scarlett the cat who became a world famous mother in 1996 when she selflessly walked through flames to rescue all five of her kittens from a burning building.
Scarlett’s sire and dam are unknown. She was probably born in June or July 1995. As a stray cat, Scarlett probably had her first litter at about eight months. If the kittens were her first litter, she was probably about nine months old—the equivalent of the early teens for humans—when she became a heroine.
On March 30, 1996, Scarlett and her five kittens were in an abandoned garage allegedly used as a crack house in Brooklyn when a fire started. The New York City Fire Department responded to a call about the fire and quickly extinguished it. When the fire was under control, one of the firefighters on the scene, David Giannelli, noticed Scarlett carrying her kittens away from the garage one by one. Scarlett herself had been severely burned in the process of pulling her kittens from the fire. Her eyes were blistered shut, her ears and paws burned, and her coat highly singed. The majority of her facial hair had been burnt away. After saving the kittens she was seen to touch each of her kittens with her nose to ensure they were all there and alive, as the blisters on her eyes kept her from being able to see them, and then she collapsed unconscious.
32-year-old biker and sheet metal worker Pat Doody recently rescued a kitten while riding cross country from Nevada to New Jersey. He found the kitten at a gas station and gave it the best name he could think of at the time: "Party Cat."
"I was at this truck stop getting gas, and this little guy just needed help," he told Revzilla. "He was pretty badly burned, so I picked him up and tucked him inside my vest. We’re feeding him regularly now, so he’s doing better, even though he’s sort of living on the road until we get home."
There has been a recent spike in the sales of IKEA doll beds in Japan. Those innovative and quirky Japanese have re-purposed the $20 Duktig mini-bed to allow their cats and rabbits to get a good night’s sleep.
Officially a toy bed for children’s dolls, it appears to be IKEA’s first (unwitting) foray into the pet furniture market.
The beds come with miniature pillows and blankets, and for those owners with more than one pet, they can be made into bunk beds.
Judging by the positively peaceful, sleepy pets in the pictures below, this is surely the beginning of a ‘beds for pets’ movement.
This poor cat, named Lucy, verbally expresses her feelings by repeatedly saying “no more” while her human is giving her a bath.
Here’s indisputable proof that cats just want to make fools out of us. In the following photo, a cat is seen sitting a photo of itself with a caption that reads, ‘MISSING’.
No one knows for sure how this cat went missing or how it got back, but one thing is clear: the mystery of the missing cat has been solved and humans are once again inferior to their feline masters.
Meet Sonya, she took in a litter of prickly orphan critters. Four orphaned hedgehog babies found their new mom after they lost their own. The cat mama started nursing them alongside her own kitten when they were introduced to her. Her motherly instinct kicked in and she adopted them as her own.
The little hedgehogs not only have gained a new mom, but also a furry kitty brother. It is an unusual but very happy and adorable family.
This is Bubba, a cat so popular at Leland High School in San Jose, California he was issued his own “student” ID card. Bubba is not a stray cat, but a close neighbor to the high school. The Marienthal family’s yard backs up to the school’s campus.