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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 08:09 AM
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Cat Saves Family From Fire By Clawing Owner's Face
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SYDNEY (Reuters) - An alert tabby cat saved an Australian family of four from a house fire by clawing at its owner's face, emergency officials said Friday.

Timmy the tabby sprang into action by waking his unidentified owner when a mattress caught fire as the family slept early Friday in Cairns in Australia's tropical north.

"The cat was probably the best smoke alarm system ... it was clawing at the occupant's face and got him up and out of bed," Cairns fire service spokesman Robert White-Macfarlane told reporters.

The man was then able to wake his family and call for help.

White-Macfarlane said the fire was probably started by a cigarette but added that the home had suffered only minor damage because of the cat's intervention.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061229/od_nm/australia_cat...
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:01 AM
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1. Might htis not be just another case...
...of a kitty being a total bastard--when there just happened to be a fire? :rofl:

But bravo for Kitty.
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Briarius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:16 AM
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2. Unfortunately, the demon cat rendered the owner blind
and he wandered deeper into the fire and died. :evilgrin:





Lucky guy though
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conscious evolution Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:23 AM
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3. It obviously was not this
cat!
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:31 AM
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4. It's always a good day
when you have a pussy on your face
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:31 AM
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5. Oh...you.
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matcom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:34 AM
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7. YES!
that is EXCELLENT!
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 09:34 AM
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6. No no no. Cat collaterally/incidentally saves family while saving self.
The cat knew that it's only chance to get out alive was to get one of its feeding things to wake up and take it out of the house, because the cat couldn't find an open door or window or other egress, which long search it undertook first and only after it proved unfruitful did it resort to waking one of its feeding and petting things.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:04 AM
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8. If I leave my cell phone in the far room, my dog wakes me up
when it rings by crying and pawing the bed. One night last winter my neighbor's fireplace chimney dumped this huge volume of smoke on the house on a still damp night and it set off the smoke alarms.

The old bastard woke me up for that too.


I can't begin to tell you how much I love this mutt.


(I washed the "bubbie", he's had it nearly three years and gors everywhere with it.)

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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-29-06 10:09 AM
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9. Cat always claws face, just happened to be a fire on that day.
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