Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Cats, Dogs and Big Hearts

A few years ago trucker, Wayne, and his wife, Cathy, rescued a cat. That kitty, named Bo, has become a trucker cat. He's travelled a lot. And travelled. And travelled. They figure the cat has trucked over a million miles. That's a lot of miles. And the cat loves it. As a matter of fact, he hates to even leave the cab of the truck. He's only been out of the truck cab twice over as many years. He actually gets frustrated if his owners stay off the road for too long and he'll show his disproval by parking his hairy butt on the steering wheel and honking the horn.

I like cats a lot but, truthfully, I'm more of a dog person so here's a dog story.

A woman named Debbie rescued a dog from a dumpster two years ago. One day she begins choking on a piece of apple. She tries unsuccessfully to perform the heimlich manoeuvre on herself. She was about to pass out when along comes her rescued dog, Toby. He knocked her to the ground and then jumped on her chest. The doggie heimlich dislodged the apple and saved Debbie's life. Toby ate the piece of apple afterward (eeeewww) but, hey, nobody's perfect.

What do these stories have in common? Both animals were rescued by their owners. I have a soft place in my heart for people who rescue animals. Do you have a rescued dog or cat that comes with his own tail, um, I mean tale? :)


Eve Silver / Eve Kenin said...

Wendy, these are great stories. I have a dog and a bunny, but no accompanying tale, LOL!

Wendy Roberts said...

With allergies in the house we have a rescue hamster and a tree frog. Wish we had a dog though :)

Jana DeLeon said...

I love these stories! And yes, I have three rescued kitties to match my three purchased dogs. :)

Wendy Roberts said...

Jana, with all those animals you must have your share of crazy stories to tell!

Anissa said...

My parents rescued a mix. Ralph. He is by far the best dog I have ever seen around children. Ever. My baby used to pull himself up by Ralph's skin. Poor dog never even flinched. His only defense was a good lick in the face.

Great stories!

Wendy Roberts said...

Anissa, I've met dogs that could tolerate children and I've always found it admirable. My inlaws had a poodle that was positively vicious toward my kids!