Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I Take It Back

I once wrote a post entitled, Why Dogs Are Better Than Cats. Well, this time its the kitties who get on the heroism scoreboard: Cats die after rousing family during fire:

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Two cats woke up a family Monday morning, alerting them to a fire before the cats perished in the blaze.

The fire at 1806 Sheridan Road in West Lafayette engulfed the house, destroying much of it just after 4 a.m. Michael and Nancy Prewett, who lived in the house, escaped without injuries, according to their son, Chris Prewett.

"It was the cats that woke them up," Chris Prewett said. "The cats' activity let them know something was wrong."

Nancy and Michael Prewett could not be reached Monday. Neighbors said they saw Nancy Prewett cradling at least one cat in a blanket on the lawn after the fire was extinguished.


Tom said...

Your pro-dog bias is hardly surprisng. ;)

I've noticed that conservatives tend to be dog people.

That's why I have cats.

The Iconic Midwesterner said...

Psst..don't tell my cats (Sly & Lilie) they are under the impression they run the house. :-)

I grew up with German Shepherds, three cats, a few hamsters, snakes and some wild bunnies (that had been originally attacked by one of the Shepherds), so I'm very "polypet". But, hey, if you know of a story of a cat performing the heimlich let me know!

Tom said...

Damn, another stereotype down the drain...