In 2014 a cat saved its five-year-old owner (Ethan) from bullies, the bullies were teasing Ethan and when one of them shoved him on the ground the cat jumped on the boy’s chest and scared him off.Ever since the incident the cat sleeps outside Ethan’s bedroom to keep a watch.
A cat named Pudding saved his new owner’s life just hours after his adoption. The Wisconsin resident originally had no intention of actually adopting one of the animals but had a strong attraction to Pudding who later that evening saved her from a diabetic seizure.
Study shows that cats understand the principle of cause and effect as well as some elements of physics. Combining these abilities with their keen sense of hearing, they can predict where possible prey hides.
A cat named Simon served on a Royal Navy ship in 1949, and received a medal for raising morale, killing off a rat infestation and surviving cannon shells during his service. Hundreds attended his funeral when he died from infected wounds.
Princeton researchers successfully turned a live cat into a functioning telephone in 1929.
Orlando, a ginger cat, competed and won against stock-picking professionals at the stock market. The cat picked at random, while the professionals used traditional stock-picking methods. At the end of the year, the cat had £542.60 profit, compared to the professionals’ £176.60 profit.
The Guinness World Records stopped awarding the fattest cats or any other animal to discourage deliberate overfeeding.
In Russia, a stray cat named Masha kept a three month old baby warm in below-freezing temperatures and refused to leave its side when it was taken to the hospital, the baby lived.
In 2013 a cat named Cookie went missing while on holiday with his owner in Grasse, southern France. 18 months later Cookie returned “dirty and emaciated” having traveled a journey of 700-miles, all the way home.
Researchers studied cats viewing photos of various bearded men. Cats viewing long beards exhibited paralysis and signs of severe neurological distress. Researchers concluded cats don’t like men with long beards, are indifferent to short beards, and disturbed/confused by incomplete beards.
In an experiment where a kitten was raised in the same cage as a rat, the cat not only refrained from attacking the rat, but the two became close companions, and the cat refused to chase or kill any other rats as well.
Simon the cat, a feline aboard Royal Navy Ship “The Amethyst” was awarded The Dickin Medal for gallantry under fire. The gallantry? He protected the ship’s food supplies from an infestation of rats.