More Amazing Cats
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Here are some more examples of cats who have shown that they are capable of more than we usually expect.
Sky News reports of a two-year-old male cat called Kuzya who crossed Siberia by himself. Kuzya was on a summer holiday in Yakutsk, eastern Russia, when he ran away from his family. After weeks of searching, the Efremov family returned home to Olenyok without him. Three months later, Kuzya arrived tired and thin at his family’s house, having trekked 1300 miles across Siberian woods, hills, rivers and lakes. My earlier post on "Amazing Stories of Cats Coming Back" has more examples.
In Columbus, Ohio, according to USA Today, Gary Rosheisen fell out of his wheelchair and was unable to get up or call for help. Police received a 911 emergency call from Rosheisen’s phone, but with nobody on the line. After calling back and getting no answer they went to the apartment to check things out. Gary Rosheisen was found on his bedroom floor, but in the lounge room police found his cat Tommy lying next to the phone. Their only plausible explanation is that Tommy the amazing cat dialled 911, probably using the speed dial button next to the speakerphone button. This didn’t surprise his owner, who’d once attempted to train Tommy to dial 911.
Many people still think animals operate purely by conditioning and are incapable of conscious thought. That Ohio man and Russian family, and anyone else who has owned cats, would know there is more to our furry friends than meets the eye!