I love this video of a family cat coming to rescue a young child who was under attack from a loose and dangerous dog.
As soon as the cat counter attacks, the much larger dog runs off.
After seeing the dog off, the cat went back to check on the child and smartly traveled via the underneath of the car – besides being the most direct route it was tactically wise.
It troubles me that multitudes of people in the community have such limited and even irresponsible attitudes toward their pets (and to other people).
Pets have deep feelings and cats, which are seen as ‘aloof’ by many, can be extremely loving; and in this case, protective also.
Too many people give up their pets when moving home – the right attitude should be to find a home where you can keep the animal. Pets are for life. Many pets left at so-called ‘shelters’ by house movers, and others, are executed (let’s be honest now – none of this ‘euthanasia’ stuff) if they are surplus, hard to re-home, infirm, weak or mentally scarred.
We have a cat called Sally, whom we adopted from a Queensland no-kill rescue organisation (Wildcats Queensland). Sally was 11 when we adopted her in October last year. Originally from Sydney, Sally was abandoned by her owners when they moved house. A kindly lady from further down the street saved her – which is why we know Sally’s original name. Sally was taken to a shelter by the lady, however later, when her rescuer heard that she was 4 hours away from being executed, the lady contacted Wildcats and asked if they had room. Wildcats said yes, and the lady paid for Sally’s airfare to Queensland. Sally was with Wildcats for over a year before we adopted her. Now, Sally is a healthy cat who looks, and behaves, much younger than her years would suggest.
So, why was Sally scheduled for execution we wonder? Sally is beautiful and has a lovely nature. We suspect that her age was a factor, and also that she had been badly traumatised which meant that she was nervous and exhibited some psychological issues – though none were extreme. Shelters tend to execute animals with behavioural problems. Since Sally has been with us I have conducted ‘mind healing’ on her and she is much improved. So much so that a close friend commented that she is a different cat very soon after I did the first session. Since then I have done more.
A bit more on ‘mind healing’ for animals – animal communication…
I am able to empathise with animals. I mentally and spiritually connect with them, as well as channel healing ‘energy’. The results with Sally speak for themselves. People notice. As do my human clients. Results are what matter. I make animals aware that they are loved and that they can let go and heal from their trauma. Loving animals is not enough of itself – you need to be able to penetrate deep into their psyche. This ability is part and parcel of my calling and work as a Shaman.
Finally a brief word on irresponsible dog owners – there are too many such people around these days…dogs are not just an animal – among other things, they can be a powerful force for good or ill. The dog in the video projected power in a horrid way and someone was responsible, or should I say – irresponsible. That person(s) injured the child, which could have died. That makes them (the dog owner/s) scum in my book. Perhaps I should use a stronger word…
I will write a detailed article about the problems of irresponsible dog ownership, and of dangerous dog ownership, in due course.
Here are some pictures of Sally – click on images for larger versions.[shareprints gallery_id=”5355″ gallery_type=”squares” gallery_position=”pos_center” gallery_width=”width_100″ image_size=”xlarge” image_padding=”0″ theme=”dark” image_hover=”false” lightbox_type=”slide” captions=”true” comments=”true” sharing=”true”]