Continuing our series showcasing the ‘Hero Cat’ nominees of the 2015 Cats Protection Charity’s National Cat Awards, we have the wonderfully named tomcat ‘Slinky Malinki’ from Lancashire, UK.
The hero cat came to the rescue of his owner – 48-year-old Janet Rawlinson – after she fell unconscious at home from a reaction to prescribed morphine.
And how did Slinky Malinki do it? Well the normally aloof cat started meowing and pacing up and down the neighbours fence to get their attention.
When this didn’t work, he walked right up to their window and started tapping on the glass with his paws to seek help.
Confused by the cat’s out of character behaviour and realising they hadn’t seen Janet for a number of days, neighbours Mel and Stephen Sharp went next door to investigate.
There they found the cat’s unconscious owner and immediately called for medical assistance.
“He saved my life. Without him I might not have made it,” Rawlinson told the Lancashire Telegraph.
Rawlinson also spoke of the change in her cat’s behaviour since his heroics:
“He sits on hills beyond the house and he watches out for me going into the kitchen,” said Janet.
“If he doesn’t see me go in for a couple of hours he will come into the house and find me, and if I don’t see him he will tap me on the leg or arm until I respond. He never did that until the incident with the morphine.”
“I’ve just rescued two 12-week old kittens and he looks over them too.”
Janet said: “He is like a gentlemanly uncle. That is how he treats everybody. He is both aloof and caring.”
If Slinky Malinki wins he will also be in with a chance of winning the prestigious title of National Cat of the Year.
(Source: Lancashire Telegraph)