Friday, July 18, 2014

Cat Protects 5 Year Old from Bullies

Each year, Cats Protection gives out National Cat Awards, sponsored by Purina, to honor the extraordinary felines.  This year, one of the finalists in the Hero Cat category is a four-year-old feline named Smudge.

One day in Thorne, South Yorkshire, UK, Sarah Fenton was watching from the window as her two boys, five-year-old Ethan and three-year-old Ashton, played in their front garden.  She saw three older boys approach the front gate and start yelling Ethan's name.  Ethan ignored them and kept playing with his younger brother.  

One of the boys got in Ethan's face and demanded to know why he was ignoring him.  The boy shoved Ethan to the ground.  

That's when something wonderful happened!  Smudge launched from his hiding place under the car and jumped on the bully's chest.  The bullies ran off after this.

Sarah says Smudge had lived with the family for three years and hadn't shown this protective side of himself.  However, since this incident, he's remained vigilant.  He has even spent every night outside Ethan's bedroom door since. 

Now Smudge, along with two other kitties, is a finalist in the Hero Cat category for the National Cat Awards.  The winners of these special awards will be announced in August.  

You can read more about Smudge and the other finalists here.  You can get more information about the National Cat Awards from the Cats Protection website



  1. We just love all of those sweet kitty heros! Bravo Smudge, ya done good!!!

  2. We sponsor a cat cage at the Cat's Protection League and get feed back from them when they have news of a furever home for the cat in "our" cage. It is wonderful when we find out and italways makes us smile and they inform us of the name of the cat that will be going into stay in there and send us a picture.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  3. What a great story. Good job Smudge. What a good cat that Smudge is for sure. Hope you have a wonderful Friday.

  4. I'd like to think my Thunder would do the same. He often charges my dog when she is pestering me and won't leave me alone.

  5. Cats are like that!!! I had a cat and a dog at the same time and Friend--(the cat) use to walk with us every day!!! One day Bambi--the dog) saw a coon and ran and caught the coon!! The coon was a big strong coon and got Bambi on her back and was chewing on her neck and Friend jumped on the coons back!!! Friend saved Bambi!!!!! YAY!!!

  6. Learning sign is a good idea--- thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. That is so cool,you are invited to share this with Feline Art Friday:

  8. how kewl is this !!!!! ...rock on smudge; ewe bee R hero for sure ♥
    Heerz two a dolly varden trout kinda week oh end !!

  9. What an awesome story! We cats don't like to see our humans messed with.

  10. What a great story! It's nice to see kitties get the credit they deserve...

    Noodle and crew

  11. that is a great story! Go Smudge!

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, Hollie