An orphaned baby squirrel was placed with a nursing mama-cat. We’ve read the science that talks about the mechanisms that cats have to purr. But could it also be something that’s learned, perhaps from a nursing mother cat? Listen carefully at the end of this not very long video to hear the squirrel’s purr. We know that some other animals, like rabbits, make a purring like sound by rubbing their teeth together. But that’s not what the baby squirrel sounds like, it’s more of that motor boat sound we love that comes from our cats!
Here’s a sweet TV interview with famous hero cat Tara and Jeremy, the little Bakersfield boy who was saved from a dog attack by her on Monday. It’s sort of hard to understand him because he’s a little guy, but brave cutie Tara lets out a few clear meows!
It’s very sweet, they clearly love each other deeply. Nothing graphic or too much for sensitive people in this video, enjoy it freely!
Heroic but graphic: Yesterday afternoon, a neighbor dog attacked a little boy while he was in his driveway and on his bike. Within seconds the boy’s cat went after the dog and chased the dog away! It’s very heroic and dramatic.
The graphic part: When you get to the end the words “Thankfully, it wasn’t worse” turn off the video if you want to avoid seeing the horrible bite marks inflicted on the boy.