Now THIS is a great cat! - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Lemonade Stand > Lemonade Stand Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 01-02-2006, 06:33 AM   #1
ONE
love, blood, life
 
indra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 12,689
Local Time: 09:37 PM
Now THIS is a great cat!



Quote:

Cat Calls 911 to Help Owner, Police Say

From Associated Press
January 02, 2006 4:43 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Police aren't sure how else to explain it. But when an officer walked into an apartment Thursday night to answer a 911 call, an orange-and-tan striped cat was lying by a telephone on the living room floor. The cat's owner, Gary Rosheisen, was on the ground near his bed having fallen out of his wheelchair.

Rosheisen said his cat, Tommy, must have hit the right buttons to call 911.

"I know it sounds kind of weird," Officer Patrick Daugherty said, unsuccessfully searching for some other explanation.

Rosheisen said he couldn't get up because of pain from osteoporosis and ministrokes that disrupt his balance. He also wasn't wearing his medical-alert necklace and couldn't reach a cord above his pillow that alerts paramedics that he needs help.

Daugherty said police received a 911 call from Rosheisen's apartment, but there was no one on the phone. Police called back to make sure everything was OK, and when no one answered, they decided to check things out.

That's when Daugherty found Tommy next to the phone.

Rosheisen got the cat three years ago to help lower his blood pressure. He tried to train him to call 911, unsure if the training ever stuck.

The phone in the living room is always on the floor, and there are 12 small buttons - including a speed dial for 911 right above the button for the speaker phone.

"He's my hero," Rosheisen said.
__________________

__________________
indra is offline  
Old 01-02-2006, 08:26 AM   #2
Blue Crack Addict
 
MrsSpringsteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 24,984
Local Time: 08:37 PM
I just read that on Yahoo, if that really happened that's amazing
__________________

__________________
MrsSpringsteen is offline  
Old 01-02-2006, 09:34 AM   #3
Refugee
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: maine
Posts: 1,117
Local Time: 01:37 AM
that IS amazing
i wonder if the owner just forgot the HE dialed 911
cuz his brain is all messed up from so many strokes
__________________
carrieluvv is offline  
Old 01-02-2006, 12:40 PM   #4
The Fly
 
vervex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Quebec City
Posts: 283
Local Time: 08:37 PM
Wonderful cats ! They're so intelligent
__________________
vervex is offline  
Old 01-02-2006, 01:13 PM   #5
Sizzlin' Sicilian
Forum Administrator
 
Sicy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 69,297
Local Time: 05:37 PM



I saw a similar story on TV before... where a cat actually got his collar stuck in his jaw and dialed 911
__________________
Sicy is offline  
Old 01-02-2006, 01:14 PM   #6
Blue Crack Addict
 
sami0201's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: among the fields of gold...
Posts: 23,193
Local Time: 09:37 PM
whoa!
__________________
sami0201 is offline  
Old 01-02-2006, 04:22 PM   #7
Blue Crack Overdose
Get me off the internetz!
 
Carek1230's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: wishing I was somewhere else....
Posts: 114,571
Local Time: 05:37 PM
Amazing stories. But I love hearing these.
__________________
Carek1230 is offline  
Old 01-02-2006, 06:26 PM   #8
Rock n' Roll Doggie
 
Calluna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Cloud Cookoo Land
Posts: 3,542
Local Time: 06:37 PM
The fact that he had 911 on speed dial helped a lot but still, that is one awesome cat!
__________________
Calluna is offline  
Old 01-02-2006, 06:33 PM   #9
ONE
love, blood, life
 
namkcuR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Kettering, Ohio
Posts: 10,290
Local Time: 08:37 PM
My cat isn't that smart. In fact she might be the dumbest living organism of any kind.

I wuv her though.
__________________
namkcuR is offline  
Old 01-02-2006, 07:38 PM   #10
Blue Crack Addict
 
U2democrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: England by way of 'Murica.
Posts: 22,140
Local Time: 01:37 AM
I saw this story...what an amazing cat

If something happened to me my cat would probably just lick me
__________________
U2democrat is offline  
Old 01-02-2006, 08:32 PM   #11
Bono's Belly Dancing Friend
 
Mrs. Edge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Torontonian in Maryland
Posts: 2,913
Local Time: 09:37 PM
That is really incredible. I have no idea how you even go about trying to train a cat to do that!
__________________
Mrs. Edge is offline  
Old 01-02-2006, 11:15 PM   #12
ONE
love, blood, life
 
indra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 12,689
Local Time: 09:37 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by Mrs. Edge
That is really incredible. I have no idea how you even go about trying to train a cat to do that!

The (longer) article in the newspaper said it "involved treats."

It also said that when the guy got a med-alert necklace he stopped the cat training. Apparently the guy had a test done earlier that day and forgot to put the necklace back on, so that's why he didn't have that.
__________________
indra is offline  
Old 01-02-2006, 11:29 PM   #13
Refugee
 
MacHat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Londinium
Posts: 1,279
Local Time: 01:37 PM
Great story, what an awesome cat!
__________________
MacHat is offline  
Old 01-04-2006, 09:41 AM   #14
Blue Crack Addict
 
MrsSpringsteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 24,984
Local Time: 08:37 PM
another amazing cat story

Cat OK after traveling 70 miles under SUV

January 3, 2006

VOORHEES, N.J. --Curiosity didn't kill one cat on a wild ride on the New Jersey Turnpike. The kitten, now known, for obvious reasons, as Miracle, hitchhiked a ride on the underbelly of a sport utility vehicle just before Christmas.

The gray and white feline traveled some 70 miles under the vehicle as it whizzed along the Turnpike on Dec. 23.

"I'm just amazed that the cat didn't fall off or get blown off," Karen Dixon-Aquino, director of the Animal Welfare Association in Voorhees, told the Courier-Post of Cherry Hill for Tuesday's newspapers.

The association is caring for the furry hitchhiker and plans to put him up for adoption.

The SUV's driver was traveling from Newark to Cherry Hill and didn't know she was giving the kitten a ride until another motorist saw the tabby through a wheel well and flagged the driver over near Interchange 4 in Mount Laurel.

Dixon-Aquino said the cat probably climbed into the guts of the SUV in Newark and was asleep when the journey began. Somehow, the cat avoided being mangled by fan blades and other moving parts as he clung to the car for the ride.

The kitty, estimated to be about 8 or 9 months old, was not unscathed, though.

"He was pretty freaked out," Dixon-Aquino said. "His paws were burnt, one claw was missing and his fur was singed."
__________________
MrsSpringsteen is offline  
Old 01-04-2006, 10:13 AM   #15
ONE
love, blood, life
 
indra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 12,689
Local Time: 09:37 PM
Oh my! That's an amazing story, Mrs S!

What a lucky kitty (although I do feel sad for it's burned paws ).

I hope he finds a great and happy home.
__________________

__________________
indra is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:37 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com