Most of my friends who own cats are telling me their feline companions are nothing but spoiled little creatures who’re sleeping all day long. Of course they’re wake up from time to time for some cuddling sessions. However, this beautiful story proves that cats can be more than that!
It all started years ago, when Sally Gaunt from Boronia, near Melbourne, Australia was looking for a kitten to adopt. So he took her two years old son and they pay some visits to the local shelters. It was love at first sight when Beau, the little boy and Sandy, the a carrot colored kitten have seen each other.
“Sandy just jumped up into his lap and immediately snuggled into Beau,” Sally recalls. “The volunteer at the RSPCA got her camera as she said she had never seen this bond so quickly and wanted to show her co workers. It was instant so we took him home.”
Ever since, the duo was inseparable, but a dramatic scene happened a year later. One night, while sleeping with her son, Sully just felt Sandy is desperately trying to wake her up. “It was Good Friday and Sandy woke me – pawing and biting my hair. I thought he wanted feeding so ignored him, but he kept on biting me,”she says.
When she woke, she soon realized what was happening. Her 3-year-old son was having a seizure, so she quickly called the ambulance. “I woke to find Beau unconscious in bed twitching, making clicking noises and drooling a great deal,” she said.
But what’s more impressive is that all that time, Sandy never left his best friend’s side. “I was so upset, but noticed Sandy sitting under the stretcher.” Then, she realized Sandy saved her baby’s life. “The hospital advised Beau was very lucky to have Sandy as he would have passed away if we hadn’t found him … we are eternally grateful to still have Sandy in our lives.”
After further investigation, the doctors found out Beau had epilepsy. “Beau still has epilepsy. He is doing well now. His epilepsy was generally nocturnal so for years we had to sleep with a video monitor on to ensure we could be alerted,” Beau’s mom said.
For his heroic act, the cat even won the Advocate People’s Rescue Story in the national Jetpets Companion Animal Rescue Awards. Of course, even now, Sandy is always there for the boy who saved his life when needed. “Sandy is always with him at night,” Sully says.
Watch their beautiful story, bellow!