Animals

Cold Hearted Cat Saves Favorite Human's Life

May 21st, 2018

People often joke about cats using their humans for food, thinking that these cunning creatures must be manipulating us all.

Compared to dogs, cats can be quite cold. They don’t show the same blind loyalty that their canine counterparts do, leading to the conception that cats do not love people like other pets. This cat is proof that all of that is completely wrong.

Shotzie is an 11-year-old cat who lives with her elderly owners, Kirk and Tammy Miller. Growing up, she was never fond of Brandy or the couple’s other kids. In fact, she flat out refused to spend time with them. The kids developed a nickname for Shotzie, “the mean cat.”

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Brandy Miller Source: Brandy Miller

Of course, Shotzie was never cold to her parents, just every other human who entered the house.

“She’s not really a people cat,” Brandy explained to The Dodo. “She doesn’t like being around anyone except for my mom and my stepdad, Kirk. If anyone comes over, she usually hides. And if I’m around her, she’ll usually start hissing. She just doesn’t like me or my sisters.”

Because of this behavior, the Miller family never expected much from the cat. They left her alone to go about her day, having given up all hopes of her being a loving house pet. But when Kirk was in trouble, Shotzie proved that there is much more to her than meets the eye.

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Brandy Miller Source: Brandy Miller

One morning, just as Kirk was about to head to work, something went horribly wrong.

The poor man had a heart attack and collapsed onto the floor. The only one who knew about it was the cat.

“My stepdad was getting ready to leave for work — he leaves for work at 4 o’clock in the morning,” Brandy said. “I think he had just fed [Shotzie], and he was going to the door and he had this massive heart attack. He fell back and hit the ground.”

During this time, Tammy was still fast asleep. She had no idea what had happened to her husband, and if it hadn’t been for Shotzie she would have lost him. The cat thought quickly and did everything she could to save her owner’s life.

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Brandy Miller Source: Brandy Miller
“She immediately started CPR on him, but couldn’t get a response from him,” Brandy described. “She got the firefighters there, and they had to shock him three times, and they finally got a heartbeat from him.”
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Brandy Miller Source: Brandy Miller

If it hadn’t been for Shotzie, Kirk wouldn’t have survived.

Thanks to the cat’s warning, the man was able to get to the hospital in time for the doctors to stabilize his condition. Now he is living at home while awaiting triple bypass surgery, and Shotzie never lets him out of her sight. She even follows him into the bathroom.
Kirk is eternally grateful to his pet for her heroic deed. He shows his gratitude in any way he can. “He’s been feeding her like it’s going out of style … and they’re making sure she’s living in style,” Brandy observed. “He is so glad they have her.”
Brandy and her siblings are also glad that their parents have this loyal companion. The experience has definitely changed their opinion of the cat, and now they are able to appreciate her in a whole new way.
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Brandy Miller Source: Brandy Miller
“We are beyond thankful he and my mom have this cat in their lives,” Brandy declared. “She’s slowly starting to come around me more, too, so that makes it even better. We will no longer refer to her as the mean cat.”
Sometimes animals surprise us. Shotzie showed with her actions that she feels much more love in her heart than she outwardly shows. Cats may seem less loyal than dogs, but you can never fully tell what someone feels on the inside.

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Source: The Dodo

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