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When A Pet Isn’t Just An Animal Companion

We adopt pets because we seek the unconditional love that we can find in our furry friends. When Fred Everitt, a 68-year-old retired former oral and maxillofacial surgeon from Mississippi adopted his Calico cat Bandit 4 years ago from the Tupelo-Lee Humane Society, he never expected that one day she would save his life.

According to an article in DailyJournal.com written by Blake Alsup, “between 2:30 and 3 a.m. on Monday morning, Everitt heard Bandit letting out loud guttural meows in the kitchen.

Fred and his cat Bandit pose
Fred and his cat Bandit pose

Image credit: Thomas Wells @DailyJournal.com

At first, he didn’t think much of it. He assumed she’d seen another cat out back.

Suddenly, she raced into the bedroom, jumped onto the bed and began pulling the comforter off of him and clawing at his arms. Everitt, surprised by the unusual behavior, knew something was wrong.

“She had never done that before,” Everitt said. “I went, ‘What in the world is wrong with you?'”

Still unsure of what Bandit wanted, he got out of bed, put his robe on and walked down the hallway to the kitchen. When he flipped on the light switch, he saw two young men outside his back door. One was holding a handgun while the other used a crowbar to try and pry the door open.

Everitt ran back to his bedroom, picked up a 9mm pistol and returned to the kitchen. Luckily, the would-be intruders had already fled on foot.”

Our Pets, Our Heros!

Having a difficult day? Especially after a long week, it is nice to come home to a friendly, furry face. In this reel by Travel Expert and Social Media Influencer @SeanFortuneHornbeck the best remedy for a long, stressful day can be cured with a hug from your fur baby!


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