FENELON FALLS – Carol Junkin never dreamed that a cat she adopted six months ago would alert her to a potentially life-threatening situation… Ms Junkin says Jack is “a very alert cat” but “not the in-your-face type.”
That changed early in the morning on May 17.
“It was about 5:30 a.m., and he was walking around my pillow. I was in a really deep sleep, so I wasn’t fully awake, and I shooed him away.”
But, Jack didn’t quit. The animal got back onto the bed and stood on Ms Junkin’s chest, pushing with his paws and putting his face close to hers until she came fully awake. Read more
Meanwhile, the dog slept through it all:
“I have a Scottish terrier, Bear, but he is old and he didn’t wake up,” she explained. “I think it’s just wonderful that a cat I haven’t had for very long did something like that; if it hadn’t been for him, I don’t know what would have happened.”
The Scottie News is just glad everyone’s safe and sound be they dog, cat or human. You’re our hero too, Jack.
Scotties are on the leading edge of social networking. There are Scotties with Twitter accounts that have quite a following. Now Abby is wanting her own Facebook and Twitter accounts. Should not have shown this to her 🙂
Through social media, an extensive search began to locate the fluffy four-footed accident survivor.
“Thousands of people from all over the United States and some in Australia aided in the search for Doogie,” Linda Davis said.
A fundraiser was held for Doogie that raised $25,000 that paid for a pet detective who retraced Doogie’s steps from the accident scene.
After 23 days of searching by many rescue groups and volunteers, Doogie was finally located on Oct. 20.
It turns out the little white dog had been found by two farmers, Becton and Ross Bell, who live near the accident scene.
Diana Andrews opened the front door of the Hilton Head Island home she shares with her husband, Arthur, around 5:30 a.m. Saturday to take the couple’s Scottish Terrier for a walk. Instead, she found herself face-to-snout with an alligator.
“I was in bed and heard her open the door and then scream and then heard the door slam,” Arthur Andrews told ABCNews.com. “I went running out and looked outside.”
“The dog couldn’t have been two feet from the gator’s mouth when my wife grabbed him by his tail and pulled him back into the house, so she had to get that close too,” he said.
This story reminds the Scottie News of a Westie Wednesday almost two years ago when an older gentleman staged a daring rescue and saved his Westie from the jaws of a vicious alligator.