She was lucky to have a ‘tiger’ with her.
While many people prefer to take care of dogs who can protect them and guard the house, there are people who love cats and prefer their sweet nature. But this old woman has proved that cats can protect their owners too!
A few years ago, Sophie Thomas, a resident of Harrison, Michigan, was working in her garden when she found herself face to face with 4 aggressive pit bulls. The 97-year-old was simply pulling dandelions and other weeds from her garden, when the terrifying incident happened.
“All of a sudden,” she says, “It was four big pit bulls rushing in, and they surrounded me.
“They kept going around and around. One of them kind of lunged for me, and I hit him on the head and he back off.
“Then another one kind of come up, and I was scared stiff.”
Though she was only grazed by the dogs, she was so scared that she couldn’t move, she didn’t know how to escape, or what to do in the situation. Thankfully, Sophie’s cat Tiger was there and saw the attack happen. The cat then risked its life to save its owner. As Sophie was surrounded, Tiger jumps right into the middle of the commotion. She then bolts towards the garage, leading the angry dogs away from Sophie.
Sophie said: “I do not know what would have happened if my cat hadn’t jumped in. She’s very close to me and follows me around. She’s very friendly with me, because I live alone.”
Sophie wasn’t sure if Tiger would survive the encounter with the angry pit bulls. But after the senior went inside to hide from the dogs, the heroic little kitty showed up at the door.
However, Ann Daniels, the dogs’ owner said that her dogs were really friendly. “My son didn’t shut his bedroom door, and they went out of the window. I felt horrible,” she says.
Ann was fined $300 for letting the dogs escape, and the pups were also quarantined for 10 days.
Sophie continued to praise her loving feline: “I always thank God that my cat came. Because she was the one that really helped me out.”