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Timmy, the Cat, Saves Their House

SYDNEY (Reuters) – An alert tabby cat saved an Australian family of four from a house fire by clawing at its owner’s face, emergency officials said Friday.Timmy the tabby sprang into action by waking his unidentified owner when a mattress caught fire as the family slept early Friday in Cairns in Australia’s tropical north.

“The cat was probably the best smoke alarm system … it was clawing at the occupant’s face and got him up and out of bed,” Cairns fire service spokesman Robert White-Macfarlane told reporters.

The man was then able to wake his family and call for help.

White-Macfarlane said the fire was probably started by a cigarette but added that the home had suffered only minor damage because of the cat’s intervention

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 81 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 64 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

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