A brave cat attacks and pushes a dog away who is making a viscous attack on a boy. The dog attack seems unprovoked. We can’t tell why the dog decided to attack the boy on a scooter but he did. The cat charges in and knocks the dog away. The cat then chases the dog off – job done.
I don’t recall seeing a video like this before. This is a clear-cut case of a domestic cat intervening in an attack by a dog on a boy and I think we have to presume that the boy is a friend of this cat, which is why the cat saved him from more serious injury.
As happens the boy was severely injured but it could have been much worse. The video footage seems to have been recorded on a home security camera. The dog may have been a neighbour’s.
What I particularly like about this video is how it demonstrates the behaviour of a domestic cat who is a family member and who is friendly with a boy-another member of the family. It is almost as if the boy’s father has come out of the house to protect his son. That is the feeling you have when you watch the video. You could almost see human behaviour in the behaviour of this domestic cat.
I think it tells us a bit more about the domestic cat and how he or she feels and thinks and above all else it shows how many domestic cats in many households see their human companions and caretakers as part of their family and instinctively will therefore protect them when required. Of course, it does depend on the personality of the individual cat. This particular cat was fabulous in his/her courageous and fearless behaviour. What commitment! His charge at the dog was unstoppable and I am sure that if the dog was much bigger the cat would have done exactly the same thing.