Animal Issues – Rescuing animals from shelters is always the best option when you are looking for a pet, and for Amy Jung of Wisconsin, it turned out to be something that saved her life. After she rescued Pudding, an orange 21-pound cat, from the Door County Humane Society, he returned the favor by saving her from a diabetic seizure.
After Jung, who was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 4, went to bed the night that her and her son Ethan brought home Pudding and his buddy Whimsy, she began to have a seizure. Jung said that Pudding planted his weight on her chest and, when he could not wake her, began swatting her face and biting her nose.
“Anything he could to pull me out of it,” she told the Green Bay Press Gazette.
If you’re not a cat owner, let’s just say that swatting and biting thing is something they do whether it’s to help or to wake you up in order to refill their food bowl.
Pudding’s attempt to wake her worked, Jung’s convulsions stopped long enough for her to call out to her son, however, when Ethan didn’t wake, Pudding made his way towards his room and pounced on him until he woke up and went to his mother’s aide.
Jung said that Pudding sits at her feet now and if her blood sugar begins to drop, he lets her know.
Animals are sometimes known to alert their owner right before a health crisis. For example, 4 Paws for Ability provides service dogs for those who are autistic, hearing-impaired or suffer from seizures.
To learn more about 4 Paws for Ability, go here.