An vigilant Oregon cat made a fuss and woke her guardian early Sunday morning, scaring away a would-be burglar who was entering the home.
“She’s growling. And then I hear her stand up. She was telling me something. She just flew out of bed,” said petmom Rose Taylor, describing her cat Addy’s actions when a man tried to break into their Silverton home.
“Probably what she heard, [was the burglar] trying to move the screen. It kind of wobbles,” said Taylor.
Addy’s petmom awoke, then jumped out of bed, started yelling, turned on the light and called 9-1-1 and the burglar gave up his plan and took off.
“I could see his shadow and hear movement here,” Taylor said.
“I saw him and he’s already across the street,” she said. “My whole heart’s thumping. It was really, it was really scary. I was shakin’ like a leaf.”
Police found fingerprints on the door, and Taylor plans to replace the lock with one that is more secure.
Addy is being rewarded for her vigilance: “I can’t afford salmon now, but she has some good tuna.”
How did Addy get her name? “I told her she had an attitude, so I named her Addy Tudy,” Taylor said.