People don’t really think of cats when they think of a “hero,” but there are plenty of heroic cats. From Tara, who saved her boy from a vicious dog, to Scarlett, who saved her kittens from a burning building, there are a lot of examples of hero cats.
A year ago this month, Jacoby was honoured with an award in the name of Scarlett at the Westchester Cat Show.
Every year, the Westchester Cat Club names their Cat of the Year. This tradition was started with Scarlett in 1996.
Last year, Jake was the hero cat of Westchester.
It’s hard for me to think of Jake as a “hero.” To me, he’s just…Jake.
I mean, he was there to help people after the Marathon Bombings…
…and he is definitely appreciated by the patients we visit…
…but at the end of the day…
…he’s just my Jakey.
So I guess Jake is my hero.