Aby-a-Day – November 8: “Hero” (Saturday Photo Hunt)

This week’s Photo Hunt subject is “Hero.”

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.

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A year ago this month, Jacoby was honoured with an award in the name of Scarlett at the Westchester Cat Show.

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Every year, the Westchester Cat Club names their Cat of the Year. This tradition was started with Scarlett in 1996.

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Last year, Jake was the hero cat of Westchester.

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It’s hard for me to think of Jake as a “hero.” To me, he’s just…Jake.

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I mean, he was there to help people after the Marathon Bombings…

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…and he is definitely appreciated by the patients we visit…

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…but at the end of the day…

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…he’s just my Jakey.

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So I guess Jake is my hero.