Friday, August 28, 2009

There's enough drama in reality...minus the tv.

There I was, preparing my kibble for another dramatic episode of Project Runway, when I heard the shrieking bloody cry of the human pet from outside. I ran to the window to look out, but as I did so, the front door flew open, and I watched with mild interest as Ares was flung inside. The door quickly slammed shut, but the human pet did not enter.

Moments later, the human pet walked into the living room, and she was shaking. Her eyes were welling up quickly with tears, and she could barely move, standing firmly in one place, boring a hole into Ares with her eyes alone.

"What happened?" I whispered.

The human pet explained that she had gone out to collect the mail from our mailbox which is right by the road in front of our house. Ares had followed her down the driveway, and as it just so happened, the neighbor from across the street had come outside at the same time, walking to his car to grab something he had forgotten. Ares had bolted, running to our neighbor friend to say hello, and the human pet had given him a firm warning, saying his name assertively.

With his ears back indicating he had understood, Ares turned quickly around to run back across the street to our front porch, but he had not seen that a car was coming down the road. It had been exceptionally dark thanks to the flickering status of the broken street lamp in front of our house so the human pet quickly knew that the little one would be quite difficult to see for the oncoming driver. She had little time to think, but she knew if something was not done, Ares would be hit - such was the timing of the entire incident.

She ran in front of the oncoming car, hands in front of her in the universal symbol for 'stop', and yelled at the top of her lungs, "No!"

Brakes squealed as the headlights illuminated the human pet in the middle of the road. She didn't stand there, though, like so many deer who find themselves in that precarious position. After the car had stopped, she ran into our yard, scooped up Ares, and proceeded to throw him into the house...literally.

I had never known until last night the depth of my human pet's love for us, that she would risk her own life to save ours. I don't think she realized it either until that moment, so shocked she was by her own actions without regard to her own safety. It was a powerful moment for everyone involved.

Needless to say, Project Runway lacked a certain je na sais quoi after that.

23 comments:

Angel and Kirby said...

Zeus, we all know how much you Mom loves you and Ares! She is lucky the car did not hit her! That is way more drama than any old TV show!

The Furry Kids said...

Wow! I knew it was bad when Ares got thrown in the house and your lady didn't follow. That's never a good sign. But she sure does love you guys. That was a askeery story. Glad everyone is ok.

Your pal,
Titus

Ludo van Doggy said...

Ack! Very scary! Tell Ares to be more careful!
~lickies, Ludo

The Meezers said...

ARES!!! Please don't do that ever again to your the mom!!!! Now you know how much she loves you all, you don't haf to test her again! We is furry furry glad you is ok though.

MomMarina, you is a furry brave lady - kudos to you for throwing yourself in front of a metal machine!!! We is furry glad you is ok!

David E. Francis said...

Mom Marina, you are not alone in feeling such a deep love for your kids that you would risk your life for them. I think you did a very brave thing. I, and many others, would probably do the same thing.

Dee

Tuck said...

Zeus, you are very lucky to have such a brave and selfless human pet!

Tom, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan said...

You guys have a real stand-up pet!!!!!

DEBRA said...

Zeus
we knew how much yur Mom loved you...cuz ours loves us like dat too. I have a feelin dat Ares is in a whole lotta trubble doh...


purrs
Abby

Max said...

Oh. I had to hold my breath while I was reading this. Your mom is VERY brave and must be extremely powerful if she can stop a moving car. Don't upset her!

The Island Cats said...

Wow! We're so glad everybody is okay! That musta been really scary for your mom! Now you know how much she loves you!

SeaThreePeeO said...

Goodness! We're glad everyone is okay!

Lone Star Purrs said...

HOLY CRAP!!!! Momma heart wuz racing just reading this!!! Glad efurryone is OK.
::purrs::
~Meeko & Kiara

Cheysuli and gemini said...

I am so glad that everyone is all right!

Eric and Flynn said...

Wow! That must have been the scariest thing. Ares, never ever do that again!

Cory said...

Oh the drama! We are so proud of your pet to risk her life for Ares! We are relieved that all is well...

Fin said...

Brave Human Pet! Thank Cod everyone is okay!!

Mack said...

Your mom is very brave. I bet Ares is in a heap of trouble though!

Pinky Ash and Boo said...

Wow we are so glad everyone is ok.That was a scary story, your pet is very brave.

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Yet another example of why I khan't go out without my leash...

I sooo hope your human pet has rekhovered from that...

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Lorenza said...

Hi, Zeus!
Scary!
Glad she is ok and Ares too!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Cliff and Olivia said...

What a scary story. We're glad we're mostly indoors cats. We don't think our humans could take the stress.

We so glad nothing happened.

Ikaika said...

Zeus, you and Ares are very lucky to have Marina for a human pet. Bless her!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, what a close call. Your pet human is very brave and quick thinking,