Blake, a black kitten Glen Schallman had adopted from the Humane Society of North Texas in January, had caught his attention right away.
The Huffington Post quoted Schallman as saying, “This little guy and I bonded.” He was meowing, like, “Gain me out of here,” to get the [shelter worker’s] attention.
There was something that Schallman, who occasionally has seizures, completely missed. And just a few days after Schallman adopted him, Blake would save his life!
Since I was around five years old, I’ve suffered seizures, Schallman claimed. He acknowledges that when he had seizures while sleeping, they caused his respiration to abruptly halt. He’s previously choked awake and worries that one day he won’t be able to wake up at all.
Few days after taking in Blake, Schallman experienced a seizure while she was resting. Blake began gnawing at his toes when he was awake and more aware of his surroundings.
Schallman acknowledged that the cat, not the dog, woke him up.
Schallman admitted, “I probably wouldn’t have woken up.
Although some people would be inclined to dismiss Blake’s toe-bite as a typical cute cat antics, Blake had already shown that he was particularly sensitive to Blake’s illness before this happened.
Blake would begin patting Schallman on the arm after a few milder seizures, according to Schallman, and would appear to ask, “Are you OK?”
The fact that Schallman is ill has been known to cats before Blake.
He adopted a second black cat about 14 years ago, which he named Boo Boo Kitty. Similar to Blake, Boo Boo showed an extraordinary ability to anticipate Schallman’s impending seizure immediately after he acquired her.
Pick up a black cat when you see one and you’ll be lucky all your days!
All images are Glen Schallman’s property.