is a true story about a cat named Sable. She is almost
5 years old now. Sable is a hero, and she has heroes
of her own. Her heroes are Debi and her daughter Kayla.
They all live in the town of Cuthbert Ga. Sable's Mother
was a stray cat that had two kittens under Debi and
When Debi and Kayla saw them, they brought them
all inside, and named them. The Mother cat and one of
the kittens were calico, So they named the Mother cat
Cali, and the look alike kitten Tigger, and the other
one Sable. Sable is a black cat. They saw that the gnats
had gotten to Sable's eyes, so they took her to the
Vet. Her eyes were very badly infected. The infection
left her blind in one eye and she can hardly see out
of the other one.
The Mother cat, Cali, disappeared one day, never
to be seen again. Tigger got sick and had to be put
to sleep. Tigger was Kayla's favorite, although she
loved them all. This is a poem that Kayla wrote when
they had to have Tigger put to sleep. Kayla was in grade
school at the time.
In 2000, Cali had a kitten, that was the size of a mitten.
Since she was bigger than the other,
I named her Tigger, because she looked like her Mother.
Later she got sick, and began to look like a stick,
so we took her to the Vet, because I wanted to keep
her my pet.
Three months passed, that went really fast,
and she was at the Vet again.
And in my mind, I knew it was time.
On February 2, 2001, I thought this day would never
We had to put her to sleep, and instead of going to
the homecoming game,
I was digging a hole one foot deep.
Written by Kayla
(Well done, Kayla)
It is lucky for Debi and Kayla that Sable
survived, because in the first week of February 2005,
Debi had removed a burner cover from her stove top,
and had turned the burner on under the pan she had put
on the burner, or so she thought. She went on to the
back of the house to do something, and Sable came to
where she was, meowing, and leaving the room, only to
come back, meowing and leaving. Finally Debi followed
Sable to the kitchen, and upon arriving, saw that the
stove was in flames!! She had turned on the wrong burner!!
Debi said that if it weren't for Sable, things would
have been MUCH worse. Debi said that she had put new
batteries in the smoke alarm, but it never went off!!
So, for all of these heroes, I say THANKS Debi
and Kayla for taking those cats into your home, and
giving them the care they needed, and THANKS to Sable,
for repaying them for their kindness, by alerting them
to the fire, which could have been a real disaster!!