Yes, you read that right. There’s a cat in Poland that works as a nurse. Well, almost.
It’s not often that you see a completely unpronounceable Polish city trending on Facebook. Yet that’s what I noticed yesterday: Bydgoszcz (told ya), was – and in fact still is – trending on Facebook. Why?
Polish TV station TVN Meteo posted a short film about a black cat called Rademenes from an animal shelter in Bydgoszcz. The cat, according to Lucyna Kuziel–Zawalich, a local vet who saved the animal, lives in the shelter, nearly lost his live last year, and now ‘looks after’ other animals there.
Which basically means cuddling with poorly dogs and putting his paws on other cats. Awwww. And that’s enough for kitten-obsessed social media to make the story trend worldwide.
But the real story for me here is the story of Lucyna, who refused to put the sick cat down when it was admitted last September, aged just two months, with a serious respiratory illness. She looked after the cat, and – against all odds (the cat was losing his fur, had to be isolated) – kept him alive. And that’s when the cat started displaying what she calls ‘a strange behaviour’. Maybe he’s just thankful.
But he’s definitely famous.
Image: Marta Sowińska via TVN