Cat That Loves Children Makes Sure They Get Home Safely From School (VIDEO)

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Anyone who knows me knows I'm a superduper cat fan. I just love 'em. But you dog people (you know who you are) are always trying to razz me that dogs are smarter than cats -- sending me your silly "smart dog" YouTube videos as proof. Are you kidding me?!! Dogs do what their owners tell them to do. They wait for instructions. Cats, on the other hand, decide what they want to do. Like this cat, for instance. He decided he wanted to be a school crossing guard. So he became one.

Fifteen-year-old Sable apparently got tired of home retirement because one day he walked out to a school crossing zone near his home, and stood watch as the children crossed the road with the help of the official crossing guard.

Sable's owner, Tamara Morrison, said:

He just kept going out there, and we would watch him from the window. He just hung out there and couldn’t wait to be around the kids.

Sable walks outside right before the school bell rings -- so he must know when it's going to ring if he walks out before. Crazy, right?! Soooo smart. He stands on the sidewalk near the cross zone both morning and afternoon and watches all of the children cross, and then heads back inside. While old lore has it you should beware of a black cat crossing your path, these kids love it. Says one witness to this cat's awesome school safety monitor skills:

He’s out there just like the students are, whether it’s raining or snowing, or real hot and sunny, the cat’s out there, too.

This is supercute and I don't want to be a Debbie Downer or anything, but while cats are smart, they're not that smart. Plenty of free roaming cats get hit by a car. (I just consoled one friend through this the other night.) So, for me, preferably, the cat would stay inside. But maybe a brightly-colored school crossing uniform would help too.

Here's Sable the crossing guard cat:

Image via YouTube


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CPN322 CPN322

LOVE this article and completely agree! Especially with cats staying inside. But his owner and many people watch him so I think he will be ok :) Cats are very smart. My boyfriend told me mine wait by the door around the time I usually come home everyday.

fleur... fleurdelys3110

SO cute! I love cats. They are great companions and require less maintenance than dogs.

Sarah UsedtobeZech Cone

Awww. I love cats. (Don't get me wrong, I like dogs but cats don't sniff your ass,hump your leg or bark hysterically at birds and the wind. So in my book that gives cats more points.) LOL. Good story. Thanks for posting!

Candace Jennings

Not a cat lover, but this story is adorable!

nonmember avatar Wendee

I'm a dog person, that has grown to like cats.. I had a cat named Midnight that would come into my room every afternoon at 2:15, to wake me up (I worked night shift) to pick up my kids from the bus stop.. he would even climb into the truck, sit on the dash, and ride with me! he was pretty cool, and even used the toilet, so we never had a litter box for him either!

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