If you’re a cat owner, it’s not all that unusual to awaken in the wee hours to your cat clawing your face and meowing. But when Charley the cat woke up John Griffin from a sound sleep, he wasn’t looking for a midnight snack or playtime: Griffin’s house was ablaze, with flames leaping 50 feet into the air.
Griffin said, “The cat came in the room I was sleeping. He jumped on the pillow and proceeded to scream: meow, meow.” Griffin explained that Charley often wakes up in the middle of the night asking for food or to be let out. But this time he was acting differently. And his dog Blondie joined in, nudging Griffin from one side while Charley pawed and meowed from the other side. “If it wasn’t for them, I probably would have slept through it.” Griffin got up, saw smoke, and the three of them evacuated the house. A half hour later, the home was destroyed.
Sadly, Charley has gone missing and has not been seen since the fire was extinguished. Put your paws together and think pawsative thoughts for Charley’s heroic return. For full video coverage by Fox13 in Tampa, click the thumbnail on the right.
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