"When Glen Schallman adopted his 1-year-old cat, Blake, he got much more than a companion. He got a pet that would eventually save his life.
Schallman lives with a combination of rare brain conditions, called polymicrogyria and unilateral schizencephaly. On top of that, he has a brain tumor known as hypothalamic hamartoma. This rare combination causes him to have daily seizures that can be deadly.
Even though Schallman`s cat has never received any training, he acts as a therapy animal. When Schallman had a seizure in his sleep, Blake bit his owner`s toes and woke him up."
I don`t need a psychiatrist, my two adorable cats and loyal pooch keep my blood pressure down and my spirits high. My pets can sense when I`m feeling down, and they comfort me by snuggling next to me.
Blake the cat may provide his owner with companionship, but there`s no way in hell that he bit his owner`s toes to wake him up because he was having a seizure. Blake was either hungry or being mischievous -- period, end of story!
But all`s well that ends well, and I`m glad that Blake is being recognized as a hero, even though he is just a playful kitty.