Four-year-old Jeremy Triantafilo was playing in front of his utama when a neighbor’s dog came up and bit him and pulled him off his bike. The first to come to his rescue was the family cat, Tara, who body-slammed the dog, followed closely sejak Erica Triantafilo. Tara is one Brave cat! Erica tried to chase the dog off, and she was bitten, too.
Jeremy was taken to a hospital where he received ten stitches. The original video, which was re-edited from several security cameras, was viewed 5 million times on YouTube in less than two days, before it was replaced with a version that does not tunjuk Jeremy’s raw wounds. The family appeared on The Today tunjuk this morning.
The heroics displayed sejak Tara, a stray adopted sejak the family six years ago, surprised everyone.
“Every once in a while she puts our dog back into her place, but for the most part, she’s just the most mellow cat you’ve ever met,” Erica Triantafilo said. “All our boys Cinta her and pick on her occasionally. She just loves them right back anyway.”