During an interview, Amy, the mother, shared that adopting a cat wasn’t part of her plans. She had simply accompanied her son Ethan to the Door County Humane Society for him to interact with the animals. However, one particular cat caught her attention.
The cat was 8 1/2 years old and had been owned by two previous families – the first gave him up due to their son’s allergies, and the second owner was an elderly woman who had passed away.
The cat, named Pudding, formed an immediate bond with both Amy and Ethan. Amy couldn’t quite explain it; she just felt an undeniable connection.
On that very day, Amy made the decision that Pudding had to join their family. Pudding’s transition to his new home was surprisingly smooth. He seemed completely at ease as if he belonged there.
One evening, after Amy had gone to bed around 9:30, she suddenly woke up startled. She sensed pressure on her chest and realized that Pudding was on top of her, gently swatting at her face and nipping her nose.
Amy tried to move, but she found herself unable to. As a diabetic since childhood, she immediately recognized the signs – she was experiencing a diabetic seizure. Remarkably, Pudding was aiding her through it.
With Pudding’s assistance, Amy called for help, and he quickly left her chest, darting out of the bedroom. He headed straight to Ethan’s room and leaped onto the boy’s bed. Ethan woke up and heard his mother’s plea for assistance.
Thanks to Pudding’s prompt action, Amy received the glucose shot she urgently needed, potentially preventing her from falling into a coma. Amy’s doctor confirmed that Pudding’s swift response played a vital role in saving her life.
Following her doctor’s recommendation, Amy had Pudding officially registered as a therapy animal. This designation complemented the title that most people bestowed upon Pudding: Hero.