Okay, I’m a softie. I fully admit it.
If you follow me on Facebook, I probably drive you nuts with all the posts of Farty Pants Phoebe, my own little feline furball of attitude and aggravation.
My home is a mecca for rescue animals of all shapes and sizes, canine and feline. I have a snaggle-tooth, one-fanged white cat with one blue eye and one yellow who likes to roll in the dirt, a golden retriever that is perpetually happy but dumb as a rock, a kitten (Phoebe) thrown out a window then rescued by my daughter, and a border collie who hides under the bed every time someone coughs or the wind blows. My heart is wide open to all who dare enter.
So how am I supposed to resist this video of a fireman rescuing a kitten? A KITTEN! And an unconscious one, for crying out loud! It’s too much. I’m completely won over.
I have to say, this video is a brilliant piece of marketing. It might be staged, instead of authentic – it’s really hard to tell – but with over 20 million hits, either way, clearly it’s working.