Cat joins firefighters every day to keep watch after raising former stray dog in China for three years
- A former drifter who was adopted by firefighters is now joining them in China
- It nestles against officers’ feet or lies in front of their posts, rain or shine
- The brigade adopted the moggie after he came in as a malnourished kitten
- The bond between the cat and the military has touched many internet users
A former stray cat adopted by Chinese firefighters now accompanies them to stand guard rain or shine, according to a local report.
The moggie curled up to the feet of an officer on duty or lay in front of his post as he kept a close eye on the barracks in Guizhou Province, southeast China.
The team has taken care of the pet for three years since it accidentally walked into the complex as a malnourished homeless kitten.
Firefighters from Guizhou Province in southeastern China said the cat would stay with them if they were on guard (photo) rain or shine. They have been keeping the pet since 2017
‘[Whenever we stand sentry], it will be there to join us and watch us, ”one of the firefighters, Sun Haoxiang, told a reporter.
“When it rains or snows, or when the weather is cold or the temperature is low, he jumps into our stands and lies next to our feet,” Sun said.
The moggie, nicknamed Lan Mao or ‘blue cat’, lives in the Guizhou Provincial Fire Department in Guiyang City.
The heartwarming bond between Lan Mao and the military was featured in China News, a link with the state news agency China News Agency.
‘[Whenever we stand sentry]”It will be there to accompany us and watch us,” said an officer
According to the video report As of Monday, Lan Mao arrived at the brigade in 2017 as he roamed the street. Officers took turns feeding him and buying a bed for it.
The moggie would be timid and afraid of people at first. However, under the careful care of the officers, it soon considered the barracks his home.
One night Lan Mao is seen in front of a security guard in blue uniform, ready for a nap. It then moves on the stand to snuggle up to the man.
‘This cat is quite intelligent. Because [we] If you fed him regularly, he became more and more attached to people wearing blue uniforms, ”Sun explained.
‘It treated here like its home and didn’t want to leave. As time went on, it started to stay by our side when we were on watch or training.
“With Lan Mao’s company we feel warm in our hearts,” he added.
The cat, nicknamed Lan Mao, arrived at the brigade in 2017 as a malnourished homeless kitten
A firefighter said the cat had become increasingly attached to people in blue uniforms
The emotional story has touched the hearts of many people and web users have expressed their love for the pet.
On Weibo, the Chinese equivalent of Twitter, a fan gushed, “It’s so cute!”
Another person wrote on the podium, “So heartwarming!”
A third joked, “After all, cats are just like us – they feel safe when they’re with firefighters.”
It is the second time in a week that an animal has become famous at a fire department in China.
Last Friday, a naughty puppy went viral after a video showed him surprising his firefighter friend with a kiss during a training session.
The adorable video, filmed in the Chinese city of Chengdu, shows the young dog running around the uniformed officer crawling on all fours on the ground.
After jumping up and down next to the man for a few seconds, the fluffy pup reaches out to the firefighter’s face and gives him a cheeky kiss before running away cheerfully.
The sweet scene took place at a fire department in Chengdu in southwest China’s Sichuan province.