While there are a lot of stories about dogs being heroes and saving people, it's time to let the cats shine too. Not all animals are the same, irrelevant of the species, so when their owners are in danger, they do their best to save and comfort them.
Cats Can Also Be Heroes
Take for instance a cute tuxedo cat that saved her family's baby from a babysitter. That young woman never saw it coming!
A Rather Spoiled Friend
Whereas the dog is man's loyal companion, we all know cats are those spoiled friends that show their love only when they feel in the mood. Cats' strong personality is what make us fall in love with them. However, this cat is unique!
Are You a Cat Person?
It doesn't matter if you're a cat or a dog person, both species have their own ways to show us their love and when it comes to protecting you, cats are not exactly good at doing that. But this adorable black cat helped her little human friend expose an abusive babysitter.
She's A Hero!
Since the family discovered that the babysitter was a terrible person, they hailed the precious ball of fur a hero! Let's see how they realized what the nanny did and how the cat helped them find out the truth.
A New Family Member
Ever since Mary and Daniel learned they would have a baby, they were very excited about their new family member. Even the family cat Zara wanted to meet baby Ollie. And once she saw him, she meowed until the couple just had to let him cuddle.
Love at First Sight
For Zara, meeting Ollie was love at first sight. Also, he was the perfect little human that would nap with her. So, this happened for more than a year and a half since Ollie was born. Wherever you would see Ollie, you knew Zara was around.
Looking for a Nanny
Mary was ready to go to work after 9 months of staying home with Ollie. She needed a nanny to help to care for the baby while she was at work, however she didn't trust anyone. So she turned to a family friend…
She Was Their Friend
At 21 years old, Alysia was going to help Mary… or so she thought. The young woman was a family friend, and knowing she had no job yet, the money would be more than welcomed. Plus, they knew each other, and Mary knew Ollie would be in good hands.
Not Exactly Right
However, things seemed to change soon after Mary started going to work again. Ollie's behavior was different as weeks passed and the parents had no idea what was happening.
Helping Each Other
Mary and Alysia were practically helping each other. The mom would be able to go back to work and Alysia would get the extra money. It was a good solution, thought Mary. But it wasn't!
Zara Was Great Around Strangers
The first time Alysia had visited Mary and Denis was when the cat Zara joined the family. The cat always loved to snuggle on strangers' lap, and Alysia was no exception. However, something changed after Alysia became Ollie's nanny.
What Was Different?
Was the cat jealous on Alysia? The nanny explained that maybe Zara was aggressive because her clothes had a dog smell on them… But as days passed, Mary and Daniel realized even the baby acted strange.
Ollie had always been a laid back baby, nothing too loud seemed to scare him. But one day, as Mary yelled at Daniel who was in the living room, Ollie seemed to flinch. As the mom reached out to calm him, her baby flinched again.
What Was Happening?
It seemed as if Ollie had reasons to flinch, but Mary thought she was paranoid. What if Alysia was hitting her baby? Was Mary imagining things? Then, the next day she came home, her baby had a swollen lip…
Was Alysia Hitting Ollie?
Far too many things had happened since Alysia became Ollie's nanny. Apparently, the baby's swollen lip was caused after he hit himself with a toy. But Mary and Denis decided to check on the nanny, just to be sure things were all right. They weren't!
Setting Up a Nanny Cam?
The parents didn't have time to buy a couple of nanny cams and install them fast, so they just bought a small recording device. But where should they put it? Ollie's clothes couldn't hide it, especially if Alysia would change them. Then, they looked at Zara…
The Perfect Spy
Zara was going to be the perfect spy. She was already everywhere where Ollie was, so the cat was going to help them solve the mystery about Alysia. In a recording, Mary and Daniel heard Zara meowing at Ollie and the baby trying to meow at the cat back! It was too funny! Then, they heard Alysia.
After the meowing, Mary and Daniel, who were in their car several minutes away from the house, heard Alysia's voice. Suddenly, Ollie starts crying and how does Alysia react?
She Started Yelling at the Baby
Instead of using a soothing voice or showing him a toy, Alysia can be heard yelling at the baby. “shut up, shut the … up. Shut up!” she yelled as baby Ollie keeps crying.
Cussing at the Cat
Meanwhile, Zara could be heard on the speaker as she hisses at the nanny. “You gotta get over it!” yells Alysia at Ollie, cussing at the cat. Instantly, the parents rushed home to catch Alysia, but when they got home, everything was fine.
They only had the recording, which wasn't enough for a police report. Alysia pretended everything was fine and the parents did the same. They claimed they forgot something for work and left again. However, they didn't go back to work that day…
Shopping for Nanny Cams
Instead of going to work, the parents took the day off to buy a couple of nanny cams and install them in the living room and in the baby room. The next morning, everything was set up. All they needed was proof, and unfortunately for Ollie, they'd have enough of it!
The Babysitter Will Go Down
Before recording Alysia, Mary and Denis filed a police report after finding blood on their baby's pajamas from the time when he cut his lip. Without recording or footage of the abusive act, Alysia wasn't charged. She had no idea the couple was slowly discovering her darker side…
They Planted the Cameras
Planting the cameras, the parents got ready to leave the house and counted on Zara to do her job. Things were a lot worse than Mary imagined. Not even 15 minutes passed, and Alysia would reveal her true self, this time in front of the hidden camera.
Watching the Live Footage
As soon as she watched the live footage, the parents called the police and drove home as fast as they could. Alysia had completely lost her mind that day! Here's what the mother recalls in an interview with the media…
She Was Sitting on Top of Him
“When I watched the video, she was screaming at him, telling him to shut up, sitting on top of him,” said the mother with tears in her eyes. Mary had never thought that her good friend was that evil.
Disgusted and Filled With Rage
Looking at the footage Mary said she felt “instant anger and disgust and rage, honestly.” It was obvious why! Her baby was being abused by someone she had once trusted…
The Moment of Truth
"I turned my car around immediately and came home," said Mary. She couldn't believe this was Alysia's true face. "She said, 'Is something going on with him?' And I said, 'I don't know, you tell me what's going on here.' She became defensive," recalled Mary.
The Police Also Arrived
As soon as they confronted the abusive babysitter, the police arrived at the scene and arrested Alysia. She was charged with child endangering and had to face the court. What were the consequences to her actions?
Alysia had to attend counseling and anger management or face jail time. She was no longer allowed to be a babysitter. Meanwhile, Mary and Daniel were still marked by what they had found out…
The parents decided to no longer rely on strangers when it came to taking care of their baby boy. It seems friends were not exactly trustworthy. So far, the best babysitter Ollie had was Zara the cat!
Ollie Doesn't Remember It
The good thing about this terrible story is that Alysia won't ever babysit again and that she is getting counseling. Meanwhile, Ollie doesn't remember those awful weeks and Zara is always next to him, being the best nanny ever.
A Cat Hero
Without Zara's strange behavior and help by being the spy cat, maybe Mary and Daniel wouldn't have realized Ollie was being abused. Or maybe they would have realized too late… So we can all agree Zara is a cat hero!
Ollie Is Her Best Friend
Maybe Zara thinks Ollie is her baby and not just her best friend. Whatever her feelings are towards the little human, this cat has helped Mary and Daniel to solve the mystery about the nanny.
Ollie Is a Big Boy Now
Now, with a lot of love and care from his mom and dad, little Ollie is now a big boy. He's ready for any adventures that may appear, and Zara will be there to help him through his journey.
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