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article imageDon't kick snow in a stray cat's face; watch the video to see why

By Eileen Kersey
Dec 18, 2013 in Odd News
Detroit - If you want to defend your dog from a stray cat never kick snow in its face. Why? Do you really need to ask? Maxx from Detroit learned the hard way that cats are tough cookies and stray cats the meanest of the bunch.
The story at first glance is a woman living in Melvin Michigan, a small village north of Detroit, trying to defend her mother's dog from a stray cat but, as the story unfolds we learn that she had homed the stray cat in the summer, calling the feline Buddy.
On November 30, with snow on the ground, Buddy allegedly attempted to attack the dog. As the video shows the woman kicked snow in the cats' face, allegedly, in order to protect the dog.
Big mistake.
Well, whatever the reason, she found out the hard way that cats are feisty creatures, well able of defending themselves, and stray cats are the toughest of the bunch.
The woman sidles up, the cat pounces, the woman temporarily wears a cat on her face, before she retreats visibly shocked. That leaves the dog alone to defend itself from the cat, if it needs to. Now the cat is mad and its hackles have risen the dog better be one tough cookie.
The footage was uploaded to MyFoxDetroit titled 'a horrible cat attack.' MyFoxDetroit reports:
He sinks his teeth front and back teeth into her forehead, causing a gash. He also claws her face, leaving marks on her cheeks.
"Your first reaction was to get him off and when I went to go pull, I could feel his teeth," says Maxx.
Maxx ended up in the hospital and says she ended up getting an infection that manifested into cellulitis, causing her face to swell. (See the photo here)
Sanilac County officials picked up the cat and tested it for rabies. To do that, 'Buddy' had to be put down. The tests came back negative.
Maxx, who owns three other cats says, "I actually saved him from someone who was going put him down and he was sweet as pie. When they came to get him I couldn't even watch because even though he did that to me, I couldn't see them take him away because I knew what they were going do to him."
Maxx says she is still a cat lover and that she would try to save another stray if she could.
As Gawker says, "Moral of this story: Cats don't like having snow kicked in their face".
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