Although teachers spend the majority of their time in the classroom, it seems as though their responsibilities to keep their students safe often go beyond the school walls.
A Normal Drive
Kelly Sutherland works as a first-grade teacher in South Carolina and was on her way home from work when she was driving down the highway. However, Kelly’s usual journey was about to take a turn when she spotted something unusual on the road in front of her. It wasn’t until she got closer that this teacher realized there was a problem.
Spotting Her Student
She soon noticed that it was a young child riding their bike. However, it wasn’t just any youngster – this was one of Kelly’s former students from the year before, Cameron. He was only seven years old, and Kelly had no idea how he had ended up in such a predicament. All Kelly knew was she had to stop the car and find out what was going on.
Searching For Help
It turned out that Cameron’s father was diabetic and had collapsed at home. The youngster had tried to use his dad’s phone to call the emergency services but didn’t know the password. After there was no one home at the neighbor’s houses, Cameron knew there was only one thing left to do: ride his bike five miles to his grandma’s house for help.
Saving His Life
Kelly couldn’t let Cameron go through with the ride. The teacher helped him to call the services, and they raced home. There, Cameron’s father was barely conscious, but the paramedics arrived in the nick of time. It wasn’t long before they were able to have him fully treated at the scene.
Keeping Them Safe
Although Kelly was on her way home from teaching, she admits that her care for her students never leaves. In fact, the teacher believes that she was in the right place at the right time as she could step in and help a young boy and his father just when they both needed it the most.
Teachers have an incredible amount of responsibility. Thankfully, Kelly’s quick-thinking actions were all it took to save both Cameron and his father before it was too late.
25 Strange-Looking Cats That Are Truly Fascinating to Look At
A lot of you out there are probably dog people, but make no mistake about it though – cats have been blowing up the internet for years! Despite the incessant scratching, erratic behavior and ability to reach virtually any part of the home, they are ridiculously cute, when everything is said and done. One of the coolest things about our feline friends is how they can come in so many different colors and patterns. Their markings are truly majestic to look at. The following list sheds some light on cats that have some of the strangest, beautiful and most fascinating markings. Some of them are so stunning that they seem too good to be true!
It Wasn’t Me!
There are some cats out there with markings that make it look as if they are permanently feeling one emotion. Take these two cuties, for example. They both have markings above their eyes that create the impression that they could feel one of three things.
Either they are surprised about something that’s happened, sad about something else entirely or guilty about something they did! Ultimately though, they’re probably just interested in having a good old playtime with their owner.
These days, having a curly mustache usually means one of three things. Either you are pretending to be a conniving villain from 1930s cinema, you are an extra in a production of Hamilton, or you are a hipster.
However, when cats are born with this type of marking, it’s difficult to determine which of the three they are. Let’s just embrace the fact that it makes the cat look even cuter than it already would have been without it.
Two-Face AKA Harrrvey Dent
Ever seen the Batman movies? Or maybe you’ve read the comics? At any rate, you’re probably aware that there’s a superhero called Batman who fights crime in Gotham City. Well, one of the villains of that story is Harvey Dent, who becomes the hideous Two-Face.
While this cat reminds us of that villain, purely based on the concept that one half of its face looks completely different from the other, this kitty is a million times cuter.
Having a silhouette of a cat marked on another cat’s body is one thing, but to have been born with a detailed illustration of a cat’s face on your body is something else entirely.
You could go as far as to say that it is the stuff of miracles. Come on, guys, you can clearly see the ears, eyes, mouth, nose, and neck of another cat on this kitten’s torso! It is pretty amazing how uncanny it is.
OK, so this cat’s markings are not exactly the same as a Rorschach test. This is because a Rorschach test is inkblots that are symmetrical. This cat’s markings are definitely not that.
Nevertheless, there is something mesmerizing about the way this cat looks and how the white blends with the black. Maybe a more accurate comparison is that of a Jackson Pollock painting – random splotches of paint to create a work of art best described as organized chaos.
Constant State of Shock
Another classic example of a cat with a specific marking that makes it look as if they are permanently feeling just one emotion. This time, the cat in question looks completely shocked at every turn. Have no fear though.
They don’t actually have their mouth wide open at all times. Instead, they simply have a black marking on their lower lip, creating the illusion that they are constantly in a state of shock. In reality, it’s pretty relaxed.
The Curly Heart
When certain cats curl up into a little ball, they end up creating new shapes with their markings that weren’t previously there. Take this cat, for example. When they are standing up straight, they have a random display of shapes marked on their fur.
However, when they lay down all curled up, these seemingly random shapes create the shape of a heart! In fact, these are two different cats with the exact same phenomenon! What are the odds?!
Is it a Cat or a Bat?
Well, the answer to that question is pretty straightforward. Yes, it is most definitely a cat. However, they do appear to have some sort of Rorschach-like shape marked on their chest fur. Moreover, there is no doubt in our minds that it resembles a bat.
At the very least, it looks a lot like a winged creature (or bird) that is spreading its wings. This is a great marking to intimidate rivals.
While Marvel characters such as Iron Man and Captain America are much more child-friendly, the Punisher is a superhero targeted at a much more mature audience due to its violent content. Nevertheless, the Punisher’s logo is, without a shadow of a doubt, iconic.
So you can imagine that we were extremely surprised to find a cat with a marking that was virtually identical to the classic skull logo. If Stan Lee was still with us today, he’d be laughing if he saw this!
Of course, it is no secret that cats and tigers are long-lost cousins. At the end of the day, tigers are just really big cats that are much more difficult to domesticate than small house cats. It seems like the following cat has some sort of identity crisis.
While there are plenty of felines out there who have stripes and patterns that resemble their much bigger relatives, the color scheme of this cat makes it look like they are trying to be a tiger.
Let’s face it – whenever you are wearing all white with black surrounding your eyes, it’s also going to remind us of one thing – a panda. For all of the cat lovers out there, you thought that your feline friend alone would be cute enough.
However, when you see a cat that has panda-like markings, that’s next level cuteness! You could also argue that the markings make the cat look like it’s about to rob a bank. Yeah, we prefer the panda comparison. It’s much cuter!
The Ace of Spades
There are times when cats’ markings seem way too good to be true and there are other times when they are just downright random. This is a perfect example of the latter. Why on Earth would a cat have a marking on its belly that resembles a spade from a pack of cards?
What makes these markings even cooler is that playing cards are usually white with the ace of spades being black. This is the inversion of that!
Whenever you see a black mask with pointy ears that only covers the top part of someone’s face, that usually means just one thing – Batman. You know, the caped crusader who has a rivalry with the Joker. Ladies and gentlemen, this is Catman.
However, there is one gaping hole in all of this. What about Catwoman? Surely there can’t be a Catman and a Catwoman, but no Batman. Shall we call it Bat Cat then? This has all gotten so confusing so quickly.
What are the odds that a cat would be blessed with a marking on its back that looks like it could be their shadow or the silhouette of another cat? You know the expression, “living in someone else’s shadow?” Well, these cats literally do that every single day.
Or, more specifically, the marking is living in the shadow of the cat! When there’s a cat within a cat, things just get way too confusing for their own good.
The Truth’s in Front of Your Nose
Sure, there are cats out there with markings that resemble silhouettes of other cats on their bodies. But how often have you seen a cat that has a tiny silhouette of another cat on its nose?
We don’t know who took the photo of this kitten who was born with a shadow of a cat on its nose. But whoever that person was, we salute you. It’s as if it was written in this kitten’s DNA!
Cinnamon Swirl With Legs
Whenever a cat curls up into a little ball, the end result is always a sight for sore eyes. Sometimes, depending on the color and markings, a cat might look like a Yin and Yang symbol.
However, that certainly can’t be said about the cat in this photo. Due to its dark and light brown stripes, this kitty’s appearance is more akin to that of a cinnamon swirl whenever it curls up while lying down. Now we’re hungry.
You’re a Wizard, Purry!
It seems like anytime someone, or something has a zig-zag pattern on their forehead, the immediate thought one has in their mind is that it resembles everyone’s favorite young wizard – Harry Potter.
The same thing can be said for this cat, who was born with a marking on its forehead reminiscent of that iconic lightning bolt marking. Let’s just hope that Voldermort didn’t cause this “scar” either, or there is going to be hell to pay!
A Song of Ice and Fire
The following photo is a unique addition to this list, in that it doesn’t focus on the markings found on its fur. Instead, this cat has partial heterochromia, a condition that many other species can be born with.
There are plenty of cats out there with one eye that is a different color than the other. But how many times have you seen a cat with each eye being two different colors split down the middle?
Sometimes cat markings do not have to be flamboyant and over the top in order to get a point across. Take this cat, for example. Overall, it appears to look pretty normal.
However, when you take a closer look at the marking, it is clear that it resembles a top hat! Ever seen the animated series Top Cat? Well now we have a live-action remake on the cards! It’s a subtle marking, but an effective one, nonetheless.
There’s a Monkey On My Back!
Sure, there are cats out there with silhouettes on their bodies that resemble other cats. But the following photo doesn’t fall into that category. This marking creates the illusion that his cat has some sort of monkey clinging to her back.
This marking must drive the cat insane as it is always paranoid that a real creature might be gripping onto her back at any given time. She must chase herself constantly!
It’s not just random squiggles and serendipitous lettering that might be seen on a cat’s fur pattern. Sometimes, our furry little friends might be trying to give us a hint of where we need to go.
For some strange reason, this cat has an arrow built into its fur and it’s pointing in a strange direction. The fact that they have a box resting on top of them is another story altogether. But who knows? Maybe the two are connected.
The Queen of Hearts
As you have probably seen in this article already, there are quite a few cats out there who appear to have heart shapes in their fur. But this is the first cat who has such a shape in the most adorable place – just under their mouth, on their chin.
We can imagine this being a prime stroking spot for this kitty. It’s like a target, screaming out to the owner, “please, stroke right here, right now!”
Why So Serious?
Truth be told, we have already seen a couple of cats on this list that also have fur patterns that make it look like they have a mustache, like an old-school Bond villain. However, this is one of the first cats we have seen that also has the eyebrows to match the ‘stache.
Moreover, it makes it look like this feline individual is actually very angry about something. In reality though, this cat was actually pretty content at this moment in time.
For the most part, black cats have an advantage over other cats. While our feline friends are the masters of stealth and can creep up on us without making a sound, black cats are also good at hiding in plain sight, especially when it is dark.
However, this is one cat that struggles a little in that department. The obvious reason is that they have a pink nose, while the rest of their body is black.
While this pattern on the cat’s fur doesn’t really look like anything, it does remind us of one of those inkblot tests that people take sometimes. You know, the Rorschach test.
After all, the shapes on the fur are symmetrical and look like the kind of thing you would use to work out what someone is thinking. Or, you could say that the two shapes in the middle are a pair of ghosts. Whatever floats your boat, we guess.
There are plenty of hearts and arrows and letters that have made it into the fur of cats, especially on this list. But this is the first time that we have seen a pretty perfect triangle on one of our feline friends. We get the impression that this cat is a very lateral thinker.
An individual who is very calculated with their moves and will only pounce on their prey if they know for sure that they will get a meal out of it.
Suit & Tie Occasion
We think it is safe to say that the black shape under this cat’s head resembles a tie. He is certainly dressed for a special occasion, and we can’t get enough of his adorable black beans on his paws.
What we do want to know though is why he looks like he just got caught by the police. “I promise sir, it wasn’t me. It was my brother Sir. Purs-a-lot!” Whatever kitty, just keep your paws up where we can see them.
Number One Pattern in the World
When was the last time you saw a shape in a cat’s fur that resembled a number? We can’t get over the fact that it looks like the number one is printed on the nose of this kitty. You know what?
We are also sure that their owner has picked up on this and for this reason, they refer to this cat as their number one in the world. The black fur surrounding the one shape definitely accentuates it even more.
Split Down the Middle
Truth be told, this isn’t the weirdest fur pattern on a cat on this entire list. There are plenty of others here that definitely win in that regard. However, we couldn’t ignore this cat, simply on the grounds that the shape of the black on its head is pretty interesting, to say the very least.
It almost looks like the cat has black head hair and has decided to part it down the middle.
Some cats have longer and bushier tails than others. But we don’t think we have ever seen a cat’s tail quite as bombastic as this one. This one is certainly larger than life and, because of the color, we can’t help but compare it to the tail of a squirrel.
Moreover, the orange pattern coming from the tail and extending to the back of the cat makes it look like a squirrel is holding onto the kitty for dear life.
Face to Face
The fact that this kitten has a marking that resembles a cat’s face on its forehead is just too good to be true. Ever seen the movie Inception? You know, the Christopher Nolan blockbuster about a team of espionages who go inside a dream within a dream to complete their mission?
Well, you could say that this is an Inception cat, seeing that there is a cat’s face on another cat’s face. See what we did there? Nevermind.
Cosplaying as Myself
We’re not going to lie, this cat’s markings aren’t trying to blow anyone’s minds any time soon. However, when you dig a little deeper, something amazing will hit you.
The way that this cat’s black markings on its head and ears contrast with its white face creates the illusion that they are wearing a headband with cat ears on them. It’s almost as if the cat decided, “you know what, I’m going to dress up as a cat this year for Halloween!”
Queen of Hearts
Sure, there are cats out there with heart shapes on their fur. Some are on their heads, some are on their bodies. However, rarely in our lives have we seen a kitten with the shape of a heart that perfectly rests on their nose.
It almost makes it look as if they were born with an adorable scent for love! What makes the photo even more endearing is the fact that the little kitty is showing off their heart close up!
I Don’t Like Being Labeled
OK, so there are cats with markings that resemble other cats. However, never in our lives have we seen a cat with markings that clearly resemble words. Moreover, what are the odds that a cat would be born with the word “cat” on their body?
It just seems way too good to be true! What would have been more useful was if they were born with a name instead. That way, if they ever got lost, someone would know their name.
Now That’s a Beard!
Some markings on cats make it look like they have human features that you wouldn’t usually associate with the feline community. This specific cat has a huge marking that covers the entire bottom half of its face.
Funnily enough, it looks like the kitty is growing a pretty impressive beard! At the end of the day though, why would it make sense for a cat to have an actual beard? Their entire body is covered in hair already!