The British hallucinate with Walter, a feline who was chosen for the “cat of the year” award for his most incredible and generous action with his owner, who suffers from diabetes.
Walter, the savior
Information circulates like gunpowder in the UK.
Meet Walter, a nine-year-old black cat who became the local hero of the British town of Woodville because he saved his owner’s life several times.
Her owner is Hazel and she is a retired psychiatric nurse who suffers from severe and dangerous diabetes which can have fatal consequences if her blood sugar drops excessively. According to her, she can suffer from seizures and even fall into a coma in one of her collapses, so she must be constantly monitored.
Her big risk arises overnight because her sugar levels can suddenly drop while she sleeps and enter a coma from which she may not even wake up, but her luck is that she sleeps next to Walter, a cat able to sense the chemical change on his body and warn him by hitting his face until he wakes him up when this happens.
He was never trained for this.
Walter’s first great service came unexpectedly. Her owner remembers that the cat entered her room and woke her up in the middle of the night. When Hazel Parkyn got up from the bed, she felt blurred vision and realized that her sugar level was very low. Upon verification, she discovered that she was in danger of death.
“I realized he was warning me and since then he has done the same thing over and over again.”
Darren, Hazel’s husband, normally works the night shift, so Walter now stays with Hazel every night while she sleeps. It’s his “warning system,” says Hazel’s husband.
“When Walter comes in at night and goes to bed, I know I’m safe,” he says.
The cat, who has never received training to detect this type of diabetic emergency, opts for the National Cat Awards, a notable distinction granted by the charity Cats Protection to the bravest and most loyal cats of the United Kingdom. United. Congratulations champion!