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Trudy Guy’s cat, Schnautzie, received the Purple Paw award from the Animal Foundation of Great Falls, Montana for his saving his owner. Back in April 2010, Schnautzie climbed on top of Guy’s chest and kept tapping her nose, until Guy woke up and then heard the loud sound of a gas pipe that had broken outside of her bathroom. According to the firefighters who showed up on the scene after Guy and Schnautzie had escaped the house, the cat saved Guy’s life – the house could have easily blown up had she not been woken up by Schnautzie.

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Chris is a graduate of Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, where he majored in English and FIlm. He has been writing for TVOvermind and Uncoached for two years and has written about numerous different television shows and pop culture topics. Contact him through Twitter (@ckinger13)
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