When Janine DeMartini adopted Herbie the cat from a shelter, she didn’t know that he would go on to save a life and prevent a terrible tragedy from befalling her family.
Herbie was a sweetheart of a cat.
He was a quiet, gentle sort who got along with the whole family, and his friendly nature made him a hit with Janine’s daughter, Isabella.
He purred whenever he received attention and was content to silently sit by and watch the family go through their daily tasks and chores.
One night, Janine was exhausted after a long day and had retired to bed to sleep, and Herbie ran into the room and began to behave very uncharacteristically.
He leaped onto her mattress, meowed as loudly as he could, and then leaped back off and ran to the door whenever she got up to pay him to heed.