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Protective Cat Prevents 1-Year-Old Baby From Trying To Climb Balcony

Left image shows a cat looking at its Mom to see if she is watching the child on the balcony. Right image shows the cat gently swatting the child's hands off the railing when the Mom doesn't get up.

When we think of protective animals, we often think of dogs. Regarding children, though, cats can be just as protective. Cats can even function similarly to trained service dogs. Unsurprisingly, this special cat keeps a one-year-old child safe while enjoying fresh air on a balcony. The video shows the mom’s feet, so we know she is watching. As mom watched from a few feet away, the child repeatedly tried climbing the rail on the patio. The cat pawed at the child’s hands each time until he stopped grabbing the rail.


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At the beginning of the clip, the cat doesn’t seem to be paying attention. Then, as the child gets a decent grip on the balcony rail, the cat glances at Mom just inside the apartment. The expression on the cat’s face seems to say, “Mom, are you watching? Mom?” Mom was busy recording the video, so the cat took action. At first, the cat gently removes the child’s hands from the balcony rail with a light touch.

Left image shows a cat looking at its human mom as a child climbs a balcony railing. Right image shows the cat swatting the child's hand away from the railing gently.
Image from TikTok.

The cat watches the child as he plays on the balcony. The persistent cat moves with him when the kid gets frustrated and moves away from his kitty sibling. Remember that the child’s mom is just inside the patio door, recording this scene. The child continues exploring independently under her watchful eye. With the cat patrolling the balcony, Mom doesn’t need to worry too much.

Images show a cat keeping a child from climbing on the balcony railing.
Image from TikTok.

When the cat seemed too adept at patrolling the railing, the child quit trying and entered the apartment. The cat stayed on the balcony, enjoying the fresh air. Animals are amazing. They offer company, give snuggles and hugs, and make excellent babysitters. When people say it “takes a village” to raise a child, I wonder if our pets are included.

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