The accident, that happened last year, left Ron Williams unable to move.
When an 86-year-old army veteran slipped and fell in the shower, he thought it was his end. But fortunately for Ron Williams of Sturgis, his feline friend wasn't ready to give up on him just yet. The accident, that happened last year, left Williams unable to move. "My arm was pinned under me, and the hours kept going by," he said. "16 hours…"
Williams fell around 8 a.m. that day and unfortunately stayed in agony until midnight as he was unable to contact anyone. The bathroom door was closed and his Life Alert was left on charge in the room. Although he had his phone in the bathroom, it was placed on the counter which at that point was out of his reach, reports Fox17 News.
What he didn't realize at that point was that he had his cat Fluffy in the room who would eventually end up saving his life. Like most pet parents, Williams too has a habit of talking to his pet. Whenever he would get calls on his cellphone, he'd jokingly mimic the sound to play around with Fluffly. "The phone would ring, and I would say ‘ring-a-ding," he recalled.
Of course, he had no idea that Fluffly would pick up on the cue. Never in his wildest dreams, had Williams imagined that he was accidentally training him for that exact moment. "So I said 'ring-a-ding fluffy. You’re my only hope,'" said the man as he teared up. "And he was. It wasn’t even five minutes later I felt something hit my hand. And I’m here because of it."
Thankfully, Fluffy understood exactly what Williams was looking for right after hearing the cue. "I relive it a million times. What if he wouldn’t have been in there with me? I’d be dead today," he explained. Not many consider cats to be as ideal a pet as dogs, but Fluffy definitely proved this notion wrong by loving his old man enough to help save his life.
The 86-year-old had recently welcomed Fluffy into his home but it didn't take them long to hit it off. "I looked at him and hey, I just fell in love with him," said Williams of his furry friend who loves him equally. Williams, who served with the U.S. Army in Korea, survived the ordeal with some soreness, bumps, and bruising. He knows it could have been a lot worse had Fluffy not been by his side. Crediting his pet for saving his life, he continued, "He’s my hero, and he always will be. He’ll never be away from me until the day I die."
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