Cat Saves American Boy from Vicious Dog, Chinese Reactions

Cat saves little boy from dog attack.

Cat saves little boy from dog attack.

The following microblog post rose to the top 10 of Chinese social network Sina Weibo earlier this week, following its viral popularity on YouTube. Online, many Chinese cat-lovers have a nickname for cats: 喵星人 miao xing ren, or literally “meow alien”. In this Chinese internet meme, cats are aliens from a distant planet who use their cute appearance to deceive humans and secretly control the earth’s fish supply. In the translations below, miao xing ren has been simplified to “cat”.

From Sina Weibo:

@谷大白话: Cat Flying Tackles Vicious Dog, Bravely Rescuing His Little Master — An American man uploaded a video on YouTube called “My Cat Saved My Son”: His little son was riding a bicycle when suddenly a vicious dog attacked. At this moment, the family’s cat dashed forward like lightning and drove the vicious dog away, saving her little master. At present, this video has already been viewed over a million times. This brave cat has been called “cat hero” by netizens.


Original YouTube Video:

Comments from Sina Weibo:


As a god, occasionally, it saves ordinary mortals.


It’s not necessarily out of loyalty or to protect its master. When it comes to cats, what it is thinking is more likely: You dare to touch MY person?! You want to die?! Meow!


The cat is saying [the dog] needs to know who the human slave’s cat master is before biting.


Where are all those people who always say dogs don’t attack people [unless first provoked]? Fuckers. Once again there are fucking dog-lovers coming out to blabber.


My mother-in-law’s family has kept a cat for several years now, and is the leader of all the animals in the neighborhood community. Then my mother-in-law’s family adopted a small dog, that would be bullied by other cats and dogs whenever it was taken out for a walk. Because that cat went out along every time, whoever dared to bully that dog, she would charge forward without duty-bound and attack it. The German Shepherd next door has been beaten [by the cat] so badly that it now avoids our front door whenever it passes by.


That’s why cartoons/manga have cat girls/women and never dog men.


I was thinking this person was so shameless, calling himself beautiful… [美男子 used here means “American man” but could be interpreted in Chinese as “beautiful man”]


Child: “What are you looking at?!” Dog: “I’m looking at you, what about it? I can bite you to death!” Cat rises and lands a flying kick: Motherfucker! Who do you think you’re talking to? [The original Chinese uses cat-related sounds as puns]


In the very moment the cat is flying at [the dog] (0.62 seconds), it used its claws to attack the dog a total of 27 times, 6 times to the torso, 8 times to the forelegs, and 13 times to the face, with the most threatening being the three times to the nose and eyes, causing the dog to completely lose its fighting will. Throughout this, the cat released and used up a large amount of chakra, and initial determination is that at least five of the eight inner gates were opened.


There’s more at the end on YouTube. After the cat, with its tail raised, chases the dog over to that side of the car, it suddenly lowers it tail, hits the brakes, and then runs back (no video of the dog turning around to chase), running under the car to the little boys side. Then the mother gets up and it runs towards the car with her. Then the little buy gets up and runs away (or followed them). I speculate 1. There isn’t just one vicious dog. 2. After a moment of passion, the cat suddenly realized, fuck, I still have an important cat mission I haven’t accomplished yet.


Hahaha, motherfucker, you dare touch the king’s personal slave. Simply asking for death!


Cats truly are control-freaks. My colleague has a cat and dog. The dog was being beaten up by another dog, so the cat immediately charged forward and did something similar [as the video above]…


How come it always me holding a broom going to help my cat when it is in a fight?


Fucker, only I can bully my human!

The dog bite.
The dog bite.
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Fauna is a mysterious young Shanghainese girl who lives in the only place a Shanghainese person would ever want to live: Shanghai. In mid-2008, she started chinaSMACK to combine her hobby of browsing Chinese internet forums with her goal of improving her English. Through her tireless translation of popular Chinese internet news and phenomenon, her English has apparently gotten dramatically better. At least, reading and writing-wise. Unfortunately, she's still not confident enough to have written this bio, about herself, by herself.

  • Shin

    Sofa for old news. You still do that over here?!

  • Free Man

    I always thought dogs protect humans and cats are selfish, lazzy anmials. Once again prejudices were proofed to be wrong!

    • Honibaz

      The fallacy with that thought is that you rarely hear humans getting killed by domestic cats, but it happens pretty often with domestic dogs.

      • Free Man
        • 白色纯棉小裤裤

          “Approximately 40,000 people are bitten by cats in the U.S. annually.”

          “In the United States of America for example, approximately 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs every year. “

          • Dr Sun

            Dogs-“mans best friend”, especially when they are chopped up and simmering in a hotpot….yummy

      • ScottLoar

        I am very fond of cats, but admit the truism that if house cats were the size of dogs the human race would have had a tough time. Pound for pound it seems that felines and weasels (mustela) fight well above their weight class.

        • Rick in China

          If cats were the size of dogs — you mean like, cougars? I suppose we haven’t domesticated them for a reason :D

          • ScottLoar

            Think bobcat. Lynx.

            During the first Iraqi war an American and British commander were being interviewed, and the British air commander couldn’t quite express the difficulty of the mission posed to them. The American broke in saying “As hard as shoving wet spaghetti up a bobcat’s ass”.

          • fabulous

            Oh, it’s hard when you are trying to collect flowers and a bobcat kills your horse. Then you have to wait, like, minutes for anther horse to show up.

          • ScottLoar

            Whatever it is you’re trying to do you’ve failed. Miserably.

          • fabulous

            If you don’t understand what I’ve tried to do, should you really be the one to comment on its effectiveness?

          • ScottLoar

            Gibberish passes for profundity? You think to be witty, profound or glib, but the result is a gibberish.

            Hey! Don’t blame me for your failings.

          • fabulous

            Oh Scotty. Is this going to be one of those conversations in which you think that your misguided positions is defensible and, even after repeated explanations to the contrary, you will finish with a “Maybe we just agree to disagree” final word?

            Again, if I read to you the Swedish description of a bobcat, you would probably say that it was gibberish. But that is only because you are limited in this area and don’t understand.
            And maybe you should leave the commenting to people whose heads are connected to their bodies.

          • ScottLoar

            This is not an online dating site. Sniff elsewhere.

          • fabulous

            And you see Scotty; I have no idea what that comment means. Are you suggesting that online dating sites have discussion boards? Are you suggesting that “sniff” is a euphemism for something involved with online dating?

            I have no experience with online dating (which isn’t a judgement on such things) and don’t understand your slang. Therefore, I won’t say that your comment is a failure because then I’d look despairingly ignorant.

          • mr.wiener

            That is a fantastic quote! I’ll file thst one away with “Trying to shove a marshmallow into a pigbank slot” (to describe foster’s flop)

          • Dr Sun

            Interesting analogy, is that a USAF officer training thing ?

          • ScottLoar

            I did not serve in the United States Air Force but doubt that “as hard as shoving wet spaghetti up a bobcat’s ass” is scripted. The speaker likely reverted back to what he grew up hearing, the language and similes (I think his simile “shined like a diamond up a goat’s ass” ) he’d known since childhood. You don’t need military training to do that.

    • Irvin

      The cat may still very well be selfish just not lazy, perhaps it’s just protecting its territory and property. We may think we own cats, but from the cat’s point of view it owns us.

    • bprichard

      Cats are criminally underrated in this regard. My cats would do anything for me. I just wish they didn’t insist on watching me shower.

  • IsurvivedChina

    Did we really have to see the open leg gash at the end? It was a feel good story until I scrolled down and was confronted with the horror (a gory picture) of a young child’s leg ripped open.

    • Jay K.

      pussy, and you have the balls to say “IsurvivedChina”.

      • IsurvivedChina

        the picture was not needed.

      • fabulous

        I know a guy who survived China.
        He stayed in his apartment, played Beach Head 2002 and ate McDonalds for every meal.
        He survived China, for a month I believe.

        • Dr Sun


    • Dr Sun

      I guess you don’t even watch cartoons , do you ?

    • lonetrey / Dan

      Aaah, i totally agree. A bit unnecessary :/

  • Markus Peg

    Awesome CAT!

  • Maybe I missed it but why was the dad filming and not going to save his son?

    • ptptp

      He wasn’t filming – the video was taken from security cameras.

      • Raymond

        His dad IS the security camera, thus could not go save his son as he was attached to the wall.

      • Yeah I see that now. Video wasn’t loading earlier.

  • Zen my Ass

    I will never grow tired of cat stories… Please, Chinasmack, post more of those.

    • Dongguan cat stories are the best…cute little kitties

      • Irvin

        I agree, especially the shaved ones.

        • Zappa Frank

          shaved in china?

          • Rick in China

            Some don’t need it and are naturally hairless. Some need it and get it. Some don’t, but can often be convinced to give it a try.

          • fabulous

            Oh I have had a lot of sex with vaginas too. We are both experts about Chinese vagina. Lets talk about it nonchalantly. Like men do.

          • Zappa Frank

            bald pussy? wow

          • Dr Sun

            no way, shaved is just a western male fetish for little young looking things.
            I believe its called Pedeophilia.

          • Zappa Frank

            looking at the schoolgirls uniforms I would say fetish for little young girls is strong in the east as well..

  • mr.wiener

    A cat and dog story that confounds everyone’s stereotypes.
    Did anyone else learn anything from this?
    ………(sound of crickets chirping)

    • tomoe723

      Personally, I think it’s all Disney’s fault for a generation of conditioning on kids from those cartoons about cats and dogs and mice.

      Dogs are friendly to mice – wrong!
      Cats and dogs always hate each other – wrong!
      Cats are always weak, dogs are always strong – wrong!

      I’m not even gonna start on the ducks and rabbits (and chipmunks.)

      • mr.wiener

        I was thinking more along the lines of racial stereotypes, but what the hell, I’m down with blaming Disney.

        • Irvin

          Disney is an evolving company, they changed a lot in the last 20 years. They’re acquired marvel and lucast, they’re even making a Maleficent movie.

          • tomoe723

            Yup, “destroying” everything in their path… RIP marvel and star wars. As much as I love going to disneyland whenever I get the chance, it has this eerie brainwashing feel to it.

          • Irvin

            We are all brainwashed one way or another, I rather it be by a Stuff animal and hot princesses than a priest or a president.

        • whuddyasack

          I knew right from the start that’s what you had in mind lol. Still upvoted because that was quite brilliant.

          What I’ve come to understand is that it’s perfectly fine to bash and spew all kinds of disgusting racist vitriol against Chinese but to no one else. Those spewing said vitriol then feel validated to stereotype all Chinese/Asians as “racists” as they take advantage of their sheer numbers and innate, archaic clannishness. To the mindless mob, this iz very goodzzzzz.

          If anything, I’ve come to see that racial stereotypes don’t hold. Based on most of the comments and opinions here, you’d think that the Chinese/Asians are the most unreasonable and intolerant. Yet in reality, it seems the opposite is true as the Chinese patiently tolerate the nonsense and mouth-foaming personal insults aimed at them all because unreasonable ***** folk aren’t able think out of their little minds. Can’t identify their race otherwise they lose it all. Again.

    • Rick in China

      I didn’t.

      Growing up I always had cats (and a pup), typically my house had 3 or 4 cats roaming around at a time. I got my own first when I was 5, and she lived 19 years. She was a quiet calm peaceful cat, unlike my brothers’ – the scrappers who would hang out in the backmost part of the yard which bordered a huge area of land covered mostly by blackberry bushes which were occupied by a clan or two of raccoons.

      Raccoons love garbage. They also attack pets. The two badass cats my brothers’ owned used to protect our house fiercely, even when there were several raccoons sneaking around our yard at night – there were several 1 on 5 standoffs and one had his tail bit in half at one point, but they’d protect our house (and our weaker cats) from the otherwise more powerful and aggressive raccoons without any fear.

      When I saw this video that’s exactly what I thought of – this cat is loyal and saw a larger animal roam into _his_ yard and attack _his_ friend/master/pet/whatever, good cats will immediately react and do exactly what this one did – pounce, then return to check on its property.

    • ScottLoar

      Yes, I learned that most are so far removed from animals that a cat chasing a dog invites international comment.

    • Dr Sun

      Cats are cool..dogs are for eating ???

  • cats > dogs

  • DavidisDawei

    What an Awesome Cat and amazing video!

  • Gerhana

    a lion in a cat’s body.

  • Rick in China

    There most certainly is dog eating in Africa. There’s also human (specifically Muslim, apparently) eating, google..for example, “Mad Dog” in central african republic. :D

  • michael561

    I blame shelters for this. They’re all like “Oh if you’re going to get a dog adopt at the shelter and save a life.” Then a bunch of normal people who just want a pet get saddled with these unstable pit mixes when they should have a lab or a cocker spaniel.

    • ScottLoar

      Responsible shelters try to match the animals they know with their impression of the people who come calling but yes, you are right, this “adopt a life” philosophy is good intentions gone bad.

      And both breeds you mention were bred to retrieve ducks from water. Nothing is more pitiful than to see the urban apartment dweller walking their Lab in the neighborhood after work, a big dog that needs room to roam, yet it remains the most popular breed in the city (at least in the US).

      Yes, I expect flak from Lab lovers. Being on the receiving end of all kinds of crap – mostly irrelevant or the consequence of a twisted interpretation – is standard form at ChinaSmack.

      In the city I would prefer terriers, yes, those ankle-biters that are faithful to the household and terrors to all else.Still, cats are best. I like women. I like cats.

      • mr.wiener

        I like cats and dogs both……………………… does this mean I’m bisexual?

        • YourSupremeCommander

          Do you get high every time it rains……….…. cats and dogs?

        • A Gawd Dang Mongolian

          You’re bi curious.

      • Rick in China

        I feel really bad for the larger dogs in Chengdu, crammed into apartments and rarely walked, like you mention with Labs..except here it’s HUSKIES.

        I see too many Huskies. It’s sweltering and humid in the summer. The poor pups must be so incredibly uncomfortable, beautiful loyal dogs stuck in polluted sweltering environments with owners who may occasionally have time to take them out and show off their bright blue eyed companion, get some attention where there otherwise would be none. It’s heartbreaking.

        I agree with you that inner-city, if you need a dog, got to go with a wee that can exercise excitedly just by leaping floor->couch in a quick circle. Otherwise, cats are suitable for every environment, they just need laps.

    • mr.wiener

      Yes, it’s all those fiendish dog shelters fault. What were they thinking finding homes for all those unwanted dogs?!

  • fabulous

    And you probably teach English too. Arsehole.

  • ScottLoar

    You’ve failed at sarcasm.

  • Zappa Frank

    fear not, for sure whuddy will come with some detailed statistics about how white men (clannish and brutish) like dogs and have this dogs best friend mentality only to use them for attacking non-white people, that otherwise would live in a earth paradise.. later more details about how having a dog qualify you as redneck..

  • ScottLoar

    I don’t know why stories like this make you ask don’t whites and blacks eat dogs just like Chinese. Really, I don’t know why. I do know dogs, especially black puppies beaten to death to make the blood flow, are eaten in some parts of China, and especially Korea and Vietnam during the winter to keep the blood warm according to Chinese traditional medicinal theory. Do you understand?

    But no, Europeans, North and South Americans, do not commonly eat dogs. Do you understand? 了了了了了了無聊之至.

  • Dr Sun

    been to africa, south America or even Louisianna have you ?

  • lonetrey / Dan

    Man, this story even made it to China?!
    As a cat-lover and owner, I am very proud of this cat!

    The cat jokes made me lol many time, #iamthemiaoxingren

  • Dr Sun

    sure, don’t you ?

  • MidniteOwl

    you = retarded.

  • Belita Ross

    “In the very moment the cat is flying at
    [the dog] (0.62 seconds), it used its claws to attack the dog a total of
    27 times, 6 times to the torso, 8 times to the forelegs, and 13 times
    to the face, with the most threatening being the three times to the nose
    and eyes, causing the dog to completely lose its fighting will.
    Throughout this, the cat released and used up a large amount of chakra, and initial determination is that at least five of the eight inner gates were opened.”