Cat saves a boy – level 3

26-05-2014 07:00

The cat that was hailed a hero after this video of her saving a young boy from a dog attack has thrown the first pitch at a baseball game.

Tara, the California cat, threw a ceremonial pitch at the start of a minor league baseball game on Tuesday. Well, kind of. Four-year-old Jeremy was viciously bitten on the leg and dragged off his bike by a dog last week before Tara lunged to save him. Jeremy threw the first pitch of the game before handing the ball to his cat.

Fearless tabby Tara drew a large crowd of “hero cat” fans to the stadium with attendance nearly triple that of a usual Tuesday night game.

The clip of the daring rescue, uploaded by Jeremy’s dad last week, shows a dog dragging him from his bike, just as Tara ran to the rescue and chased it away. The video has now been viewed more than 20 million times.

Difficult words: hail (call), viciously (cruelly), drag (pull), lunge (start moving quickly), tabby (cat with light and dark lines), triple (three times), daring (risky).



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