I’ve never been a huge fan of cats. I don’t dislike them, I just like dogs better. Now that I think about it, it might not be the cats’ fault that I don’t care for them so much, but the crazy cat lady’s fault. There’s just something strange about a single woman owning more cats than the Duggar’s have kids.

I own a couple Boxers and have heard stories from other Boxer owners about how the Boxers have protected their kids from other dogs who were trying to attack. However, there is one thing I have never heard of and definitely never seen before. That is a cat protecting its kid from a dog that was trying to attack.

Prepare to be amazed at what you are about to witness. If you’ve never been a cat lover like me, you might just have a change of heart after watching this video. This is one courageous cat.

Joy Larson is a mother of four boys, graduate of the University of Montana, animal lover and writer.