Yes, cats can be gigantic jerks. And they can also save your life, which is why we love them so much. They're fantastic, multi-faceted creatures.

Firefighters in Grand Rapids are crediting a family's cat with saving their lives after their house started on fire.

The cat woke the family up just after 6 AM yesterday. Their house had no working smoke detectors; they were able to escape without injury. Firefighters arrived to find smoke moving up to the second floor; they believe that the fire started in the kitchen.

The family has seven cats, one dog and a rat. All but two of the cats (including the one that alerted the family) were found safe, as well as the other animals in the house.

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