man and cat on sinking boat

*Grant MacDonald is one thankful Aussie.

He and his yacht, “The Osprey,” had taken to the seas as home for the past six years, but on Wednesday it was his cat, Major Tom, who alerted him when his boat started to sink.

MacDonald tells us exactly what his little hero did to make sure they didn’t go down with the boat.

“He kept head-butting me and got me up, and eventually after checking the wind and doing the normal course check I noticed the bow heavy, heavy in the water … the whole boat was flooded,” MacDonald said, according to Xinhuanet.

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