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Cat oversees school crosswalk

Sable the cat likes to watch the students come and go.

By Vetstreet Dec 19, 2012 6:12PM

It’s like clockwork. Each day, when students arrive at or depart from Enterprise Middle School in West Richland, Wash., 15-year-old feline Sable goes to work.

Photo; KAPP via YouTube // Sable helps a middle school's crossing guards each morning and afternoonRain or shine, the black cat leaves his home and sits at the crosswalk, watching the students come and go from his post.

Sable’s owner, Tamara Morris, told Washington’s KAPP TV said she was nervous that Sable would try to cross the street the first time he went out there, about a year ago. But he never has.

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“He just hung out there and couldn’t wait to be around the kids,” she said.

And the kids are happy to have the company.

"It's really cool, because you always know that there's someone there," said Courtney Budge, a student on the safety patrol. "You're never disappointed."

— Watch it at KAPP TV via YouTube

Photo: KAPP via YouTube // Sable helps a middle school's crossing guards each morning and afternoon

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