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Meet Sable, the feline crosswalk guard (VIDEO)

Eric Pfeiffer
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Sable is the cat on duty at Enterprise Middle School. (KAPP News)

Most cats seem to go out of their way to block their owners from walking in straight lines. But one feline has taken a decidedly different path, becoming, in essence, a crosswalk guard at a middle school.

“He just kept going out there, and we would watch him from the window,” owner Tamara Morris told KAPP News. “He just hung out there and couldn’t wait to be around the kids.”

Fifteen-year-old Sable has been on his self-appointed crosswalk duty for only a year, but the kids and administrators at Enterprise Middle School in West Richland, Wash., say he has already become a dependable part of the team.

“It will walk out and come stand in, like, its position,” said student safety patrol member Courtney Budge.

Each morning, Monday through Friday, Sable walks outside shortly before the school bell rings. Once all the children have finished crossing the street to the school, he heads back indoors.

“He just knows when to be out there, knows when it’s time to go back in and then, in the afternoon, he knows when it’s time to be out and to go again,” said safety patrol adviser Monti Franckowiak.

“He’s out there just like the students are, whether it’s raining or snowing, or real hot and sunny, the cat’s out there, too.”

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