BARTOW (FOX 13) – Gizmo the calico cat is only 1-year-old, but she may have given up one of her nine lives to save her owners when a fire broke out in their house.  
Ron Perkins said he was a sleep on the couch, but Gizmo was intent upon waking him up. What he quickly realized was an oven mitt, left on the toaster, had caught fire and Gizmo was trying to alert him.
“The cat definitely saved my life!” Perkins told FOX 13 from his back porch.
It and the rest of the Bartow home where five people live is still standing, likely thanks to Gizmo’s persistent meows.
“The cat, Gizmo – the cat had her front paws on the cushion just meowing she would not stop,” he said. “When I opened, my eyes I realized the house was full of smoke.”
He was able to extinguish the small fire before it had …
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