Updated Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 06:06 PM
A black cat named Sable is gaining Internet fame for his daily habit of watching after schoolchildren as the cross the street in West Richland.
Twice a day, every weekday, Sable trots from his garage, plops down in a patch of grass and makes sure children carefully cross the street to and from Enterprise Middle School.
The Tri-City Herald reports ( http://is.gd/W9iQI7) the 15-year-old feline crossing guard often wears a neon orange safety vest and goes out like clockwork to watch after the students.
He's an honorary member of the school's safety patrol team.
Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com