We haven't set up our 2010 calendar yet -- no snickering please -- and so we've been embarrassed yet again. We completely forgot today is Sam's 4th birthday. Yep, we just learned it the same way some of you did, on the Cat Blogosphere. Thank you, KC & ML. What would we do without you to remind us of important furry occasions.
Happy Birthday, Samaritan! We love you. Despite your size, you are sweet and you try hard to be gentle. You just don't know your own strength. We're glad you're our brother.
There are no furries appearing in today's video. Not a cat or dog, not even a gerbil. Well, there is a dog named Lou but we never even hear it bark. We think you'll enjoy it anyway.
This is about a young girl who stayed calmer in an emergency than some adults would. Talk show host Bonnie Hunt plays a 9-1-1 tape of five-year-old Savannah talking with a 9-1-1 operator when her father has chest pains and can't speak.
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As we listened, we thought of how different it would be if our 5-year-old Buddy had to take over for Jan in an emergency. He tends to bark quickly, howl often and becomes a bit discombobulated in a personal emergency.. His conversation would probably sound more like one long word, "This is Dr. Buddy. Send an ambulance immediately. Just send it north on Whatyacall it Road and look for the black tabby cat standing on a porch railing waving a white scarf. I've had a bad scare and I'm having trouble breathing and if you don't hurry, I'll go four paws up and then who will dial 9-1-1 for Jan. What? Of course I know this line is only for humans. What do you think Jan is? Oh, you want to know how she is? Uh, passed out on the floor. Is that important?
However, if you should need brain surgery, Dr. Buddy would be calm, cool and professional.
Have a good day.