Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Sam and Dr Buddy's Cool

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.

If the video doesn't play, click here.

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.


  1. Happy Birfday Samaritan!

    Cool we're the 1st...

  2. Wishing you a furry Happy Birthday, Samaritan!!!

  3. Fraid we wouldn't do any better. Maybe the humans could understand Scylla's screaming, she is the loudest of us all. ~AFSS

  4. Happy Birthday Samaritan. Have a wonderful day.

  5. What a precious daughter!!! That video will be a lifelong treasure for them to have. Hope her Dad is OK.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  6. Happy Birthday Sam!!! We hope you have a great day!

    Thanks for attending Cookie and Caramel's Coming-Out Party! Your comment about locking Jan out of the room when you looked at their baby pictures made us laugh out loud!

    Padre, Panda Bear, Meerkat, Cookie, and Caramel

  7. A very happy birthday to Sam! We hope this means extra treats and play time. :-)

  8. ♫HAPPY BARK-DAY♫ to a real cool doggie!

  9. Maximus Spittimus thinks the little girl is amazing!!!!!...and so do I.

    Now. Must get out of my jammies..

    Four Dinners
    Aide de Camp

  10. Happy Birthday Sam!!...We hope you get lots of cuddles and treats today!...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

  11. We just wanted to wish Sam a very Happy Birthday. Our Mom always forgets our birthdays too. But hope you get lots of woofie treats and some fun toys. Have a great day and lots more.

  12. Happy Birthday Samaritan!! Have a wonderful and fun day!!
    Your TX furiends,

    PS:Thanks for sharing the video!! It was so sweet!!

  13. Happy Barkday Sam!!! We hope's you get LOTSA noms, toys, and more noms today! That's little girl sure is a hero!!! Thanx for sharing!

  14. Happy birthday, Sam! Hope it's a great one!
    Play bows,

  15. Happy Birthday Samaritan. Would you like some ham?

  16. What a cool little kid!
    Happy birthday Sam!
    ~lickies, Ludo

  17. Happy Barkday Samaritan! We couldn't dial 911 here as we are not allowed to use da phone ever since Sadie called some random numbers one day when mom and dad were gone!

  18. do not worry, Doctor Buddy. i am not too good under pressure either. and happy purrthday to Sam!

  19. Happy Birfday Sam! Momma's eyes are leaking at the bideo.
    ~Meeko & Kiara

  20. Happy birthday Sam! :) I listened to that 911 call over and over. I love how the little girl handled everything. I absolutely adore her :).

  21. Happy Barkday!

    I think woo get extra khake fur that!

    Thanks fur sharing the video too!

    Khyra & Khousin Merdie

  22. Dr Buddy is MY brain surgeon! - Billy


  23. This is great news that the CB remembered Samaritan's birthday. Now he can get his kisses and maybe a special goodie. yum yum He is so handsome!

    Dr. Buddy. It is good that you did not have to call 911.


  24. Happy Purrthday, Sam. We love you! :)

  25. Happy Birthday Samaritan!
    Kisses and hugs

  26. I don't know any five year old with nerves of steel like those!

  27. I remember when my son was young and we went through 911 practice. Fortunately never had to use it. Savannah was more composed than most adults would be. She was caring for Dad and looking out for Lou. Maybe the ambulance people could give her a T-shirt.

  28. Hey JFF crew,
    First off, let's get this out of the way:
    Snickers, snicker, snicker. Haven't posted the 2010 calendar yet DUH! We might've just taken down the Christmas tree this past weekend but we sure the heck have 2010 calendars posted.

    Happy belated Birthday to Samaritan. Has he been a good Samaritan? (We crack ourselves up).

    Loved the Bonnie Hunt video about Savanah making the 9-1-1 call. Y'all might need to use that technique if you know who drops something on her you know what again.
    - TBH&K

  29. Hey, forgetting birthdays!!?? Not good!

    Samaritan, yappy birthday to you! I hope it was a good one.

    Buddy, you are just too funny!


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