Thursday, January 05, 2006

Cat Avoids Cat-tastrophe--- Dials 9-1-1

There is an extraordinary story this morning on MSN news. As a cat owner and cat lover I just couldn't resist posting this. Go to http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10663270.

Anyone with a story of a dog dialing 9-1-1 and saving the life of his master?

6 comments:

Kevin A. Wilson said...

A dog, of course, could have saved the owners life without needing to call 911. A doug would have simply helped the man back into his wheelchair, pushed him to the bathroom, and tended to his injuries.

Ben Witherington said...

Well of course, I should have realized this. Silly me, I envisioned a dog simply barking or licking his master comatose face.

What is interesting to me is that a cat could actually be trained to dial a phone number. I am now worried about what my Julie and Paintball may be doing while I am out of the house. Maybe that explains the big phone bills.

Phil said...

Didn't the cat hit the speed dial button and not 9-1-1? Not that it's not impressive on its own, but it's not like he dialed 3 numbers.

Ben Witherington said...

Only the cat know for sure-- :) But yes probably he hit the speed dial button.....

Tim said...

Of course, since cats think of their owners as simply the 'staff', this particular cat was probably simply trying to save itself the bother of hiring a replacement....

Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

"Cat Avoids Cat-tastrophe--- Dials 9-1-1"?

This simply CAT be! Uh, "can't" be.

Anyway my spidey sense is tingling, suggesting that this is a hoax ... but I'll check with my two cats and get back to you.

Jeffery Hodges

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