We wish you a very Happy 5th of July: The Return of Buddy!
To mark the occasion, we sat down with everyone’s favorite ridiculous cat for a short interview:
Hey Buddy! What’s up with you lately?
I took a short hiatus. That’s pronounced HI – YAY – TUSS. It sounds like a snack little Roman boys would eat.
We noticed. What have you been doing for the past few weeks?
Eating turkey, working on my meowscles, eating more turkey, and learning to tapdance.
Yeah, well, I figured if I was gonna wear the hat you see in the picture, I should at least know how to tap dance.
So we hate to rain on your parade, little guy, but shouldn’t it be Happy FOURTH of July?
Because the 4th has those infernal things humans call fireworks! I’m not as bothered by them as the dogs in my neighborhood or some of the cats I know, because I’m very brave, but the locals have been setting off fireworks for the last few days you know, blowing off their fingers and stuff, and it’s very taxing when I’m just trying to enjoy a nap.
There’s an amusement park a few miles away, and that interrupted my traditional Sunday Evening Nap. It was vexing.
Right. Just a minor annoyance for you, but fireworks can be very frightening for our lesser four-legged friends.
Exactly. July 5th has no fireworks but it has barbecue leftovers, so you get the barbecue without the explosions.
Also — and this is important — the Yankees don’t play on July 5, which means they can’t possibly lose, which means Big Buddy won’t be all annoyed and stuff, and half-ass my massage.
They suck this year, don’t they?
That’s what I’m told. I usually sleep through their games.
Well it’s good to have you back, Bud!
I’m glad to be back. And to my loyal fans, you can start sending me turkey again. It’ll go to good use! SEND SEND!