I am Buddy, the Jhb EMS PIER department, public educator. Yes, I know it is a big title, but it is a really fun job!! I work with my owner; I call him Dad, Neels de Klerk at Florida Park BESAFE centre.
I teach children in schools all about safety in the house. I teach them stop, drop and roll, as well as not to play with dangerous tools, lighters and matches. I am very clever and know all about dangerous tools and safety!
I also go on camps and visit the burn survivor children. You know, they need the special attention from me.
On Wednesday, 20 August 2008, I was poisoned and was rushed to hospital. I was really ill and thought I was going to die. But I really had a good doctor and every one I love came to visit me in hospital.
My aunt, Theresa De Klerk, contacted Counselor Van Den Mollen in region B-ward 102.
They send out a bunch of e-mails to ask for donations towards my hospital account. She told me that so many people responded!! The money for my account was raised so quickly and so many people send their love and wanted to know how I was doing.
I want to thank each and every person that donated money, or just called to find out how I am doing. If it were not for all the people that loved me so much and opened their harts, I would not have been able to get better and go home, or ever teach children again!!!
I am home now, and doing a lot better. My aunt says that lost a lot of weight, so Dad is feeding me nice chicken, so I can pick up weight again. Then I will be back at work, doing the thing I love best, to teach the children.
You can visit this web site every month, as dad will tell you what work I have done in the month and what he is planning for us.
Buddy, the safety teaching dog.