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ORLANDO, Fl. (CNN) - Cats have nine lives, or so the old saying goes, and in this case a cat gives his owner a second chance at life.

Jennifer Chap from Orlando, Florida says she was working in her home office when buddy, her cat, started misbehaving.

When she picked buddy up and took him to the kitchen, she found her husband kneeling over the counter. He was going into a sudden cardiac arrest.

Chap gave her husband  CPR until paramedics arrived, but she says he still wasn't breathing.
"I just waited and just said a little prayer, and they got a heartbeat," recounts Chap.

After a heart procedure and six months of cardiac rehab, Rick Chap lives to tell his story. He says he owes buddy his life.