Post 519: a surprise at the veterinarian’s

Andy needed a refill on his blood pressure medication today, so I called ahead to have the medication prepared in tuna flavor, the original flavor I got it in. The chicken flavor I had it made with the last refill didn’t agree with Andy or he just likes tuna better. Anyway, tuna it is for my little fuzzy prince!

I arrived at the clinic before the medication was ready, so sat down next to a woman with two carriers. It was the only seat left, but it turned out to be fortuitous: The person in the other seat was Tara, the veterinarian technician who gave me Andy and Dougy!

Tara doesn’t work at the clinic now, so she hadn’t heard in months how the boys are doing.

Oops! It's "weggieboy", not "weggyboy"!

Oops! It’s “weggieboy”, not “weggyboy”!

I brought her up to date on Andy and Dougy, handed her my “business” cards, which feature the boys, and let her know she could watch videos on YouTube and read about the boys on my blog. (I just noticed today I misspelled “weggieboy” on the Dougy card.)

The surprise at the veterinarian’s? That I ran into Tara and we caught up on where the boys are? Well, that was nice, but the real surprise was in the two carriers with Tara. In one, a Birman queen who is the boy’s paternal auntie! In the other, a step sister, also a Birman queen! I’ve met the boy’s mother, and now a step sister and an aunt.

The aunt is very sweet-natured, and I see the family resemblance to this aunt in Andy more than Dougy. Andy has a rounder face, whereas Dougy’s is classic Persian, that owl-like disc face. Both boys, though, have faint, very subtle hints of their Birman father’s markings, which is similar to Siamese cats. The boys are much darker, of course, so those features show only in certain light or if you are looking for them.

I didn’t have a lot of time with the boys’ relatives, but I was enough to appreciate how beautiful and sweet-natured Birman cats can be! Watch out boys. I want one!

19 thoughts on “Post 519: a surprise at the veterinarian’s

    • Thanks! I’m going to have to remake the Dougy version to correct the misspelling, but they are kind of fun to hand out. Yeah, Birman ctas are beautiful creatures, and the boys’ auntie is typiucal of the breed for personality: really sweet!

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    • Thanks! I need to revisit both to fine tune the photo placement and to correct an unforgivable spelling error, but I’ve enjoyed passing these out to people who might enjoy reading about the boys or seeing them in action on YouTube. Maybe we cat people should set up a “funny business” card exchange. I look forward to seeing what yours looks like when done. It should be spectacular!

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    • That was a fun encounter! The boys’ auntie and Andy respond exactly the same to any opportunity to get a head and body rub. He has a more Birman-shaped head, too, which is less flat than a Persian head, which Dougy definitely has. The auntie and step sister are very pretty cats, and both have very sweet personalities.

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