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Should Have Seen A Vet Sooner


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#1 rms4evr

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 12:02 PM

I just have to share this. I'm still in shock.

About three years ago, we adopted a stray cat. We already had two cats, but we welcomed this new one into out home. After we earned its trust (via food and warm beds), my dad assured the family that this was a female.

Fast forward to today. We finally get around to taking her to the vet. Since she still goes outside everyday, so we wanted to get her checked out and fully vaccinated. We go into the examination room, the nurse takes her back to draw her blood to test for feline leukemia, then bring her back, and the doctor comes in. We discuss various stuff, and mention that she must spayed; doc agrees, because otherwise, being outside would have gotten her pregnant already.

The doc goes in close, starts feeling around the stomach area, and looks at her rear. And tells us something vital:

"She" is a HE.

She He has been bringing us "gifts" for years, even taking off the head of a squirrel. My mom and I are in the exam room, laughing hysterically, feeling like IDIOTS.

The doctor and the nurse give our newly male cat shots and de-worming pills, and we make another appointment for two booster shots. My mom and I leave the vet's, still in shock. My mom tells my dad when we get back, and I send a text message to my little brother at college (his response: "Lol wut?").

Moral of the story: when taking in a stray animal, see a vet as soon as possible. Or you'll go for three freaking years thinking it was one gender, when it was really another. We now have to get used to having one female cat, and two male cats.

By the way, we changed his name from "Misty" to just plain "Mist," to de-feminize him. Besides, we'd been calling him "Mist" as a nickname anyway, so this way we don't confuse the cat by completely changing his name.

Okay, you all may now commence hysterical laughter.

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 01:45 PM

Moral of the story: when taking in a stray animal, see a vet as soon as possible


Oh I could have soooo much fun with this one
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we earned its trust (via food and warm beds),


Sometimes, all it takes is one

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I better hide before he reads this

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 02:08 PM

Oh I could have soooo much fun with this one
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Posted 03 April 2009 - 03:48 PM

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 03:52 PM

Sounds like the day we got Oreo, SPCA said it was a female, the ex- conferred with them, me knowing nothing about cats said "ok". Got home and he made his home on the bed beside me while working on something, he begins to clean himself and after a few minutes I call the ex- into the room and tell her "I dont know much about cats but that ain't no female."

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 06:29 PM

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This is Misty Mist.

And thanks for the pics. They're hilarious. They make me feel like less of an idiot. :thumbsup:

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 07:35 PM

I got another real good one but I'm waiting for just the right moment to spring it on the boss :thumbsup:



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Posted 03 April 2009 - 08:34 PM

:thumbsup: :flowers:

Better watch out?


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Posted 03 April 2009 - 08:58 PM

^^ Gitchy gitchy ya ya da da
Gitchy gitchy ya ya here
Mocha Choca la ta ya ya
Creole Lady Marmalade^^
The only easy day was yesterday.

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Posted 04 April 2009 - 01:51 AM

XD Great story. I was going to think it was some other random thing that happened that was probably funny, but this actually caught me off guard.

"Ototo'i wa usagi o mita no...Kino wa shika...Kyo wa anata." -Kotomi Ichinose (Clannad) [see below for translation]
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