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Saturday, October 30, 2010
Today's Special: Along Came Polly
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Polly is the oldest of the 9 of us. She was born in Feb 1999 and came to peeps in May of 1999 at 12 weeks of age. She's pure Turkish Van (and a DIVA - wait - who said that?). As a general rule, peeps don't normally adopt pure breed cats. Nothing against them or people who adopt them, but peeps just prefer to adopt cats from shelters. But...many years ago, peeps had a very good friend who was a breeder of Turkish Vans so...along came Polly.
Yesterday peeps noticed that Polly didn't seem to be feeling like herself...again. A few weeks ago she'd been feeling under the weather too. The vet decided it was a virus that simply needed to work itself out. Sure enough, a few days later, Polly was back to her old (Diva) self. But yesterday Polly was once again showing similar symptoms, so peeps called the vet this morning and took Polly in for a check-up and some fluids. Peeps try to act quickly because Polly loves to get sick on the weekends. I think she does it b/c she's jealous that I got to go to the "special vet" when I had my "boarding incident" back in June.
You see, we're very lucky that we have a very special veterinary clinic just down the road from us. They work in conjunction with various regular vet clinics throughout the country. People come from all over to have their pet taken care of at this "special vet." You can only go there if your regular vet refers you or in cases of emergency...like when I was so sick back in June or when peeps had a cat treated for cancer many years ago. They're open 24 hours and they do just about everything there (emergency medicine, surgery, cancer treatment etc) and they do it extremely well. It's an amazing place! But...they have a very simple fee structure that frightens peeps. This is how peeps explained it to me: when you walk in the door, that's $1000. After that, just figure on an additional $1000 per day.MOL So when peeps see any of us getting sick near a weekend, they quickly call our regular vet and try to get us taken care of so that we don't have to visit the "special vet" on Saturday night or Sunday when our regular vet is closed. Now don't get me wrong, peeps will do anything they have to do for us to be happy and healthy, but they'd rather avoid the "special vet" when we really only need to see the regular vet.
Until next time...