That’s the text message my sister sent me after she saw the picture of my cat I posted on Twitter.
Because after Trish’s first visit to her new vet, she is rocking the same hairstyle as this LOLcat:
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We had been taking her to Eastgate Animal since she was a kitten. But we became dissatisfied with them after the last time I took Penny there. Long story short: they’re a little too casual, which does not work for me because I am a serious cat lady. We’d gone there mostly because it’s cheap and it’s right across the street from Brian’s job (which doesn’t mean much, as it seems I’m the one who usually ends up taking them). I don’t think the same doctor ever saw Trish more than twice. It always bothered me that the waiting room was kind of dingy and whenever I called them, whoever answered acted like she didn’t give a damn. But I figured, well, you get what you pay for, and really, her shots are the important thing and you can get that done in a van. If she weren’t a healthy cat we probably would have switched sooner.
Anyway, we checked out McGehee Clinic on Mt. Moriah on a recommendation from a friend. I fell in love with the place when I visited the Web site. Not because it’s some great work of art (except maybe when compared to this) but for all the information they provide, from their services to articles for pet owners to staff bios. Then when I called to schedule Trish’s appointment, the person I talked to was super friendly, helpful and understanding. Sold.
So at about 8 a.m. yesterday I dropped Trish off for the day. She had her FeLV/FIV test (negative!), her yearly shots and her checkup which was a lot more thorough than at Eastgate. They give their rabies shots in three-year doses (as opposed to annually) “because we know they don’t like getting so many shots at once.” She had a bath (under sedation) and they cleaned her ears and, um, booty, and clipped her nails at no charge. When I came to pick her up I met her doctor who is just as nice as can be – even when she chided me about Trish’s weight. She gave me a “report card” running down all the areas they’d checked and how Trish fared. I left the office knowing that my cat had been well-cared-for and given a thorough examination. And even though it was a little pricier than what I was used to (to be fair, she had a lot of things done in one visit) it was worth every penny.
So if you’re in Memphis and need a vet, give them a call. They did a wonderful job.