About Derry Road Animal Hospital
The Derry Road Animal Hospital is a companion animal hospital offering a wide range of services including (but not limited to): dentistry, on-site X-rays and ECGs, behavioral counseling, boarding, emergency care, surgical services and the highest standard of anesthesia available (with a warm water circulating blanket).
I'm also impressed by their comprehensive Pet Medical Library.
Up next is a couple of photos of Mama Cat at the Derry Road Animal Hospital (circa May 2013).
Mama Cat (left photo taken by Dr. Etchells)
Mama Cat is saying good-bye to Sully, her first baby (23/05/2013)
Dr. Etchells Told Me a Bit About Mama Cat
Before I came into Derry Road Animal Hospital to be interviewed by Mama Cat (to see if I was good enough to be her humble servant), Dr. Etchells told me the following about this lovely cat:
- She's very friendly
- Judging by her teeth, she's about 2 years old
- She's been vaccinated, dewormed, and tested negative for both feline leukemia and feline immunodeficiency virus
- She'll be spayed in about two weeks, once her milk dries up
- She doesn't have a name but is aptly referred to as "Mama Cat"
Okay, let's meet and see if she likes me. Up next is a few photos of me at Derry Road Animal Hospital.
On June 1st, 2013 I Adopted Mama Cat
Lucky for all of us, she seemed to like our home. As you may have guessed, she had a voracious appetite. Living under a porch (for God only knows how long) and giving birth recently must have left her feeling extremely hungry.
Mama Cat loves to just hang out on the stairs
Giving Mama Cat a Name
But She Responded the Most to the Name Kady
Things Kady Likes to Do
Rose Webster / All rights reservedKady especially enjoys keeping an eye on our backyard. Occasionally a bunny rabbit, also known as an Eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus), drops by. When he does, Kady is riveted and watches every move this rabbit makes. Sometimes she runs about excitedly from window-to-window.
And I always remind this bunny to bring his friends back to feast on our dandelion greens (less weeds for my man-servant to pull) but the most I've seen at any one time is three bunnies. Oh, and the occasional skunk.
Kady is an indoor cat (we won't let her out) since we don't want to lose her or have her kill birds or whatever else can happen in the big bad world. She never seems to attempt to get out either (thank goodness).
Hidden Artistic Talent
In December 2013, I was astonished to find Kady drawing Merry Christmas on my daughter's chalkboard.
She has since been commissioned to create other fine works of art. Understandably, she's very protective of copyright infringements and her intellectual property (so I didn't feel right asking her to showcase her other artwork for this article).
Happily, she gave her express permission to me to share the following photo of her recreating the original artwork I saw her draw (with chalk in paw) back in December 2013.
I Don't Know How She Does It
But somehow Kady can hover in the air as she draws
Kady is Intuitive, a Friend and a Healer
Rose Webster / All rights reservedAt first I thought I was imagining things, but Kady seems to sense whenever I have a migraine. She'll even attempt to massage my head.
When I researched Do Cats Sense Human Illness?, I found out that some cats have an uncanny ability to alert their owners to impending danger such as a medical emergency, gas leak, or house fire.
Every year, cats and dogs (and so far, a horse) have been inducted into Canada's Purina Hall of Fame for such heroics.
Kady is my massage therapist.
Do You Own a Cat?
If so, does s/he have any special hidden talents too?
I'd love to hear about your pet and anything unique or special you'd like to share about him or her.