A Visit to the Vet

“Come on Zeppy,” said Mommy, carrying her one year old kitten. “We have to go see Dr. Valerie. You need to get your shots and a check-up. I just hope you are going to be a good girl.”

Dr. Valerie was busy with another patient, so Mommy sat nervously in the waiting room, watching as Zeppy paced back and forth in her portable kennel. Mommy was nervous because this would be Zeppy’s first visit to the vet. Zeppy is a very hyper kitten and has a tendency to be a bit aggressive.

“Please calm down,” said Mommy, just wanting to get this visit over with.

“And who do we have here?” asked Dr. Valerie, bending down to look at Zeppy through her kennel, a few minutes later.

This is Zeppy,” said Mommy, still nervous.

“Hello Zeppy,” said Dr. Valerie, opening up the kennel and taking her out. “My, you are a pretty girl.”

Zeppy calmed right down in Dr. Valerie’s arms.

“I am amazed,” said Mommy. “You sure do have a way with her. Normally she would have my arms torn to shreds. She is so calm right now.”

“People say I have a calming effect with animals,” said Dr. Valerie.

“I agree with them,” said Mommy.

Dr. Valerie checked Zeppy over and then, when she gave her a treat, she gave her the needle she needed. Zeppy didn’t even seem to notice what had just happened.

“She is in excellent health,” said Dr. Valerie.

“Thank you,” said Mommy, no longer nervous. “I want you to be our permanent veterinarian.”

“I look forward to it,” said Dr. Valerie, placing Zeppy back in her kennel.

“I am so proud of you,” said Mommy, once she had Zeppy back home. “You sure were an angel at the vet. I hope you can be one at home too.”

Mommy took Zeppy out of her kennel and Zeppy meowed and went and laid down.

“It looks like you are going to be an angel here too,” smiled Mommy, watching Zeppy sleep.


 

Moral of this Story:

  • Cats are so unpredictable.
  • Example: Zeppy is very hyper at home and Mommy worried about taking her to the vet. However, she worried needlessly because Zeppy was an angel.

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