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Old February 20th 07, 06:08 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Bobcat
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A year ago Emily visited the vets for a general checkup, and I posted
a description of her "performance" - the only word for it. A year has
gone by and I'm just back from another of Emily's star turns. It was
deja vu all the way, except for one thing. This year I prepared Dr.
Beck for Emily's exam by printing out my newsgroup post (below) which
referred to Emily's habit of purring, thereby making hearing her
heartbeat difficult. So Dr. Beck tried a new silencing technique. She
soaked a wad of cotton in alcohol, lined up her stethoscope on Emily's
chest, and suddenly brought the cotton to Emily's nose. Startled, she
froze -and stopped purring just long enough for Dr. Beck to hear her
heartbeat. The exam over, Emily left the scene leaving Dr. Beck to
plan NEXT year's cat-silencing strategy!
________________________________________

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bobcat"
Newsgroups: rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 12:04 PM
Subject: Diva Emily at the vet's

Emily loves attention. Recently I took Emily the Star to the vet's for
her annual tune-up and shots, and she treated it as a personal
appearance. We opened her carry-cage on the metal examination table,
and instead of having to be poured out of it like our other cats, she
stepped into the spotlight, surveyed her audience (the vet and me),
and probably would have given a
Royal Wave if she'd had a spare paw not in use for walking. She lay
still as she was examined, poked and prodded, opened her mouth
willingly for a teeth inspection, and ignored the injections. The only
flaw in her performance came when the vet placed the stethoscope to
her ample chest to check her heart. He said, "I can't hear her
heartbeat. She's purring again." She'd done the same thing last year,
but this time, instead of wasting 10 minutes coaxing Emily to turn off
her motor, he suddenly clamped his hand over her face, blocking her
vision. Emily stopped purring immediately, and he heard enough to
conclude that her heart was normal. The exam completed, Emily stepped
regally back into her carry-cage with only a gently nudge. Divas
don't spoil their star turns with clumsy exits!

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Old February 20th 07, 06:16 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Matthew
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Default Emily's return to the vet's

Out smarting a master can it been done. ;-)
It reminds me of Wayne's world and them bowing saying we are not worthily

I bow before you vet

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A year ago Emily visited the vets for a general checkup, and I posted
a description of her "performance" - the only word for it. A year has
gone by and I'm just back from another of Emily's star turns. It was
deja vu all the way, except for one thing. This year I prepared Dr.
Beck for Emily's exam by printing out my newsgroup post (below) which
referred to Emily's habit of purring, thereby making hearing her
heartbeat difficult. So Dr. Beck tried a new silencing technique. She
soaked a wad of cotton in alcohol, lined up her stethoscope on Emily's
chest, and suddenly brought the cotton to Emily's nose. Startled, she
froze -and stopped purring just long enough for Dr. Beck to hear her
heartbeat. The exam over, Emily left the scene leaving Dr. Beck to
plan NEXT year's cat-silencing strategy!
________________________________________

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bobcat"
Newsgroups: rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Sent: Wednesday, February 22, 2006 12:04 PM
Subject: Diva Emily at the vet's

Emily loves attention. Recently I took Emily the Star to the vet's for
her annual tune-up and shots, and she treated it as a personal
appearance. We opened her carry-cage on the metal examination table,
and instead of having to be poured out of it like our other cats, she
stepped into the spotlight, surveyed her audience (the vet and me),
and probably would have given a
Royal Wave if she'd had a spare paw not in use for walking. She lay
still as she was examined, poked and prodded, opened her mouth
willingly for a teeth inspection, and ignored the injections. The only
flaw in her performance came when the vet placed the stethoscope to
her ample chest to check her heart. He said, "I can't hear her
heartbeat. She's purring again." She'd done the same thing last year,
but this time, instead of wasting 10 minutes coaxing Emily to turn off
her motor, he suddenly clamped his hand over her face, blocking her
vision. Emily stopped purring immediately, and he heard enough to
conclude that her heart was normal. The exam completed, Emily stepped
regally back into her carry-cage with only a gently nudge. Divas
don't spoil their star turns with clumsy exits!



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Old February 21st 07, 07:40 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Takayuki
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"Bobcat" wrote:
A year ago Emily visited the vets for a general checkup, and I posted
a description of her "performance" - the only word for it. A year has
gone by and I'm just back from another of Emily's star turns. It was
deja vu all the way, except for one thing. This year I prepared Dr.
Beck for Emily's exam by printing out my newsgroup post (below) which
referred to Emily's habit of purring, thereby making hearing her
heartbeat difficult. So Dr. Beck tried a new silencing technique. She
soaked a wad of cotton in alcohol, lined up her stethoscope on Emily's
chest, and suddenly brought the cotton to Emily's nose. Startled, she
froze -and stopped purring just long enough for Dr. Beck to hear her
heartbeat. The exam over, Emily left the scene leaving Dr. Beck to
plan NEXT year's cat-silencing strategy!


She's very much a charmer.

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Old February 24th 07, 10:16 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
polonca12000
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Default Emily's return to the vet's

Bobcat wrote:

A year ago Emily visited the vets for a general checkup, and I posted
a description of her "performance" - the only word for it. A year has
gone by and I'm just back from another of Emily's star turns. It was
deja vu all the way, except for one thing. snip


Thanks for the laugh!
Best wishes,
Polonca and Soncek

 




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