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Monday, October 17, 2011

My Cat Story

I figured it was a good day to humilitate myself so here goes!

Many years ago, I had this cat. Her name was Baby. She was very sweet, but had some rather annoying traits. One was her voice, she had the kind of meow that sounded like nails on a chalkboard, but at least she only did it in the middle of the night.

She also had this strange habit of backing up to something and shaking her tail as if she was spraying it, but thankfully, nothing ever seemed to come out. I had heard of male cats doing this, but never females. When I had my first child it became very annoying because she would do it around his things, as if to mark her territory.

So one day I decided to call the vet and ask if there was something I could do about it. As I explained to the receptionist how she would back up to things and shake her tail as if she was spraying, the woman seemed just as perplexed as I was. She sat there silently for a moment and said “who is doing this?” and I explained once more that it was my female cat and I wondered if she had any advice for me. She then very sweetly said that I should probably call a vet, and it was at that moment that I looked down at my address book and realized that I had called my gynecologist.

I hung the phone up as fast as I could. I was so embarrassed that I never even called the vet. I picked up a spray bottle and drenched the cat whenever she shook anything.

I've shared this story many time to illustrate that it's so important to think about who we are calling. A friend or family member may seem the most logical choice but is it really the one who is most equipped to help us?

If our heart is broken or we are struggling...the Father wants to be the first call we make.

Pray first.

And never. Never. Call the gynecologist about the cat.


Pam said...

Oh . . . my . . . goodness, Sue. This had me chuckling so loud I'm sure the neighbors heard me.

That lady at the gyn. office probably has told that story as often as you have!

Note to self, always check that number twice before dialing : )

Roo said...

ha ha ha! thanks for sharing the smile.

Amy said...

That is SO funny...Thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

I was laughing sooooo hard when I read this post. TOTALLY HILARIOUS! I must say, I'm disappointed you never called the vet. Why? Because my female cat started doing this about 2 months ago, after having here for 4 years. The only thing I can think is that it IS a "territorial" thing, as we have a new baby in the house???
Thanks for the great laugh.

Monkey Giggles said...

Now that IS funny. Thank you for visiting me at my little blog. Your not kidding when you said we have some things in common. I too had a cat when I was growing up named Baby who also was VERY VOCAL. My dad wanted to have her voice box removed. My mom would not allow it. We just lived with it.

Anonymous said...

That had me laughing out funny! I found your blog through Amanda's - and love it! Have a great day!

Diane Viere said...

Oh! My! Goodness! LOL! ROFL! Well, rolling on the floor if it didn't happen to me! That's hilarious!

" backing up against the couch????"

Too funny!


Rhonda said...

That is a great story. It's good to share those sorts of things. It means you're human like the rest of us. Thanks.

Shari said...

We truly are "kindred spirits" this is such a Shari move. I do these kinds of things all the time. It's great if you can laugh at yourself. I get a daily dose of this medication!!


Nikki said...

Thanks for the laugh!
(Sounds like something I would do.)

Leigh @ intentslife said...

I just want to know if you ever called the gynecologist's office back again?!?

P.S. I just looked down while typing and noticed that I have corn stuck in my ring! :D

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

OK, that was really funny! Hilarious, actually. Made my night!

Amanda said...

That is too funny!

Jami aka "Aunt Maime said...

Well, um......that was one of the most hilarious things I have heard in a long time!

Tamatha said...

Ok....I laughed out loud! That is a GREAT story!hehe

Melanie said...

That is soooo funny! I laughed right out loud!

Admin said...

That's hilarious. You can bet a whole bunch of us are going to be checking numbers twice when we call anyone from now on. Thanks for the laugh.

Shine On,

TheRoosterChick said...

Wow... thanks for the laugh!

Amy said...

Oh my goodness, that's hilarious! I have cats and sometimes I have strange tales to tell the vet, so now I'm going to be extra careful on checking that number before I call. :)

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