Tigre, The Cat Who Picked My Husband

        Tigre As a veterinarian, I usually adopt the hard luck cases.  Animals that I affectionately refer to as “medical rejects”.  After our beloved cat died, my husband and I drove to the Arizona Humane Society to adopt a cat named Cuddles.  Someone tried to kill him by crushing his skull.  The sweet cat survived the ordeal although his […]

Genevieve, The Princess With Three Legs

             GenevieveI met this adorable little furball while working at a friend’s clinic.  A woman approached the counter carrying a cardboard box.  Inside lay a newborn kitten missing one of its back legs.  She said she found the kitten behind a dumpster and wanted it euthanized.  When I opened the box, I saw a newborn kitten […]

Bongo, The Amazon Parrot

            BongoPoor Bongo was plucked from her nest somewhere in Central America and sold into the U.S. pet trade.  While on sale in Minnesota, she developed severe eye problems and limited vision. Since she could no longer be sold, the pet store donated her to the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine.  I persuaded the University to give her to me […]