Dermcare Clinic Cat of the Year

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Robbo 13 years

Domestic Short Haired, Dark Tabby
Greencross Vet Armidale, NSW

Love our clinic, love our cat!

Job title

head honcho, concierge

My day-to-day task list

Wait for my humans to open the door to my own personal room, and begin demanding breakfast immediately. Even if I still have food left in my bowl. Proceed to the sink and meow very loudly until someone turns it on for a drink. Pester every person available for treats, pretending I'm starving and no one loves me. Come out the front and help greet clients by stiring up the patients for the vet (cranky cats are by far the most fun to stir up!). Give people excercise by asking to go outside, getting the door opened, then deciding inside is better. Sit at the base of my epic cat tower equipped with super soft poofie bed, behind reception desk and meow until someone lifts me up (cause lets face it, its way too much effort to actually jump up, thats what the humans are for). Stay there until the convenient sun ray leaves the bed then its on to my second favourite spot which is the keyboard the receptionist is trying to use. Once a finally annoyed human pushes me away i will bat the treat container around hoping they will give me some. If this fails, i will push it off the desk, watch it pop open and scatter treats all over the floor, then not eat any. Find a cosy spot for the afternoon to sleep, wait till 10 minutes before closing time, watch for clients coming through the front door, wait for an opening and leg it outside and hide from the humans, watch them walk around in circles getting cranky looking for me, meow when spotted, stretch out and allow capture while purring. The humans are incapable of staying mad at this point. Have cuddles and ear scratches all the way back to bed, sleep, repeat.

My favourite things

Treats. Laying on keyboards in the sun (always at an occupied computer). Having a crazy game with pens, rupperbands, or what ever i can find. Stiring up any visiting cats. More treats. Getting the door opened for me even if I don't want to go outside. Sleeping. Ear and chin tickles, And I suppose I like my humans. And boxes. Boxes are awesome!

My naughtiest habit

Deliberatly stiring up patients both in the reception and hospital, and begging or stealing as many treats as possible in a day.

What do my clients think of me?

My clients love me, I'm often asked if I'm real as a lay curled up on my cat tower. I have numerous fans who come to the clinic just for a Robbo fix, all of who'm I love dearly.

Other things you should know about me

I have been running my clinic for many years now.  I arived here purely by accident, being hit by a car in my younger years and being surrendered to the clinic.  The lovely people at the clinic saved me by amputating one of my back legs and giving me a home.  It took me a while to get everyone to know I was boss, but now everyone is fully aware this is my clinic and I am in charge.

There isn't a single nurse or vet who has ever worked for me who hasn't fallen in love with me and adopted me as their own. 

Voting has now closed! Please see the winners of the competition listed here Cat of the Year Winner