Dermcare Clinic Cat of the Year

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Bjorn 17 years

Domestic Short Hair, Tabby and White
Elgar Road Vet Clinic, VIC

I may be as blind as a bat but my heart is as big as a Phar Laps!

Job title

Resident sweetheart/cutie pie, protector of the garden and helper with the laundry

My day-to-day task list

I like to begin my day with a walk outside followed by a bit of breakfast. I have to be careful not to run into any doors on my way outside but, as I'm blind, sometimes I can't help it! After all the cattery, nursing and vet staff have had a chance to say good morning to me I usually retire to my favourite spot under the bushes outside where I am hidden from any doggies who might come my way! I usually like to sit right in the middle of the path down to the cattery a few times a day so all their clients can get a good look at me and comment on my cutie pie-ness. Intermittently during the day I trot on over to the washing line and help the staff, by way of motivation, hang out the washing! I'm very helpful like that! After working hard all day I have one last, very important job to take care of regarding myself, I have to take my evening medicines! I'm on a fair few meds and it may seem daunting but I have trained the humans well and am confident in their ability to care for me :) I have a variety of medications to manage my hyperthyroidism, renal disease, high blood pressure, arthritis and a few other things that I, as a gentleman, won't mention here. Then I require being carried to all the staff to say my goodnights and receive more chin rubs and then I climb into my comfy bed :) I certainly lead a hard life!

My favourite things

Chin rubs, chicken treats and all the staff who tell me how beautiful I am!

My naughtiest habit

I like to try and trip everyone over by walking right in front of them! I have also occasionally been to the toilet where I'm not supposed to...but I blame it on the other clinic cat Ollie...shhh!

What do my clients think of me?

They always seem to be very impressed with how handsome I am, and when they find out I'm blind I usually hear an "awwwwwww" which I don't really understand... I guess they think I'm pretty special!

Other things you should know about me

My favourtie musicians are Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles and Burt Bacharach.

My favourite movie is The Aristocats, especially the song "Everybody wants to be a cat!"

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