Joey 5 years
Domestic Short Hair, Black and white
Gordon Vet, NSW
My day-to-day task list
I came to GVH as a stray but made myself at home pretty quickly. It was a hard sell for the Nurses to make me the official clinic cat. You see, we're on the corner of two really busy roads in Sydney so there were some safety concerns. But the Nurses argued that we have plenty of clients who live close by with cats and that I was clearly a feline of superb intelligence, so I would stay off the road. Also, I could earn my keep by being a blood donor. Which I have done... once... for another clinic... but the cat I donated to survived so let's not get too hung up on the insignificant details. My days are fairly varied here at GVH. Sometimes I eat and then nap. Sometimes I nap and then eat.
My favourite things
Eating is one of my favourite things in the whole entire world. As a result of my love of food, I am constantly on a diet. I really despise being on a diet and am constantly forced to forage for extra food because of my meagre rations. Sometimes this is biscuits and cake left unattended in the staff room. Sometimes it's unattended staff lunches. There is apparently a video of me allegedly stealing food out of the cage of a hospitalised patient. I vehemently deny this.
My naughtiest habit
I love lizards almost as much as I love food! But for some reason the nurses really don't appreciate when I bring them into the clinic. They make these weird high pitch noises and put me in a time out :(
What do my clients think of me?
Well, naturally they think I'm amazing. People look forward to my weekly blog and they constantly tell how incredibly calm I am in spite of the hustle and bustle of clinic life. I love greeting them at reception and help keep their cars warm but sitting on their bonnets. I've even had a professional photo shoot with my stunning portrait taking pride of place on the wall at reception.