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Stealth 12 years
Manjimup Vet Clinic, WA
The Sound of Silence
My clinic dutiesSleeping.......lets not get too carried away and think that I have any other duties other than sleeping. Sometimes I may venture out to the reception and taunt patients, but mostly I sleep, eat and require cuddles.
My favourite thingsMy favourite things would have to be getting cuddles from my favourite vets and nurses, eating and strutting past just at the crucial time that the vets want the dog still and it sees me and leaps around.
My naughtiest habitScratching at the back door to come in and out, sitting on the sink and demanding the tap be turned on for me to drink and stealing all the toy mice from the front counter.
What makes me an important part of the team?She's just a little cat with a big attitude and the place wouldn't be the same with out her.
Other things you should know about me
There are two things that voters might like to know about me, first, when I came as a stray to the clinic about 11.5yrs ago the nurses tried to rehome me before they thought I'd make a good clinic cat. They let me out of my cage for the first time and I dissapeared. There was a full scale search for me and after an hour or so of hunting they gave up presuming I'd made a run for it out the back door. Just before closing time, someone sat down at the office computer and they noticed me curled up under the computer desk on the big warm computer box sound asleep. From that day on I was called Stealth, as I went in and still do, go into stealth mode.
Secondly about 5 or 6 years ago I went missing. Everyone searched for me, walked the streets calling but I was long gone. Months went by and the vets and nurses resigned themselves to the fact I must have been bitten by a snake and died. One of our large animal vets was on call and was driving home from an afterhours farm call and just happened to notice a cat that looked similiar to me (quiet a lot slimmer than I usually am) wandering in the streets not far from the clinic. She pulled up and called my name, I was so happy to see her I came running over. I was half my weight, was jaundice but alive and very happy to see all my favourite humans. I was so pleased to be back that I forgot to be my grumpy old self for a while, but I'm back to normal now.