Saturday, April 29, 2017

Happy #WorldVeterinaryDay !!

Hi my furiends!! It's Cody!!

Today is a super special day! Now I know that many kitties and woofies cringe when they hear the word "V-E-T", but I gotta tell ya, we would be in deep cat litter if we didn't have a good Veterinarian! Dakota and I are blessed to have one of the best! Today is World Veterinary Day  a day when I can give my Vet and his associates a high-paw and tell them all how much I love them!

Veterinarians are a special group of health care professionals and scientists because they prevent disease in animals and treat animals of all kinds around the world.  Healthy animals also contribute to happier and healthier people.
In 2000, the World Veterinary Association initiated World Veterinary Day on the last Saturday of April each year to bring attention to the many ways veterinarians contribute to the health and well-being of animals and people around the world.  Most people know veterinarians as the “animal doctors” for our pets, livestock, horses, and a variety of more diverse animals such as zoo animals and exotic pets such as birds, reptiles, and small mammals.

 I know that my Vet (and the staff at DePorre Veterinary Hospital), love me and are always looking out for me.  Our Vet is gentle, caring and kind. He always tells Mom and Dad about what a "great cat" I am and that makes me purr with delight!

I started going to the vet when I was just a young kit and I remember the day like it was yesterday! Dr. "Smiley" (he is REALLY Dr.Lewis!), got the biggest kick out of me! He pulled out a pen and let me play with it while I was on the exam table, and he told my Mom "This one is FEARLESS!" He went on to say, "this can be a good thing or a BAD thing!"

This photo is from 2013
Before DePorre moved into their "new digs!!"
And before Dr.Lewis had his beard!

Thankfully it turned out to be a GOOD thing!

When I was neutered all of the lady Vet Techs fell in love with me and called me their "cuddle bug." They said that all I wanted to do was cuddle!!

Dr.Lewis always has time to talk to my Mom and always helps ease her worries, he always gives her the best advice. Two years ago when I had my mysterious illness, he helped calm my Mom down (trust me that is no easy task!), and he was in constant communication with her. Mom, Dad, Dakota and I would be lost without him!

Mom, Dad, Dakota  and I consider our Vet to be an important member of our family! Dr.Lewis used to care for Grandpa Bobo and he helped him cross the bridge. He helped Mom know when it was "time" to help Grandpa Bobo on his journey. When Mom felt guilty adopting me a mere two weeks after Bobo left her, Dr. Lewis said, "You aren't REPLACING Bobo, no cat could ever do that. You are making NEW memories with a NEW cat. Bobo would want you to give the same love to another cat that you gave to him." Those words helped my Mom more than he probably even knows!

We are truly blessed to have such a professional, caring, and knowledgeable Veterinarian and the other Vets, Technicians, Receptionists, etc. at DePorre Veterinary Hospital , are pretty darned good too!

Today we salute our Veterinarian (who deserves a medal just for putting up with our babbling, hyper and over concerned Mom!) and the staff at DePorre Veterinary Hospital, as well as Veterinarians all over the world!!! Thank you for all that you do!

Love from,


  1. Great post! You are indeed very lucky to have such a nice, caring vet. They are not all like that unfortunately. But most of them are and it's nice to know :)

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  2. What a wonderful way to say thank you. Our Little Bit has a great vet all through her life. She was the first to examine here when she was a puppy and he was the last one to hear her heart beat one last time.

    Have a purrfect day, Cody. My best to your wonderful mom. ♥♥♥

  3. What a wonderful thankful post ! It's great that you have such a nice vet ! Purrs

  4. Dang, I missed another important day. You have such a wonderful Vet and we totally love ours too.

  5. Because we have moved so much, our animals have often had many different vets. Finding a good one can be difficult. When I was looking for a vet here on Richmond, I "dropped in" to at least 12 before I found the ONE.
    I am so glad that Dr. "Smiley" has been with Cody and Dakota for so long.
    Love You

  6. Your vet sounds awesome, Cody! We loved your thankful and loving post about him. :)

  7. I'm sorry I missed this holiday! How cool that you have such a great vet!

  8. It certainly is awesome to have such great vet and parents. We love our vet too. In fact we see the same vet throughout our whole life. Purrs!

    1. The same with us! Our Angel Bobo had more than one Vet but that was because we moved to Michigan when he was 12. Before we moved he only had one Vet too!!! xoox

  9. When you find a vet who can ease the mom's fears and help us as a family...they deserve accolades and being loved on. The techs too. Many are impersonal to our moms and us so yours is a treasure.

  10. It is wonderful to have such a great vet


  12. Excellent post, Cody! It sounds like you have a great vet who really cares about you and your mom. We have good vets too, and we don't know what we'd do without them.

  13. You have a nice vet Cody.
    Vets are real important. Where we go there are 3 vets. 2 are real good. We try to avoid the third one.

    1. Yes I sure do! I MOL'd about "the third one" there is just one at our practice that we aren't thrilled about either, we hear ya!! xoxo

  14. Cody we did not know it was World Vet Day yesterday but OMCs for sure I send a shout of glee for my most wonderful vet too Dr. Szabo. He has been my vet for all my life and knows me inside and out. He has the softest voice and is very gentle.
    Hugs madi your bfff

  15. Oh we did not nose it was World Veterinary Day!! Mama just loves our Vet Dr. Juli even though we don't like going to the cator/dogtor efur ;) She has been going to her since her was a teenager for all her pets. Your vet sounds pawesome!!

    Matilda (& Matt)

  16. Having a good vet is so important! Most of us deal only with our small or large animal vet, but some are involved in maintaining a healthy food supply, controlling diseases that can be transmitted from animals to people, and doing research.

  17. You are so lucky to have a good vet. Since VCA took over at our vets, there is a lot of turnover.

  18. Dr. Lewis sounds like a great vet and a wonderful person.

  19. Your vet is pawsome! too bad he is so far away...

    We were all going to the same vet for years, and then when Minko became sick, there was a new vet in that practice and her and I did not 'click', in fact we were at odds with each I found a new office...with good vets, but then I found one that is purrfect...and he likes doggies, too:)
    He even takes us when we are abandoned by the petcretary if she goes out of town.


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