Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Gender Change

So it appears that my dog and cat have something in common now, besides being members of a rather strange household/zoo.


Yes, the cat that we have had for over a year is not a girl after all, confirmed by a long-overdue vet visit.

You should have heard the conversation between me and the staff.

Assistant: I think it could be a boy.


Me: Really?  We have been calling it a "she" forever.  Hence the pink collar.


Doctor: (feels cat) I don't see any [female parts].  (checks a few more times due to my disbelief) You have a neutered male. (checks more because I'm still looking at him strangely)  Unless it's a hermaphrodite.

So I guess that's that. Hope everyone will still shower him with the same affection with his feminine-like cat behavior.  And HE is healthy, young, updated on shots, and apparently needs a teeth cleaning soon, which is a procedure in itself costing not too far off from the dog's neutering last March.

These boys are sending me to the poor house.

3 comments:

  1. Hilarious! This actually happened to me, too. My husband and I had our cat for about a year before we took it to the vet. We'd thought it was a male for a whole year (partially due to the fact that it has a tiny little white mustache), but turns out it that he is definitely a she!

    ReplyDelete
  2. This is fantastic. Also, I can relate -- we thought our cat Vivian was a chick when we got him as a tiny kitten but when we took Vivian to the vet to get spayed we were surprised to learn he was a dude. Tried to change his name to Vance but it didn't stick -- he is 10 years old and still Vivian.
    Also your cat could be twins with our cat Kevin.

    ReplyDelete

Leave a comment... it won't bite.