Smoosh was born in 2001 and is a Himalayan mix who came to us from the Humane Society in 2004. She enjoys greeting clients and laying on top of warm machines such as the printers, computers. Her recent nose job has made her look and feel like a younger woman. She hates to be brushed (her thick coat gets very matted), so we give her a designer 'lion haircut' twice a year. Smoosh occasionally sports a sweater to keep her warm.
We rescued Brimley (born 2002), from the Humane Society in 2007. He is a British Shorthair with distinguished tastes. He prefers to eat freshly dispensed dry food 2 times a day. We always indulge his request as a reward for giving up cigars and brandy, his former guilty pleasures. His favorite person in the entire world is Dr. Shannon.
Ramón, an orange male tabby (born 2010), was found at 4 weeks of age with a broken back leg and a front leg with nerve damage. With surgery, physical therapy, laser therapy, and acupuncture, Ramón has made a full recovery, running and playing as if nothing ever happened. Although timid and shy at first, he is very sweet once you get to know him.
Ghibli is a 4 y/o m/n Perisan that was born at the clinic as part of a litter of 6. Homes were found for the rest of the litter and he stayed here because he was the cutest. Actually he was quite a bit smaller than the rest of the kittens and we wanted to make sure he did not have any health problems due to that. He is totally perfect and is a very happy clinic cat.
Sophie is a 12-14 y/o s/f Cocker Spaniel mix that we adopted form Cayleb’s Kindred, a senior dog rescue, in November, 2014. She was in foster care and had what they determined to be an inoperable Mast Cell Tumor of enormous proportions growing on her lower back on the right side of her tail. She was also suffering from severe periodontal disease. The mass was making walking difficult and the teeth were making eating difficult. We asked the rescue if we could adopt her and take over her care because we couldn’t stand the thought of her just living with these issues for the rest of her life.
We enlisted the assistance of a surgeon to remove the mass, and it was removed completely and successfully. We took care of her teeth at the same time and she has been plugging along ever since. She has had several other Mast Cell Tumors pop up since then that required removal, and has such severe osteoarthritis and hind limb weakness that she now needs the assistance of a wheelchair to go on walks, but she still seems happy to be a part of life around here. Our receptionist Tery has fallen in love with her and takes her home as much as she is able, and Dr. Shannon takes her home when Tery cannot.