October 2013 Issue
Dear Cat Clinic of Cary Furriends,
Willie is so relieved the month of October has about come to an end. Willie cannot tell you how tired he is of dressing up in the silly costumes his mom insists on putting on him. Willie is purraying his mom does not remember about that Pilgrim costume from last year’s calendar shoot this November…unless this time he is forced to wear it in front of a delicious juicy real turkey instead of the inflatable one they used for that picture. However, with that being said, Willie’s mom has a Cat Clinic of Cary Facebook Halloween Photo Contest going on where our feline family member can win a $100 gift card. Willie thinks that all of his furriends need to embarrass their feline family members as much as Willie’s mom does to him by entering them in this contest at https://www.facebook.com/CatClinicofCary/app_522003557881781. If nothing else, Willie hopes all his furriends visit the Cat Clinic of Cary Facebook page and vote for their favorite feline in costume. https://www.facebook.com/CatClinicofCary
If Willie had to pick the highlight of this month it would be his surpurrise trip with some of his canine siblings to Goodberry’s where Willie got to enjoy the only thing he loves more than his delicious Fancy Feast….vanilla ice cream!
You can see more pictures from our trip to Goodberry's here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.605971112794187.1073741851.320476721343629&type=3
Willie has some very, very SAD MEWS to share with all of his furriends this month. It is with a heavy heart Willie shares with you that one of his mom’s resident hospital cats, his beloved furriend Jester crossed the Rainbow Bridge the morning of October 21, 2013. Willie’s mom acquired Jester on April 1, 2011 when his family brought him into her Cat Clinic of Cary to be euthanized because they did not want to give him daily medication to control his thyroid disease, a common medical condition affecting many senior cats. Jester stole the heart of Willie’s mom standing on the exam table purring and headbutting her. Willie’s mom just could not bring herself to do it and offered to let Jester live the remainder of his life at her Cat Clinic. Jester immediately became family to all and to so many of his mom’s Cat Clinic clients who he has greeted regularly in the reception area over the years. Although this is a very sad loss to all at the Cat Clinic, Willie finds comfort in knowing how loved he was over the past two and a half years. Sweet dreams Jester, the silence you have left Willie and his Cat Clinic family with is deafening but everyone is so glad you are no longer suffering. Willie knows you have crossed the Rainbow Bridge and will forever be in the hearts of all those lives that you touched.
Willie’s BIG MEWS is as of this month, Willie officially has OVER 6400 Facebook Furriends! Willie cannot thank all of his Facebook furriends for voting for him all month in the Petco Halloween photo contest for the chance to win a $25,000 grand purrize. Willie just can’t imagine how many fellow fur babies in need his mom and dad could help if Willie were able to win this purrize. Willie purromises to keep all his furriends posted on his status in this contest. Willie’s purrays all his furriends keep their paws crossed! If you are not furriends with Willie on Facebook, Willie encourages you to LIKE his page https://www.facebook.com/FriendWillieHodge.
Some of you may have received a special email from Willie last week about the Tri*Force Jump Rope Team Canned Food Drive. For those of you that did not see the email, here's more information: Willie's wonderful human cousin Anya is member of the Tri*Force USA Jump Rope Team. Willie has just been informed that Tri*Force is currently holding it's annual canned food drive benefiting Dorcas Ministries in Cary. (you can visit their website at http://www.dorcas-cary.org) Willie wanted to share this opportunity to pay it forward with all of his Cat Clinic of Cary furriends. If Willie's furriends would like to purrticipate in this event, please drop off your donated nonpurrishable canned food at the Cat Clinic of Cary by the end of the day on November 11, 2013. Willie hopes you can help Anya and Tri*Force have a successful canned food drive for Dorcas ministries. Thank you so much for your generosity.
Willie's One-Eyed Sneak Peak
Willie is also awaiting the grand opening of the two new suites his mom is creating for The Purrsnikitty Inn, the Cat Clinic’s tropically themed feline only boarding facility. Willie anticipates the new suites being finished and in operation by the time the holiday season is here.
Willie wants to take a minute to remind you that his mom has successfully taken over her Pampered Pets Mobile Vets business in order to accommodate the veterinary needs of your canine family member. Remember, Pampered Pets Mobile Vets offers you a FREE INITIAL TRIP FEE to come to your house. Willie encourages you to call 919-463-5597 in order to schedule your appointment today.
This month Pampered Pets Mobile Vets sponsored a low cost Rabies and Microchip Clinic at the 2013 Woofstock Event. Willie is so happy to share with you that this event was a complete success. Willie wants to congratulate Terry Morris on being the winner of our raffle for a $50 gift card. Willie’s mom hopes you enjoy all the pictures taken from this event.
You can view more pictures of Woofstock at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.594799243911374.1073741848.320476721343629&type=3
Willie’s mom will be at the American Cancer Society Bark For Life event in Cary on Caturday, November 9th from 10AM until 3PM. This event is a noncompetitive walk event for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society's fight against cancer. Willie’s mom will be participating in the Wake County Animal Control’s low cost rabies vaccination and microchip clinic at this event. Pampered Pets Mobile Vets will also have a booth set up for Willie’s furriends to stop by and visit with their canine family members. For more information about this event Willie hopes you visit their website at http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/BFLCY13SA?pg=entry&fr_id=55024
Willie wants to take this opportunity to welcome back former Cat Clinic of Cary family member, Emily Bradford. Emily is a Registered Veterinary Technicians who used to work for Willie’s mom, and will be returning to help out on Caturday mornings! Willie hopes all his Cat Clinic furriends take the opportunity to stop in and say hello to welcome her back!
Willie has been a busy little “bee” so far this fall with all the appearances he has made outside of his mom’s Cat Clinic and has so many more exciting events coming up. Willie just had no idea he was in such high demand. If there is an event coming up that you would like Willie to attend, please call Willie’s mom at her Cat Clinic of Cary to see if Willie’s schedule will allow for the appearance.
This month, Willie had the wonderful oppurrtunity to revisit the Lion’s Gate Children’s Development Center in Clayton.
To see more pictures from Willie's visit, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.567890846602214.1073741845.320476721343629&type=3
Willie also made his monthly appurrance to Camp Musart in Apex.
For more pictures from Willie's visit, please visit:https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.354016574656310.82413.320476721343629&type=3
Willie was also able to make his monthly appurrance at Glenaire’s Senior Rehabilitation Center.
Willie is so happy to be able to purrvide so much catmmunity purrvice!
Willie’s Upcoming Appurrances:
On Caturday, November 2nd, Willie will be attending the 2013 Cat Angels Silent Auction where you can get your picture purrfessionally taken with Willie in order to support the rescue of homeless felines for just $5. This event will be held at the NC State University Club from 5:30PM until 9PM and tickets are just $15 a person. For more information Willie hopes you visit the Cat Angels website at http://www.catangelsnc.org/
To see pictures from the Cat Angels Silent Auction 2012, please visit : https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.454420817949218.106214.320476721343629&type=3
Willie will be visiting Camp Musart on November 7th.Please visit their website at http://www.campmusart.com/
On Purrsday, November 7th and Purrsday, December 12th, Willie will visit the Apex Arts Academy. Please visit their website http://www.artsacademyofapex.com/
On Caturday, November 21st, Willie will be hosting an event for his human cousin Anya’s Brownie troop 1898. Willie is planning on giving them a tour of his mom’s Cat Clinic as well as teaching them the highlights of pet ownership and purroper veterinary care.
Willie is so excited to be invited for the furst time to visit the brand new Searstone Retirement Community on Purrsday, December 5th http://www.searstone.com/ .
On Caturday, December 7th, Willie and his canine brothers will be purrticipating in the Apex Christmas Purrade which is held at 5PM. Willie’s mom is looking for volunteers to walk their canine family members as well as volunteers to help walk all of Willie’s canine siblings for this event. Please contact Willie’s mom either at her Cat Clinic of Cary at 919-469-9000 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Willie hopes you enjoy pictures from last year’s Apex Purrade.
To see more pictures from last year's Apex Christmas Purrade, visit: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.453734121351221.106069.320476721343629&type=3
On Caturday, December 14th, Willie and his canine brothers will make another appearance in the Cary Christmas Purrade which is held at 2PM. Again, Willie’s mom is looking for volunteers to walk their family canine members or help walk all of Willie’s canine siblings for this event. Please contact Willie’s mom at her Cat Clinic of Cary at 919-469-9000 or email her at email@example.com. Willie hopes you enjoy pictures from last year’s Cary Purrade.
For more pictures from the Cary Christmas Purrade last year, visit: Cary Christmas Parade 2012
Willie wants to remind you that the Cat Clinic of Cary is now officially open on Purrsdays from 7:30AM until 6PM in order to purrvide more convenient service to you. Willie hopes you take advantage of this and stop in to pick up food and medication orders. Willie’s mom is available for emergencies during these hours. Also remember that Willie’s mom is available by phone evenings and on weekends for advice by calling 919-469-9000.
Purrs and Headbutts,
On average, cats spend 2/3 of every day sleeping. That means a nine-year-old cat has been awake for only three years of its life.
The most expensive pet cat breed in the world is the Savannah cat, a cross between a serval and a domestic cat. The average cost for a kitten is between $4000 – $10,000. A Savannah cat named Scarlett’s Magic is also the Guinness World Record holder for the world’s tallest cat, measuring 17.1 inches from shoulder to toe.
A: Claw Enforcement.
With the Meow-lloween holiday approaching so fast, Willie’s mom thought it would be a good idea to share with you the hazards associated with this holiday for your feline family member. This article was posted to his mom’s Cat Clinic of Cary site recently and Willie thought it would be purrfect to share the link with you in his Mewsletter this month. Willie hopes all his furriends take a moment to read this most important article regarding the feline hazards associated with the Meowloween holiday so that all of their feline family members are able to remain safe this year. Happy Meow-lloween from Willie. http://cats.about.com/od/catsafety/a/SafeHalloween.htm
In Loving Memory of Jester, a sweet feline soul that no one will ever forget:
Poem For Cats
And God asked the feline spirit
Are you ready to come home?
Oh, yes, quite so, replied the precious soul
And, as a cat, you know I am most able
To decide anything for myself.
Are you coming then? asked God.
Soon, replied the whiskered angel
But I must come slowly
For my human friends are troubled
For you see, they need me, quite certainly.
But don't they understand? asked God
That you'll never leave them?
That your souls are intertwined. For all eternity?
That nothing is created or destroyed?
It just is....forever and ever and ever.
Eventually they will understand,
Replied the glorious cat
For I will whisper into their hearts
That I am always with them
I just am....forever and ever and ever.
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Willie is so happy to share with you that one of his mom’s wonderful Cat Clinic clients, the Ciampi Family have adopted Cash this past month into their furrever loving home
Willie wants to introduce you to Mo, a 6 month old female kitty who has been at his mom’s Cat Clinic since she was 6 weeks old. Willie is so purrplexed as to why no one has fallen in love with Mo and taken her into their furrever loving home as she is a wonderful and sweet feline. Willie is so sad as Mo has already lost so much of her kittenhood, which is supposed to be the best time of her life, to being confined to a cage. Please contact Willie’s mom if you know of anyone that might be interested in adopting Mo.
Willie wants to introduce you to Panda, an 8 week old sweet and purry as can be kitten who would make the most purrfect feline addition to anyone’s family. Panda was found in the yard of Willie’s human grandma a few weeks ago. Willie is convinced once you see his sweet little face that one of his furriends will fall instantly in love with him and want to come in and adopt him. Willie purrays sweet little Panda gets to spend this holiday season surrounded by loving family members.
Willie wants to introduce you to Ginger. Ginger is a 6 year old female kitty that was accidentally run over by a car by her previous owner. Ginger was critically injured and suffered from a ruptured bladder and broken leg. Unfortunately, her previous owners were unable to afford the care necessary to attempt to save her, given her guarded prognosis. Willie’s mom took Ginger under her caring wing and after multiple surgeries and the amputation of her broken rear leg, is happy to place this sweet girl up for adoption. Willie purrays there is a family reading his Mewsletter that would love to have a special needs kitty in their household.
Finally, Willie would like to introduce you to Milo, a wonderful kitty with a truly sad story. Milo was brought to the Cat Clinic with his feline sister to board for a short period of time while his owner was in the process of moving. Milo’s dad came back with one cat carrier to get his sister and claimed he would return shortly thereafter to get Milo. That was over 2 weeks ago, and Willie’s mom has not been able to contact Milo’s dad as all of his contact information is no longer in service.
What our clients are saying.
Doing research of surrounding vets since moving to Raleigh area, I knew if and when I needed a veterinarian the Cat Clinic of Cary, Dr. Jenn would be my choice.– Lisa Morrow, Fuquay-Varina, NC
I cannot adequately express to Dr Jennifer Eachus of Pampered Pets Mobile Vets of Cary my heartfelt appreciation for providing end-of-life care for my elderly dog at home in familiar surroundings recently.– John Carbone, Cary
We started going to the Cat Clinic as soon as we moved to Cary in 2000. In Raleigh we'd been to a vet who had both dogs and cats, and it was far less traumatic for our Smokey to have a vet with only cats in the waiting room!– Pat Thomas, Cary
People ask me quite often: "Who is your vet?" Why would they ask me that? Well, I have 6 rescue cats and 2 gorgeous whippet puppies, and that's a lot to handle. I'm very happy to say that I recently made a change for the benefit of all my furry babies. After years with another clinic, that was very good, I made a choice for my "children", Cat Clinic of Cary and the Pampered Pets Mobile Vets.– Gina Pennisi, Mom of 4 2-legged kids and 8 4-legged babies.
I have three Siamese fur kids and soon a Bengal kitten. We feel so blessed to have found Dr. Jen Hodge. Dr. Jen and her office staff are extremely friendly and welcoming. Every time I go there with our cats, I am greeted and feel a part of the Cary Cat Clinic Family– Tami
My first experience at the Cat Clinic of Cary was in 2005, after discovering that my male cat had eaten a poisonous lily. Dr. Hodge's quick action helped saved my precious boy that day– W