Meet Jaydis, who belongs to Emma, one of my past students :)
Sometimes other people say the things we want to. We are about to teach our new students about "cat wrangling"...and I found this article today that clearly explains one of the things we all hate most about working with some members of the public!
This article from Veterinary Nursing and Life is definitely worth a read. To quote the intro:
I have decided l need to say a few words about restraint of animals, in this case cats. This decision was made after last night. I am fed up with people that do not restrain animals properly. It is not only dangerous for the cat, other people and animals but shows a lack of respect for the cat, other people and animals. If you get ripped to shreds because you did not bother to place the cat in a proper receptacle l do not give a damm.
If you have a cat, and you are reading this, please make sure you have a secure cage available for getting them to clinics, catteries, moving house. And don't drive with them loose...
And how was this for a story - in 2007
Three cats have been rescued from a rail container after an Ashburton woman attempted to freight them to Hamilton.
The trio of grey long-haired moggies, names unknown, spent three days in the Hamilton-bound container, which had reached only Christchurch.
They were yesterday captured and taken to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animal's (RSPCA) Christchurch shelter.
Toll spokeswoman Sue Foley said the company was alerted to the situation yesterday when the woman moving belongings to Hamilton contacted Toll to ask where the container was.
When she found it was still in Christchurch the woman confessed to the cats' presence.
"As soon as we knew we went to retrieve them," Foley said.
The woman was aware the cats would be in the container for several days, she said.
"She knew it would take at least four days to move them."
If the cats had not been rescued they could have been in the container for up to a week, Foley said.
If you don't believe me that cats have attitude - check this out; I think its a Bengal ....
And how is this for wishful thinking? Here is the web page :)