for your amusement

I couldn’t resist. This is too funny and it’s Friday. Let’s keep it light.

So my cat Ronald will soon have to be admitted for a 5-10 day hospital stay thanks to a condition he has called hyperthyroidism. As a cat mom, this sent me into worry hyper-drive (no pun intended), wondering how he would survive without my special doses of TLC!? That is until I checked out the clinic’s website and saw this under the FAQs:

What are the facilities like where my cat is going to be kept? Is the cage large?

Once your cat is judged to be medically stable, he or she will be admitted to the Hypurrcat radiotherapy ward. This unit is specially constructed, and houses only hyperthyroid cats receiving radioactive iodine. These comfortable, quiet accommodations (barking dogs are not allowed in this room!) include "Southwest" décor and housing in spacious and cheery cat condos. The condos have separate "bathroom" compartments and shelves for snoozing. Our timid patients are offered a special cat box placed in the main compartment of the cat condo where they can hide.

The ward has bright, natural lighting and contains many plants. For your cat's entertainment, we offer a wide selection of cat videos that are shown on the widescreen TV located within the Hypurrcat treatment room. Birds, squirrels and other creatures stimulate our feline patients as they watch, swat, and stalk the screen. There is also an aquarium containing large, colorful fish, lizards, and small mammals in the Hypurrcat treatment room. For relaxation, soothing classical music plays throughout the day; occasionally we listen to DogCatRadio.com, an Internet radio station that has been a favorite with some of our feline patients.

“Southwest décor?” You’ve got to be kidding me.

I guess design really does pervade every aspect of life.

I’ll keep you posted on Ronald’s condition and let me know if anyone wants me to find out who designed the “cheery cat condos.”

Needless to say I’m not feeling sorry for the little brat anymore.

Have a great weekend!

One Comment

  1. I have a Southwestern blanket that was a personal favorite of mine in the 90s, when that was a trend.

    So, if you want to get him acclimated to his new lifestyle, I'm happy to help.