Some bonds are forever

When I hand raised Diesel I thought he was going to be like the others before him, I thought he would go off to a great new home and in all reality I thought I would possibly never see him again. He was about five weeks and I knew I would never give him up, there were great homes out there but I couldn’t do it, he had such spark.

Diesel doesn’t have a tail now but yes he did used to, he lost it after he was hit by a car when he was only four months old. It was horrible I arrived home one night after going out for dinner to find him on my bed, thankfully the tail was his only major injury, yes he had some minor grazes and a few torn nails but all in all he had held up well against the car. He had surgery three days later to amputate it at the base and to be honest he hasn’t looked back since, it never slowed him down, his recovery was almost instant he was a star patient.

Last night I sat watching a movie, having a night in, I wanted to be home to keep Diesel company while he settles in to life with us. I cracked open a bottle of wine for me and a packet of treats for him, I think he recognized the sound of me slumping into my chair. The memories flooded back to me as he meowed and reached out his paws and dug his claws into my knee, just enough to make me acknowledge his presence. I handed him a treat and before he had enough time to swallow it he had leaped up, demanded another treat, snuggled into me then relaxed in a ball on my knee, which is where he stayed for the entire movie. I think Diesel is going to enjoy life at home here with me, I know I am going to enjoy having him back. I have had the pleasure of sharing my home with many different animals and what they give back to us as owners in immeasurable but this cat is something else, he is something very special.



Farewell Remarkable Vets

Let me introduce myself, I am a veterinary nurse from Queenstown, New Zealand and I worked for Remarkable Vets for about 7 years. But this blog is not about me, this is the ‘New Beginning’s Story’ of Diesel our beloved clinic cat, Diesel was in my opinion the star of our T.V show Remarkable Vets.

Diesel no longer enjoys his life at the clinic, he is now nine years old and is tired of the hustle and bustle that come with living in a busy veterinary clinic. He is opening more random bags of food and scratching more unsuspecting patients than usual, making him no longer a friendly welcoming face to the practice. He is craving the comforts of home he needs a warm lap so snuggle up to at nights. I hand raised Diesel when he was about seven days of age so now that he is ready there was no question as to wear he would go, of course he would come home to live with my family and I.

He has hurdles to leap, he has to find his place within our busy family. A lot has changed since he lived with me, two new cats Tiger-Lilly and Shadow, two new dogs Austin and Scout but I think the biggest new additions to get used to are my two small children Briley and Ty. Diesel has always adapted well to new situations and adventures and I think as soon as he realizes how warm the kids beds are at night he will feel very much at home.

Diesel has a huge ego and always enjoyed his visits from fans that enjoyed watching him on our NatGeo and TVNZ show so it seemed a shame for his star to stop just because he has moved away from the clinic, I am sure he will have many more adventures and moments to shine and I will be sure to share them all with you.