Perfectly imperfect pets we love

Jul 10, 2012


In her blog, "The Life and (Sometimes Strange) Times of a Veterinarian's Wife," Patti Eddington lays out the love she and other pet owners have for what she calls "perfectly imperfectly pets."

"Bruno was a mess, so it is probably obvious that — aside from her husband and child — he was the love of Jean’s life," she writes. "We see it all the time. Everyone coos over a cute, fluffy-bellied kitten, certainly. But give us a mangy, one-eyed, three-legged dog with severe and stinky flatulence and we fall completely, madly, stupidly in love. Sometimes, besides being blind, this passion is even unsafe."

Eddington continues: "Our clinic has at times been home to a three-legged cat named Skippy, a brain-damaged cat named Miss Kitty — and, most memorably, our beloved, orange and white tabby, Sly. As a kitten, Sly had encephalitis which caused his head to swell to twice the size of his tiny body. His future looked sketchy at best so, of course, we adopted him."

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