(Extracted and summarized from an article by Ahna Brutlag, DVM, for the Pet Poison Helpline)
Cedar Pet Clinic Blog
Q: What do Brownie, Caramel, Chestnut, Frito, Oreo, Honey, Lambchop, JuJu Bee, Chestnut, and Chip have in Common?
A. They are all guinea pigs who are cared for by the doctors of Cedar Pet Clinic Lake Elmo! As animal-lovers, we pay attention to, and enjoy, the inventive names of our visitors. Some of our favorite pets are named after foods of various kinds; for example, we take care of rabbits named Pickle, Muffin, Licorice, Marshmallow, Cracker, Cream Puff, Cookie Dough, and Skittles. Birds of various kinds in our practice are named Chilly Pepper, Cheeto, Cheerio, Jello, Taco, and Kiwi. And how about a tortoise named Cupcake? A turtle called Pumpkin? (We also care for a snake named Pumpkin, and an iguana by the same name!) Did we mention the chinchilla named Chili? The rat named Carrot? And that's not even looking at our dog and cat visitors -- Bagel, Bean, Ribs, Kit Kat, Mango...well, you get the idea. And one of our clinic cats is a Snickers!
We were interested to read some material from Darlene Arden's new book The Complete Cat's Meow. Here's a sample of fun facts about your favorite feline.