The Enforcer

Dear Dennis, We had some short-term tenants that tested your patience. A family member lived with us for a time, and she brought her two kittens along. Most of the time, the whole group got along really well. The house was big enough, and had two storeys, so there was usually a way to avoid…

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Standing up to pee

Dear Dennis, When we moved into our first house, we had the luxury of space that wasn’t present in our student apartments. We were able to put the litter boxes in the basement, away from our living areas. At the time, we had two cats (you and Max), so there were three litter boxes in…

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Super Dennis

Dear Super Dennis, We came home one day, because that’s how so many Dennis stories start. You were a great greeter, planting yourself right in the path of anyone who entered the house, and this day was no exception. Except this time, you rustled as you hurried to the door. Once we got inside, we…

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You got locked, where?

Dear Dennis, After I graduated and started working as a real veterinarian, we moved into our first home. Built in 1913, the old house had charm, a dusty basement, and nooks and crannies everywhere. It also had one amazing feature for houses of that era: bedroom closets! The  main bathroom was a converted bedroom, so…

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Dennis, fat kitty

Dear Dennis, When you were growing, we fed you kitten food. At the time, our adult cat Max ate free-choice, so it worked well to measure out your food a few times a day and feed you separately. You prefered the kitten food, and you were growing. It was no problem if you stole a…

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Dennis, my first neuter

Dear Dennis, You were trouble from the start. So much cattitude in such a small package. And then that package grew, and grew. Cats reach sexual maturity between 4 and 10 months of age, and you were a precocious fellow. By the time you were five months old, the odour of your urine had started…

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Dennis the Menace

Dear Dennis, When you came home with me from the barn you didn’t have a name. But you soon earned one. One day shortly after ‘kitten’ arrived at home with me, we were out, shopping or walking or something. I don’t really remember where we went. I do remember walking into the living area of…

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