Meet Duchess The Miracle Cat. Duchess was hit by a car and suffered a broken jaw and other complications because getting hit by a car complicates things. She was taken to the Adobe Animal Hospital in Texas where vets decided to operate and give her a second chance at life instead of euthanizing her. I respect that and hereby declare her queen of the derps.
"Most places would've just euthanised her, but by some miracle Duchess got lucky and Dr. Meyer took a chance and repaired her jaw," said Crystal Tate, Duchess' owner. "She was in recovery for about a month, she was on a feeding tube and lots of medicine. Her chances of survival were slim, but she was a fighter and pulled through. I met her the day I arrived at the clinic for my first day and ended up bringing her home with me less than a week later."
Happy endings. If I got hit by a car there is absolutely no way doctors would do anything but euthanize me. 'Just morphine him to death' I imagine the doctor saying without even looking up from his Sudoku. Then later, after he solves his Sudoku and actually looks at my chart, 'Scratch that, he's got the cheap insurance. Somebody give me a pillow.'
Keep going for two more shots, one of which is pre-surgery. A ton more photos at Duchess's Facebook page HERE.
Thanks to Maria PC, who wants a cat that scowls all the time. I'm pretty sure that's most of them.