Douglas Patrick Johnson
Douglas is originally from the farm adjacent to the Veterinary clinic, and was named after the farm’s owner. This young teenager of a cat showed up in our yard in the summer of 2006 after being run off by his litter mates, and seemed to decide that it was home for him. When it started to turn cold that fall, Dr. Van Esch told Douglas that if he could get along with our clinic cat, Thomas, then he was welcome to stay on with us. The boys got along famously, and the rest is history! Douglas is a kind and sweet boy but a most deadly and efficient mouser. He has a hunting prowess that we are highly proud of! He has cleared a perimeter around this building, and keeps it free of mice, gophers, and even pocket gophers (those things are huge, and he has caught and killed at least 3 of them over the years). He keeps himself in excellent shape, and is all muscle and twisted steel. His hobbies include: loud, long meowing, being absent at closing time and then showing up as you are about to drive away, lying on his sunbeam hammock bed in the front window, getting orange hair on every chair, requesting extra meals, and occasionally vomiting up the “remains” of the day.
Thomas Franklin O’Mally
Thomas hails from a farm in the Madden area, and joined our team as “Clinic Cat” in the fall of 2005. Since then he has spent many years honing his skills as a customer service representative here. He is an accomplished relaxer, snuggler, and has excellent non-verbal communication skills. He is always there to comfort a stressed out veterinarian, and can bring down blood pressure by merely placing his paw on our arm. He has achieved countless Employee of the Month awards by greeting clients and waiting with them while their pets are being attended to. He has earned a certificate in behavioural sciences, and can tell when a dog is safe for him to be around. He enjoys “teaching” dogs young and old how to behave around cats. If your dog is too forward, his “slap” is always open-handed with claws retracted so as to make a point but never to harm! After many unsuccessful years, Thomas finally learned how to catch mice, but this is merely a side-job for him here at the clinic. His primary role is a supportive one, and he is a beloved member of our team that has endeared himself to our staff and clients. His hobbies include: discovering random weird places and positions to lie in, manipulating clients into opening and closing the front door for him, maxing out his employee health spending account, slowly claiming the chair from whomever is manning the front desk, stealing lunches from co-workers, lying across veterinarian’s files as they try to get their work done, and eating.