Friday, 30 July 2010
Herman J. Theijsmeijer, R.I.P.
I took my little Cate-cat in to the Avon Pet Hospital yesterday for her annual shots and check-up (she's A-1 -- although i can't believe it's a year since i adopted her) and learned that Dr Theijsmeijer -- my vet for over twenty years and through six cats -- had passed away in June, of pancreatic cancer. That is he, to the left, there. It was ... a helluva shock. He was such a good man and there aren't so many of those around these days that we can afford to lose one (which could explain the tears welling up in my eyes as i type this). I only just saw him, in April maybe, at the beer store. (Yes, me at the beer store, that's stretching credulity innit.) But he seemed perfectly fine.
He was a little eccentric, maybe -- but that made me like him even more.
The new vet, Dr Maal (sp?) seems really nice, but she's not Herman