I work at a veterinary hospital as a receptionist. Some of the things we as receptionists hear and deal with when it comes with clients can be down-right funny.
One such funny category is terminology people come up with for spaying a female animal. Many people say "fix" as in, "I want to get my cat fixed." That's pretty common. But there are others I've heard that are just funny, so here they are:
1. Splayed. Notice the "l" in there that doesn't belong. That one cracked me up when I first heard it.
2. Dressed. This is common with elderly folks. Getting an animal "dressed" means getting it altered.
3. Sprayed. Another one where they add a random letter, in this case, "r."
4. Spayded. Some people try to say "spay" but add an extra "-ed" to the end of it. I guess they earn points for trying.
I once had a man call in wanting to schedule his "Pussy cat to be fixed." I asked him what the gender was. He got angry with me, and his reply was, "I SAID it was a pussy cat!" I guess that means female...sorry I didn't realize your terminology. Many elderly folks call any and all cats "pussy cats." In fact, my husband's grandma does that. I guess for this guy if it's a pussy cat, it's a female. The funnies part was that he was genuinely angry with me about me not understanding and knowing.
What other terms have you heard for spaying or neutering?
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