When Allyson Leber and her husband Mike of Evanston, IL first rescued their 3-year-old mixed breed dog from the streets of Chicago, she soon found out that her new furry friend, dubbed Uncle Father Oscar, was definitely not a grouch.
“He’ll wake me up by jumping on my stomach, army crawling up to my face and surprise me with suffocating kisses,” said Allyson. “He is equal parts messy hair and attitude and spends most of his time either conspiring with his 3 ½ year old sister, “Snacks,” or doing his best impression of a speed bump in the hallway.”
Uncle Father Oscar was originally derived from one of Allyson and Mike’s favorite TV shows, Arrested Development. Now, along with his sidekick, Snacks, most of the entertaining is done by the furry duo. “We keep his name short when we talk to him, though. ‘Snacks and Oscar’ is easy to call out when bringing them in from our yard or out of the pantry where we keep all things treat-related,” said Allyson. “Snacks is a lazy bones, so when she sleeps in, Uncle Father Oscar and I sneak down for a few secret treats. It’s our little time in the morning together. Don’t tell Snacks.
As a VPI Policyholder, Allyson enjoys peace of mind knowing she can take her pups to the veterinarian without hesitation. “If anything is wrong with either of them, I would rather feel at ease about getting them checked out instead of worrying about costs,” said Allyson.” VPI makes caring for them way easier on our wallets and minds – because you never know when something could happen
VPI Policyholder since 2013
When Madison Le-Lee of San Jose, Calif., and her daughter Satori rescued their one year old domestic medium haired kitten, he was so lathered in dirt they couldn’t tell whether he was brown or orange. After lathering and rinsing (and repeating) their new furry friend, a beautiful white cat, originally dubbed “Dirty Butt,” earned himself the moniker- Snuggles Butt Le-Lee.
“When Snuggles was first rescued, his frail body was overrun with fleas, he smelled like garbage, and he was filthy from spending many rainy nights outside,” said Madison. “It took him only a few days to acclimate to his new home.”
Staying true to his name, Snuggles Butt Le-Lee often times follows around Satori with one goal in mind, snuggling! “If he sees my daughter with her backpack, he will literally wrap his paws around her ankle while she drags him to the all the way to the door,” said Madison.“Satori literally has to peel Snuggles off and promise him she will see him soon.”
Madison enrolled Snuggles Butt Le-Lee with VPI because he is a part of her family and she wants to responsibly care for his long term health. “We feel it’s important to have the protection not just for tragedies that may arise, but for the overall well-being of Snuggles.”
VPI Policyholder since 2012