While many pet owners wait until they take their pets home before deciding on a name for their new furry friends, others, like Audry Binderoff of Brentwood, Calif., have their pet’s moniker in mind far in advance.
“My husband-to-be and I were having fun on a date when he got up from a chair he was sitting in and just blurted out, ‘Oh my God, I have waffle dots on my back,’” explained Audry. “We laughed so hard and decided right there we would one day get a dog and name it that. The name fits him perfectly and we never considered any other name.”
With naming her goldendoodle completed, Audry was able to concentrate on other, more serious issues that first-time pet owners are faced with.
“This is my first pet and I just had to do everything right,” she said. “I had heard of VPI and purchased it right away. We have already used it and we are so grateful to have insurance for Waffle Dots. Late last year, he ran so fast, he tripped over the hose catching a ball that he had to get eight stitches. Thankfully VPI took care of everything and made the scary experience so much easier. Waffle Dots is now healed and back to catching balls.”
Audrey Hope Binderoff
VPI Policyholder since 2012
With a moniker like Nuttykitty, you would expect Jannifer Mah and Michael Lowe of San Diego to have an unusual story behind the 8-year-old American shorthair cat’s name. As it turns out, the name just came about naturally.
“I hadn’t given her a name yet, and kept calling her a nutty kitty,” explained Michael. “Then one day I decided that should just be her name.”
Working on cars is among Nuttykitty’s favorite activities. She’s even helping Michael fix up an old Jeep.
“I work on the Jeep a lot, and one time I was using a grinder to cut off an old bracket,” said Michael. “A friend of mine was over and was amazed that Nuttykitty didn't run or even seem to care about the noise and sparks.”
Jannifer and Michael have been VPI policyholders for more than a decade, and appreciate the peace of mind it provides.
“I didn't ever want to be left in a position of deciding whether I could afford veterinary care for my pets when they needed it,” said Michael.
Jannifer Mah and Michael Lowe
VPI Policyholder since 2004