Dingleberry

Dingleberry

The first few months after Laura Carlson of San Diego, Calif., adopted Dingleberry, her new cat seemed to be living up to his moniker. Suffering from parasites in his stomach that were causing terrible diarrhea, Dingleberry had a rough start in the Carlson household. He is perfectly happy and healthy now, but unlike the parasites, Dingleberry’s peculiar name stuck and has created some interesting conversations with strangers who hear his name for the first time.

“We always get a reaction from people when they hear his name,” said Laura. “People that know what a dingleberry is always laugh while others that don’t always say, ‘What a cute name.’”

Although Dingleberry is an indoor cat, he enjoys playing outside and tries to escape every time he sees the slightest crack in the door. “We allow him supervised outside play time from time to time so he can roll around in the grass,” said Laura. “He loves watching the birds outside and makes cute noises when he sees them.”

Dingleberry also has a favorite indoor activity. “He loves milk and anytime anyone has cereal at our house, he waits impatiently until they are done, so that he can lick the bottom of the bowl,” said Laura. “There have been times that he has knocked the spoon out of my fingers by rubbing his face on my hand to remind me that he wants his milk snack. He is such a sweet and loveable guy.”

Laura decided to get pet insurance for Dingleberry after racking up costly veterinarian bills with a previous feline that was uninsured. “We purchased pet insurance for Dingleberry because we had a bad experience with our previous cat, Mr. Vegas,” said Laura. “He had a heart condition that caused fluid to build up on his lungs and it ended up costing us a ton of money to treat and medicate him. We got Dingleberry from the same breeder and thought that he may have a chance of developing the same condition, so we thought it would be best to be insured. We’re lucky that he has been pretty healthy, and we hope we won't need the insurance but better to be safe than sorry.”

Laura Carlson
VPI Policyholder Since 2009

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