I think Frankie has finally forgiven me for the eight days of driving and the seven motels he endured as we traveled from California to Martha's Vineyard.
And now that I've moved a loveseat directly in front of the kerosene heater, he's adjusting to life in a chillier climate.
But there's something worrying me about my 10-year-old housecat: He doesn't have a veterinarian yet.
Dr. Katie Wilson in Napa gave Frankie a clean bill of health a few weeks ago, but I still want to get him signed up with an Island veterinarian who can take care of him when he's sick and help me keep him as healthy as possible.
Simply picking the one closest to home is not always a winning strategy, as we learned in a fightening and expensive episode a few years ago when a neighborhood vet misdiagnosed a minor ailment and almost killed Frankie with the wrong medicine.
So this decision is weighing on my mind now that we've made it to our new abode.
Do you have a good veterinarian to recommend? Please tell me in the comments. Frankie won't be grateful — hey, he's a cat! — but I will.
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