Friday, December 6, 2013

One Fact Can Turn Your World Up-Side-Down

Before she joined our family, her name was Becky.

When I first saw her, I knew we had to adopt her. She was one of four in a litter of creamy, peach and gray fur, and I was drawn to her gentle spirit. She was the soft-spoken one of the bunch and loved to be held. Like every other time I've yearned to adopt a homeless kitty, we walked empty-handed. Four months later she was still sitting in that cage, but this time, she was alone. I wondered how she could possibly be the last to be adopted and saw it as our opportunity to adopt her.

We renamed her Amelie because of her curious nature and sweet disposition. She was meant to be ours, and she has been for the last three and half years. Our Daddy's Girl. Our girly girl. Our pretty Amelie.

On Sunday, we learned something about Amelie.

She has a penis. In a moment of tummy rubbing, purring, and... ahem... pleasure, we saw her his junk.


So that's what we've been wrapping our heads around (and laughing about) for the last five days. The crazy thing is that this isn't the first time we were told we adopted a female cat only to find out otherwise! The same thing happened with Tolly!

Pardon me while I question the aptitude of veterinary professionals and mentally set my world right-side-up again. Amie's a boy. Amie's a boy. Amie's a boy. Amie's a boy. Amie's a boy.

Enjoy your weekend!


Jess said...

I can't stop laughing right now.

At least y'all are good sports about it ;)


Allie Tymoczko said...

That is hilarious! 3 and a half years?! I don't even know how you start to wrap your mind around that.

When I first got Walter, I named him "Lily"... then a vet friend of mine turned to me and said, "You know Lily has a penis, right?"

I mean, how does that happen?!

Unknown said...


i don't know what i would do if i found out one of the boys was actually a girl!

good news, if you want to embrace his manhood, you can just call him Arnie instead of Amie. that is too funny!

Micaela said...

That happened to us too! We thought Simba was a boy because "he" was so rambunctious and strong. Then my mom took the cat to get fixed and the vet called and said "your kitty's a girl. It's going to cost more." HA!

Of course, it had only been about three weeks at that point, not three years!

Whitney H said...

Oh my gosh! How long have you had him? That is hilarious. I can't believe you had never noticed it before!!

Meg O. said...

LOL that is golden. I love it. I still think you should keep his name Amelie!

Meg O. said...

Or maybe Amos? lol

Michelle said...

Hahahaha how does that happen?!?! How do vets get the gender wrong? That's so crazy!

thenerdykatie said... can you not notice the frank and beans? Or I guess the beans are gone? I'm laughing so hard right now lol.

Anonymous said...

Three and a half years?! That's just too good

Ellie said...

One - this is hilarious and I'm glad you are both in good spirits about it. Two - you need to find better vets who have the ability to point things like this out to you way sooner than 3 years. Three - the question is, are you going to tell him/her? He might develop a complex, so be gentle ;)

Gaby said...

ha. ha. ha.

now are you going to change his name?

Emily @ Emmy June said...

I am shocked.
And I laughed out loud.
And I read this entire post to Jeff.

Darby Hawley said...

Oh my Lord this is hilarious! lol