Hi there! Ginger here! Yes, my secret is out. See, it wasn't really a secret as far as I'm concerned. I knew. All my furry siblings knew.
It was just my mom and dad who were confused. Oh yeah, and most of the vets who have seen me. Even the vet who initially examined me when I was first rescued declared me a spayed female. The nerve!
Now granted, I've not really been sick until just recently. See the drama unfolded this past week when I was having issues with diarrhea and constipation at the same time. This led to a visit to the emergency vet.
The next morning following the emergency vet visit (where they looked at me close and still thought I was a girl)...I was checked into my regular vet. There I saw a very beautiful and smart lady vet who immediately figured out that I am a boy. She was the one who got to make the call to my mom. Now mom was all worried about me and stuff, but for some reason this news threw her into a fit of laughter. She then called my dad and this news threw him into a fit of laughter too.
VERY FUNNY! Right. Hey, I was seriously blocked up...stop your laughing and get serious would ya?
Ok...I stayed at the vet for 3 whole days while they had to get me all unplugged. They even had to knock me out it was that serious. I was able to come home late Saturday afternoon. Mom fussed over me and apologized for not figuring stuff out.
I made her look at these photos she took of me this spring where I'm obviously assuming my belly up position, not hiding anything. "Hey mom! Look here! I'm a dude!"
Humans can be so dense.
I realize that my fur hid stuff, but I'm not as obvious as some of my furriends and family members as my neighbor Remington demonstrates below.
Now that I'm feeling better I do have some explaining to do to my furriend Fui. Maybe he can fix me up with his sister!
Pee Ess...I love my name, and I even chose it myself. My name will stay the same. Dad reminded my mom that the drummer from the band Cream is named Ginger Baker, so it's cool for boys to be named Ginger.
Didn't annybein think ta just put ya near a ecited girlcat? But welcome ta the club, Mancat Ginger!
I think that's a great story--that you were all plugged up and they found you were a boy. Man... You must have gotten WAY cleaned out! I'm glad you are better, whether a boy or a girl.
Will the wonders efur cease? Welcome to the manly mancat club, Ginger! Purrs and headbutts.
Pee Ess - don't hold it against the beans, they're just human.
Your post makes me giggle, and you look so cute! :))
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Oh my! I was at Fui's just now and heard about the mixed up. MOL!~!!
Glad that you were unblocked though.
We are so glad you got unbunged. That must have been one sore tummy you had. At least you haven't been walking around with a pink sparkly collar hee he :)xx
Well, Ginger, at least your name wasn't Suzey or something similar! What a funny story, except for the part that you needed to be unplugged. We hope you will be all fine from now on. Welcome to the Mancat world!
Ginger, you are totally proof that humans are absolutely and completely clueless! Sheesh.
Ginger !!! MOL...I will laugh at the VET not you, I think you knew well why. My pawrents used to think I were a girl too, and I love to look at their face when they know I'm a dude..ha..ha..ha
and I'm the same ! I pick up my name : )
and so good to know you are O.K.
You'll have to forgive me if I still think you look pretty BOOTIFUL.
Ginger by any other name still smells as sweet. Ginger by any other name still looks as good.
Ginger by any other name ~ never.
Ginger furever, Ginger ROCKS!
oh my... what a mix up... you are obviously a discreet little boy... it made us smile, but you are still dear Ginger to us. Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx
he he - I love it. An identity crisis. If it makes you feel any better, I started out on Twitter as Ladycat3 (not my fault - my ooman didn't know what she was doing when she signed me up. I lived as Ladycat3 for almost a year before I put my paw down and came "clean.") I htink you need to change your name to Gindude tho.
What on earth?! We've missed all of this until today and the news still IS new to us. Wowsa, Ginger, you're a Mancat! We have some thinking to do...
Ginger-man! We're so glad you're okay now...even if it meant getting your secret out in the open.
Oh Ginger I guess you will have to join the posts on mancat monday now :-) We are so sorry that you had tummy problems and had to stay at the vet for three days, we hope you are all better now and it won't happen again!!!
Ginger, we're glad your okay. Chey is right, that must have been some blockage!!!!
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Hahahaha! OMC, that's just too funny. Well, welcome to the mancat club, Ginger. Though it might take our mom awhile to think of you as boy. LOL.
We're certainly glad you're okay now, though!!!
We are glad you are feeling better and you're home, Ginger! We can't believe your beans didn't figure it out when all it would take is a quick sniff!
Yes indeed! Ginger is a gender-neutral name and suits you so well.
I was wondering how a vet couldn't tell the difference. That first vet who declared you a neutered female needs to go back to veterinary school!
I'm glad you're all unblocked now and feeling better. I'm sure that coming out of the closet (so to speak) was helpful, too.
Ginger, this is the tale to top, in our books! Firstly, we are so happy you got uncorked. Was it a furball or what?
Secondly, Mommy says some vets castrate (ouch!) and others just remove the nads and leave the sac (She's so scientific, our Mommy) so it can be hard to tell boy or girl. When she went to pick up our Angel Bro Dusty after he had been neutered she accused the vet of not doing it, cuz he still looked "all there"! That's when she learned about the two different procedures.
We loves you just the same...and we hope you keep up your tattling ways!
See, I've been telling my Dad that Vets aren't as smart as the let on, thanks for proving it pal! And yes, Ginger is a way cool name!!!
Ginger can't be a drama queen. Only a drama king. Well, as long as he has forgiven you, then all is AOK.
Well, this being my first visit to your blog and I'm hit with I've been a girl, but now I'm a boy; I had both diarrhea and constipation at the same time (kind of like being a boy and a girl at the same time hehehe:) and family jewels well-hidden by furzz.
You would think I would have sobered up from all of yesterday's grog by now..
Well Ginger, one can hardly blame the humans for their lack of intelligence.....they are after all just humans.
We are glad you are feeling better!
Oh Ginger we love GingerBreadMen so yeah Ginger is definitely a boy name as well as a girl name. YOu have a terrific name and it suits you purrfectly. We are so glad you are all 100% well and back home.
So crazy! Glad you're feeling better! Man or Lady cat we love you the same!
Wow! This is BIG news! We always look forward to your Tabby Tattletale Tuesdays, and this one will definitely be hard to top. Oh yeah, we're very glad you are feeling better.
Ginger ~ you near to join the ManCat Club pronto! MOL! And we LOVE your name ~ it's yours, of course yoo should keep it.
Whoa! What an amazing secret you had, Ginger! I should have known, you do look manly!
I hope you're feeling all better now.
(you sure yer name shouldn't be Eddie Izzard?) MOL We LOVE him! But ya, glad your humans finally got you right. And there ain't anything wrong with the name Ginger for a Mancat. You wear it well.
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