Visits to the vet can be scary and stressful for the animals, often leaving them drugged and confused. And while we might think that they look quite funny afterward, narrow-eyed expressions aren't the only humorous things to come out of vet visits. There's another side of the story, and Imgur user Ali is here to share it.

The 26-year-old woman has been working as a veterinary technician for 3 years and has seen plenty of animals, collecting various stories and incidents through the years. The woman says she enjoys her work, including the surprises and hardships that come with it. "I do enjoy the challenges, just so happened that I had to trap a feral cat that escaped from its cage first thing when I walked in this morning. Took about 45 minutes" Ali told Bored Panda. With plenty of funny and strange stories under her belt, yesterday Ali decided to share a few of them with the world. So scroll down below to read those stories and don't forget to comment and vote on your favorites!

#1

My Cat Is Making A Funny Sound

My Cat Is Making A Funny Sound

Young woman books an emergency appointment for a cat. We ask why she's here, she tells us that she recently adopted this cat from a shelter a few days ago with all his paperwork, showing that he's clean as a whistle. Fine, so what's the problem? "Well, I think he may have a lung infection, he sometimes makes a funny sound and it's happening more often. Usually it's triggered when he's near me or when I touch him, but he'll sometimes just do it around the house". While the vet is checking out the cat's lungs I'm holding the cat and gently scratching behind the ears. He starts to purr. A deep loud hearty sound that fills the room. "THAT'S IT THAT'S THE SOUND!" We're momentarily stunned, eventually the vet manages to reply "Wut? Uhhh....seriously? That's a purr. He's happy, if that's it you can go home." She's still confused, but relieved and I give her a bunch of cat pamphlets and stuff and send her on her way. She was sweet as pie and about as smart as one too. That's okay, she thought something was wrong and came rushing in.

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serena
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2 years ago

Poor thing, must have never had cats in her life. Well now her life will be so much better!

Carolina Ren
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2 years ago

This happened to me with my first cat. I was 10 and rushed the cat to my mom.

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Anne
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2 years ago

As long as she is smart enough to go see a specialist when she thinks something is wrong and keeps doing it, I see only lots of hairy love in her future :)

Rebecah Ozuna
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2 years ago

OMG! This is beyond lovely. She was worried about her little darling being sick.

Alusair Alustriel
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2 years ago

That cat pic though. SO AWESOME :3

Cassie
Community Member
2 years ago

We recently rehomed a kitty with a nice young lady who lives with her boyfriend. The kitty was sitting in the boyfriend's lap and started purring and the guy freaked out and thought the cat was growling at him. He'd never met a cat in his life. She's teaching him how to be a cat daddy. That is the most spoiled kitty I have ever met.

Trisha Dragon
Community Member
2 years ago

Some cats have a weird purr. One of mine sounds like a box fan missing a blade when her happy motor is running. It's louder than my wife's snoring. I've had her since she was a day old so it's normal. Her sister is quieter,but drools everywhere. Their mother just kneads, but she LITERALLY has seven claws on each foot, it's gets bloody painful. It's a kitty house of horrors for new people who don't know them. I should get better at warning visitors.

Cindy Johnston
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2 years ago

Will she let you clip them? Two of mine like to sit on the arm of my chair and knead my upper arm so I have to keep them clipped.

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Herb Eaversmells
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2 years ago

At least she is sweet enough to bring the cat in to the vet when she thinks something is wrong

Jef Bateman
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2 years ago

"She was sweet as pie and about as smart as one too." That's pretty funny.

Magpie
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2 years ago

Vets do a fantastic job of educating people too. :) And being so nice about it.

Shmily Riley
Community Member
2 years ago

We took in an outside 6 month old and had the opposite problem. He did not seem to know how to play or purr :-(. It was around 3 months before we finally heard him purr, and now he's a very purr-y (and playful) boy!

LaDonna Hulcy
Community Member
2 years ago

My friend was terrified of cats. she'd never even touched one the poor thing! well I couldn't stand for that, so I brought her my new shelter kitten to learn from. She FREAKED OUT when it started to purr! she thought it was growling at her! LOL!! poor thing! I couldn't stop laughing.

Cindy Johnston
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2 years ago

Did she recover? Does she like cats now?

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boredfox
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2 years ago

Isn't anyone concerned that she does Know SO (!) little about cats? 😕 That's even worrying for someone who doesn't own a cat since you'd learn that at a young age...

Master Markus
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2 years ago

I am! "Cats purr" is something that most five year olds I've ever met know. What's next "My cat's staring out the window and sometimes his pupils get huge and I think it's an eye problem!"?

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Vintagekween
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2 years ago

This was years ago, but My Mom had only ever owned male cats, so when her very first female cat went into heat, she called the vet in a panic because of the sounds her kitty was making. The vet heard her howling in the background - asked if the cat was female - and when my Mom said "yes" he simply started laughing and told my Mom "there is nothing wrong with your kitty that a male kitty couldn't fix" LOL!

Magpie
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2 years ago

When I adopted a stray cat that walked in and decided to live with me - I got her/him Vet checked. And the Vet warned me about the female going in to heat. I luv my Vet.

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SweetMamaP
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2 years ago

I thought this was rather cute. She cared enough to spend the time and money for the cat. There are people who think nothing of keeping a cat locked in their room without any food or water for days.

La Petite Morte
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2 years ago

Please tell me the cat in the pic is named Fizzgig!

Dian Ella Lillie
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2 years ago

One day she'll look back on that visit and her toes will curl...

Molly Block
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2 years ago

That cat is making a funny sound AND A FUNNY FACE! LOL How cute is he?!! Does he even have ears? LOL!

MIke Mikels
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2 years ago

"She was sweet as pie and about as smart as one too" never underestimate a pie!!!!, one stole my girlfriend, now they are married, two kids, third on the oven

Magpie
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2 years ago

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Llews Art
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2 years ago

Tbh I get the point. My older cat purrs in silent-mode, I never hear him purr but I can feel it when I pet him. My kitten on the other hand purrs very loud, I can hear her from across the room xD Didn't know that was possible. So I agree with the author on this one - "She was sweet as pie and about as smart as one too. That's okay, she thought something was wrong and came rushing in." ;)

Brigitta Swart
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2 years ago

Purrfect happy ending

FuzzyWuzzy
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2 years ago

Hmm sounds to me like this new cat owner desp. needed cat lessons 101.

C.S. E.
Community Member
4 months ago

Oh, bless her heart!

Rebekah
Community Member
2 years ago

Aww, this is really sweet. They loved each other.

Susan Forbes
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2 years ago

At a sleepover when I was a kid my friend said my cat was "breathing funny." Same thing, she was purring.

deborah darsie
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2 years ago

Well, I commend the vet's office for responding kindly and providing some material about the wonders of being overlorded by a feline.

Veronica Niechajczyk
Community Member
2 years ago

that is the weirdest looking cat ever

marnidarr
Community Member
2 years ago

I thought she was concerned her cat had turned into a Gremlin.

Sue Knerl
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2 years ago

Bwwhhaaaahhhhaa. So funny.

Liz dJ
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2 years ago

If only I could add a voice message, I’d post one of my cat purring right as I read this

Amanda Hunter
Community Member
2 years ago

I remember being alarmed when my new pet Hamster filled it's pouch with food!

Eujis
Community Member
2 years ago

I booked an emergency appointment when my cat coughed up a fur ball. In my defense...the way they cough up fur balls is scary!

April Simnel
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2 years ago

"She was sweet as pie and about as smart as one too." Hahahaha! That's almost up there with "Oh, bless her heart."

Hannah Tyler
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2 years ago

Reminds me of my cousin the first time he got a cat and heard it purr he thought something was wrong with it! His parents had to say it just means they're happy XD

Sue Clasen
Community Member
2 years ago

I bet nobody told her that a purring cat in the lap has many advantages, regulating blood pressure and an immunitary defenses lifter

glowworm2
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2 years ago

At least now she knows that her kitty is content and happy being with her.

Sergio Ilyush
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2 years ago

In Russia, this photo was published with the commentary - "take out your finger" :)

Sergey Soldatenkov
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2 years ago

Well, take out your finger! I'm telling you fu*****......

Ivy Lam
Community Member
2 years ago

That's such a cute cat!!

Bored Savage
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2 years ago

I think I would have been rolling on the floor laughing. Kinda cute. At least she took him.

Jenny Lorenz
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2 years ago

My favorite line: She was sweet as pie and about as smart as one too. lol

Remliel
Community Member
2 years ago

Well!? Look at the cat, man!

Steven Rundle
Community Member
2 years ago

"She was sweet as pie and about as smart as one too." I need to use that one sometime...

Nosfentor
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2 years ago

That cat is bread.

Tom Witkowski
Community Member
2 years ago

She seriously never heard a cat purr before?!

Claire
Community Member
2 years ago

Maybe she has never met a cat for long enough to hear it purr or the cat she has met doesn't purr. Who knows, maybe she has never met a cat before.

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Jaded Queen
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2 years ago

Omg! I never had a cat or even heard a stray cat purr. But I leaned the sounds of animals as a kid. Wow she must be really dumb. Or uneducated.

lindsayaotter
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2 years ago

It makes me wonder about some...

Rachel Charlton
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2 years ago

She's a moron & needs a foot up her ass.

cwa92464
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2 years ago

The cat probably died because she couldn't figure how to unscrew the cans of food.

Juuli Seppänen
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2 years ago

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I just can't handle it when people take pets and know nothing about them! They don't even bother to learn the basics. Drives me mad...

Cassie
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2 years ago

She cared enough to take it to the vet when she wasn't certain. That's more than I can say about a lot of people.

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maggiemoonbeam
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2 years ago

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That's pathetic. Will she freak out when the cat sleeps 16 or more hours a day?

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#2

Foreign Body Removal: A Magic Trick

Foreign Body Removal: A Magic Trick

Love them dearly, but dogs can be morons sometimes. So a Golden Retriever (shocking) came in with symptoms like lethargy, excessive drooling, vomiting, not eating (uh oh, it's a Golden, something up here), and distended belly. We x-ray the patient and his stomach and part of his intestines are completely distended, like balloon huge, and filled with we're not sure yet. Table time. These surgeries are generally not short, but this guy took the prize. 4 hours later, we removed 6 and a half socks and 3 large dishtowels. The surgery looked more like the magic trick with the scarves up the sleeves than the trick itself. It never ended. We were dying of laughter, but holy shit. The dog is fine now. Hopefully no longer scarfing laundry. Sorry not sorry.

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serena
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2 years ago

Poor pup!

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#3

Nipples

Nipples

Nipples baffle the sh*t out of pet owner's new and old alike. It happens so frequently that it's a joke now. "Oh my god I found some lumps on their belly!" So for everyone's awareness cats and dogs alike have six to eight nips along their belly and it's okay guys. Sometimes the boys flash them too. Sometimes girls and boys alike don't. The best was the big burly guy and his Mastiff and he would simply not accept that his MALE dog had nipples. Wanted to get them removed under anesthesia even after explaining to him that they're normal. It was funny, but he was a bit intense. Nice dog though.

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Laugh Fan
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2 years ago

Um... if you're going to have a pet I think you need to know an awful lot more about it than this guy.

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#4

Cat Penises

Cat Penises

This one has happened twice now, and holy sh*t is it funny. Usually it happens while their grooming or if they're horny and decide to hump a blanket or something, and anyway their little red rocket makes a surprise appearance. Apparently if you do not know this, it's f**king shocking and terrifying. "What is that", "It doesn't look normal" "HIS PENIS IS BLEEDING WHAT IS HAPPENING" "But I thought you cut it off when he got fixed". For real though.

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FuzzyWuzzy
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2 years ago

Yeah well you should have seen the look on my BF face the first time he saw my older Male cat humping his little young brother cat. He freaked out cause he thinks my cats are gay. (he didn't last long, needless to say) What a duffus!

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#5

The Neighbors

The Neighbors

This one is kind of sad and weird. One of our clients is losing their mind a little bit, and they have a small dog. Well she brings the dog in all the time because the owner is convinced that her neighbors (shadowy figures with no face) are futzing around with her dog's penis while she's gone and that the dog has severe anxiety from it. The dog is fine and is really sweet, but oh my god.

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serena
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2 years ago

She shouldn't be living alone if she is that far gone...

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#6

Kids And Pigeons: Where The F**k Do They Get Them?

Kids And Pigeons: Where The F**k Do They Get Them?

Kids mean well, but goddammit guys where are you grabbing them? I understand when they have broken wings and sh*t but the number of times they just walk in with a bird and are like "Hey look what I got, do something with it" and just leave is weird. The notable and exciting day for everyone was when some kids nabbed a bird, brought it to us and it happened to be tagged by a local pigeon racing group (they exist?). Some old dudes in a truck showed up about 4 hours later all excited like little girls. It's apparently the farthest one of their birds has been tracked flying. There was also a budgie once brought in by the bird children, it got adopted.

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Pearl Sapirstein
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2 years ago

Having a budgie brought in isn’t that weird... it was obviously lost.

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#7

Food Market Dog: The Dog That Bit His Owner's Face

Food Market Dog: The Dog That Bit His Owner's Face

Bless them, there are these rescue organizations that either seize or purchase food market dogs and get them adopted out overseas to live out "normal lives". Now don't get me wrong they do A LOT of good work and many of the animals are genuinely saved. Some are so deeply broken that they cannot function as a pet in any sense. This dog HATEd to get touched by literally anybody, it was extremely flighty and bitey, genuinely aggressive towards most people, and it came in to get vaccinated. That's it. Okay...fine. So we hand the owner a muzzle and that's when the guy goes "Oh no, I can't put that on her". She's a snarling drooling mess the entire time we're in there, positioned in way that she's ready to lunge at us at a moments notice. She's the size of a Shepherd, probably somekind of Akita mix thing, whatever. Anyway that's when the guy tells us that "he's scared to" because she once bit him so in the face that he had a hole in his palate into his f**king sinuses. He had to have reconstructive surgery. Dumbfounded it took a moment to tell the guy that he needs to go home, there was no f**king way. It's the only time we've ever done that.

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Pearl Sapirstein
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2 years ago

The shelter I volunteered at did this, and the dogs were great pets after some training. That’s the adoption centers fault for not training the dog and adopting it out.

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