“Being a veterinarian in Montreal must have been fascinating. Are you bilingual?
How did you handle the language thing?
“I had only recently graduated, and while the pay wasn’t what I hoped for I did enjoy living in the city very much. Language never was a problem. I spoke French to cats and English to dogs”.
“But that’s silly to assume all cats speak French and all dogs speak English. That’s
like saying all dogs are male and all cats female”.
“Research as proven conclusively that both sexes are represented in cats and dogs.
Communication is different. Most cats do of course speak French, and the few who don’t fake it, not willing to admit they don’t. Dogs are pretty easy going. Your happy, they’re happy. If the owner was French speaking, I’d wink at the dog and switch over.
if I didn’t like the owner I’d make them translate.”
“Translate to the dog.”
“Yes, translate, and I’d use tons of long and complicated medical terms.”
“Well that’s ridiculous. What about little Spanish gatos, or great German hounds. What did you say to them?”
“ We didn’t, just referred then to another practice. Usually the pet acupuncture lady in Chinatown.”