Well...I wouldn't get too upset over he/she. Some people (including vets) can get a 'gender' stuck in their head and may call all dogs 'boys' and all cats 'girls' or vice/versa. Not much of a big deal to me, considering the number of animals they see and how the gender of many pets are not readily apparent unless you are staring directly at The Evidence of their gender.
As long as the vet calls my pet by the correct species
, I'm good.
As to perhaps feeling rushed about the cast ... is it possible the vet was disappointed, disgusted, offended, angry or whatever
... because you chose an option the vet knew was not a good one for the cat and just wanted to get you all out of her office? I happen to agree with your vet in thinking the chances of this leg healing are slim-to-none. I think the surgery should have been done.
If this $600 cast effort is unsuccessful, what then?
Will you then attempt the surgery the vet first suggested?
Will you have the vet perform a surgery to remove the damaged and useless leg?
Will you have the cat humanely euthanized?
Can you call around and "price-shop" for that type of surgery?
Can you ask *this* vet about the cost for external fixaters (this *may* be what they had in mind with the original quote
) for the broken bone?
Best of luck to you and your Snuffy-kitty.
Here is The Wanderer in his hutch in the barn:
Here he is a few weeks later, in the house: