Pets of VUMC

December 4, 2019

Pets of VUMC 2019 — Collection #7: Tidings of comfort and joy, cats edition

God rest ye merry, felines

Ashley Houser, Children’s Hospital Pharmacy. “Chandler always has a very’ meowy’ Christmas.”

Holiday cats, comfy cats, even cats with a couple of guest dogs…

This is the seventh installment of photographs submitted by VUMC employees to the 2019VUMC Voice Pet Photo Contest. Hundreds of pictures were submitted for the contest, and while we won’t be able to use all, or even most, of the pictures we received, we hope to showcase a good sample of the best of the beasts.

Remember, the top prize offered in the contest is a photo of your pet in VUMC Voice.

The first collection, “Pets and their people,” is here.

The second collection, “Summertime pets,” is here.

The third collection, “Duos and groups,” is here.

The fourth collection, “Smiling dogs, cat rebuttals, horse laughs,” is here

The fifth collection, “Here’s looking at you, part 1” is here. 

The sixth collection, “Here’s looking at you, part 2” is here.

To take a look at the 2019 Tidings of comfort and joy, dogs edition, go here.

If you missed sending in an entry this year, and your pet is peeved about it, please reassure him or her that there will be a VUMC Voice Pet Photo Contest next year, but explain that the deadline for entries for this year has passed, and no more pictures will be accepted. We hope your pet understands.

Watch for the call for entries for VUMC Voice Pets of the Medical Center 2020 — coming soon.

Jennifer Anderson, VPH. Kitty.
Christine Ronchetti, Strategic Marketing. “Tashi is a Maine coon/tabby mix. She was found abandoned when she was three weeks old and taken to a shelter. She ‘permits me’ to live in the house with her.”
Jen Crook, Pediatric Infectious Disease. (Cat with guest dog). Danton and Pickles visit Santa.
Patti Powell, Episodes of Care. “Nelee is a rescue from Metro Animal Control. Because she is FIV positive, she was at the shelter for a very long time waiting to be adopted. The day I came in and adopted her the whole staff at MACC can out to celebrate her finally going home.”
Chunxue Tracy Wang, Allergy, Pulmonary, and Critical Care Medicine. Dottie.
Becky Shattuck-Brandt, Pharmacology. Nozie.
Rosemary Cope, Work/Life Connections-EAP. “We found Chloe by the side of the road when she was a pound-and-a-half, and about 6 weeks old.”
Kayley Lynd, Clinical Nutrition. “Marcus is a 3-year-old domestic medium hair cat that we adopted from Metro Animal Control. In his spare time, he enjoys playing fetch and catching bugs. Every day when we come home, he demands to be held for at least five minutes. If not in sight, you know he’s up to something. Otherwise he’s by your side all the time. Marcus is one cool cat.”
Jensine Russell, 8 North. “Spencer is our beloved 15-year-old shelter cat. Despite his age, he is still very active and brings us his favorite toy mice daily. He is a love bug, always greets us at the door, and snores like a motor boat.”
Jill White-Abell, Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology. Tupelo.
Laura Reinert, Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology. “Pekoe loves the sun.”
Rhonda McKinney, Development. Yoda.
Rachel Chelewski, Specialty Pharmacy Services. “Icing is a pure white odd-eyed cat. She acts more like a dog than a cat because she has four small doggie brothers to play with. This is a picture of her supervising my husband and me unpacking in one of her favorite boxes. She refuses in sleep in pet beds.”
Megan Whitey, Graduate Medical Education. ” June is a cuddly long haired princess who is very high maintenance!.”
Nikki Martin, Pediatrics. (Cat with guest dog). “Zelda is a 14-year-old diva kitty, and Ranger is a 4-year-old blue heeler. The two have been thrown together when my husband and I moved in together and neither likes it very much.”


To take a look at the 2019 Tidings of comfort and joy, dogs edition, go here.

To take a look back at the best of last year’s pet photos, go here.