Pets of VUMC

February 2, 2024

VUMC Pets of the Day: Sleestack and Tootsie

Debbie Evetts - Cat Sleestack

Today’s Cat of the Day is Sleestack, submitted by Debbie Evetts of the VIP Mid South business office in Springfield.

Today’s Dog of the Day is Tootsie, submitted by Lacy Uken of the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital. “Tootsie is a 3-year-old super mutt (she has 18 different breeds in her) rescued from Proverbs 12:10 Animal Rescue. She was found as a stray in Houston County, Tennessee, in June, 2020. It started with me fostering her, but after only 1 day, I knew she was mine! She has become my best friend and favorite adventure buddy. Together, we have explored 21 states, and have done everything from swimming in the Atlantic Ocean in North Carolina, to hiking the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. She still has some trauma from her past life that we will probably always be working through, but she is worth it. And at the end of the day, she turned out to be the one who rescued me!”

Pets of the Day — what you need to know

The Vanderbilt University Medical Center Pets of the Day are included in regular editions of the MyVUMC newsletter, which is posted twice a week by VUMC News and Communications.

The pets are selected from the hundreds of entries sent earlier this year to the VUMC Voice Pet Photo Contest.

For those who submitted a photo to that contest, watch MyVUMC for Pets of the Day, and in addition, regular collections of pet photos are posted to the VUMC Voice site. You can see them all here:

If you have a pet you would like to nominate for Pet of the Day, the next Pet Photo Contest submission period is coming up later this year, and will be announced in MyVUMC.

Sleeestack and Tootsie were featured in the Feb. 8, 2024, edition of MyVUMC.