One important lesson I have learned so far about children is that even the sweetest and cutest child can turn into a little monster when they don’t want to do something. Whether they are scared and don’t want an IV started or they don’t want to take their medicine, I have been shocked by how quickly they can flip their switch and go from talking about Ariel to kicking, screaming and spitting. The parents are usually embarrassed and upset when their child starts behaving this way. I never understood what they were going through until I took my little angel Isis to the vet last week. I knew she had a UTI, so after a lot of drama collecting a urine sample from her, I called around to find a vet to do a urinary analysis on it. None of them would do the simple test without seeing Isis first. I made an appointment and brought her in. Trips to the vet are never fun, especially for the vet. I put Isis up on the table and the vet tech walked in the room. Isis immediately warmed up to her, rubbing up against her and purring like crazy. "I need to take her to the back to weigh her and take her temperature," the tech told me. I replied that I was ok with that, but that Isis was just putting on an act and that she has a quick left hook. The tech smiled and said, "No, she’s a sweetheart, aren’t you Isis?" She picked Isis up and the moment the door closed behind her, I heard that awful high-pitched ear-shattering cry that cats can only do when they are extremely ticked off. This screaming and crying went on for at least five minutes. I sat there in the room embarrassed and wanting to cry. My poor baby was being tortured by that mean tech who was trying to take her temperature, and everyone in that office could hear her screaming. When the tech finally returned with Isis, she said, "Well, I don’t need her temperature that badly… " I think I’ll try that sometime at work- "Sorry doc, I didn’t give Tommy his shot because he started crying and made a nasty face at me." I bet that will go over smoothly!