My cats HATE the vet's rectal thermometer at each checkup. Last week at the checkup, the vet said he was unable to do the rectal temperature. I know this means I will get a full medical language explanation, followed by a human explanation. Instead, he simply said my female cat "is totally full of poop." I laughed out loud, and he continued that she really needs to go to the bathroom and is so full, they can't do the rectal thermometer. I looked at my cat and said " the vet said you are FULL OF IT--you finally figured out how to avoid the rectal thermometer!!!!! i had the feeling that after I went to bed that night, my cat was on the computer e-mailing the Cat Nation of this new secret weapon against vets' rectal thermometers--advising all cats to check their human companions' calendars on the walls, in books, on computers, blackberries, cell phones and everywhere to find that word VET. Then the night before the Vet Visit to eat a lot and not use the litterbox. If the Cat Nation is successful, it could revolutionize how temperatures are taken and maybe a puff of air under the arm or something.