A couple times a year, I take a stroll through Toys R Us to see if there is a new Pet Vet Barbie being inflicted upon the masses. There’s a cat vet one, which I bought just because she has a slide on the exam table and that alone was worth the price- I mean, what cat doesn’t love going down a slide at the vet clinic?- but that’s not what really got me excited.
The Barbie I had to grab was the Fashionista Barbie. Those babies have moveable joints. MOVEABLE JOINTS! Now, why fashionistas need moveable joints but astronauts, veterinarians and bakers do not is beyond me, but maybe the good folks at Mattel just spend too many hours watching Paris Hilton contort on the red carpet and not enough seeing how women with actual jobs have to bend from time to time.
So anyway, I immediately took this Barbie, changed her clothes out for a pair of scrubs, and threw her into the Pawcurious Clinic to see what would happen. It quickly became apparent that she was so versatile and helpful, that she wasn’t actually a pet doctor at all.
She was, in fact, a tech. Now that’s a doll Mattel could really do something with.
Introducing Andie the Wonder Tech: a Pet Doctor Barbie Post
Hey Andie, I know you have 5 dentals to do before lunch so I was just trying to get a catheter in Mr. Puss here, but….
No worries! I’ll get him! Come on Mr. Puss, I need you down here, buddy.
Oh, ha ha, I forgot he needed a nail trim too. But he kind of got away from me again. And you know, my knees and all… would you….
That’s not a problem. I know you’re getting crabby Mr. Puss, we’re almost done.
Hey, I’m having a bear of a time with this jugular draw. Can I get you….
Say no more, doc. I got it.
You know, I just went ahead and did his ear cleaning, anal glands and nails while I was at it. Figured I might as well.
You’re the best Andie! Hey, I’m about to head out to lunch with Dr. Peppered. There’s just a bird in Room 4 for a beak trim, if that’s OK.
Of course! Have a good lunch.
Room 4? We really need to get these women a raise.
Shh! Hurry up and grab your keys!
I love my new Andie the Wonder Tech doll. Almost as much as I love the real life technicians who do hard labor making us look good and pets remain healthy each and every day. Have a great week! If you’re at the vet this week don’t forget to thank your tech!