So, after my venting session yesterday here, I decided to get 'serious' about these two things and work in tandem with my friends to get an answer.
I went out for my morning errands and came back to make the phone call to the vet. Lo and behold, he was there and I spent a good 5 minutes talking to him in Italian about what I wanted and needed and what he wanted and needed. At the time, I thought the best part was that he understood me and I understood him and I got my appointment.
However, I called my friend to tell her I got through to the vet and got the appointment and she informed that she, too, got through earlier in the morning and made me an appointment! Her appointment is 1/2 hour before mine on the same day. Her Italian is extremely good so we are now wondering why this man didnt say something about how strange it is that two American girls with cats are leaving on exactly the same day and have the same name...what are the odds?!
At any rate, I am keeping both appointments and will fill him in on the 'secret' once I am there. Next thing to accomplish....my internet connection cancellation....watchout FastWeb, I am on a mission!