Visitation by the HappyFace Virgin

Visitation by the HappyFace Virgin

The veterinarian shaved our cat Bella’s shoulder to check on a growth and the HappyFace (well, not broadly happyfaced) Virgin graced us with her presence.
Please make appointments if you wish to see her, as we anticipate pilgrims from around the globe.

About Scott Abbott

Ph.D. in German Literature from Princeton University, 1979. Then I taught at Vanderbilt University, BYU, and Utah Valley State College. At Utah Valley University, I'm Director of the Program in Integrated Studies and former Chair of the Department of Humanities and Philosophy. My publications include a book on Freemasonry and the German Novel, two co-authored books with Zarko Radakovic (published in Serbo-Croatian in Belgrade), and translations of a book by Austrian author Peter Handke and of a catalogue of an exhibit called "The German Army and Genocide." More famously, my children are in the process of creating good lives for themselves: as a model and manager, as a teacher of Chinese language, as a watershed scientist and science writer, as a jazz musician, as a corrections officer, as university students, and as parents. I share my life with UVU historian Lyn Bennett and our yellow dog Blue. Some publications at
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2 Responses to Visitation by the HappyFace Virgin

  1. Mike Roloff says:

    It is entirely unclear, to me, if Virginia appeared on the shaved part of the shoulder, that is whether this is the cancer virgin, or the expression on the cat’s face upon having her shoulder shaved.


    • Scott Abbott says:

      Her face was indeed incredulous. Still, most likely given the rash of these on trees and in omelets and on stucco and under overpasses, it’s a divine visitation! When the pilgrims start coming, we’ll be able to pay off the mortgage.


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