I went to the big hospital for my therapy cat visit this week. Before I even saw any patients, my human and I ran into several residents, which is always fun! One young woman was wearing a USC jacket over her uniform — by coincidence, that where I am visiting next week!
I only had a couple of children to see in Pediatrics. The first one, a girl, really wasn’t that interested in me, but she had an older relative with her — my human couldn’t tell if she was the mom, an aunt, or a grandmother — who was excited I was there. She really enjoyed my visit. I even did a high five!
The other patient was a girl who immediately sat up in bed so I could join her. Her mom and dad were both there, but apparently they aren’t together — my human guessed that because the mother is allergic to cats, and the dad has a cat who he totally adores and couldn’t stop talking about! While my human was chatting with them, I curled up with the patient and relaxed and purred. It was a very happy visit.
We also stopped by Labor and Delivery, and my presence caused a huge commotion because apparently I am famous there! A couple of them follow my Instagram account. One of the nurses was practically crying, she was so thrilled to see me. So I sat on the counter of the nurse’s station and posed for lots and lots of photos and did some tricks, just the way I do at a cat show or personal appearance. It was fun being a celebrity for a few moments.
But of course, I had patients to visit. One bedridden mom-to-be didn’t have room on the bed for me, but I was okay being in my sling while she petted me. The other lady sat up so I could join her and she and my human chatted while I visited.
This was an awesome visit.
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