I’m about to go on a therapy cat visit at one of my usual hospitals… but do you notice anything different? That’s right, I’m not wearing my usual regulation therapy vest. I’m dressed for Halloween! I did not want to wear something too complicated or too heavy, just something simple. So I decided on this little frock.
You saw this dress once before, but if you forgot, here’s the post. The back says, “So Cute… It’s Scary!”
My human and I were the only team this time, no dog teams were with us. I don’t mind the dogs, but it was kind of nice to be able to wander around the volunteer room while my human signed in, and to be able to walk on the leash in the halls. When we are with a dog team, it is simpler for me to be in my sling carrier, but I prefer being on a leash and allowed to walk. So let me tell you about some of my visits!
- I think the first guy we visited kind of cried when he saw me because he missed his cat so much. He even had a tattoo of his kitty on his arm. He was really, really happy to see me. I spent lots of time with him.
- One older lady only spoke Spanish, and fortunately, a bilingual nurse happened into the room while we were visiting so she helped my human communicate with her. I thought that was funny because I was communicating with the patient just fine.
- There was a family, and the father was the patient. But he was sitting in a chair while the mom and the little girl were in his bed hanging out. Of course I jumped on the bed! “Hey, I’m the patient!” he said, but I could tell he was happy that I was there to entertain his little girl. He told my human about their pretty brown chihuahua that they rescued from the streets.
- I visited a bunch of nurses and other workers! Some of them hadn’t seen me before, but a lot of them remembered me from prior visits. They took photos of me and I did tricks for them.
The only bad thing I have to say about my visit is there wasn’t enough time to cover all the floors of the hospital that are open to me! That is why there is usually two teams — it takes two therapy pets to visit a full two or three floors in an hour and a half. Next time I will try to go to the floors that I missed.
Andy W says
Love your Halloween dress. And the saying fits you to a T!
It’s a shame you were the only therapy pet that day, but at least you were able to bring happiness to a few. I think your work as a therapy pet is so important. Keep up the good work!
Julie McDonough says
Love your frock Summer, I’m glad you had fun.
What important healing work you and your Human are doing, Summer…you both rock!
Sweet post and lovely photos. Fantastic seeing therapy cats. 🙂
Your frock was the purrfect choice. This sounds like another successful therapy visit
I love hearing about your volunteer work, Summer. You must have been the highlight of the patients’ and staff’s day!
You and your human are a great team.
Melissa & Mudpie says
I bet you were the highlight of everybody’s Halloween, sweet girl. That’s heartbreaking that a man cried when he saw you because he missed his kitty so much 🙁
The Swiss Cats says
Great job, Summer ! You’re giving so much joy to these people ! Purrs
We’re sure you made everyone’s Halloween much happier! You’re such a sweet girl!
You do such wonderful work, Summer! Glad you brighten the lives of so may others. Yesterday when petcretary was at her work there was a nice big boxer there. So petcretary brought some of her residents out to meet him. They enjoyed petting him and he looked like he wanted to jump in some laps for a cuddle…but um…he was a bit too large to do that. On Saturday there was a nice elderly schnauzer there visiting his boss-man, and petcretary asked if he would like to see some willing doggy lovers. So off he went to do his smileys for some residents. They all loved on him too. So even though they are not therapy animals they still bring their own bit of cheer to others. It makes a bright spot in petcretary’s day too!
That sounds like a wonderful visit, Summer. You sure bring lots of happiness to those patients and their families. Happy Moewloween!
Kitty Cat Chronicles says
Love your Halloween frock, Summer! We are sure you brightened up everyone’s Halloween.
William's Kith & Kin says
Oh, Summer, you and your human are doing such a very wonderful thing!
Love that the guy was so emotional over your visit because he misses his cat… that’s really sweet.
THe Island Cats says
We bet you were a real treat to all those people, Summer.
You are doing a great job making people happy, Summer.
Cathy Keisha says
I love your therapy cat stories! Happy Howl-o-ween!
Summer, you are gorgeous in that beautiful, spooky dress. I just love it on you. You always amaze us – being a therapy cat and so clam about it too. We simply love you sweetie.
Great job, Summer. thanks for sharing the stories of your visit with patients with us. I’m sure they are very glad you are there. The costume is great, too.
Andrea and the Celestial Kitties says
Love your little dress! I bet so did the patients! You’re such a good girl making everyone feel better! Still wish you were close to where I am, I could use a kitty visit as I miss mine like mad! lol
Caren Gittleman says
I am sure you made A LOT of people smile today and that is all that matters!
Cats of Wildcat Woods says
You are doing such an important Job Summer. We love your dress too. Happy Halloween!
Kitties Blue says
We do remember that dress, and it is purrfect on you. We bet the patients would rather see you in a cute dress every time. Stay safe and have a non-spooky Halloween. Hope you, Boodie and Binga get lots of kitty treats. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo
Summer, this is all so wonderful but especially the man who misses his kitty. It’s so nice that you brought comfort and joy to him. I hope he can go home soon. Your dress is perfect!
Sue Brandes says
I am sure you made everyone’s day special.
It’s so lovely of you and your human to visit those people, Summer.
Athena and Marie
Craig s. c. okajima says
Summer, I want to scratch you on the chin, behind the ears, on the back of the neck, then I want to put you on my lap, pet you, and listen to you purr!!
Ellen Pilch says
It sounds like you made a lot of people happy. You look extra pretty in your dress.
Random Felines says
we bet your costume was a huge hit!!! we are so proud of you and your human for doing this
Toby and Leia says
Happy Halloween! We’re so glad to hear how wonderful you made those patients feel. Especially that first guy.
Summer you selected the purrfect frock for today. You look lovely as usual and I know for a fact everyone just loved you…because you are loveable
Hugs madi your bfff
Summer mew bring oodles sunshine and joy to those that need it, and that’s wunderpurr!
BTW we love your cute costume today, mew look gorgeous 😀
Basil & Co xox
Craig s. c. okajima says
^^ Pretty Cat!!
Elise Xavier says
I am obsessed with your stories – lots of them make me tear up a little. You’re such an incredible cat.
Sometimes Cats Herd You says
We’re a little surprised you were allowed to dress in your costume instead of your therapy vest, but we think it’s great you could dress up like that for the patients! Our human thinks of you every time she is at the hospital with her father and sees the therapy dogs visiting. So far, she hasn’t seen any cats… how disappointing!
Summer Samba says
Halloween is the one time we get to wear something other than our therapy vests. I still wore my hospital badge, of course.
Katie Isabella says
Summer. YOU are totally completely adorable in that dress! And I am so glad you got to go and charm everyone in the hospital. Thank you and thanks to your human too!
Sounds like you had great visit! A guy with tatoo of his kitty is just so sweet. I love reading about your visits and how you made patients and their families so happy 🙂
Mr. Chivers, Greyson, and Tabitha says
You looked so pretty and cute for the occasion. You and your mom bring so much joy to people. We are glad to hear you girls had a wonderful time. Paws up to you both! Purrs and Happy Halloween!
Brian Frum says
That sure sounds like a very productive day pretty Summer. We’re so proud of you doing such wonderful work!
You’re a sweetheart, Summer. You bring a smile to all your readers faces every day as well 🙂
Margaret Elmendorf says
That is such a great thing to do Summer to make those people in the hospital a little bit happy for a little while.
Ingrid King says
Happy Halloween, Summer! I so love what you and your human are doing with your therapy work.
Layla Morgan Wilde says
Happy Halloween Summer! We have a treat for you today, and think you should write a book: Confessions of a Therapy Cat.
The Poupounette Gang says
You do an amazing job, Summer. You must bring so much joy to the patients in those hospitals!
Mickey's Musings says
It must be a good feeling knowing that the patients appreciate your visits.
We like your dress too.
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ
All the best with therapyâ˜º The costume is cuteâ™¥
The kitties of purring pines says
Those are sweet stories, Summer. We’re so proud of you!