I had a busy day at the big hospital. Fortunately the other therapy cat, Josie, signed up at the last minute so there were two of us visiting.
First we headed for the Cancer Center. While Josie sat in the lap of a chemo patient in the infusion room, I visited with a woman who was waiting for her husband. She spoke to me in Spanish, which I always enjoy, and petted me lots. I also saw the chemo patient. It was an unusual experience because she’d never handled a cat before — and she got to spend time with two!
Next we went to Pediatrics, and there were lots of children to see. Josie and I stopped by all the rooms with kids who wanted to see us. One little girl came from a family with four cats. While I spent time on the bed with her, her mom told my human about the kitties.
The Pediatrics area was really noisy for part of our visit because there was construction going on nearby. It didn’t bother me (or Josie) because as a therapy cat, we’re supposed to take that sort of thing in stride. I think it bothered my human, though!
Also my human did a dumb thing — she neglected to securely close my package of freeze dried chicken treats and the bag spilled all over the inside of her tote bag. At least she saved most of the treats, but she had a big mess to clean up. But that was her problem — I had a nice visit.
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