I bet you are all wondering how my therapy cat evaluation went!
I passed! This isn’t my real harness, though — when I go for my first visit, I’ll get my real harness with the name of the organization on it. I will be honest, I was a little nervous, but it turned out that I didn’t have to do anything I wasn’t used to. I was on my leash, and several people I didn’t know handled me and cuddled me. Then somebody brought out a big dog and walked him around the room. I barely noticed the dog — I certainly saw enough dogs at the cat show at the Phoenix Pet Expo! The only weird part was that when my human put me back in my carrier, a friend of hers took me home. She had to stay behind to learn some other stuff.
The organization is called Love On 4 Paws, and my human chose them because they had several places that they serviced that were near our part of town. The day of the orientation, they gave my human this camera and film because when we do visits, she’ll be taking photos of me with the patients and giving them the pictures. Isn’t that cool?
I can’t wait to get started! But my human has to do a couple of things first. She needs to get clearance with the hospital we will be visiting, and she’ll need a TB test. Once that is taken care of, I can go visiting!
Carol B. says
Congratulations! You are going to be an awesome therapy cat. And you will make such a difference in people’s lives. We are all so proud of you!
Craig s. c. okajima says
Summer, your beauty, intelligence, and friendliness are a sure-bet combo for a wonderful Therapy Cat!
How could anybody not be captivated by your pretty face and purr?
Big congrats, Summer! And to your Human who took all the time to help you get there:)
You are going to have so much fun in this new venture:)
Cathy Keisha says
Of course you did. Concats! I sure hope your human doesnâ€™t have TB.
Laila and Minchie says
Concatulations Summer! We are so proud of you!
I knew you’d do wonderfully well for your therapy cat test……you are so used to being around people you don’t know and having strangers pet you and talk to you……..even the bit about being around a dog – no problem for you! You’re a STAR! I know your human is proud of you but all of us are too – can’t wait to hear about your visits when you start them – way cool too that your human will take photos for the organization!
Angel Ms. Phoebe's Family says
Concatulations Summer on your certification and helping train your human to get hers! We are excited for you and know your visits will help many people feel better. Years ago when our human was hospitalized in the ICU for four months with pneumonia, Doctors struggled to find ways to improve her spirits which could improve her physical health. There were no therapy pet programs at the time in our town, but upon hearing from her parents how much she missed her cat at the time Duchess, our human’s Doctor agreed to allow them to sneak Duchess in for a visit. Our human says that visit brought about a turning point in her recovery both emotionally and physically that she feels saved her life. She knows first hand how the love and compassion that animals bring to a human’s life can brings forth a power like no other, and has no doubt you will help many humans the same way her now angel fur baby Duchess did for her so many years ago.
Clove & Kaspars
That’s wonderful news! Congrats!
Athena and Marie
Mark's Mews says
OK, *WE* would freak out… You are SO brave Summer…
Fraidy Cats! says
totally pawsome news, Summer! concats! we hope you’ll be able to share some about your visits. purrs,
pip, smidgen, minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto
Just Ducky says
Concatulations Summer. You will be a purrfect therapy cat.
Lone Star Cats says
Yay! Congratulations to you, Summer (and to your human)! We knew you could do it, and we look forward to hearing about your therapy cat adventures. 🙂
Congratulations!!! You and your human are going to make a lot of people very happy.
Marty the manx says
Bravo for you! So very excited for you and your Mom! Of course we knew you would breeze right through 🙂 Can’t wait to see you in action Summer!
Congratulations to you and your mom for earning your Therapy Cat certification. It’s also really cool that you can take instant photos to share with the patients you visit.
I had no doubt you would pass with flying colors Summer. You provide me therapy over the internet every day
Diane Ricciardi Stewart says
Summer, that is soooo pawsome!!! God bless you and Mommy in your special duties. I know my 12 adopted/rescued kitties are therapy for me every day! You will be making lots of folks happy. That is a very special duty, and youand Mommy should be VERY proud! Wishing both of you all the best in your new *job*. . . God bless. . . â™¥â™¥â™¥
Congrats Summer! Both your human’s and your hard work paid off! We know you will bring so much happiness to the people you visit 🙂
the critters in the cottage xo
Wonderful! You are going to bring so much joy, Summer. That’s a lovely thing for your human to do too.
Brian Frum says
We are so very proud of you, but we knew you would pass with flying colors…or collars! You will sure be a hit when you go visiting beautiful Summer!
Judith Taylor says
Congrats Summer I had no doubt you would do great as a therapy cat. By the way I’m writing a Doctor Who novel and I think you’re so cool I put a Somali cat in the story and she rides in the TARDIS with the Doctor and his friend Lily. I don’t know if it will get published, but if it does I’ll put a dedication to you in it!
Melissa, Mudpie & Angel Truffles says
I’m so excited for you both!!!