My human finished getting all her shots, so we are cleared to start doing therapy work! At a workshop she went to last weekend, the therapy pet humans gave her a list of things she will need to bring with me when we go on our visits. They also suggested getting a tote with rollers to make it easier to cart around. She decided on this Hello Kitty backpack with wheels since… well, I’m a kitty and I’m going to be stopping in to say hello to people!
Here are some of the things we need to take with us on our visits.
Binga is not invited along. She would not be able to pass the test.
This isn’t a real cat brush — it’s actually a baby brush. They told my human to buy something with gentle bristles in case I am visiting someone who wants to brush me, but who can’t handle a brush well. That way, if I get poked in the face it won’t hurt.
We also have to bring a spray bottle with cleaner in it (plus some paper towels and a real towel) in case an accident happens that we need to clean up right away. I think this is more for dogs… I hope it is more for dogs! I would hate to embarrass myself like that.
They didn’t specifically say to include tissues — or wipes either — but my human thinks they will be handy to bring along. Which I think is funny because at home she is kind of the opposite of a cleanliness freak.
I also needed a shorter leash. For dogs, the therapy pet humans suggested a two or three foot leash, but all my human could find were four foot, which might be okay for me since I’m a small kitty and not very tall. We need a shorter leash because apparently they don’t want me getting into things… which I have to admit, I have a habit of doing.
And of course you remember the instant camera and film I got the day of my evaluation, right? I’ll also have cards specific to the therapy organization and brochures, but those will be given to me, along with my official therapy vest, the day of my first visit… which will be next Friday!
That’s a lot of stuff, isn’t it? But I think there is one thing my human hasn’t packed in here yet.
The treats! The therapy humans said I could have treats on my visit, so I can do tricks and the people I visit can reward me personally. I think that will be my favorite part!