I had my second visit at the children’s hospital yesterday. My human and I are still learning our way around, so we had one of the employees accompany us. The hospital is not really all that big, so next time we go, I bet we will be able to do it on our own.
The visits here are different in that there is only one therapy pet doing visits. Since we don’t have a dog team to coordinate with, I am free to walk on my leash as much as I want… well, as long as I am walking in the right direction! Sometimes I’m just determined to go somewhere else. For some reason, my human doesn’t trust me to know where I am needed, so in those cases, she picks me up and carries me.
While we were waiting for the employee to bring us around, I visited with patients in the lobby area, and made lots of them smile! Then we went to some of the exam rooms on the first floor. One boy we visited remembered me from my first visit there a few weeks ago! I also visited a little girl who was so thrilled to see me. My human finally has a working camera, so she was able to take a photo of me with the girl. Usually I don’t like being picked up and held. But I was very cooperative with this little girl, which was a good thing because my human had to take the photo twice. The first time the camera was out of film and didn’t warn her! But I did not squirm once.
The second floor is where pre-op and rehab are located. The doctor up in pre-op remembered me — well, I guess I am kind of hard to forget! There were a couple of patients to visit. One was a little boy who was anxious to see me. When my human placed me on the bed, though, he got a little scared. He thought I might scratch him. As if! We all assured him that I was very gentle and would not ever lay a mean paw on him. In fact, I liked him quite a bit, so I was glad when he started to relax around me. The employee was surprised I just sat there with the boy, but that is what I do.
Because it is a small hospital, we make our rounds and usually end earlier than at the other, bigger hospitals. But I am perfectly willing to stay as long as it takes to see all the children who need me.
Pawesome Cats says
You’d never scratch anyone…. you’re doing a great job… putting a smile on the face of sick kids or the elderly is important work.
Meezer's Mews & Terrieristical Woofs says
Maybe down the road some of those children might want to get kitties of their own, even an abby kitty like you!
Thank you and your human for bringing such happiness to those children and staff, Summer. 🙂
Cathy Keisha says
You do so much good. It’s sad that the same boy from a few weeks ago was still there.
Summer Samba says
The kids who need this type of hospital often have something going on medically that takes a lot of care. Not something they can just recover from.
Summer, you are such a special kitty! It’s nice of your human to take pictures for the kids. That’s such a wonderful thing to do!
poppy Q says
Good job Summer. I don’t think I would like that job as I am a shy cat.
Kitties Blue says
Sounds like an excellent visit, Summer. Mom says that if she was in the hospital she’d like you to visit. And what a treat for the children. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer
We bet those children were so happy to see you! Purr therapy is the best.
You are the best Summer. I am sure that little boy just loved having you visit
I bet the children are delighted to get the photo taken with you & have a momento of the experience to put in a picture frame! I bet they all want to take you home! Head nuzzles.
Melissa & Mudpie says
I think your human should see where you end up taking her! MOL I told my dad once, a hospital is the one place you don’t want to take a wrong turn. You could end up walking in on something quite terrible!
Purrjamm Cats says
You look so purrfessional sweetheart. And we know you would never scratch anyone either. We know those folks so look forward to your visits. I’m sure it makes them feel special. Great job Summer! Purrs
Memories of Eric and Flynn says
I am sure your visits help the children relax and make their hospital stays less scary.
So awesome! I’m glad that you are able to brighten the days of those kids in the hospital.
Summer, that is so great to make kids smile. It is always so sad to see kids sick in a hospital so we are sure you were a big help.
Seville at Nerissa's Life says
Of COURSE you’re hard to forget, Summer. I imagine you’re IMPOSSIBLE to forget, for sure. PURRS
Madi and Mom says
Summer your hospital visits always warm our hearts and make them swell with proud at how loving you are…today’s is especially nice.
Hugs madi and mom
Hey Summer, we just love that mew bring so much joy to all those mew visit, and we loved reading today’s report, totally epic!!!
Basil & Co xox
caren gittleman says
another place that will fall in love with you!
Eastside Cats says
Summer, as a person who recently underwent surgery, I know how stressful things can be!
If a therapy cat or dog visited me beforehand, it sure would have made things a lot differentâ€¦ And relaxed!
You do good work!
Aw geeze, I’ve got a little mist in my eye area…(“But I am perfectly willing to stay as long as it takes to see all the children who need me.”)
Summer, you’re such a wonderful therapy cat. You might not always go in the right direction, but you’re perfect when it comes to knowing how to be tolerant and loving towards the children.
William's Kith & Kin says
You are such a smile-maker, Summer!
Colehaus Cats says
It sounds like you had an awesome visit. We can imagine how much happiness you’re bringing to everyone there.
Random Felines says
you are so great with kids Summer….we know you make a big difference in their days
Ellen Pilch says
You are definitely unforgettable Summer.
Toby and Leia says
What a great visit you had. Hospitals are such scary places, but you make it easier for them.
The Island Cats says
We bet you make all the kids happy. Good job, Summer!
Brian Frum says
Oh that made us smile sweet Summer. Thanks for making the kids happy kids!
You are so wonderful to everyone at the hospital. You always bring them smile, and of course you are unforgettable!
The Poupounette Gang says
That sounds like such a great place for you to visit, and so many children to bring smiles to!
Summer I know that your visits make so many happy- especially kids I’m sure…..it’s a little scary being in a hospital but if they have a gentle kitty to pet, it makes the “scary” go away!
The kitties of PURRING pines says
Keep up the great work Summer!