It’s been a couple of weeks since I went on a therapy cat visit, and I’m so glad to be back! First I had to get my annual check up. Then my human got busy and had that film festival she attends every year. But all that is done (well, maybe not the part about my human being busy!), and I was happy to be visiting again.
We went to the hospital where I usually visit a lot of kids, and that was fun. I did my High Five for several of them. One young patient didn’t want to see me. He was having some sort of meltdown, like kids sometimes do — but his dad really enjoyed skritching me! He was obviously a cat person because he knew exactly what to do. I also visited the waiting room, where there are usually a lot of kids. It wasn’t too busy this time. That was a relief — last time there were, like, seven kids petting me at the same time! This time, only one kid was interested in me. He got on his hands and knees and kept putting his face up to mine to stare at me. I think it would have upset a lot of kitties, but I just stood there. My human petted me a few times to let me know the boy wouldn’t hurt me.
I also visited a surgery waiting room, which I’d never been in before. There was one older lady that was so glad to see me. She said she hadn’t been in surgery for 50 years, and even though this operation was just for her elbow, she was still nervous. I think I helped her feel better. Then I went to the Cancer Center and hung out with a group of people for a while and that was fun! I purred almost the whole time I was doing my visits.
On the way home, I managed to do something I never did before! As you may already know, I don’t really like car travel. I get stuck in the carrier on the back seat, or on the floor of the front seat, and I don’t get to hang out. Well, this time, I was able to get my carrier unzipped! So I walked right up and put my front paws on the parking break between the seats so I could ride next to my human. I guess she didn’t like that idea, because the moment she felt my fur on her arm, she turned down a side street and parked and put me back in the carrier. Which is a bummer because I thought it was a great idea!