This weekend’s therapy cat visit was to the boys’ homes. They are at these two locations either because they are on probation or wards of the court. I don’t come very often because my human wants to make sure that different boys see me each time. She figures the novelty of seeing a therapy cat is probably good for one time for most of them.
The first house, in fact, only had one boy who cared to see me. Sometimes the boys are having issues or are in bad moods and they don’t want visitors, not even a kitty. There was one other boy living there who enjoyed seeing therapy pets, but he was on a family visit that weekend. So my human and I mostly hung out with the people in charge of the home. I did show off my tricks while I was there. The woman there said that her cats wouldn’t do any of the things I did!
The next house had some boys hanging out and they enjoyed me for about 15 minutes. I did my tricks for them, and one of them even videotaped me giving high fives and ringing my bell. I also did high fives with a couple of them. The guy in charge of the house wanted my human to take photos of me with each of the boys, so she did. After that, they just sort of wandered off to video games or the basketball game on the TV. I didn’t mind, though, I just hung out in my Sleepypod and relaxed and purred. One of the boys asked questions about the therapy pet program. It turned out that this was the first time he’d had a therapy pet visit. I purred for him, and let him rub my tummy. (Okay, I’ll let just about anybody rub my tummy, but don’t tell him that!)
This wasn’t my most successful therapy cat visit to these two homes, but sometimes it just works out that way. And with my tricks and purr therapy, I think I left these boys with something to remember.