Saturday, May 15, 2010

Therapy Cat Tales

Tabby writes:

(written yesterday)

No noisy kids on public transporation this time, thank goodness!  All in all, it was a pretty calm day.

This morning, I played chase and pounce with Rori, Little Bit, and Spooky.  We'd gotten a new catnip toy from one of our Catster friends, so we were all on catnip highs!  Racing from one end of the hallway to the other, around the living room, and back!  Mommy wanted to sleep in a few minutes more, but I pounced on her to make sure she was up.  Scared Starla half to death, because she was snuggling with her, but I jumped down and ran around some more instead of chasing Starla.

At H., we found out that two of my friends I regularly visit had died.  One died last week, but the other died just yesterday morning.  Rest in peace, R.G. and K.D.

I was tired from my fun morning, so I spent most of the time visiting laying down, either in my stroller or in people's laps.  Everyone was very glad to see me, and commented on how pretty I am.  I was so glad to see my friends, too!  S. wondered if I would react to the rooms that had been occupied, and I did sniff them, but then walked by.  I was much more interested in the living people who needed me now.

The last room I visited is home to a new friend, E.  She thought I might not like her, but I settled right down on her bed and didn't want to leave.  I sat on her lap, snuggled with her, kneaded the bedspread, and almost took a little nap!  When one of the nurses, J., whom I love, cam in to see me and talk with E., I hid behind E.'s back so that J. wouldn't try to get me to move away from E.!  When Mommy called me, I came and then let J. pet me, but I wanted to stay with E.

We had to leave after a while, though, so I had to get back into the stroller.  On the way down in the elevator, a man who was visiting his mom saw the stroller, then did a triple-take!  He was about to say, "That's one hairy baby!"  Then he almost collapsed in giggles against the side of the elevator, because he realized what he was seeing!  When we got out of the elevator, he hurried over to the reception desk and told the receptionist, still giggling and leaning against the desk for support!

I went to class with Mommy and helped her teach by walking on the tables and lying down on books.  Well, I thought it was helping, anyway!  Then her dad picked us up and I got to see all sorts of interesting things on the way home in his car, including geese flying when we got into the driveway at home.  Boy, are those birds LOUD!


Hannah and Lucy said...

We are glad you had a good visit with everyone yesterday. You are a very kind kitty.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Wow! What a busy day you had--visiting and then helping teach!

Marg said...

Tabby, you really did have a very busy day but you are such a good kitty to go visit all those people. You also have a super Mom to take you to those places. Glad it was a good day.

Sparkle said...

You are such a great kitty! You work so hard, yet you take it in stride. I'm impressed.

The Island Cats said...

It's so nice that you get to visit the people! We bet they just love you!