I've missed my friends at H. so much! I almost didn't get to go
today, though. I was a bad girl this morning. I waited on the bed
until Starla came out from under the bed (where she was sleeping) and
jumped on top of her, starting a cat fight. Mommy clapped and we ran in
opposite directions, so no one was hurt. I got kicked out of the
bedroom, so I was a bit pouty to start out when we left the house.
changed when I got on the bus, because a rainstorm hit just after we
boarded! I fell asleep listening to the rain on the bus roof, nice and
warm in my carrier, with my jacket over my back. At one point, while
switching between MAX light rail trains, Mommy answered questions about
how to train cats to ride in strollers. Then, I got sniffed by a nice
dog whose person wanted to pet me. She pulled her dog back, but then
Mommy said I was dog-friendly, so the dog got to sniff me. We also
found someone who does trap-neuter-return work and listened to cat
socialization stories. That's always fun!
to miss another huge cloudburst by just two minutes! Mommy was almost
running to get to H., because the sky darkened, the air smelled
different, and the temperature dropped considerably. I sat up in my
stroller, noticing the changes, and kept looking at Mommy. Hurry,
please! I don't want to be in the rain! We got in the doors, then the
hail started! The wind was blowing so much that the doors thought
people were wanting to come in! The silly doors started opening and
closing, but it was just the weather.
R. walked around
with us today, which she hasn't done in a while. She said I'm a miracle
cat, because I made a huge difference for three people today. I
visited more people than that, but it was a major visit for those three.
was lying on his side taking a nap when we came in, but quickly woke up
when he heard that I was there. He invited me up on the bed with him,
then scooped me up close to his chest. "My kitty! It's so good to have
my kitty here!" R. told him not to squish me, but I was happily
purring in his arms and snuggling. R. said she wished she had brought
her camera to take a picture, because we were so cute together.
is from another place nearby, named C., but at H. for a short time
before she goes back to C. R. has known her for a long time, so she
knew she would want to see me. Sure enough, M. told us that having me
visit her made her whole day! I love hearing that! Her leg didn't feel
good, so it was in a cast. I snuggled with her other leg and let her
pet me. She's going to talk with some people at C. and see if we can
come visit there once in a while. They have dog teams visit, but not
cat teams yet, even though many residents have cats of their own at C.
was the best visit of the day! She usually doesn't respond to the dog
teams visiting, except to watch them, so R. didn't know how she would do
with me. Turns out, it was the highlight of her day, probably of her
week! She tried to get out of bed when R. told her I was there! She
almost sat up straight on her own. She usually has choppy speech,
taking her time with articulating her thoughts and not saying cohesive
sentences. However, when talking to me, she spoke in complete sentences
and remembered most of the words she wanted! She told me that she had
cats when she was younger, but not for a while. She also talked about
my fur and about me snuggling on her blankets. She tried to talk with
R. and Mommy, but she couldn't say what she wanted, so she gave up and
talked to me again fluently. What an amazing experience! We stayed a
longer time with her, because I was helping her so much.
showed R. how I play tails with P. R. didn't know that P. could play
tails, because P. has low vision, but she does just fine with that
game. I started in right away after I greeted her, and she got my tail a
few times before I turned around to let her pet my head and neck.
was really worn out by all my work today, so I crashed in the stroller
in the office while waiting for Mommy to get ready to leave H. I
started snoring! I slept most of the way home, then woke up for our
last transfer and the walk home. Mommy and I were both very glad to be
inside, out of the cold wind!