Anyway, we have a few exciting things in the works right now. As many of you know, I started working on Sophie’s therapy cat certification back in May for her birthday. It is now time for her to begin her supervised visits! We have to have 10 hours of supervised visits before she can be officially certified (5 of which have to be done by the same person), and then the supervisor has to fill out and sign a form saying they think Sophie will be a fantastic therapy cat! WE know Sophie will make a great therapy cat, but the problem we have run into is that there are no chapters or other therapy pet teams from Love on a Leash near us, which means they don’t have someone to send to do Sophie’s supervised visits. The alternative is to have someone from one of the facilities Sophie will be visiting, like the volunteer coordinator or activities manager, do the supervising. We have contacted the biggest nursing home/assisted living/retirement community in our town about the possibility of doing her supervised visits there, but they turned us down and said they don’t currently have an interest in pet therapy with a cat. While we are disappointed, we aren’t going to let this setback hinder us. There are a few other similar facilities and a children’s hospital in our town, and we will be contacting them in the coming week. Paws crossed that one of them agrees to do her supervised visits and that we can get started soon! We are both very anxious and excited.
So excited that I got her a present! More info on the present in a later post, but here is a teaser photo:
It will be…
Ellie is cool too! She had a face-off with a goat once. Guess who won?!
Happy Friday, everyone, and have a great weekend!