Today Lincoln Pet Culture is honored to bring a special guest post to its readers. Earlier this year, my therapy cat Rainy interviewed Sputnik, a two-year-old therapy cat. Now Sputnik’s owner returns with an update on how Sputnik is still … Continue reading Therapy Cat Series: Guest Blogger Sputnik the Therapy Cat
Back in early March, Rainy and I expanded the number of seniors we visited, and we started our third Read to a Pet session. With warmer weather on the horizon, I was also looking forward to taking both Rainy and … Continue reading Therapy Cat Series: Rainy During The Pandemic
Lincoln Pet Culture’s series of interviews with therapy cats resumes this week! My therapy cat Rainy sat down to do an online interview with Jenny. She is registered with Therapeutic Paws of Canada (www.tpoc.ca ) and visits once a week … Continue reading A Therapy Cat Named Jenny
With the new year upon us, I’d like to mention a couple of Christmas purchases that I neglected to share in my last Rainy update: the 2020 Cats of the World Annual Weekly Planner and a cat sling While the … Continue reading Therapy Cat Series: Calendars, Slings, and Kindergarten!
Our family had a quiet Christmas with a focus on cats. Prior to Christmas, we bought a pet-friendly tree and I participated in a Secret Paws gift exchange with other cat bloggers. On Christmas Day itself, the cats and I … Continue reading Therapy Cat Series: A Cat-Themed Christmas
This past fall, Rainy and I participated for the second time in the Lincoln Public Libraries’ Read to a Pet program. The six weeks of the program is one of our favorite times of the year! To prepare, I reviewed … Continue reading Therapy Cat Series: Rainy & The Reading Program
In her two most recent adventures, Rainy has boldly gone where few cats dare to tread—into the land of dogs. In August, Rainy and I attended Paws on the Prairie, at which she was the only cat among almost four … Continue reading Therapy Cat Series: Little Cat on the Prairie
Thanks to Erika and her cat Penelope, Rainy now has a pet transport backpack. Penelope outgrew her backpack, and so Erika gave her old one to me. It only took me a week to get Rainy comfortable with it, due … Continue reading Therapy Cat Series: Rainy Gets A Pet Transport Backpack!
Meow! I paused my typing to listen. In the growing darkness of the June evening, I switched on an overhead light. Spring had proved increasingly chaotic for my husband and me. We often found ourselves settling to chores right after … Continue reading Therapy Cat Series: Rainy’s Lonely Days
A backyard adventure! An outing to PetSmart! Visitors to see agility! After a long cold winter, Rainy and I have been looking forward to spending time together outside of the house. Wet weather has hindered us somewhat, but we have … Continue reading Therapy Cat Series: Rainy’s Spring Adventures
“Rainy’s come to visit again!” I hear this excited cry as Rainy and I start our therapy cat rounds. Since I last posted about Rainy’s therapy cat adventures, Rainy and I have completed four more supervised rounds. Although Rainy continues to have her off moments she’s growing in her role as an ambassador of happiness. At one senior residence, Rainy and I pick which seniors to see and how long to stay. We started with just one senior, now we we’re up to four. One lady is very familiar, as we’ve been seeing her regularly since January and we’ve swapped … Continue reading Therapy Cat Series: An Ambassador of Happiness
Rainy and I have started our therapy cat visits! We alternate between two senior residences, for about an hour each Friday morning. My tote bag is always packed beforehand and ready with treats, toys, blankets, sanitary pet wipes, and camera. The morning of a visit I clip Rainy’s nails and brush a dry shampoo through her coat. When it’s time to head out, I put Rainy’s harness on her and load her into a crate. After we arrive at our destination, I load Rainy into her pet stroller. Then we spend an adventurous morning visiting seniors. Rainy and I began … Continue reading Therapy Cat Series: Our Therapy Cat Adventure Begins!