Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Waffles Wednesday: On The Road Again With a Therapy Cat In-Training

Hi everybuddy, Waffles here.

Yesterday Glogirly and I visited the ladies in the nursing home. Before we left the townhouse, I made sure that she packed everything I would need for my visit.


Um, Glogirly? Are my toys in here? Don't forget my toys!


I don't see my treats. Are you hiding them from me again? I promise not to eat the whole tub this time. Really, I promise. 


What's In My Therapy Cat Bag?
Did you know I have my own therapy visit bag for all my stuff? I bet you're dying to know what's inside!
  1. Rabies certificate (ouch)
  2. Therapy training log (my supervisor writes in it after each visit) 
  3. Treats (yum)
  4. Toys
  5. Postcards to had out to the ladies
  6. Kitty wipes in case I get dirty
  7. My blanket in case I want to get out and sit in one of the ladies' chairs
  8. My iPad with lots of my pictures 
  9. And more treats
My Therapy Supervisor
I have an awesome supervisor at the nursing home. Her name is Kathy and she takes care of scheduling my time and making sure I get to see all the ladies that LOVE cats. She stays with me and Glogirly and does a wonderful job of introducing us. She works with all of therapy animals and really knows her stuff.

At the end of each visit, she fills out an evaluation. After my tenth supervised visit, I'll be able to apply to be Licensed Therapy Cat.


Here's what my supervisor wrote about me yesterday:
"Great visits today!! Waffles is getting even more comfortable."  ...She forgot to mention that I'm getting even more cute.


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47 comments:

  1. You are getting cuter. I didn't think it was possible but you are. I know those ladies were probably talking about you all day knowing you were coming to see them.
    Great Job Waffles! So proud of you.

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  2. How many visits do you have left before you get your Therapy Cat papers, Waffles? Even though there is no way you could get me out to do this, I think it is quite exciting that there are other kitties who do!

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  3. Hi Miss Sparkly,
    I have 6-7 more visits before I turn in all my paperwork and get my license!
    ~Waff

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  4. Waffles, Congrats, you are so close! I am proud of you and any one would be lucky to have your therapy. :)

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  5. You are getting cuter and cuter everyday!

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  6. I'll bet you are the bestest therapy cat EVER

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  7. Wish we were closer so you could visit Brat and help his feels. Mine too.
    ~Vicat

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  8. We are not familiar with Cats Therapy. That's Purrsome. I bet you made many patients happy. Sugar is getting back to her therapy visits next month. Happy BlogPaws WW. Golden Woofs

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  9. That is pawsome! Great to see a therapy cat in training. I have been doing therapy work for about 4 years or so now - and I never tire of it. Very rewarding in every way. WAY TO GO!!!! WOOF!

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  10. Aw, I bet all the ladies love to see you coming, Waffles!

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  11. Well done you. I bet you will be a fully qualified kitty soon!!

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  12. We know you'll get certified soon. We are soooooooo purr-oud of you!!!!!

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  13. Of course you get cuter every visit, Waffles, that's just a given.

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  14. So Waffles, you are hoping to be certified!! Hmmmm! Ok! If that's what you want!! MOL ;) xox

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  15. How many visits have you done so far, Waffles? Keep up the great work!

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  16. I think being a therapy pet is a pawsome thing! You bring such joy to the people you visit.

    --Purrs (and woofs) from Life with Dogs and Cats.

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  17. Waffles, we're very proud of you doing the therapy work. :)

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  18. I love learning about the process. It's great that Waffles is enjoying the work and spreading a little joy wherever he goes!
    xxoo
    Maggie

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  19. Waffles - we are very proud of you and Glogirly for doing this therapy thing and helping others. :)

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  20. Waffles, we bet efurrybuddy at the nursing home really looks forward to your visits and gets excited when they see you coming. How many more visits before you get your license? Purrs and paw-pats, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  21. We find these visits and your therapy experience fascinating. And yes, you should make sure that your cuteness and treat rations are evaluated too!

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  22. Oh Waffles, you are doing such an excellent job becoming a Therapy Cat. I am very proud of you and I bet Miss Glogirly is too! I bet you make all the ladies love you, my pal.
    *Cairn cuddles & nosetaps*
    Oz

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  23. Happy bday Morgen!
    And I'm so glad your therapy is coming along nicely waffles!!!
    Good for you!
    Happy wordless Wednesday!
    ((Husky hugz))

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  24. That job is purrfect for you Waffles!

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  25. I'm so proud of you! I tried to be a therapy dog, but I'm a little too energetic for it right now. Maybe when I'm older.

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  26. Wow, your own stroller with your own license plate with your own bag. You are really somecat important, Waffles. And you're doing a great job.

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  27. Waffles that is so exciting that you do that! You go!

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  28. Waffles you are so well organized. I bet those old folks just love a good visit
    Lily

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  29. This job seems to be designed for you, Waffles ! We love to see you in your trolley ; we didn't imagine all the stuff you have in your therapy bag. Concatulations on your evaluation ! Thanks to your mom for sharing about who is Dad Mo for the Cat Blogosphere, we didn't know about it. Purrs

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  30. Happy Birthday to Morgen. Waffles I think you are getting cuter. I bet the nursing home ladies adore you.
    Sue B

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  31. Waffles, you are just the cutest! :) Also, I adore your therapy trip bag! <3

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  32. You are doing great with your training Waffles.

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  33. I think it is just understood that you are getting cuter! You are so impressive <3

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  34. I am very impressed, Waffles! That's a wonderful thing for you to do (my dad was in a nursing home, and animal visits really perk everyone up). I had no idea that you had to be certified. Way to go!

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  35. Manny: getting to visit all demz people in da nursing home iz a lot of work. Hooman needz toz get mez back intoz it again and youz look cute in yer blue suit.

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  36. Great job, Waffles! You are getting even more cute. I didn't know it was possible, but it's true. <3

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  37. I read a post like this and it makes me proud to know a working cat like Waffles. you know, someone who helps, without thought of reward (except treats ;-)

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  38. Waffles, you are the picture of the professional cat on the go. Practical and yet oh, so stylish! It doesn't hurt that you are adorable too. Thanks for all you do for the ladies at the nursing home. I know they appreciate it so much and must look forward to your visits!

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  39. Yo Waff, are your TREATS in there. I don’t think you mentioned them in the checklist. MOL! You’re a wonderful kitty to make the seniors smile. I can stay home and make the seniors smile.

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  40. Waffles, you are doing such a great job! How could your supervisor not log just how cute you are every single visit? I'll be she thinks it but doesn't write it...
    It makes me happy to know that you are helping to make people happy just by being you. I'm so proud of you AND Glogirly. After all, she did pimp out the Waffles wagon for you, and she packs your bag for your visits. That's teamwork!

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  41. well done Waffles,you're doing fine,xx Speedy

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  42. Waffles and Glogirly you guys Rock!!!!

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