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Monday, July 18, 2016

Family time!

When I asked Mum to put up this blog for me, I promised that I would introduce you to my fursibs and Mum made me promise that I would share... sometimes.  So I figured that since I haven't posted in a few days, I would start the introductions and begin with my brother Mack.

Now, Mack isn't just another ginger kitty that I share the house with, he's my real live, honest to catnip brother!  I mean like, we came from the same cat mom and dad even!  Some fursibs that come from the same litter have the same mom but can have different dads (like Squeak and Terra, you'll meet them later).  There is no denying that Mack and I share both cat parents!  We were found in a field when we were even too tiny to be away from out cat mom.  The vet didn't think either of us would live, especially Mack.  Sadly, our brother Tomat, didn't make it and MUm buried him in a very special place.

This is us taking a nap the other day - Mack is on the right and that's me wondering why he has his paw on me, on the left. 

Mum calls Mack a "volleyball with legs" cuz he's kinda rolly-polly but she also admits that he's awfully sweet and loving!  I hate it when she's right...

One thing that nobody has been able to deny is that good looks run in the family.  Mack got his name because he purrs like a Mack truck and with lady killer handsomeness going on, what's not to love!  Even if he is a brother...

Thursday, July 7, 2016

We're official!

Mum:  Hey Basil, wake up!


Basil:  You do realize you're disturbing my beauty rest?


Mum:  I know honey but you're already SO beautiful and I have good news!  You know how we have been waiting on soft beds and sun puddles (would you expect pins and needles from a cat...)?

WE ARE OFFICIALLY A 
REGISTERED PET THERAPY TEAM!

I got an email with the letter today and everything from Pet Partners.  This means that we can begin going to care facilities and stuff as a real, honest to Ceiling Cat, therapy kitty team!


Basil:  We're official?  Cool!  I'm ready for my close-up now...


Mum here again:  While Basil seldom gets excited about much, I'm tickled ginger about this news!  We've been working very hard and Basil is always amazing.  Now, we can begin the real work of a therapy team!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Caturday outings and BOOMS!

Hi there everyone! We hope that you all had a great and safe weekend. My fursibs and I spent a few hours under the table and couch, hiding from the big BOOMS! Did you know that July 5th is the busiest day of the year from shelters in the United States? So sad... We hope that all of you are still with your families in one piece and nobody is lost! We'll talk about microchipping and IDs in another story - so important, even if you don't take your pets outside.

ANYWAY... Caturday morning, Mum and I went to the Beaverton Farmer's Market, WOW was it ever busy!


But first of all, there was the getting there... How do humans keep from getting lost in such a big world! So much to see. Mum had to stop for something called coffee. I think that's the equivalent of catnip juice or something.

Thankfully, I always travel with Mum.  I ride in my booster seat and she gives me lots of love along the way.

I check things out when we first go someplace.  Mum's number one job is to make sure that it's safe for me.  Even when I'm in my stroller, I still wear my leash and harness.  I wore my favorite harness today - it's purrrfect for summer.

All the humans there this weekend REALLY liked me and we actually had trouble moving around the market because so many people wanted to come and meet me (am I famous and I don't know it?).  Mum always takes the time to talk to them and tell them what a therapy kitty is.  People usually know about therapy dogs but not therapy cats.  There is only approximately one therapy cat for every 100 therapy dogs!

Tiny humans are very interesting.  Every once in awhile, we meet one that is actually scared of me but I let them know that I'm friendly and would never hurt them.  I like to teach them how to pet.


Ahhhh... the life of a star.

We're still waiting for the confirmation of our registration but once we do, we can start going to visit patients in care facilities!  We hope that's soon.  Stay tuned!