Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Therapy and Adoption: Purrfect!

Hello feline friends and human pets,

Right in line with The Cinnamon Trust mentioned in an article done by our friend, Fat Eric, something exciting is happening in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It would seem that our fellow felines are serving both as therapy cats for the elderly and are also getting a chance to strut their stuff for adoption thanks to a program called Pets For The Elderly sponsored by the Animal Rescue League of Western Pennsylvania.

The star of the show at the moment is a brown tabby named "Bob":

A brown tabby named "Bob," who earned "favorite" status during earlier visits, was allowed out of his crate because he is known to be a good boy who will stay out of the kitchen and away from the exit door. He walked around the main room, visiting only with people who welcomed his attentions.

Way to go, Bob! Now if only Dr. Aloysius were there so he could show them all the right stuff for true, professional, therapeutic interactions!


The Meezers or Billy said...

YAY Bob! Our Mommy lived in Pittsburg a long time ago. It made her happy to read that!

Zeus said...

My human pet lived there for 21 years, and then she moved down here to Houston. We're happy she did because otherwise, Isis and I wouldn't be here perhaps.

Kukka-Maria said...

That sounds like a really super program! Cats need a home and get to show their personalities--all the while entertaining lonely old people!

Liz Taylor always calls, asking if I'll come cuddle with her. I'm not a service cat by any stretch of the imagination.

amanuensis said...

Aloysius is busy being a cat today, as he does every Tuesday, but I think he'd want you to know that he doesn't have a doctorate. He does have an M.F.A. (Master of Feline Arts), however.

Those folks in Pittsburg are doing great work.

Anonymous said...

How cool!


Great work by a very wise cat. Thanks for letting us know all about it Zeus!


Gemini said...

Momma says that's excellent to know about. Her friend always came by to borrow ME, whether I was ready to be borrowed or not, because she didn't have cats this year.