I had a great time this afternoon at the library so I wanted to post about it right away! My mommie was busy and said that she has to work on her grant proposal for one half of a million dollars but I think this is much more important, so she took a break on writing and is helping me with my bloggy.
When we were driving to the library, we had some traffic with the basketball game so we were a little bit late. I do not understand basketball, I do not think it is very fun because there are no mouse toys to play with in basketball.
When we got to the library, all the spots on the first floor were taken, so we parked in the "Library Employees Only" spot! I think I am a little bit like a library employee because being a Therapy Cat is my job and I was doing my job at the library. The librarian who is named L. said that it is okay for us to park there. Whew!
A lot of children were waiting to see me when I got to the library! I got to hear a story right away. First I heard a nice story about a Baby's Christmas. I really liked it because I am a baby (kitty), and I like Christmas! Then, I heard a story about Strawberry Shortcake. That story had a pink kitty in it. Then, I heard a story about a pig and his pancake. I thought that story was very silly and funny! Then, I heard a story about Mittens who is a cat. In that story, Mittens the cat finds a good hiding spot. I liked it so I jumped out of my stroller and hid under it. Then, I heard about some scary dragons. That story was a little bit scary so I stayed in my hiding spot. The boy who read to me about the dragons told me that he celebrates Hannukah, which is great because I am also a part Jewish kitty. I told him Happy Hannukah. I also told Happy Christmas to some of the other children, and I handed out my cards with my happy holidays picture on them. On the back I also wrote my blog address so that the children would come to visit me. (I hope they do!)
After the reading, my friend C. came over and petted me some more. She also held me. She said I am a very nice cat. She is also a very nice girl, I liked getting petted.
Then we went home. Right now I can barely keep my eyes open because I have had such a long day! I am going to get nice and cuddly on my blanket, make some purrs, and take a nap.
This morning I visited an Assisted Living center, for the first time. I have been making a lot of visits for this holiday season. I met a lot of nice people. One lady told me that she cannot pet me because then she will love me too much. But she told me that she already loves me a lot and that I am very beautiful and wonderful. I really liked her. Another lady petted me a lot and told me that her cat is also very soft like me. Then I met a nice man who told me all about how he used to live in Chicago during the Great Depression and babysit two babies for a Doctor. I really like to find out stories like that. He said the babies had a stroller that looked a lot like my stroller.
However, then I did a Bad Thing. When the lady petted me who has a cat at home, I smelled that cat and made a Big Hiss and scritched my Mommie's arm. I am very sorry about that. I usually am a very good kitty, but that is not good kitty behavior. Then we had to go because I was getting nervous.
I got a little bit more famous today for spreading all my therapy purrs. I was in the newspapers! Just in the event calendar for our town...here is some of what it said:
Therapy dogs will be joined by Figaro the cat. Children may bring a book from home or choose one from the library when they arrive.
Lookit, my NAME is right theres! I hope a lot of children will come see me tomorrow! I am excited for tomorrow!
I will post an update as soon as I get back!
How eggsiting! It is the start of the holiday season for me! Today I made my first visit of the holiday season to one of my Nursing Homes. I really enjoyed it. I see a lot of the same ladies every time and they really like to pet me. Today H. was there who has very bad vision so I had to be picked up and put close to her for her to pet me. She thinked I am very cuddly! I also got asked if I have any brothers and sisters who can stay in the Nursing Home forEVER. I said no of course that is not possible because it is difficult to care of me, since my litter box must be cleaned and I get into many shennanigans. :) I went around and around in my kitty stroller and showed some tricks. I got also a new trick, Mommie says "Raise your paw if you are a puppy!" and I raise my paw. It is a funny trick because I am NOT a puppy!!! :) I also gave out this holiday card to everyone. Do you see my red christmas shirt in the card? Mommie helped me make this card online. I am very happy here on my cat condo tree. Saturday I have 2 holiday visits, and another visit next week.