Several things give me the happies

Hi Kitties,

Yesterday, I shed one of my whiskers and my mommie found it and put it in a special box, because of the song "raindrops on roses and whiskers and kittens - these are a few of my favoooorite things!"

Happy New Years in a few days!

Love,
Figaro

Happy Magical Christmas!

Dear kitties,
We wish you a Merry Christmas! Here is a photo of the Marshall Fields Christmas display in Chicago. It is very magical and I like it a lot. I have been having a good christmas vacation with my family. I love my family so much! They feed me and cuddle me and I cuddle them right back. I am so happy during the holidays to have so many loving people in my life. We did not get any presents yet because Santa Paws is coming to our place on the 27th this year. Sometimes he comes late.
I almost forgot to post about my pre-Christmas Nursing Home visit. On accident my mommie got all the dates mixed up, and so we were not on the schedule. Since I already arrived, they asked us to do some room to room visiting. I visited all my favorite friends, and then we stopped in a new friend's room, her name was M. M. was very upset about something and she was calling for someone, but as soon as we came in the room M. started cooing at me and told me I am an angel, and she forgot that she was upset! I stayed with her for about 20 minutes and she looked at me but she did not want to pet me. She told my mommie to keep me very safe and not let me run away in the big hallways of the Nursing Home, and my mommie explained that I am on my special leash. I was very glad to make someone feel better like that, and it is one of the biggest reasons I am a Therapy Cat!
Love you all, and happy happy christmas,
Figaro

Poked and Prodded

Hi Kitties,
Well, this morning I had to go to the kitty doctor's office. It was time for my annual checkup and I went to a new vet this time who my mommy really liked but I have to say I am not so sure. I had to get all my shots and I had to have a thermometer to measure my temperature. It was so embarrassing! I also got some heartguard medicine for worm prevention. The only good news is I did a good, good job and did not scratch or bite anyone. Also, because I am a therapy cat I got $5 off my visit fees.
Also this weekend was the library reading program! I have a BIG accomplishment. Usually, I have a room all to myself but this time they made a mistake with scheduling so I had to be in the same room with the therapy dogs. A lot of dogs were there, and I was not scared at all! I did my usual purrs and high fives for everyone! Because it is so close to the holidays, I did not have many visitors since everyone is busy getting ready for Santa Paws.
I got ready for Santa Paws too by decorating our room with a lot of bright lights and hanging up our stocking. We also set up a menorah for good measure, and we will put shoes out our window for the elves, and expect the Father Frost to come for New Years. I hope I get a lot of good gifts to eat - since we celebrate so many of the holidays it is bound to happen! This year for the holidays we adopted a goat.
Happy Hannukah!
Love,
Figaro

Mr. Figaro's appearance requested

Hi Kitties,

I have been very busy lately. Recently I got a phone call requesting my therapy cat service at another Nursing Home. The specialist thinks I will be very important. I am very hesitant to take more work though since I will be moving soon, but I am going to think about it! Also, one of my current Nursing Homes organizers called today and told my Mommie that some of my visitors ONLY come to see me and they do not like to do any other activities. She said that the families of my visitors are very surprised that they love me so much! I am very glad to bring so much happies to everyone! I can't wait to go hand out my Holiday cards to everyone next week. :)


Yesterday, it snowed. I like to watch the snow, but G-nesha has gone to hibernation (our vole). We will have to wait for G-nesha until the spring when he comes back out. I have not gone outside because it is very cold. I like to watch outside though!


Love,


Figaro

Our Pet


Hi Kitties,

I want to introduce you all to G-nesha. G-nesha is our new vole who lives in our windowsill. He is very cute and we like to watch him. You will notice that G-nesha is very fat, also. I think he eats bugs and also pieces of plants that we planted last year. In the spring G-nesha ate the entire screen of the window so that had to be removed. Our cousin Missy briefly considered catching and eating G-nesha but we would not let her. The neighbor cat also tried to get G-nesha but we made a lot of hisses and we did not let him get G-nesha.

Yesterday I had a great time at the Nursing Home. I rubbed on everyone's legs and wished them Happy, Happy Thanksgiving. My favorite friend R.A. was there and she was so happy to see me. Also, my friend H. was there who can't see, she likes to reach out her arms for me and I get petted. I like all my friends very much.


Love,


Figgie

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hello My Darling Turkeys,

I wish you a happy, happy Thanksgiving! My sister and I celebrated Thanksgiving with our whole family, and on Monday I am going to my Nursing Home to spread Thanksgiving wishes over there. We got to eat a lot of Turkey, and then my mom also fed us some Tofurkey, which everyone says tastes like real Turkey but blechh we did not like it! Instead we ate real turkey with lots of gravy, and there are leftovers for the entire week. :) 

Here are some things I am very, very thankful for this year:

1. Being with our family our apaa for this holiday
2. Being able to visit people and help them feel happier through my purrs and cuddles
3. Having a wonderful mommie who loves us
4. Having so many friends who follow my bloggy and leave such nice comments!
5. Having a lot of delicious foods and having a warm bed where we can sleep and purr
6. Our new pet who we named G'nesha. He is a really awesome vole who lives in our windowsill. 

Love and giblets,
Figgie

Visiting the Library

Hi Kitties,


This weekend I had an excellent visit to the library! My mommie made a scrapbook of my photos since I was a baby, with interesting things written about my life, and the kids at the library got to read it. They liked that very much.
Also, some funny news. My mommie has to go get s-h-o-t-s because it is a new requirement that both me and her get shots for me to visit the Nursing Home! She hates shots but she is going to have to do it, because visiting the Nursing Home is one of my favorite things.
I plan to have a lot of TURKEY this week (how about you??) !!!
Love,
Figgie Pudding

Another Fun Time at the Nursing Home


Hi Kitties,

This afternoon I had a delightful visit to the Nursing Home. Only a few of my friends were there because it was snack-time. I got to be petted by a lot of my friends who were very happy to see me. I also gave a few high-fives. But I did not stay long, because the rain outside made me get a little bit anxious. My furs got a little bit wet! After I got back I did some relaxing on the floor of my pink room. I feel very relaxed!

But I have been getting better in the car. When my mommie goes to her new job, we will have to do a lot more car-travelling so I am getting used to it. I hope my sister gets her own car-seat because I do NOT want to share!


Love,


Figlet

Fluffy and Sweet

Hi Kitties,

Here is a beautiful photo of me. I think I look like a mancat model. I am very fluffy and sweet.

Last week-end my mommie was visiting our friend who has a cat named Fish. Fish is like me only dark orange and he enjoys eating as much as I do!

This week we have a lineup of nursing home visits and library visits, I will keep you up to date as they come up.

Love,
Figg-o waffles

Crunchy times

Haaalooo, kitties!
We spent the weekend raking the crunchy leaves in the backyard, although my sister was scared and stayed out of the way of my mischiefs.
Some news on the home front. My cousin Dasha (our parakeet) got a boyfriend. His name is Sasha and they sit around tweeting and preening each other all day. They are so cuddly it makes me want to throw up a hairball ;) (because I am a Mancat and I do not do this love kind of stuff)
Peace, Figaro

Halloween Adventures


Hi Kitties,
I dressed as a ladybug for Halloween. Do you like my outfit? I think it is very cute. I went to the Nursing Home for trick-or-treating and I got a lot of treats, before my official therapy visit. I got a lot of compliments for my costume, everyone said I am very cute.

At my therapy visit, I took off my costume and got petted. I had a lot of visitors. I also had a few people with oxygen tanks. At first the oxygen tank noises were scary for me so I had to take a break and sit on my mom's lap without being petted. But then I ate some treats and felt better, so I let everyone pet me and now I am happy to say I am not afraid of oxygen tanks! They took me by surprise, that's all.
The only sad part was that my best friend R.A. did not want to pet me because she was having a bad day. She did not remember how much she loves me! I meowed and asked her to pet me, but she pet me a little bit and then went back to her room. I hope she is feeling better next time I come and she can pet me because I am her favorite.
Love,
Figaro






Nursing Home over the Weekend


Hi Kitties,
This weekend I went to my Nursing Home on Saturday. It was very relaxing and I had about 15 visitors, as always there were old friends and new friends. I spent most of my time getting petted, and then ate some treats. Do you see my big treat container? I have had this treat container full of treats for a very long time. But today my treats are ALL GONE! I will ask my Mommie to buy new treats.
The weather is getting colder here, which means Halloween is coming up soon, and a lot of parties. I am going to dress up as a bumble bee again and my sister is going to be a lady bug. Do you have a costume yet?
Love,
Figaro

My pawesome sissy

Hi Kitties,

On Monday I was telling my Nursing Home friends about how my older sister Veronica, always gives me a nice washing when I get back from trips. This is because I smell funny to her, since she is not a therapy cat so she does not go out to meet new people. (Really, she is so shy, she is only friendly with 3 people in the whole wide world!)

Here is a photo of us getting ready for bed. You can see my sister is just a blur because she is so busy licking me. It is very relaxing.
Love,
Figaro

Snacks for Dinner

Hi Kitties,

I went on my monthly Nursing Home visit last night and I had a lot of fun, of course. I had so many snacks that I was not even hungry for dinner. Can you see the snacks by my feet on the floor? I was playing with them while everyone watched and clapped. I had a great time at the Nursing Home, we had my favorite friends like R.A. there, and 3 new people came to join the visiting group! We had about 15 people in total who wanted to pet and play with me. I purred the entire time and I did not even mind the car ride.

I want to get better used to car rides so that if we move to Chicago we can drive back home often to see all our old friends. Of course I am thinking in Chicago for the new apartment I will need an extra tall kitty condo upholstered in a fancy fabric. I will have to talk to Mommie about that.

Love,
Figaro

My relation!

Hi Kitties,

Almost forgot! Here is one of my relatives who lives in Munich. His name is Boris, and he is my great grandma's sister's late husband's sister's son. He is 12 years old. He is not a therapy cat but he is very sweet. My mommy met him when she visited our relatives in Germany.

Love,
Figaro

Library Weekend

Hi Kitties,

This weekend I enjoyed the library very much. At the library, kids read to me and I practice being a good listener. We only had 8 readers so everyone got to spend a lot of time with me. I listened to a story about giraffes, a story about a dog, a story

After the library, me, my mommie and our friend S. went to the flower store to pick out flowers for a party. I decided I do not like the smell of flowers, so I will not go the next time. I even got to drive the car in the parking lot, I loved it!

Love,
Figaro

I got a sleepy

Hi Kitties,

This is how I am looking when my mommie comes home late late late on weekend nights. I was sleeping and waiting for her to come to bed last night, and my furs are sticking all over the place. Next time I am going with her!! I heard there is cheese and wine. I want to be a party kitty too.

Oh PS - reading at the library to the children is this coming weekend!

Love,

Figaro

Our mouse visitor

Hi Kitties,

We have a small mouse living in our window well. I watch him doing activities all day long. Usually, he is eating the plants, but sometimes, he is sleeping or jumping around. He made a hole for himself that he goes to at night. Spending time with him is a lot of fun. Last week, my mom made me go outside so that I would scare him, because we do not want him to hang out too much and start digging more holes. But he did not get scared and he still comes back. My sister Veronica enjoys him also.

I am in a very loving mood right now about this mouse, he is so sweet and fun. My mommie is also in a loving mood, I think it is because the lovely weather we have been having.

Looooove,

Figaro

I am so cute I can barely stand it.

Hi Kitties,

Here is a photo of me in my cat car seat taking a ride. Safety in cars is very very important, which is why I want to set a good example for all other kitties.

I do not have very many therapy activities for the next few weeks, but my mommie has been very busy with her earth therapy activities. She is going to be on the 6am morning TV again this week to talk about all of our progress in greening the community!

It has been warm out so we have been taking a lot of time out of doors.

PS - can you see my toe tufts in this photo? I am so cute I can barely stand it!

Love,
Figaro

I go the whole wide world

Another Success at the Nursing Home

Hi Kitties,

Last evening I went to the Nursing Home which I enjoy very much. I have not been there for one month! I did a group visit, followed by a few visits to rooms. I got to see some of my favorite people, and they were very happy to see me. I stayed for an entire hour! Everyone was very pleased. Here is a photo of us folowing behind one of our friends as we go to visit a new friend down the hall. I very much enjoyed this visit!
After the visit, we went to my great-grandparents house where I got to eat a lot of cheese and explore in the garage. That is my favorite place to explore in my great-grandparents house. After that we stopped by our friend's house to hang out for a while. His house is fun because I am ALLOWED ON THE COUNTERTOP! This is pretty unusual since I am never allowed. However, it is not as much fun as when I go on the countertop secretly when I am not allowed, not being allowed is part of the fun. :)
We have another visit coming up this week so I will be sure to update then!
Love,
Figaro

night time relaxation

Hi kitties,

Look at this relaxing painting my mommie made. I think it is beautiful and it makes me think of relaxation. She made it during her vacation and brought it back for us. It helps me to look at it before going to do my therapy work.

Love,
Figaro

Gearing up for falls

Hi Kitties,


Fall is coming up soon, and I am getting ready. There are going to be quite a few reading programs, and as always I will be visiting the Nursing Home. I have just been relaxing with my family.

Love,

Figaro

Thank you!


Hello Kitties! Thank you for your great birthday wishes. I had a great great time last evening for my 2nd birthday. All my family came over and we had some cake and cat treats. Here is me trying some delicious treat. I got a lot of presents, some catnip, and treats, and a really cool mouse with a rattle inside, a nice card with a kitty on it from my Uncle S., and some origami mice that my Aunt V. made me. Everyone had a really great time! And birthday week continues...
Love,
Figaro







Happy Birthday to ME!!!!


Hello Kitties!

Today is the day! I am 2 years old (and I am way bigger than this baby picture of me!!!) and I have been a Therapy Cat for an entire year now! Thank you for coming to visit me today. I have had a great time this year and I will be having fun for many years to come. Today we are having some organic catnip from our garden, and later on we will be playing with my catnip bubbles.

I am having troubles posting any photos right now so stay tuned for tomorrows update about how my party went with my closest family!


Love,

Figaro

It's....Birthday time!

Hi Kitties,

Great meows, birthday week has finally arrived. What does this mean? Well, today is my great-grandpa's birthday. In two days is MY BIRTHDAY. And in one week it is my mommie's birthday. What am I getting? I asked for some paw-breakers. I will probably just have a family party with some of my closest friends for my birthday. I am excited and I think I will play outside with my catnip bubbles. I will be 2 years old. I have been a Therapy Cat and a ManCat for an entire year now.
This evening I will be visiting one of my favourite Nursing Homes. I hope they remember my birthday and give me some treats.

Love,
Figaro

Yo, kitties!
I have been the busy of kitties this week. On Thursday, I had a Nursing Home visit but my mom did not have time to drive me around so I came to work with her. I helped set up experiments in the lab, I sat on a lot of different computer keyboards. Then I hung out in the office while there was an experiment. At the nursing home, I met a lot of my friends who enjoy talking with me. After that, we went back to the office and I got to eat a bunch of cat treats. I played with some of the co-workers. Then my grandma came and picked me up.
Do you like this photo of me singing? I am singing along with the radio to some clubbin' music. I am a very cool cat.
Peace!
Figaro

An Overall Great Time

Hi Kitties,

We have been having a great time hanging with our family while our Mommie goes all around the place for work and fun. She has been around the east coast and midwest and I have not been going on any therapy visits. However, I will be going to my nursing home and libraries within the next few weeks so stay tuned!
In the meantime, take a look at the sunset painting that is in our living room. Veronica and I like to look at it and think about going outside and hunting seagulls!
Love,
Figaro

Sad kitties.


Hello Kitties,
We are very, very sad because one of our family has to move very, very, very far away. I think we are going to be sad a long time.
Love,
Figaro

Camping Out

Hi Kitties,
It has been very hot in our town lately. We are taking some time outside but only for an hour or so in the mornings. Do you see us pretending that we are camping with our kitty camper? I am having a great time eating some grass. Spending time outdoors is very relaxing, but if you are a kitty make sure you wear a leash so you do not get lost! Because my mommie is out of town for work the next little while I will not be going on any visitations for a few weeks. But my Aunt V. will be taking good cares of me.
Love,
Figaro

Visiting the Nursing Home

Hi Kitties,

Yesterday I visited my Nursing Home. Here you can see me in my kitty carseat on the way to my job. It was a lot of fun to see my good friends, and I even met new friends. For the first part I let everyone pet me and then I walked around and finally I just lay down on the floor and relaxed. Everyone liked looking at me. I was a very good kitty and did a lot of high fives. For next time my mom is going to bring my podium and I will do some twirls, sit-ups, and double high fives, I only do those on my podium.
Also, after my AAT visit (Animal Assisted Therapy) some of the residents go to do yoga. This morning my mommie found out that it is with the same yoga instructor who teaches her class at the gym! He said we should join him for yoga sometime. I am not sure if I would be good at yoga, I do not think I would like to do some of the moves, like "downward-facing dog" or "bird of paradise". But for humans it is great for relaxation and flexibility. (PS, my mommie does the "bird of paradise" very well but I do not think she is a bird!).
My next Nursing Home visit is Thursday, I can't wait!
Love,
Figaro

Reading at the Library

Hello Kitties,

This morning I went to read at the library. I had a very good time. Over 15 children came to the library to read to me and the other dogs! A lot of my friends were there, as well as new friends. I heard many stories. I usually get to hear stories about dogs, and I heard 2 of those. I also heard a story about a soccer coach. I also heard a story about what you can and can't do, for example, "can you ride a bed? no! can you ride a sled? yes!"
One of my new friends, E., read a story she wrote by herself! This was very exciting. It was about saving a dolphin. My other friend Z. read a story that her sister wrote about animals. I really liked those.
Now I am getting to the really good part. One of my very good friends brought a story that her aunt wrote. It was all about her and all the animals she is friends with. The best part is, two of the pages had photos of me! I am in a book! I was very excited. I would like more people to write stories about me.
I also handed out my bookmarks and everyone was very pleased.
Now I am just taking a short nap before I take a longer nap.
Love and purrs,
Figaro <3

My sister gives me kisses

Hi Kitties,
Do you see that photo of my sister giving me kisses? My big sister loves me very much.
Tomorrow I will be going to a reading program. We also ordered some new bookmarks with my photo on them to give out to the children, I have to check for them in the human mailbox later today.
Also, this week a cat Jax tested for his therapy license with our club and passed! Jax is a black cat. He did very well. Now there are 2 of us cats in the therapy club.
And I was just informed that I am going to be featured on the website of my mom's department for "service activities". I am very pleased about that, especially because the photo they have selected to use is very, very flattering of me and my fluffiness.
Love,
Figaro

Our Dasha is home!

Hi Kitties,

I know many of you are impatiently waiting for a Dasha update. She is finally at home and doing very well. She has been taking her medicine like a good little girl every morning and evening. Her stitches are healing nicely and she does not has to wear a bandage anymore, and she is going for her post-op visit tomorrow morning. Do you see how cute she is? I love my little cousin! (But I am not allowed in her room because I would probably play rough with her.)
Next weekend - the library reading program!
Love,
Figaro

An update on our sweet 'keet

Hi Kitties,
Our 'keet Dashinka is doing very well. My mommie collected her from the hospital on Friday afternoon before she left for a trip, and so Dasha stayed at my grandparents' house for the weekend for her convalescence. She has to wear a little dress to keep her from picking on her stitches. She has been eating and drinking and doing very very well! She has a post-op appointment at the hospital on Wednesday and then they will take her stitches out and soon she will be ready to spend more time with Romeo in the same house.
I myself do not have any appointments for an entire week so we are just relaxing. Tonight we are going to go do some yardwork outside again. Yesterday when my mommie got back she slept for a lot of hours because over the weekend she was at a wedding making wedding flowers and dancing all night long. I slept right next to her since I love to sleep!
Love,
Figaro

Dashinka

Hello kitties!
We have received some great news today. Our parakeet Dasha is doing very well and she is climbing up to her perch and doing a good job at balancing. My mommie is going to pick her up from the hospital tomorrow morning! We have prepared a hard boiled egg and some other delicious snacks for her to eat when she comes home. I am hanging out on the porch with Mommie and the other 'keet, Romeo, and waiting for her return.
Love,
Figaro

An update on our 'keet

Hi Kitties,
This is just a quick update to say that our parakeet Dasha is doing well. Our doctor called and she has gone through surgery fine and she is just now waking up and is on a lot of pain medications. They think that she will be okay but she might get an infection. I am just relaxing and watching Mommie do some work, and waiting for Dasha to come home on Friday.
Love,
Figaro

A sad parakeet tale

Hello kitties!

I do not think I ever told you, that we have two small parakeets at our house named Romeo and Dasha. (We used to have Romeo and Juliet, only we discovered that Juliet was a boy so then she got her name changed to Jiles, but then Jiles died suddenly a few years ago so we got Dasha for Romeo to be friends with. Dasha is still a little chick, only 3 years old.) The parakeets mother is out of town this week so we are taking care of them. But we accidentally left the parakeets outside in their cage overnight on Sunday, and our parakeet Dasha got very nervous and she got bitten by someone through the cage! She is not doing very well right now, because she has an open fracture on her wing and it is very serious. My mommie took her to the parakeet hospital and she is getting her wing amputated today. The doctor said that she will probably be okay but we are worrying all day about her. She will be back from her hospital stay on Friday.
Love,
Figaro

My sister Veronica

Hi Kitties,

Tomorrow I have a visit and my older sister Veronica is going to come with me. She is very, very shy so it will be an adventure for her. We will bring our whole family out on this visit so that she will feel safe. My mommie is coming, of course, and also my mommie's parents I. and S. And also, probably my uncle S. and a few of my mommie's friends. She is going to wear her new paw-print leash that mommie got her and we will have to share my stroller. I think she will probably make a lot of hisses. Wish us luck!
Love,
Figaro

And today we play outside

Hi Kitties,

This weekend was super relaxing for me. I hung out at home all the days and did a lot of sleeping. My mommie was out of town for the weekend. I was a very good boy and did not scratch on any furniture like I sometimes do. Plus, my mommie stayed at a bed & breakfast for her vacation so she brought us back a homemade breakfast sausage. It was very delicious.
This evening after mommie gets home from work we are going to work outside on the garden. We will be eating some grass (and throwing it up later).
Love, Figaro

Story Time and Mommie's Office

Hi Kitties,

I had a very fun story time this morning. I got to meet a lot of very nice children and everyone petted me. I was very, very polite. I got petted by at least 5 small hands at one time! After that, we walked over to my mommie's office and she showed me off to the people she used to work with, and they kitty-sitted me while she went to a meeting about some important non-kitty things.
After that we went home. Now I am relaxing on our new IKEA bed. It is very comfortable, especially on this new soft comforter and with the sun coming in the window. I think I will relax for the entire weekend because I do not have any visits scheduled for a whole week!
Have a happy, sunny, weekend, everyone!
Love,
Figaro

Enjoying the Sunshine

Hi kitties,

Today I went on another Nursing Home visit. It was very fun. This time I went to different rooms and said "hello" to a lot of people. The activities coordinator who went with us, T., said that she thinks it is very very worth it for me even if I can just make one person smile. But of course I make everyone smile! Even the people working there always stop their day to give me some pettings.
I was a little bit edgy today, I think because I've been on a visit almost every day this week. I have another visit tomorrow morning for Story Time, and then after that I have a long break to relax.
Here is something that is great for my relaxation in between visits. It is a beatiful planted window well. Since we moved we do not have a pond but these plantings are fun because they bring a lot of bees and other insects for us to watch.
Love,
Figaro

Story Time

Hi Kitties,

I almost forgot to post today, about last night's visit to the Nursing Home, and this morning's visit to the Library for Story Time. I have been to that Nursing Home many times so of course I got to see all my favorite friends there. And also, some new people.

But this morning was my very first day for Story Time. It is not the same as the Reading program which is older children, this is smaller children who don't read yet. We listened to a story about a cat and had a 'show and tell' all about me. The children wanted to know what I eat and what I use my whiskers for. Then everyone petted me, of course. There were about 6 children at Story Time. My friend M. was there, who comes with her older sister to the reading program. I am going again later this week because the theme of Story Time this week is "cats." My sister Veronica got invited to go instead of me one of the days but she is too shy. I got to go in my Stroller because it was not a Delta-visit.

Love,
Figaro

A busy week ahead

Hi Kitties,

I have a very busy week ahead. I am visitng the Nursing Home, plus I am visiting the Library two time for a special kitty presentation. I am looking forward to it, and also, relaxing up for the week ahead! Here is me relaxing with the laundry. The laundry likes to relax for a long time in bed before it gets folded and put in the closet.

My mommy got a grant from an international foundation of economics to do an extension on her thesis research, with all positive referree reports! I am very happy about it. It means she is home less to play with us but we get a lot of catnip. For example, after mommie's bartending gig last week she used the earnings to buy us "pawbreakers", kitty treats made up entirely of catnip! They are coming in the mail soon.

Also, yesterday we had some visitors and my sister and I were showing off our tricks. We are still very, very good.

Love,
Figaro

Green is the summer

Hi Kitties,

Today was the reading program at the library! I had a great time and heard a book by Dr. Seuss. I also listened to a book about a dog, the boxcar children, the magic carpet, and the guiness book of world records. I did not get to bring my stroller today so I just sat in a chair. I did not like it so much because I do not do my tricks unless I am safe in my stroller, but for now until I get my new therapy licence registration it will be okay. I like to come to the reading program if I have a lot of treats to snack on while I listen to books!
It is getting more and more green this summer and soon we are going to be spending more time out of doors. Right now I am just taking a nap in bed with my older sister. We are listening to "The Weepies," it is our new favorite music right now.
Love,
Figaro

Opening doors and getting into cabinets

Hi Kitties,

I had some fun adventures this weekend. I decided to go out for lunch instead of eating in so I learned how to open the door to my room. It is not very hard - I just have to stretch really tall and turn the handle. Then I went downstairs and had some kibble from my cousin Missy's bowl. It was pretty good. Then I went to the basement to hang out and surprised everyone. Especially my mom who was painting the basement pink.
Then I had to sit in the bathroom for a while, but I decided to leave so I opened that door too and walked around some more. I wasn't really hungry for dinner since I kept snacking on the kibble in the kitchen, that was very fun. Last night though my Mom put a new doorknob on my door. This one isn't a lever so I'm going to need my sister Veronica's help to open it...
Love,
Figaro

My Visiting Basket

Hi everyone,

Well, I still did not resolve my kitty stroller issue. For visiting, right now I might be going in a laundry basket or in this other basket. I think it will be okay. A lot of my therapy club has been very supportive of me and we are all contacting Delta to find out about the stroller ban. I hope the problem will be resolved very soon. But for now I am happy to go in a basket, if it means I get to see all my friends at the library and at the nursing home!
Love, Figaro

My Stroller is Not Allowed!

Hi Kitties,

A few days ago I found out some bad news - my stroller is not approved by Delta Society for my therapy visits. One of our club members contacted Delta as a "favor" to us to find out about it (okay, if she did not contact it would stay our secret!). Delta does not think that strollers are safe for me. I really can't visit without my stroller - how are my friends going to be able to pet me, especially at the Nursing Home? But do not worry I will still be a therapy cat. My mommie contacted all the places I visit to ask if it is okay if I visit without Delta insurance. I will remain a therapy cat but I will not have the insurance in case I break something on my visit. We also contacted a therapy animal certification program, Love on a Leash, who is going to find out if their laws are as strict. I think the stroller is the best way to visit for a cat!

I will keep you updated!

Love,
Figaro

Impromptu Visit

Hi Kitties! This evening I went on an impromptu visit. My friend L. was sick and she could not go to visit the Grief Center so I went in her place. I was in a room with a lot of toys, stuffed bears and some pretend plastic food (I tried some, not good!!). I got to meet a lot of nice children who told me all about their pets. It was also raining outside so I was a little bit grumpy and I accidentally put the bitey on one of the kids. After that we went home. My mom said if I were a girl she'd swear I was having the P-M-S. I sat on my Mom's lap after we got to the parking lot, before we went in, to relax a little.

Love, Figaro

Speeding in my stroller

Hi friends,
Here is a photo of me from the Nursing Home visit a week ago. I had a great time visitng a few nursing homes, and then my mommie was out of town for a while visiting her friends. She drove a long, long way and got to meet a police officer because she went too fast. I never never go too fast in my kitty stroller. She also brought back 11 more fish for my aquarium! They are very cute. But one of them just died because it swam into the filter. I wanted to eat that one but I was Not Allowed.
Today we are going to be making some brochures for our therapy club. I am going to be helping with the stickers. I do not have many visits planned for a while so I have just been relaxing! I have been sitting on my kitty tree and watching outside. In 2 weeks we are moving to our new place!
Love, Figaro


 

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