Friday, July 25, 2014

Catastic Event, Day 7: A Day in the Life of Waffles

Today I am very happy to welcome our good friend Waffles to the blog with a very special guest post about his important work at a Therapy Cat! He goes and visits people to make them feel better. He and Katie also share their adventures in the Townhouse on their blog, Glogirly.  To thank Waffles for sharing his story today the publicist is making a donation to Feline Rescue.



Hi everybuddy, Waffles here.

I was REALLY excited when Pricilla invited me over to her blog! She'a a real live GOAT, you know. Me and the Boss, well we live in the city, so I've never seen a real live goat before. I asked Pricilla what she wanted me to talk about. You know, like should I tell jokes and stuff or maybe teach her how to open up the kitchen cupboards to get the Cheetos out. 

But Pricilla said she wants to know what it's like to be famous therapy cat in-training and travel the country spreading Waffly love.


Therapy Cat In-Training

Lots of my friends know that I've been training to become a Therapy Cat. I still have a few more visits to go on before I become official. I'm working with an organization called Love on a Leash. They have an awesome new website with lots of helpful tips on becoming a therapy pet.



We're a Therapy TEAM
Before we even KNEW about therapy cats and Love on a Leash, Glogirly and I became friends with Spaghetti Bob. We met on Facebook and soon learned he's an honest to goodness purrfessional therapy cat, living right here in Minneapolis. His human has been over to the Townhouse to help train me AND Glogirly.

The most important part of learning how to be a therapy cat is teamwork. In fact, we call ourselves a Therapy TEAM. My job is to make people happy and share my handsomeness and Glogirly's job is to make sure I'm comfortable and safe. There's lots of stuff going on when we're on a visit. Lots of new people, new smells, new sounds. Having Glogirly there makes me feel safe.

We're usually at the nursing home for about an hour. Sometimes I'll go into a resident's room and sometimes I'll ride in my Waffle Wagon through the hallways and lounge areas meeting people along the way. Glogirly keeps close watch over me and always knows when it's time to go home. 


How Do You Know if YOU Might Be a Good Therapy Cat?
1. Friendly and outgoing personality
2. Enjoys people
3. Not easily scared by strange and loud noises
4. At least 1 year-old (...but it's never too early to socialize with new people & places) 



The World Needs More Therapy Cats
Compared to therapy dogs, there are very few therapy cats. Spaghetti Bob is always on the lookout for new therapy cat teams. It breaks our hearts to think of some of the people in nursing homes that can no longer have their cat by their side. And if we can make a difference for even just one person, that's a difference that really matters.

Learn more at Love on a Leash



Celebrity Conference Cat
One of the fringy benefits of being a therapy cat in-training is the training! And part of my training was to attend the BlogPaws Pet Blogging and Social Media Conference in Las Vegas. It was my very first time on an airplane and I had more luggage than even GLOGIRLY! 

And did you know that Pricilla's Publicist was my roommate??? I even crawled under the covers with her. Yeah, everyone at the conference was SUPER jealous. Glogirly says I was the talk of the conference.



And the pawparazzi was everywhere.

See you on the road, everybuddy!



Wasn't that a great story? The publicist said she had great fun rooming with Waffles at BlogPaws. She said he was a very friendly boy. 

If you didn't comment on yesterday's post please do - the publicist will keep counting comments through the end of the Catastic Event!

Be sure to visit the publicist's blog today to learn all about Precious Cat Litter and enter the giveaway.


27 comments:

  1. Deer Prisilda,

    Thank mew for inviting me over to your blog today. You and the farm cats have SO much fun. The Boss is talking about sending me out to Montana to visit. Permanently. ...uh, what does permanently mean? Like curly hair?

    Thank you for hosting such a pawsome event this week and offering so many special things to your friends, readers and extra specially the shelters.

    Love, Waff
    (your Orange Crush)

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  2. You got to cuddle in bed with Waffles....soooooo jealous ;)

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  3. Mommy says she knows your PURRpawrazzi! Waffles, you can come over and give Mommy therapy any time. Cod knows she needs it!

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  4. Mum would love to give you cuddles, Waffles ! Priscilla, we're glad to have met you a few days ago and to follow your pawsome catastic events this week ! Purrs

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  5. Waffle's you're the Man,I'm getting used to my Harness too now,xx Speedy

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  6. I just love that you spread your happiness everywhere Waffles and know that you will make a fabulous therapy cat. Who could fail to love you

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  7. This is such great advice, Waffles! My human says her next cat is going to be trained to be a therapy cat. She says it's a karma thing, because if she winds up in a nursing home, she doesn't want any dumb therapy dog coming around. So she wants to earn karma point to get a therapy cat visit, just in case.

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  8. Oh Waffles, that is so great that you are in training to be a therapy cat. Can't think of anything better to do. We know you are sure going to be a good one. Love all the pictures.

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  9. Mommy says among the 7 of us, Meow-Me is probably the only one with the qualities to train as a therapy cat...unless there's a thunderstorm. ;)

    Thank you for sharing all about being a Therapy Team, Waffles!

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  10. Good job Waffles & Glogirly!! We are very proud of you being so brave to help others.

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  11. Good job Waffles & Glogirly. The cats don't have what it takes to be therapy kitties but maybe one of the doggies could be a therapy doggie. We love the Waffles Wagon. Mommy may look into one for vet visits. Scylla is awful heavy.

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  12. love your entourage or photo-stalkers! :)

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  13. Mom L tried to get Dad P to train The Kid Sage, but alas, Dad P is not motivated and The Kid Sage is more bonded to him than MomL...bummer, really. Sage would enjoy getting pets from just about anyone!

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  14. Loved learning more about Waffles. Enjoyed the post.
    Sue B

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  15. Waffles offers therapy even on the interwebs.. just seeing him sometimes makes me smile

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  16. We loved your guest post Waffles! You done good! Our mommy was so excited to meet you and your mom at BlogPaws!

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  17. Good job on your guest post, Waffles. You sure do get around.

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  18. Great guest post Waffles! Becoming a therapy cat is a wonderful thing! Hope you guys enjoy it as much as they people you bring happiness to!
    Marty and Mom

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  19. Waffles, our Meowm says she saw you at blogpaws and was tickled pink! I didn't know you had powers like that also! Great job on being a therapy cat. Our Junior would have made a great therapy cat, he wasn't spooked by anything, and loved visiting people who came to our home.

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  20. Waffles you gave a great interview!

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  21. Thanks for interviewing Waffles Miss Priscilla..He has such an interesting life and he and Katie are loved by so many people..I must say..you are quite a lovely goat lady my dear..Hugs to you, the other goats and the farm cats..

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  22. Wow. I am impressed with Waffles being a Therapy Cat. We'd send Hobbes, but he would bite everybuddy. I don't think that is allowed when you are a therapy cat.

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  23. Great post. TW hopes when she’s in a nursing home in about two years that she’ll be able to see a therapy cat.

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    1. TWO YEARS??? Now, now, CK..TW isn't THAT old!
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  24. Waffles you are so generous to spread your handsomness and friendship to strangers. I was in a nursing home for a couple of months after a car accident & if you had visited It would have cheered me up like I'm sure you do for all the peeps at the nursing homes you visit. Being a therapy kitty is a big job for a youngster kitty like yourself, but with Glogirly's help you are sure to lift a lot of spirits. Who can resist a handsom ginger boy? Nobody, that who!

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  25. Wow what a great occupawtion! Waffles really is a great kitty
    Thanks fur the intermew
    Timmy

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