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purplepidjbauble Sun 19-Dec-10 20:58:07

I'm in the process of applying for my cat Mango to be a therapy cat (pics on profile). He's a soppy ginger furball, ever so calm and tolerant of being picked up, rough play, harness and lead. We're working on walking to heel and sitting at the moment.

I work with adults with learning disabilities, and the plan is that he would come to work with me for the day. I would keep food, water and litter tray there for him.

Has anybody had any experience with therapy cats? Also, any bright ideas of how I can get him to and from my workplace? It's not far enough to bother getting the car out, but too far to carry the cat box. I wouldn't expect Mango to walk half a mile across town on his lead. He'd be ok, but other people's dogs might object wink

cedmonds Sun 19-Dec-10 22:24:09

Hi my friend used to take her cat to a old peoples home and used to walk there with him on a lead. She never had any problems from dogs etc. She used to take it up to Epsom Downs as well on a felxi lead with her dogs and he was always fine used to love it.

purplepidjbauble Sun 19-Dec-10 23:11:53

Thanks, cedmonds, I might try it - if i can get him to be a little better behaved! he's a bit strong-minded at the moment grin

HonestyBox Mon 20-Dec-10 23:02:20

You can get a bicycle basket for a cat/small dog. It looks really cute, goes on the handlebars. I would be wary of walking a cat near dogs, many quite sane dogs would not be able to cope with a cat coming towards them on a lead.

purplepidjbauble Mon 20-Dec-10 23:30:59

Ooh, I like that idea, Honesty <trundles off to google> Thank you

Even the best of dogs will chase small furry interesting-smelling things, and also being in strange environment could be quite stressful for him, no matter how interesting he finds it smile

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