Aby-a-Day – Day 216 of 365

During my half of the Pet Partner training, one thing that was recommended as a great way to train Jacoby to be a therapy cat was to take him to places like Petco and Petsmart and just wander around and interact with people and other animals. So we’ve been doing that, and it’s a ton of fun.

Our first “official” Petco practice run was to the store in Quincy, because it’s the easiest to get to on the T.

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Jacoby had to check out the cat food selection first.

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That’s a lot of food for a little cat!

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Then we checked out the cat beds. Someone had left a bunch of them on the floor.

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Of course, Jake needed to check out the fresh cat beds.

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Let it never be said that Jake isn’t in touch with this feminine side.

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After the cat beds, we moved on to the cat trees…

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…which, of course, Jake also had to thoroughly test.

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Finally, we went full circle and looked at the cat treats mice. While we were there, we met some children; one little boy who was about 3 years old built a little wall around Jake using the little tubs of loose cat toys. I was filming video at the time, and I haven’t had a chance to edit it yet, but it was really cute.

Every time we go out together, we have an interesting time. He enjoys it as much as I do.