After our visit at Tufts on Thursday, I couldn’t resist taking some selfies of myself and Jacoby.
Jake was in such a good mood, purring and kneading and headbonking and rolling around in his stroller, I just had to try to capture it for posterity.
Easier said than done!
Especially since Jake wanted to rub all over my phone when I held it out for a photo.
It’s really hard to get a good shot when someone’s bonking the camera with their head!
Interestingly enough, Huffington Post just featured a video of a “greedy” Abyssinian who begs for headbonks and, when he doesn’t get them, reaches out and pats his human’s face. Yeah, I have no idea what that’s like at all.
Love is blind, especially when it headbonks your glasses off.
Today, of course, is Halloween, but it’s also Thursday, and Thursday is when we visit Pratt 2 at Tufts Medical Center.
Of course we went in costume. I’ve been planning this for a year!
Jacoby wore his cowboy outfit, and I swore I’d do last year, I cobbled together a cowgirl outfit to match. I found a genuine made-in-Texas fringed cowgirl shirt that just happened to have leopard print on it. I also found a leopard print cowboy hat, and I have leopard print boots…I thought we coordinated pretty well.
Jake loves to visit so much…and of course, he doesn’t mind wearing an outfit.
As long as he gets attention, he’s happy!
Vincent is the OT who runs our visits, and of course he and Jake are old friends by now.
I also found some patient artwork that had been left behind in the room we visit in. Now, I don’t know if Jake inspired this…but I like to think that he did 🙂
Trick or treat!
Jacoby gets so happy when we go on a visit to Tufts.
He starts purring and kneading when he realises where we are. He also starts drooling, he’s so happy.
We meet the patients in a communal kitchen/crafts room when we visit.
Jake has embraced this room as part of his territory. He loves to explore “his” room.
Once he’s checked everything out, he settles onto a chair and waits for his friends to arrive.
Then when they announce visiting hours are over at 8pm, it’s back into the stroller for the ride home. The other evening, one of the patients said something endearing: “If I could spend a day with a cat, I wouldn’t need treatment.”
Jacoby really loves to go visit his friends in the hospital.
As soon as we get close to the hospital, he gets visibly excited.
And once we’re inside, he stands as tall as he can in his stroller, as if that will make it move faster (like when you stand up when riding a bike).
“C’mon. Mom! Let’s GOoooooo!”