Furiends, one of the felines I have shared with you is Dexter the Therapy Cat. Therapy cats like Dexter have to do things that most cats cannot. They have to let humans they do not know handle them, pet them, and hold them. And they cannot swat these humans or bite them to tell them to stop. This is something that Jacey, Koji, and I would not be able to do.
But when therapy cats like Dexter work with humans, it is wonderful. They help humans who are not feeling well feel better. And they help small humans learn to read. That is why felines like Dexter are good ambassadors for our species.
Recently, Dexter needed some therapy of his own. He had to go to the humans in white coats because he was not feeling well. When he went there, they removed many of his teeth, did an biopsy on some growths they found, and did some other tests. Dexter’s humans were worried that he might have cancer.
Fortunately for Dexter, the biopsy on the growth revealed it was not cancer. It was just an inflammation from maybe the teeth that needed to be removed, or something similar. He will have a recheck to see how he is healing and hopefully the humans in white coats will be able to address whatever caused the growth.
His recovery is going well. He is at home, recovering nicely, and his humans even took him for a walk in his harness for a while. He likes to do this and he enjoys exploring and wandering around the yard.
The one thing that Dexter is not happy about is that he cannot have any dry noms right now. You see, because his mouth needs to recover, he needs to have wet noms only. He mostly eats wet noms but he still wants his crunchies. I know how Dexter feels! I still miss the dry noms even though I like eating the wet noms.
But the best thing is that this therapy cat will soon be ready to resume meeting with humans that can use the happiness felines can bring. And that makes me glad for Dexter!