Piglet


Sphynx
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Home:Colorado Springs, CO  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 14 Years   Sex: Female   Weight: 7 lbs.

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Nicknames:
Piggers, Pigler, Pigster, Miss Piggy, Munchkin, Shrimp

Kitty Complexion:
 Activeness 
sleepyvery active
 
 Intelligence 
sillygenius
 
 Curiosity 
not curiousvery curious
 
 Friendliness 
timidaffectionate
 
 Vocal 
not vocalvery vocal
 

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Quick Bio:
-purebred-cat rescue

Birthday:
March 8th 2000

Coloration:
Lavender

Likes:
Staying warm! Getting lots of lovin' and attention!

Pet-Peeves:
Not getting enough attention (Piglet likes to be close to her people). Also, Reno...he can be a real pest sometimes.

Favorite Toy:
She likes all of her toys and carries them throughout different parts of the house everyday.

Favorite Nap Spot:
Anywhere it's sunny; she often competes with Sydney for the primo spot on Mommy's lap, too.

Favorite Food:
Science Diet Sensitive Skin Formula; milk and anything with milk in it

Skills:
Piglet has an uncanny ability to make every human in the room fall in love with her, even if they don't like cats. This quality has made her ideal for animal-assisted therapy work.

Dwells:
indoors

Arrival Story:
I wanted a sphynx for a long time, as I fell in love with their friendly personality and silly antics after visiting the cats at the Bemisu cattery in Denver. However, I really wanted to get a rescue sphynx or one needing relocation, not one from a breeder. I posted a message on a sphynx rescue group forum stating that I was looking for a sphynx rescue to adopt and within a day, a nice lady from Estes Park, CO emailed me, stating that she was looking for a new home for one of her six sphynx cats. There was nothing wrong with the cat, except that she needed more love and attention than what she was getting in a house with seven cats (four of them being sphynx kittens!). So I drove to Estes Park, met this nice family, adopted Piglet, and took her back home with me to Colorado Springs. The family in Estes Park originally got Piglet a year ago from the Teller County Humane Society; they told me that Piglet was dumped there by a woman going through a divorce.

Bio:
I couldn't have asked for a better sphynx cat! Piglet's been doing great with settling into the new homestead and has the run of the house now. She has a really friendly and outgoing personality and likes everybody, even her Siamese housemates. Piglet has excellent kitty habits: she eats well, uses the litter box like she's supposed to, uses the scratching post, and goes right to sleep with Mommy when it's bedtime. She has a sweet, delightful yet silly and funny personality; I feel fortunate to have her in my home and my life. UPDATE: As of 9/29/09, Piglet is A REGISTERED THERAPY CAT with DENVER PET PARTNERS of the AMERCAN HUMANE ASSOCIATION. She now provides animal therapy through visits (with her human partner/mom) to residents at nursing homes and disabled kids at special needs schools on a weekly basis.

Lives Remaining:
9 of 9

Forums Motto:
Attention Hog

The Groups I'm In:
"Cobblestone Square", *Super Strollers*, Colorado Kitties, Baldies Unite(to stay warm that is!), Beautiful Sphynx cats club, Glitter katz:The glitter maker group, Hairless Lovers!, Meezer Junction, OURZA MEEZERMOOR FIVE STAR MOUNTAIN RESORT HOTEL AND COMPLEX, Pawsome Pages, Royal Canin® Felines, SIAMESE KITTIES And Their Friends!, Sphynx Lovers Group, Trupanion Pet Insurance Clubhouse

I've Been On Catster Since:
January 31st 2009 More than 5 years!

Rosette, Star and Special Gift History

Catster Id:
951890


Meet my family
Reno Sydney (in
memory of)
Peppe

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Piglet's "Tails"


Pre-Screening

July 27th 2009 7:40 am
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Oh yeah...I forgot to add this in my last diary entry, but Meowmy and I had our first animal assisted therapy pre-screening yesterday last Friday at the American Humane Association in Denver. This is basically to see if I'm fit for the job. Well, I was a little nervous but my meowmy says I did a fabulous job! I just concentrated on being my usual charming and happy self so that the evaluators could see what I have to offer. I like meeting and being around new people and I even like dogs (there are lots of therapy dogs I'll probably have to work with), so it was really a piece of cake for me!

The prospective therapy cats like me in the Pet Partners program will be exposed to more challenging scenarios during the final evaluation (which will be in August); this was just the initial one to see if I had "the right stuff". Next step is the in-class training meowmy have to do the week after next....glad I don't have to do that one!

 

Denver Pet Partners Animal-Assisted Therapy...my soon-to-be- new job!

July 27th 2009 7:27 am
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My meowmy and I have just been chosen by the Denver Pet Partners program (part of the American Humane Association and the Delta Society) to start training on becoming a Therapy Team to conduct animal assisted therapy (AAT) in the Denver and Colorado Springs area!

Pet therapy teams visit hospitals, schools, acute care, long-term care facilities, hospice care, etc., to assist patients and clients with their recovery and facilitate improved physical, mental, and social skills. Most therapy animals are dogs, but cats, horses, and other animals are also used in the program. Animals who are chosen for this work are required to have exceptional social skills and patience with all types of people. Meowmy says I was chosen because of my friendly, outgoing, yet sweet and calm personality. I like people in general, but I know how to be especially patient with little kids and the older humans.

Meowmy's part of the training with Denver Pet Partners will start in Aug 09, then both she and I will get evaluated later in the month to determine our readiness to be a pet therapy team. We will also work with an experienced therapy team facilitator for awhile until we are ready to visit facilities on our own.

Needless to say, if we pass and get certified, my meowmy and I will be the first sphynx cat/person therapy team in Colorado! Please wish us luck!!

 

Wow...I'm the Honorary Engineer of the Month at Meezer- Junction!

April 1st 2009 12:00 pm
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That's really cool, considering I haven't been a member of that group very long. I have a lot to learn about the railroad engineering gig, but there are a lot of really smart kitties at Meezer Junction who'll help guide me in my new positiion.

I also need to start planning the trip for April....I wonder where we all should go this month??? There are SO many neat places to go and see!

If you are reading this and are not yet a member of Meezer Junction, you should check it out! It's such a fun place....Sydney, Reno, and I are really enjoying ourselves there. It helps if you have a meezer relative, but I don't think that's a necessity to join. :-)

 
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