The Finding of a Therapy Cat: a series about Tinkerbelle, Registered Pet Partner Therapy Cat (retired) and our journey together.
By Mollie Hunt
Part 31: Sisters and Brothers
Tinkerbelle is an amazing cat. The things she does for her patients are heroic. Few cats could do the job of a therapy cat. But that doesn’t mean the other family cats don’t do their part.
Tinkerbelle lives with a brother and a sister. Granted it took a while for her to warm to the others who had been living in our home longer that her. And in fact, Tink, though loving and friendly to people, wasn’t that hot on those of her own kind. But eventually she came around.
When Tinkerbelle isn’t off on her visits, I can often find her snuggled up with her sister Little, another black cat, but one with short velvet fur instead of the long fine silk of Tinkerbelle’s coat. They like to sleep in a sun-spot by the window.
Sometimes she hangs out with her brother Big Red. The contrast of their coats is beautiful. There is one I especially like of just their interwoven tails.
Yes, Tinkerbelle may be the star, but Little and Big Red are supporting actors, and together they make a wonderful kitty family.
Tinkerbelle served for four years as a registered Pet Partner Therapy Cat, visiting assisted living facilities and hospice patients. Tink is now retired and living a quiet life. Check out her Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/TinkerbelleTheTherapyCat/
About Mollie Hunt: Native Oregonian Mollie Hunt has always had an affinity for cats, so it was a short step for her to become a cat writer. Mollie is the author of THE CRAZY CAT LADY COZY MYSTERY SERIES, featuring Portlander Lynley Cannon, a sixty-something cat shelter volunteer who finds more trouble than a cat in catnip. The 3rd in the series, CAT’S PAW, was a finalist for the 2016 Mystery & Mayhem Book Award, and the 5th, CAT CAFÉ, won the World’s Best Cat Litter-ary Award in 2019. Mollie also published a non-cat mystery, PLACID RIVER RUNS DEEP, which delves into murder, obsession, and the challenge of chronic illness in bucolic southwest Washington. Two of her short cat stories have been published in anthologies, one of which, THE DREAM SPINNER, won the prestigious CWA Muse Medallion. She has a little book of Cat Poems as well.
Mollie is a member of the Oregon Writers’ Colony, Sisters in Crime, Willamette Writers, the Cat Writers’ Association, and NIWA. She lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and a varying number of cats. A longtime volunteer for the Oregon Humane Society, she socializes sad, fearful, and behavior-challenged cats. She also fosters sick and elderly cats in her home. In 2014, she had the privilege to work with cat behaviorist Jackson Galaxy on a particularly thought-provoking case.
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