I still dream of having a therapy cat in my counseling practice, and I hope Nahum might be the one. Nahum didn't actually ride loose in the car, when the car was moving he was in the carrier. It's been ages since he has been in the car, so I figured I would start with giving him time in the car. He was nervous, but also curious.
I only live a short distance from my office, so he didn't have to suffer too long in the carrier. Once in the office he explored.
He was scared but also curious. He stayed pretty close to me the entire time.
The idea of this visit was just to give him some time to get used to the office. He's been here before, but it was years ago.
I'll keep bringing him here a little bit at a time so he gets very familiar with the space. Once that happens I can start to think about introducing him to my patients.