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Why can't my cat be a therapy cat?

Today at the gym, a dog in a vest was lying down beside his owner who was running on the treadmill. I couldn't tell if the woman was physically (blind) or psychologically (crazy) handicapped.

I am much more relaxed and less likely to throw tantrums when my cat is around. As long as I keep her on a leash and buy her a special outfit, we will both be happier in life. And I dare someone to stop us.

by Anonymousreply 3410/18/2014

I once researched that issue simply because there were too many apartments that restricted non-therapy animals. The legal answer is because to become a therapy dog, the "pet" must take an approved course and paperwork must be completed. Of course you could always find the right sympathetic doctor.

by Anonymousreply 102/06/2013

I understand you, OP. I am on disability because I am skittish. I have a therapy vole. We have matching eye patches and capes and are always allowed to be first in line at the Golden Corral.

by Anonymousreply 202/06/2013

A guide dog (for a visually impaired person) has thousands of hours of training. These dogs wear a special harness and are easy to spot.

What types of animals can be assistance animals, where they're allowed, and what certification (if any) is required depends on where you live.

Here's an example from New Hampshire:

by Anonymousreply 302/06/2013

The last line of the first post is why I want to keep this thread in my 'thread watcher'. I think there'll be more action ...

by Anonymousreply 402/06/2013

Kristin Chenoweth has an emotional support dog. I know she has menier's disease, but is that something to do with it? Otherwise, isn't it the adult equivalent of "I want this and I'll scream the place down if I can't bring it with me"?

by Anonymousreply 502/06/2013

Because it hats you

by Anonymousreply 602/06/2013

I think it's a wonderful idea, OP. Look up the type of outfit a therapy cat wears in public and fashion one for Tammy.

Introducing pets to social and work settings would decrease stress for everyone.

by Anonymousreply 702/06/2013

How did you know I was talking about Tammy?

by Anonymousreply 802/06/2013

How could it be any other cat than Tammy?

by Anonymousreply 902/06/2013

People at my gym wish I would leave my pussy home.

by Anonymousreply 1002/06/2013

Hi Umpy!

by Anonymousreply 1102/06/2013

I've missed you people. Sigh.

by Anonymousreply 1202/06/2013

You can get a cat registered as an emotional support animal and thrn bring it anywhere.

by Anonymousreply 1302/07/2013

I put a fake vest on my dog once and someone threaded to sue. I googled it, and you can.

by Anonymousreply 1402/07/2013

Because cats carry toxoplasma gondii, which causes toxoplasmosis in humans.

by Anonymousreply 1502/07/2013

This thread is filled with fucking insane people.

by Anonymousreply 1602/07/2013

My pussy is a therapy pussy!

by Anonymousreply 1702/07/2013

Because you're cat is retarded.

by Anonymousreply 1802/07/2013

R13, How would one get a cat registered as an "emotional support companion?" So many apts restrict pets, so that would be a great way around the rules.

My cat used to notify me way in advance of earthquakes or tremors. I also learned when the apt mgr had been in my home, illegally, with the way my cat reacted. When he was hungry, he used to literally open my bedroom door and raid the refrigerator in the middle of the night. He had the ability to open any door, including the oven (when it was off, of course.) Always wish I'd had a video camera way back when.

by Anonymousreply 1902/07/2013

OP = The reason why people laugh and eye roll at cat people.

When I was single, I just wouldn't date a guy with a cat. People with cats are some of the most tiresome people in Western society.

by Anonymousreply 2002/07/2013

Legally speaking, service animals do [bold]not[/bold] have to be registered, they do [bold]not[/bold] have to wear anything identifying them as a service animals, and you do [bold]not[/bold] have to carry any paperwork identifying your service animal as such.

by Anonymousreply 2102/07/2013

[quote]you're cat is retarded.

Glass houses, dear.

by Anonymousreply 2202/07/2013

Is this really an Umpylicious thread?

by Anonymousreply 2302/07/2013

[quote]Introducing pets to social and work settings would decrease stress for everyone.

I agree with this.

by Anonymousreply 2402/07/2013

R20 is insane.

by Anonymousreply 2502/07/2013

When I was seeing a psychologist, she offered to sign a letter stating I needed a dog for medical reasons so I could get around my apartment building's no dog rule. I ended up adopting 2 cats and didn't need the letter as my building is cat-friendly. But I was pleasantly surprised by the loophole available.

by Anonymousreply 2602/07/2013

Would much rather hang out with my cat than R20.

by Anonymousreply 2702/07/2013

Any dog can be an emotional support dog.

That's how we got our dog in the building.

If your building wants to go to court over an ADA issue, they can.

by Anonymousreply 2802/07/2013

OP should take the time spent at the gym to visit a psychiatrist who can write a scrip to quash those tantrums.

by Anonymousreply 2902/07/2013

[quote]I am on disability because I am skittish

The fraus truly have taken over DL.

by Anonymousreply 3002/07/2013

R30 surely you understood R2 is a parody....

by Anonymousreply 3102/07/2013

Does you cat have a fat face like Tiffani Thiessen?

by Anonymousreply 3202/07/2013

Pets Allowed

by Anonymousreply 3310/18/2014

When an adult says he or she has tantrums that person needs way more help than a pet can give them. In fact I don't even know if a pet is safe with an adult who has tantrums.

by Anonymousreply 3410/18/2014
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