Jul 20th 2008

Hospice standoff – Izzy and the nursing home cat

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June 20, 2008 – A cat lives in the Alzheimer’s unit Izzy and I visited yesterday, we discovered to our surprise, when the imperious creature appeared in the doorway of a patient we were visiting, as if demanding to know what we could possibly be doing in her territory. Izzy tensed up, but stayed calm, until we went into the hallway and Her Majesty appeared again, outraged by Izzy’s sauntering around. The two had a stare-down, and then Izzy ignored her and went on to spend time with his pals.
  It was fun, but it did remind me that you need to have an even-tempered dog for hospice work. Could have not been fun.