Yesterday we were able to help one of our clients out.  He had to go to work, but also wanted to be present for his cat’s appointment and to consult with me.  Here is what we did: he dropped his cat off in the morning on his way to work and we scheduled an appointment for him over his lunch hour.  His cat stayed with us in our recovery ward while he worked in the morning and he came over at lunch for his appointment.  We did the appointment as usual in the examination room and when it was finished, we put the cat back in our ward and he went back to work!  After work he picked up the kitty and went home.  The cat enjoyed seeing the hospital activity from a safe location and got special attention from our staff during breaks.  It was the best kind of visit for everyone involved, even the kitty!