Thursday, September 18, 2008

New Cadets & Football Knitting

We had a couple new Cadets at the Clown Brigade this week. On top is Max and bellow are Lydia and Jamie.

Being that we are going to begin working on Humor Therapy we want to have some therapy animals. In my opinion the best critters for this are cats. They are small and usually freindly. They can be trained to walk on a leash and are small enough to pick up if needed. What more is there to want in a critter you are going to take around with you.

The first step in their training will be to get them used to strangers. So for the purposes of what we are doing we are using our practices and youth programs at the Crops. This gives us the oportunity to get the cats exposure they would not get at home.

They also have to be harness trained so they get used to walking around on a leash. This will be very useful in the tight quarters of a nursing home or hospital.

We are still looking at making plans for having the monday knitting at Doubleday's so that people can watch the football game. I will keep your posted when we have more details

Be safe out there and keep your stick on the ice.

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