Mews and Nips: The Newest Member of Denver’s Canine Airport Therapy Squad is a Cat


Denver’s Canine Airport Therapy Squad, or CATS, has a new member: 12-year-old Xeli is the first cat to join the program. Given the program’s acronym, I’d say it’s about time! The CATS program puts certified therapy dogs, and now Xeli, in the terminal so stressed out travelers can spend some quality time with the animals. For more about Xeli, visit ABC7 Denver.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Sunday, we offered some advice on what to do when you’re stuck in a negative thought pattern, on Monday, we provided tips on how to leash train your cat, on Tuesday, we told you about cat litter allergies, on Wednesday, Ruby complained about her latest nail trim, and on Friday, we reviewed Meepcha and the Lost 100 (The Cats of Nova Book 2.) And don’t forget to enter our giveaway to win an Assisi Loop!

Check out these two little cuties in today’s video – enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

Photo via ABC7 Denver

10 Comments on Mews and Nips: The Newest Member of Denver’s Canine Airport Therapy Squad is a Cat

  1. Riverfront Cats
    October 15, 2017 at 1:12 pm (3 years ago)

    Not only colleges, but more retirement homes should have therapy cats, they bring so much joy and much needed relax time.

    • Ingrid
      October 16, 2017 at 5:18 am (3 years ago)

      I agree!

  2. Johnny
    October 14, 2017 at 6:15 pm (3 years ago)

    Woah this is so cool!

  3. Georgia
    October 14, 2017 at 3:12 pm (3 years ago)

    Thanks for the video! So adorable!

  4. Jewel Reese, DVM
    October 14, 2017 at 10:52 am (3 years ago)

    I love how you posted this just before the AAFP conference! I will keep my eye out for the CATS team. (Are you going this year)?

    • Ingrid
      October 14, 2017 at 11:46 am (3 years ago)

      Unfortunately, I won’t be at the AAFP conference this year. Have fun, and let me know whether you saw Xeli at the airport!

  5. Betsy
    October 14, 2017 at 9:16 am (3 years ago)

    Congratulations , Xeli! My Maine Coon, Jimmy Carter McGill, is one of a handful of cats in the HABIT program (Human Animal Bond in Tennessee). We visit the community college campus where I work, bringing smiles and comfort to stressed out students, faculty and staff. In my experience, a cat with the *right* temperament makes a wonderful stress-relief animal. Enjoy your new job, Xeli!

    • Ingrid
      October 14, 2017 at 11:47 am (3 years ago)

      I love that you’re visiting a college campus – I wish more colleges would have therapy cats!

  6. Summer
    October 14, 2017 at 1:10 am (3 years ago)

    I would LOVE to do that at my local airport (Burbank), but it’s probably too small. The big airport here, LAX, is too far… although I do know they have a therapy dog program.

    • Ingrid
      October 14, 2017 at 5:01 am (3 years ago)

      You would be so great at that, Summer!


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