Gentle Cat there for Veterans at Salem VA

chupiechupie Posts: 5,280Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy8bclCLgER5N_uVYSYZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com

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  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 7,104Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    I used to work in a long-stay ward of dementia patients and we had a cat for a while, He was so gentle and would just climb up onto the laps of the patients, even the severely demented ones who gave no sign of knowing he was there. It was very sweet.
    He was a ginger cat too, his name was Marmalade, sadly he went out one night and never came back, we think he was run over. We got another one but I think he was half wild and was a dreadful creature.
    3b in South Australia.
  • Fifi.GFifi.G Posts: 15,490Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    That is the sweetest story. The first picture and story behind it got me! Animals do have a sense about those things.

    I love it when I hear stories about hospitals/care facilities that allow animals. They do help so many people and provide great company for those who may not have many visitors.
    I have wondered if it will come to an end and more and more make their way into the facilities who are allergic to anything and everything or flat out joy killers for others. Not something you really have to worry about with much of the current 70+ crowd.
    When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,280Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    The no kill feline shelter where I got my cats has a Love Therapy program where they take certain cats to facilities for a few hours. Last year they also used them at the University during exam weeks for students to de-stress with.
    2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy8bclCLgER5N_uVYSYZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
  • StarmieStarmie Posts: 7,104Registered Users Curl Virtuoso
    A friend of mine has two labs (brothers) who she takes to some local nursing homes regularly, always popular visitors. I'm sure there'll come a time when animals are no longer allowed in such places. Once upon a time visitors to my hospital could bring the patients pets in for them but they stopped it for hygiene reasons. Shame, as so many of our patients worry about their pets while they're here and a furry cuddle would do wonders for them sometimes.
    3b in South Australia.
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,280Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Seems like they are getting better about it. My boss's friend had a stroke last week and Monday they allowed his dog to be brought to stay with him at the hospital as they thinking will help with recovery.
    2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLy8bclCLgER5N_uVYSYZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
  • PerriPPerriP Posts: 6,613Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    chupie wrote: »
    Seems like they are getting better about it. My boss's friend had a stroke last week and Monday they allowed his dog to be brought to stay with him at the hospital as they thinking will help with recovery.

    This is awesome
    Modified CG since Dec 2011

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