A person in their final months of life cannot adopt a pet, but, what if they are longing for the snuggling and affection of a lap cat? Tails High, a cat adoption agency in Virginia provided such a pet for a woman who made a special inquiry about her sister who was dying at home in hospice care.
After the suitable cat was chosen she was carried to meet the dying woman.
“The moment was breathtaking. My sister was so happy.”
And Sabrina the cat? She seemed to sense what was necessary. “She was instantly and completely a lap cat.” She snuggled up against the patient for hours on end and dealt calmly with everyone who arrived — hospice workers, family members, friends.
(READ the story at USA Today) … Thanks to Sally Scime for suggesting the link!