Blogging About Critters Since 2007

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Cats are Comforting the ill.

Since I am a retired/disabled RN it is nice to see that The Powers That Be have seen fit to send in animals to do my bidding

The two therapists do their rounds in fur coats.Sometimes, they'll stop and doze in a chair next to a patient's bedside. Or they will sit in their laps — and purr.Diesel and Charlie Girl, two Maine coon purebreds, are among the nation's few registered and trained therapy cats. They practice a special breed of medicine at a Fort Lauderdale hospital and a Miami veterans' nursing home, where residents have been known to forgo scheduled activities to get a dose of feline companionship. The pair still stops traffic in the corridors, even though they've been making regular rounds for almost two years

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