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Cats as therapy for people with special needs — 15 Comments

  1. hi just wandered if there was a special section where could say goodbye to pets. My cassy cat of 10 yrs died the other day she was having neurlogical probs and in alot of pain. Been very traumatic and miss her soo much. Have laid her to rest

    • Hey Kylee I’m sorry for your loss. Sounds like Cassy passed away not long ago. That’s very hard to deal with. When I lost my cat Red I was unable to eat or go out and do things normally for about one solid month. It was and is a huge loss which I am still not over a year and a half later. I’m so sorry you lost her too soon – 10 is a little young.

      Sounds like you were very close. I’m sure you feel a huge empty Cassy sized space in your heart. But she will always be with you and you will never lose her. It’s so hard. It helps to write about it. I made a memorial page to my cat Red on this website. It’s a nice idea to do and I for one always care to learn about a wonderful cat who has left this world. Infact whenever I read about a cat who passed away and there is a photo I save the photo to my desktop and I find I look back over them. Beautiful cats I never knew and learn’t a little about. Sometimes I wonder if my thinking about them keeps them in this world in some small way – but obviously if it’s your cat then she will have a very large presence in your mind.

      I hope you are going to be ok. Thanks for sharing.

      • Thank you so much. Yes it was quite a shock as it happened suddenly. Its been hard the last few days. Grief is a hard emotional i know shes at a better place. thank you all for your support its great to come to a community of pet lovers who have been with similar things

        • Great picture. Kylee the reason why the earlier photos failed to upload is because they were too large. The max, is 2 megabytes (2m). Anyway no problem now because I have your pictures.

    • I think it is a superb story and very strong evidence of how a cat can provide a calming influence over people and in this case a child. Think of all the kids in the UK (about 400,000) who have been diagnosed with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder). Perhaps they could benefit.

  2. A lovely story, poor little troubled lad I’m glad that Fraser has found a friend and comforter in Billy, I can well believe that the love of Billy helps to soothe Fraser, we know ourselves that if we’re upset our cats can be very tender with us, cats instinctively know when someone needs feline TLC, two good things have happened here, Billy was rescued and in turn repaid that kindness by helping Fraser.

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