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Re: Food for Thought... Have you seen it?


We have that same program in some homes.  My mom is at the Haven in
Pensacola...they have resident cats.  So sorry her animal companions are
gone...it must be hard for her.


> [Original Message]
> From: <TeichFauna@aol.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 1/12/2009 12:17:51 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Food for Thought... Have you seen it?
>
> There is a program here in Texas, where volunteers go to visit nursing  
> homes, etc. with animals.  My mom used to do it with our cock-a-poo.   He
would 
> perform tricks, and loved to get the attention from everyone.  Mom  said
they 
> would just light up,  the staff commented that many never said  much at
all, 
> except when people came with their animals, then they would come  alive
and tell 
> stories of the pets they had, how much they missed them,  etc.   She no
longer 
> goes since Peewee died a few years  back.....  her cat definitely wasn't
the 
> type to go visit anyone, she  didn't even like it when visitors came to
the 
> house!  
> By the way, Gidget (mom's cat) died the day mom came home from eye
surgery  
> (last week).......mom was so upset, the salt in her tears caused a lot of

> problems with the eye, but thankfully that all is healing well
now......except  
> her broken heart.  
>  
> Noreen
> zone 9
> Texas Gulf Coast
>  
> In a message dated 1/11/2009 7:57:01 PM Central Standard Time,  
> gossiper@sbcglobal.net writes:
>
>
> There is a former patient that comes every Sat night with donuts  for
> everyone.  From what I understand, he has been doing that over a  year
now. 
> For many, that is their only visitor.  How  sad.
>
> Donna
>
>
>
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