A Visit to the Dementia and Alzheimer’s Facility

Animals impact our lives in many ways and I think sometimes we take that for granted. My kids and I had the privilege today of seeing the impact an animal has on people. We got to visit a Dementia and Alzheimer’s Facility today. We packed up Princess Penelope, Gubby and set off to make some new friends. They were both fitted with stylish halters that kept them safe along with leashes. We were greeted by the smiling faces of the kind nurses who help the patients. As we entered the room, almost all were in wheelchairs. Many of them couldn’t talk but that didn’t matter. As soon as their furry visitors came out, they had smiles on their faces. Many of them got out of bed just to see these kitties. Gubby and Princess Penelope made their rounds by sitting in laps and each one being pet and loved on. There were some tears seen as the residents couldn’t control their joy the visitors brought that day. Princess Penelope enjoyed a nice warm lap as her new friend sang to her while she took a cat nap. These two kittens, along with others in the rescue, will be visiting these warm and loving faces until they find their forever family’s. God created these beautiful creatures for companionship, to help us experience joy, happiness, comfort and love. What an amazing blessing it was today and we can’t wait to go back and see our new friends.


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