Our Friends at South Mountain

We visited our friends at South Mountain Alzheimer’s and Dementia facility. Bandit, Sapphire and Skittles packed up and went on a trip. They all sang us songs while traveling to see our friends. Every week it’s so touching to see new faces waiting for the kitties. Skittles missed our last visit, but was able to spend time with her favorite people today. It was amazing to see this shy girl jump in their laps like she had never left. Bandit and Sapphire were new visitors yet stayed calmly in their friends laps while being pet. We love the glow and reactions on faces when the kitty‘s sit in their laps. Some never say a word, but when they start petting our feline friends joy comes over them. They start talking and even singing. Many try their best to get their hands to move so they can feel the soft fur of the kitties. Some of the kitties travel to rooms of patients that can’t get out of bed. Our visits mean so much to the patients and for us who get to visit them. On the way home, the kitties no longer sing our praises. They have done their jobs and are ready to go home and sleep.

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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