A cat named Genie who turned out to be a nurse will surely bring a smile to your face. Because of her dedication and love, she just won the Cat of the Year award!
Indeed, pets can provide irreplaceable comfort for sick patients. We’ve heard of so many instances where the effects of various illnesses and disabilities are alleviated just by having a pet around.
For me, just the sight of an adorable animal is enough to brighten my day. Interacting with these pets makes me feel more relaxed and with lesser worries in the world. We all know how a dog or a cat can easily lift up our spirits when we have a bad day.
Regardless if you love animals or not, we can’t discount the fact that several studies already linked interaction with animals to decreased blood pressure and anxiety. They can also boost immunity and overall wellness. Due to these, a lot of patients seek animal therapy to add to their list of medical treatments.
Perhaps, it’s the mere fact that stress lessens when you spend light moments with dogs or cats. In these few minutes, nothing else matters and we threw our worries out the window. A lot of illnesses are born out of stress and anxiety. These are the two most important things that animal therapy helps with.
Recently, I happily read about Genie who is a cancer-nursing cat. She has proven to be an angel sent from above for a little girl named Evie Henderson. Evie was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2016.
Evie, an animal lover herself, experienced the highs and lows of treatment alongside her cancer-nursing feline. Genie kept her company through six rounds of painful and exhausting chemotherapy. She was also present during long hospital visits and several surgeries.
In Evie’s own words, the little girl expressed her utmost appreciation for Genie’s presence. For her selflessness and naturally caring attitude, Genie won the Cat of the Year Award from the Cats Protection League.
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