Saturday, February 27, 2010

Pet Therapy Animals

Doggie Smooches and Kitty Purrs
Remember Baxter? Melissa Joseph's 2009 title, Moments with Baxter : Comfort and Love from the World's Best Therapy Dog tells the story of a rescue dog who at age 12, started volunteering his time to visit and comfort terminally ill people in hospice care.

Well... now we have new pet therapy book featuring a nursing home resident named Oscar, who happens to be a cat. In Making the Rounds with Oscar : the Extraordinary Gift of an Extraordinary Cat, David Dosa, M.D., expands on an article that originally appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine (view excerpt). More than a cat story, this one is about an intuitive animal who's made a difference to end-of-life people and to their families.

Post by Bev Simmons